Hai Phong keen to cooperate with Uruguay

(VOV) -Chairman of the People’s Council and Secretary of the Party Committee of Hai Phong Duong Anh Dien received Speaker of Uruguay’s Lower House Anibal Pereyra on January 20 Dien said that Hai Phong is focusing on socio-economic development and expanding cooperation with other countries including Uruguay. He said he hoped that Uruguay and Vietnam and Hai Phong in particular will continue to bolster friendship and cooperation in trade, investment, and economics. … [Read more...]

Hai Phong wants to cooperate with Uruguay

(VOVworld) – Chairman of the People’s Council and Secretary of the Party Committee of Hai Phong Duong Anh Dien received Speaker of Uruguay’s Lower House Anibal Pereyra on Tuesday. Dien said that Hai Phong is focusing on socio-economic development and expanding cooperation with other countries including Uruguay. He said he hoped that Uruguay and Vietnam and Hai Phong in particular will continue to bolster friendship and cooperation in trade, investment, and economics. … [Read more...]

Belgian investment in Hai Phong city recognised

Chairman of the People's Committee of the northern port city of Hai Phong Duong Anh Dien has emphasised the important role of Belgium in investment cooperation with the city. The city's official made the remark at a working session with a visiting Belgian economic delegation, led by Crown Prince Philippe, in the city on March 14. The city's Dinh Vu Industrial Zone, in which Belgian enterprises have invested, is considered an example of investment cooperation between Belgian and other partners, Dien said. He said he hoped that Belgium will continue with cooperation at a new level with Vietnam and Hai Phong city in particular, to help turn the city into a modern industrial one before 2020. Prince Philippe said this is the largest delegation to visit the city so far, with the presence of 40 businesses involved in seaport management and development and other economic fields. The prince said he hopes that Belgian businesses operating in the city will contribute to the time-honoured … [Read more...]

UNSC calls emergency meeting on Israeli-Lebanon conflict

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A UNSC emergency meeting on Israel. Photo: AP (VOVworld) - The UN Security Council called an emergency meeting on Wednesday to discuss the surge of violence on the Israeli-Lebanon border, diplomats confirmed. The renewed tensions started after an Israeli air strike in the Golan Heights, near Syria's Quneitra border crossing with Israel, which resulted in the deaths of six Hezbollah fighters and an Iranian general on Wednesday. Following the death of Hezbollah fighters, UNIFIL mission in southern Lebanon said it had witnessed six rockets fired towards Israel from southern Lebanon and Israeli forces firing in return. Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations, Ron Prosor, told the UN Security Council and Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in a letter that Israel will take all necessary measures to defend itself against Hezbollah. … [Read more...]

Prime Minister attends ceremony marking patriotic emulation drive

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Patriotic emulation movement has been enthusiastically responded by people of all strata throughout 65 years and was an important driving force behind the country's immense achievements in various fields. The remarks were made by Le Hoang Quan, Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee, during a solemn ceremony on June 9 to celebrate the 65th anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh's Appeal for Patriotic Emulation (June 11, 1948-2013) and the 5th anniversary of Traditional Day for Patriotic Emulation (June 11, 2008-2013). The event saw the presence of Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, who is also President of the Central Emulation and Reward Council, and Secretary of the Municipal Party Committee Le Hoang Quan, among others. In recounting the late President's call and his launched emulation movements, Chairman Quan emphasised that patriotic emulation movement has been evolving strongly, turning out as a valuable tradition and leaving profound imprints that enriched national … [Read more...]

Patriotic emulation movement celebrated

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Patriotic emulation movement has been enthusiastically responded by people of all strata throughout 65 years and was an important driving force behind the country's immense achievements in various fields. PM Nguyen Tan Dung presents emulation flag 2012 to HCM City and the "For Emulation and Reward cause" insignias to municipal leaders. (Source: VNA) The remarks were made by Le Hoang Quan, Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee, during a solemn ceremony on June 9 to celebrate the 65th anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh's Appeal for Patriotic Emulation (June 11, 1948-2013) and the 5th anniversary of Traditional Day for Patriotic Emulation (June 11, 2008-2013). The event saw the presence of Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, who is also President of the Central Emulation and Reward Council, and Secretary of the Municipal Party Committee Le Hoang Quan, among others. In recounting the late President's call and his launched emulation movements, Chairman Quan emphasised … [Read more...]

Iran sends rare letter to US over killed scientist

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Iran said on Saturday it had evidence Washington was behind the latest killing of one of its nuclear scientists, state television reported, at a time when tensions over the country's nuclear program have escalated to their highest level ever. Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks with journalists at Tehran's Mehrabad airport after his visit to Latin American countries January 14, 2012. … [Read more...]

Iran sends rare letter to U.S. over killed scientist

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Iran said on Saturday it had evidence Washington was behind the latest killing of one of its nuclear scientists, state television reported, at a time when tensions over the country's nuclear program have escalated to their highest level ever. Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks with journalists at Tehran's Mehrabad airport after his visit to Latin American countries January 14, 2012.Photo: Reuters/Raheb Homavandi In the fifth attack of its kind in two years, a magnetic bomb was attached to the door of 32-year-old Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan's car during the Wednesday morning rush-hour in the capital. His driver was also killed. U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton denied responsibility and Israeli President Shimon Peres said Israel had no role in the attack, to the best of his knowledge. "We have reliable documents and evidence that this terrorist act was planned, guided and supported by the CIA," the Iranian foreign ministry said … [Read more...]

UN chief calls for diplomatic solution to nuclear standoff with Iran

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Thursday expressed deep concern over the possible military- dimensioned nuclear program in Iran, and called for a diplomatic solution, rather than the military one, to the nuclear standoff with Iran, a UN spokesman said here. Martin Nesirky, the UN spokesman, said at a daily news briefing that after International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) released a report on Tuesday accusing Iran of conducting activities aimed at developing nuclear weapons, the secretary-general noted with serious concern that Iran might have carried out nuclear activities with military purposes, "The secretary-general reiterates his belief that a negotiated rather than a military solution is the only way to resolve this issue," the spokesman said. Ban emphasized again that "the onus is on Iran" to prove the peaceful nature of its nuclear program, and reiterated his call for Iran's compliance with all the relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council and IAEA board of … [Read more...]

Enhancing bilateral cooperation between Vietnam and Uruguay

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The Hanoitimes - On January 19, Deputy PM Minh and NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung in Hanoi received Speaker of the Uruguayan Chamber of Representatives Anibal Pereyra who is on a visit to Vietnam. The host highlighted recent development of the relations between the two countries, noting that they worked closely at international organisations and multi forums. According to the Vietnamese official, economic cooperation between Vietnam and Uruguay has enjoyed positive results in recent years, with two-way trade hitting 120 million USD in 2014, four times higher than that in 2007. There is great potential for the two countries to set up partnership in the fields of agriculture, breeding, farm-aquatic product processing and biotechnology in the near future, he said. Deputy PM Minh said he hopes the Chamber of Representatives of Uruguay will support the signing and ratification of future cooperation agreements between the two countries. For his part, Speaker Anibal Pereyra said that his … [Read more...]

Vietnam, Uruguay boost parliamentary cooperation

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(VOVworld) – Vietnam wants to boost parliamentary cooperation with Uruguay, said National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung while receiving Speaker of Uruguay’s Chamber of Representatives Anibal Pereyra during his ongoing visit to Vietnam. Chairman Hung called on both legislative bodies to continue cooperating on the implementation of signed agreements, step up delegation exchanges, and support each other in international parliamentarian forums, especially at the International Parliamentary Union (IPU). Mr. Pereyra said Uruguay always supports Vietnam and that his visit to Vietnam aims to consolidate the two countries’ fine bilateral friendship. He pledged his efforts to tighten relations between Vietnam and Uruguay, and between their legislative bodies, saying that Asia, including Vietnam, has a strategic position in Uruguay’s integration and development. After talks, both leaders signed several cooperation agreements between the two legislative bodies. … [Read more...]

Vietnam, Uruguay boost legislative cooperation

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(VOV) - Vietnam wants to strengthen cooperation with the General Assembly of Uruguay in bilateral relations and international forums. The statement was made by Chairman of the National Assembly Nguyen Sinh Hung at the January 19 talks with the Speaker of Uruguay’s Chamber of Representatives Anibal Pereyra who is on a visit to Vietnam. NA Chairman Hung thanked Uruguay’s valuable support for Vietnam in the past struggle for national independence and the current national construction and development process. He congratulated Uruguay’s achievements in recent times and believed the visit will open up multifaceted cooperation prospects between the two countries and boost relations between Vietnam and Latin America. He proposed that the two sides will actively coordinate in building and implementing the signed cooperative agreements, and accelerating exchange visits and mutual support at regional and international parliamentary forums, particularly at multilateral forums … [Read more...]

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – January 19

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Here are the leading news stories in Vietnamese media in brief for today, January 19, 2015. Politics -- Speaker of Uruguay’s Chamber of Representatives Anibal Pereyra on Sunday arrived in Hanoi to begin his five-day visit at the invitation of Vietnamese National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung. -- Vietnamese State President Truong Tan Sang on Sunday had a working session with the northwest province of Hoa Binh, during which he urged the provincial leaders to exert stronger efforts to promote local economic growth. Society -- A Vietnamese woman was among six drug convicts executed by Indonesia on Sunday. -- A fifth grader drowned when he was swimming at a private-run swimming pool in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 12 on Sunday. -- Police in the southernmost province of Ca Mau’s U Minh District have seized around 1.1 tonnes of cannabis illegally grown by a local farmer at his home, officers said Sunday. -- Hundreds of Lao and Cambodian students joined … [Read more...]

Uruguay’s top legislator begins Vietnam visit

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Speaker of Uruguay’s Chamber of Representatives Anibal Pereyra arrived in Hanoi on January 18, beginning his five-day visit to Vietnam. The visit is made at the invitation of the National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung. The Speaker is accompanied by members of the parliamentary such as Jaime Mario from the National Party; Fitzgerald Cantero from the Colorado Party and Ivan Posado from the Independent Party. Source: VNA … [Read more...]

President Sang meets Chinese Party leader

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(VOV) - President Sang reiterated Vietnam’s policy of independent diplomacy and respecting a stable and long term relations with China at a September 3 meeting with Chinese Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping in Beijing. The State leader called for the implementation of common awareness and commitments between both countries’ leaders to deepen mutual understanding and friendship. He underlined the need to consolidate political trust, maintain high-level meetings and visits, strengthen people-to-people exchange – especially between younger generations, and accelerate the implementation of agreements and common perceptions reached between the two countries’ leaders. Sang also asked for well control of conflicts at sea, not expanding disputes while securing peace, stability and development in the East Sea and speeding up cooperation projects in line with international law, particularly the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982 … [Read more...]

Brave officer’s sacrifice honored with certificate

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PANO – Non-commissioned Lieutenant Vu Van Cuong, sailor of ship 51-11-82 of Brigade 649, Department of Transport, the General Department of Logistics, was recognized as a martyr and posthumously conferred with the certificate "Fatherland's Recognition". The solemn ceremony to announce this decision was held at the martyr’s hometown on September 1st, said the department’s Political Chief Senior Colonel Tran The Vinh. As reported by the People’s Army Newspaper Online, on January 29th 2015, while trying to save the ship when it was trying to land in bad weather conditions, Cuong suffered serious chest wounds and died on the way to hospital in Binh Thuan province. At present, his family is facing real difficulties as his parents are elderly, his two young children are dependent and his wife is a worker in a private textile company with an unstable income. Translated by Pham Huy … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s landmarks through international diplomats’ viewpoints

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PANO - Some international diplomats have assessed Vietnam’s achievements in the cause of national construction, protection and development as well as international integration process over the past time. On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the National Day of Vietnam (September 2nd), the Online People’s Army Newspaper would like to introduce to readers some brief assessments. The US Ambassador to Vietnam, Ted Osius, said that today Vietnam considers the world as a place where international law should be abided by and moreover, that international law should be of primary importance. According to the US diplomat, in ASEAN, Vietnam is regarded as the nation who has protected the basic rules of settling disputes by peaceful means and respected international law in solving tensions in the East Sea. He said that he believes Vietnam will play a more important role in regional and international external affairs in the future, and pointed out Vietnam’s clear road … [Read more...]

President Truong Tan Sang meets Chinese counterpart

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State President Truong Tan Sang had a meeting with Chinese Party General Secretary and State President Xi Jinping in Beijing on September 3. President Truong Tan Sang affirmed that on the basis of its foreign policy of peace, independence, self-reliance, multi-lateralisation and diversification, Vietnam consistently attaches importance to developing stable, healthy and long-term relations with China and wishes to work with the country to promote the bilateral comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership practically and effectively. He stressed the need to strengthen political trust, maintain senior meetings and visits, boost people-to-people exchange – especially between younger generations, and speed up the implementation of agreements and common perceptions reached between the two countries’ leaders in order to contribute to deepening the friendship, mutual understanding and trust between Vietnam and China. Regarding maritime issues, the Vietnamese State … [Read more...]

US President gains key votes for Iran nuclear deal

US President Barack Obama clinches the support of 34 Senate Democrats for Iran nuclear deal (photo:washingtontimes)

(VOVworld) – US President Barack Obama clinched enough votes in Congress Wednesday to ensure that Republicans cannot scuttle the nuclear accord reached in July between Iran and the P5+1. Securing the support of 34 Senate Democrats is a victory for Obama’s summertime lobbying effort. The next goal for the agreement's backers is to see if they can gather at least 41 Senate votes to block a vote on disapproval resolution proposed by the Republicans. If US Congress were to reject the deal, it would only mean that US sanctions against Tehran will continue but wouldn’t stop the deal from taking effect. Speaking at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, US Secretary of State John Kerry said the US and the international community will monitor Iran and pledged that US allies like Israel will receive political and military support against threats from Iran. … [Read more...]

State President Truong Tan Sang attends anti-fascist war victory in China

President Truong Tan Sang (left) at the 70th anniversary of the world’s victory over fascism at Tiananmen square in Beijing (photo: qdnd)

(VOVworld) – State President Truong Tan Sang attended the 70th anniversary of the world’s victory over fascism at Tiananmen square in Beijing, China at the invitation of Chinese Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping. Top leaders from 30 counties, the UN Secretary General, political activists, and representatives of international organizations attended the event. Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a speech highlighting the importance of the victory of the World Anti-Fascist War, its impact on China’s development, and the need to maintain global peace. He expressed his wish to build a global community of a shared future without prejudice, discrimination, hatred, or war, and of mutual respect, equality, peaceful development, and common prosperity as representing the right path to take. He said all countries should jointly uphold the international order and system underpinned by the purposes and principles of the UN Charter. China remains committed to … [Read more...]