Bolivian President encourages closer ties with Vietnam

The similarities in the national construction plans between Bolivia and Vietnam are the basis for the two countries to further strengthen cooperation in such fields as oil and gas and agriculture, Bolivian President Evo Morales has said. Vietnam forges cooperative ties with Bolivia Bolivia, Vietnam need to cooperate closely in int'l arena Bolivia, Vietnam cooperate in gas The Bolivian leader met with visiting Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh in La Paz on December 6. Morales … [Read more...]

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Political Headlines December 8

TPP ministerial meeting opens in Singapore The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Ministerial Meeting opened in Singapore on December 7 with the participation of trade ministers and officials from the 12 TPP parties. At plenary sessions held daily from December 7-10, besides tackling issues such as trade liberalisation in goods, services, investments, and government procurement, the delegates will discuss areas such as intellectual property rights, technical barriers to trade, labour and … [Read more...]

Political News 26/9

VN active in Asia-Pacific stability Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh said here yesterday Viet Nam would do its best to serve as a pro-active regional actor to contribute to the peace and stability of the Asia-Pacific region. Minh was speaking to the Asia Society in New York City. The meeting was one of many Minh held on the sideline of the 69th United Nations General Assembly. In his speech, he said all countries with a stake in the future of the Asia-Pacific needed … [Read more...]

RoK proposes trade balance with Vietnam

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(VOV) -Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Ahn Chong Ghee has expressed his government's desire to strike a trade balance between the two countries. The RoK would like to balance trade with Vietnam and to offer more incentives to Vietnamese exports, Ahn told Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh at a meeting in Hanoi on September 24. The Korean diplomat is leading a RoK government delegation to the 8th meeting of the Vietnam-RoK Inter-government Committee. He … [Read more...]

Deputy PM visits US to further TPP talks

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WASHINGTON - Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh is on a working visit to the US from September 15-19 to accelerate negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) and bolster the two countries' economic ties. Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh shakes hands with US Secretary of Treasury Jacob Lew prior to a meeting at the US Department of Treasury in Washington, DC, September 15. - VNA/VNS Photo Quang Hoa In his meeting with Trade Representative Michael Froman, Ninh … [Read more...]

TPP Negotiators Make Important Progress on Agreement

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) chief negotiators completed 10 days of intensive meetings on September 10, making important progress across a range of issues as they continue their drive toward a comprehensive, high-standard agreement. "We have committed to a focused work plan, which will allow us to boost momentum and make continued progress," said Barbara Weisel, U.S. Chief Negotiator for TPP. "All countries involved want to reach a conclusion to unlock the enormous opportunity TPP … [Read more...]

The City of London offers support to Vietnam

Standard Chartered managers show their interest in the Vietnamese market in a working session with Deputy Pm Vu Van Ninh in London on April 15 (Photo:VGP)

(VOV) - With a wealth of experience in trade and services, the City of London is willing to support Vietnam in attracting investment and boosting exports, Lord Mayor Fiona Woolf has said. Receiving Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh in London on April 15, Woolf noted British businesses are keen to explore and expand operations in the Vietnamese market. She said she is following Vietnam's banking reform and hopes to cooperate and share experience in the field with Vietnam. Deputy … [Read more...]

Breakfast @ Tuoitrenews – Mar 20

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Politics -- Vietnam will closely work with Norway to expand their bilateral cooperation in a practical and effective manner, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung told Norwegian Crown Prince Haakon Magnus in Hanoi on Wednesday. Premier Dung also informed the European guest of Vietnam's ambition to become an industrialized country by 2020, with a view to improving people's living standards and addressing climate change and rising sea level. -- Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh urged … [Read more...]

New legal basis for Vietnam-Uruguay economic cooperation

Clothing is among major Vietnamese exports to Uruguay

(VEN) - During the time Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh visited Uruguay at the invitation of Uruguayan Vice President Danilo Astori, the two sides signed two cooperation documents at the governmental level. These included a framework agreement on trade and investment and a double taxation avoidance agreement. In the framework of the visit, Uruguayan Minister of Foreign Affairs officially handed over a diplomatic note announcing the Uruguayan government's decision to recognize … [Read more...]

Political Headlines December 12

h PM Nguyen Tan Dung (R) appreciated Anuson Chinvanno's contribution to strengthening Vietnam-Thailand strategic partnership. (Photo: VGP)

PM seeks closer Vietnam-Thailand, Vietnam-India ties Vietnam wants to further strengthen its strategic partnership with Thailand and India for mutual benefit, PM Nguyen Tan Dung said at separate meetings with the two Thai and Indian diplomats on December 11. Meeting with outgoing Thai ambassador Anuson Chinvanno, Dung acknowledged Chinvanno's contribution to promoting the multifaceted cooperation between Vietnam and Thailand over the years. He reiterated Vietnam's consistent policy of … [Read more...]

Vietnam-Uruguay diplomatic ties celebrated

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The Uruguayan Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a ceremony to mark the 20 th anniversary of Vietnam-Uruguay diplomatic ties in Montevideo capital city on December 10. Addressing the event, Foreign Minister Luis Almagro and Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Ha Kim Ngoc highlighted the significance of establishing diplomatic ties between the two nations twenty years ago, saying that that event opened a new period to promote all-round relations between their countries. Participants … [Read more...]

Promoting Canadian-Vietnamese relations

Canadian Governor General David Lloyd Johnston (left) and Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh

(VEN) - Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh's visit to Canada from December 2-4 contributed to further strengthening the relationship between the two countries. Canada attached much important to promoting Canadian-Vietnamese relations in the overall policy toward the Asia-Pacific region. The two sides acknowledged the development of relations between the two countries after 40 years of establishing diplomatic relations (1973-2013) and discussed orientations and measures to enhance further … [Read more...]

Political Headlines December 8

TPP ministerial meeting opens in Singapore The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Ministerial Meeting opened in Singapore on December 7 with the participation of trade ministers and officials from the 12 TPP parties. At plenary sessions held daily from December 7-10, besides tackling issues such as trade liberalisation in goods, services, investments, and government procurement, the delegates will discuss areas such as intellectual property rights, technical barriers to trade, labour and … [Read more...]

Vietnam, Bolivia officials meet to promote ties

The similarities in the national construction plans between Bolivia and Vietnam are the basis for the two countries to further strengthen cooperation in fields such as oil and gas and agriculture, Bolivian President Evo Morales has said. The Bolivian leader met with visiting Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh in La Paz on December 6. Morales proposed the two sides increasingly work to overcome the difficulties presented by geographical distance separating the two countries. He … [Read more...]

Vietnam, Singapore look to optimise partnership

Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh have expressed their delight at the strongly growing ties between the two countries with many high-level visits, practically benefiting both peoples. During their November 7 meeting in Singapore, the two leaders said the newly-established strategic partnership, reached during Prime Minister Lee's visit to Vietnam in September this year, is a historical milestone in bilateral ties. It has opened up … [Read more...]

Vietnam, Canada celebrate the 40th diplomatic relation anniversary

(VEN) - On August 21 in Hanoi, the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Vietnamese-Canadian Friendship Society (VCFS) sponsored a meeting on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Vietnamese-Canadian diplomatic relations (August 21, 1973 - August 21, 2013). Present at the meeting were Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh, Canadian Ambassador to Vietnam Deborah Chatsis and representatives from relevant sectors and authorities. Before … [Read more...]

India pushes relations with ASEAN

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India's External Affairs Minister Shri Salman Khurshid is scheduled to attend the 11th India-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting, the 3rd East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers' Meeting and the 20th ASEAN Regional Forum meeting from June 30-July 2. India's External Affairs Minister Shri Salman Khurshid (left) meets with Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh in January 2013. (Source: VNA) The minister's attendance was announced by spokesman of the Indian External Affairs Ministry Syed Akbaruddin at … [Read more...]

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 9/6

Delta urged to stockpile rice to keep price stable Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has issued a decision asking provinces and major cities in the Mekong Delta to buy and stockpile a million tonnes of rice during the summer-autumn crop from June 15 to July 31. The move aimed to help farmers control their harvest schedule and prevent prices from falling further, a plan similar to the for the previous winter-spring crop, he said. He asked the Vietnam Food Association to coordinate with people's … [Read more...]

Businesses capitalize on China fair

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The Hanoitimes - Vietnamese businesses now consider the annual China Kunming Import and Export Fair as o­ne of the year's most important, says Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh. Ninh made the acknowledgement at a June 6 ceremony opening the first China-South Asia Expo and the 21st China Kunming Import and Export Fair in Yunnan province. The Chinese Government authorised Yunnan'sconcurrent China-South Asia Expo in an effort to tighten economic and trade cooperation between China and … [Read more...]

Vietnam attends 1st China-South Asia Expo

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Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh attended the opening ceremony of the first China-South Asia Expo and the 21st China Import & Export Fair which opened in Kunming city, Yunnan province on June 6. Chinese Deputy Premier Ma Kai and other leaders of Southeast and South Asian countries also attended the event. Speaking at the event, Deputy PM Ninh said that through 20 successfully-organised events, the Kunming fair has become one of the most attractive fairs in China for … [Read more...]