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...]

Vietnam, Japan foster bilateral ties in numerous aspects

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh co-chaired the seventh meeting of the Vietnam-Japan Cooperation Committee and held talks with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida as part of his official visit to Japan from July 29-31. At the talks and the meeting, both sides discussed specific measures to speed up the outcomes of the Japan visit by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung in early July as well as other visits of senior leaders in the time ahead to further deepen the two countries’ extensive strategic partnership. They agreed to enhance political trust by maintaining regular visits and meetings of high-level leaders, fostering cooperation in all fields, as well as boosting dialogue mechanisms like the Vietnam-Japan Cooperation Committee, strategic partnership dialogue and defence strategic dialogue. Both sides concurred to organise meetings on agriculture to early sign a medium- and long-term vision for agricultural cooperation in 2015, while soon holding … [Read more...]

UK Prime Minister wraps up official visit to Vietnam

UK Prime Minister David Cameron left Ho Chi Minh City on July 30, concluding his two-day official visit to Vietnam. During his stay, the UK leader held talks with his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Tan Dung and met with Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and President Truong Tan Sang. He met with Secretary of the HCM City Party Committee Le Thanh Hai and Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Hoang Quan and attended the Vietnam-UK Business Forum to meet with Vietnamese and UK investors in the southern Vietnamese economic hub. During their talks, the two PMs affirmed that economic cooperation continues to be a priority in bilateral relations and lauded progress in negotiations on a free trade agreement (FTA) between Vietnam and the European Union, saying that trade and investment partnership between the two countries will be fostered once the deal is signed. They stressed that both Vietnam and the UK want to reach a comprehensive FTA to resolve tariff and … [Read more...]

Vietnam, China hold first deputy minister-level security dialogue

Vietnam and China held the first deputy minister-level security dialogue in Hanoi on July 30. The dialogue is the result of General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong’s visit to China in April 2015. It demonstrates the willingness to boost cooperation between the Vietnam Ministry of Public Security and the China Ministry of State Security, contributing to maintaining political stability and the national security of each country. Deputy Minister of the Vietnam Ministry of Public Security To Lam said the relationship between the two ministries has grown continuously. He said the two sides have been making efforts to build a relationship in line with long-term basic benefits of the two peoples, making security a pillar in the ties between the two countries. China’s Deputy Minister of State Security Dong Haizhou said the dialogue was an important step in the relationship between the two sides and believed it would achieve results to bring the comprehensive strategic … [Read more...]

Senior officer visits army press agencies

PANO - Senior Lieutenant General Phuong Minh Hoa, a member of the Party Central Committee, Deputy Director of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People's Army, visited the People's Army Newspaper (PAN) and the Whole People's Defence Journal on July 29 in Hanoi. Sr. Lt. Gen. Phuong Minh Hoa meeting with the Whole People's Defence Journal At the meetings, the press agencies' leaders briefed General Hoa on their task performance over the past time and proposed their needs for the upcoming missions. Addressing the meetings, General Hoa highly valued the units' achievements and said that he understood the difficulties that their reporters and editors have faced over the past time. He also named shortcomings for the units' leaders and proposed suggested solutions to overcome them in the time to come, contributing to building strong party organizations and comprehensively strong units. Accordingly, the officer urged the units to continue to improve the quality of … [Read more...]

Foreign defence officials finish training course

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PANO - The National Defence Academy wrapped up a training course for 21 foreign officers on July 29th in the presence of Senior Lieutenant General Pham Xuan Hung, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army. Over nearly two months, the trainees studied a wide range of subjects, such as the history of Vietnam’s construction and protection; the country's political system, defence strategy and its military power; organization, tradition and tasks of the Vietnam People’s Army; Vietnam’s religious and humanitarian issues; regional and international security conditions relating to Vietnam; and its viewpoints in handling sea disputes and non-traditional security challenges. In addition, they joined field trips to the VPA’s units and toured some local cultural and historical sites. General Hung highly appreciated the training results and believed that they would later apply this knowledge to their own units, contributing to further … [Read more...]

VN, UK want stronger economic ties

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Thuy Dung This was highlighted in a joint statement released on July 29, the first day of Cameron’s two-day visit to Vietnam. The two sides agreed on ways to strengthen their strategic partnership and further cooperate in fields such as modern science and technology, finance, banking, education, and defense. They vowed to create favorable conditions for investors from the two nations to enhance contact and partnership, particularly in the areas of infrastructure, finance-banking, insurance, petroleum, green growth through direct investment, joint ventures, and public-private partnership. Vietnam and the UK will celebrate five years of their strategic partnership this year. Since the establishment of the strategic partnership in 2010, their relations have reaped positive outcomes in all realms via annual dialogues to increase mutual understanding and trust. As reported by the Government’s portal chinhphu.vn, Cameron spoke highly of Vietnam’s achievements in … [Read more...]