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...]

IPU-132: Use collective power of MPs for gender equality

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The Hanoitimes - In particular, the IPU-132 meeting on 28th March in the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, will stress the critical importance of men and women working together for world without discrimination. Women parliamentarians from across the world are calling upon all MPs to use their individual and collective power to make gender equality a reality for all women and girls. Marking the 30th anniversary of the Inter-Parliamentary Union’s (IPU) Meeting of Women Parliamentarians, the women MPs are underscoring the enormous potential for change that MPs hold as legislators, representatives and overseers of government. A call to action - I am an MP. My power for women’s power - aims to harness the strength of the parliamentary collective to create a more gender equal world. In particular, the IPU meeting on 28th March in the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, will stress the critical importance of men and women working together for world without discrimination. "Inequality is … [Read more...]

Vietnam does not participate in any power competition

Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh.

We must preserve independence and self-reliance, avoid participating in any power game, or relying on one party to confront another, but that does not mean we recoil from threats, Deputy Minister, Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh affirmed in an interview with VOV reporters during his recent visit to Washington D.C. Building confidenceReporter:Mister Deputy Defense Minister, what do the Vietnam-US defense relations focus on?General Vinh: The Vietnam-US defense relations are special as the two armies used to fight each other in a long war. Decades after the war, the two states normalized their relations, including defense ties, which play an important part in the overall bilateral relations. The most important element in the Vietnam-US defense ties is confidence building. Both should trust each other and be confident that they will never be each other’s enemy; that they will not use force against each other in any case, rather they should cooperate with each other to … [Read more...]

A contest helps raise students’ knowledge of sea and islands

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PANO – A contest to raise students’ knowledge of Vietnam's seas and islands, the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and Vietnam’s Law of the Sea, and sea- and islands-related regulations took place on March 28th in Xuyen Moc district, Ba Ria-Vung Tau province. Jointly organized by the Coast Guard Region 3 Command under the Vietnam Coast Guard and Education Department of Xuyen Moc district, the contest, themed "Young people with national seas and islands", drew the participation of 84 students from Xuyen Moc and Phuoc Thuan Secondary Schools. The contestants showed their knowledge oft national seas and islands, drew pictures about seas and islands and troops, took part in a youth exchange, and paid tribute to Heroine Martyr Vo Thi Sau. Senior Colonel Dinh Quoc Ruan, Political Director of the command said that the activities would contribute to raising young people’s patriotism and love for national seas and islands, and for those … [Read more...]

The civil self-defence and militia force marked its traditional day

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PANO – The Ministry of National Defence on March 28th held a solemn ceremony to mark the 80th anniversary of the traditional day of the civil self-defence and militia force and receive the Golden Star Medal conferred to the force and the title of the Hero of the People’s Armed Forces for the Department of the Civil Self-defence and Militia. Addressing the event, Lieutenant General Be Xuan Truong, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army briefed the participants on the establishment, development, brilliant feats of arms and great contributions of the force to the national construction and protection cause. 80 years ago, the National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam held in Macau (China) from March 27th to 31st, 1935 issued the first resolution on building and training the civil self-defence force and March 28th has been observed as the traditional day of the force since then. In the anti-French colonialist war, the civil … [Read more...]

Vietnam registers to join UNSAS

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PANO – The Vietnamese high-ranking defence delegation, led by Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh, Deputy Minister of National Defence attended the Defence Chiefs Conference on peacekeeping in New York City, the US on March 27th and 28th. 450 delegates from 100 countries participated in this first event to promote the awareness of peacekeeping operations (PKO) and seek the assistance from member countries to increase the effectiveness of the PKO. The conference was also a chance for defence leaders to meet and affirm their commitment to the UN’s peacekeeping operations. Addressing the opening ceremony, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon highly appreciated the contributions of UN’s member countries to the PKO over the past time and called upon the participating countries to further raise their responsibilities and actively and effectively participate in the mission to protect civilians, promote the law, prevent conflicts, maintain peace, and build a better … [Read more...]

Sudan desires to boost ties with Vietnam

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State President Truong Tan Sang on March 29 hosted a reception for Speaker of the Sudan National Assembly Al Fatih Izzeldin Al Mansour in Hanoi on March 29. The State leader said the two countries should continue mutual support, especially between the two parliaments, at regional and international forums. He suggested the two sides review fields of their strength in order to identify potential areas for further cooperation in the future. He asked Sudan to facilitate the operation of Vietnamese businesses in the country, adding that some Vietnamese businesses such as the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) and the military telecom group Viettel have made their presence in Sudan. The top Sudan lawmaker, who is in Vietnam to attend the 132nd Inter-Parliamentarian Union Assembly (IPU-132), lauded Vietnam for its careful preparation for the event. He suggested Vietnam open an embassy in Sudan soon, adding that via trade promotion activities, the two sides could … [Read more...]