Viet Nam should be proud of its record in promoting economic growth and poverty reduction, United Nations resident co-ordinator Pratibha Mehta told Viet Nam News Agency. On September 2, 1945, in the Declaration of Independence to establish the Democratic Republic of Viet Nam, President Ho Chi Minh quoted the US Declaration of Independence saying: "All men are created equally. They are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness". Throughout the past 70 years, Viet Nam has been striving for a better life for its people. What would be your comments on Viet Nam's efforts in promoting human rights, especially with regard to economic growth and poverty reduction? Viet Nam should be proud of its record promoting economic growth and poverty reduction. Viet Nam's Doi Moi reforms paved the way for enormous improvement in the economy and people's livelihoods. Due to the focus on agriculture and high employment, alongside … [Read more...] about VN strives for human rights
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The Hanoitimes - Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh has reaffirmed the State and Party's consistent policy of protecting and promoting human rights to better ensure the people's civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights. By Tuan Minh … [Read more...] about DPM reaffirmed human rights protection policy
In 2010, Vietnam overcame numerous difficulties and challenges to march forward. That was a year when Vietnam's proactive and comprehensive diplomacy effectively served the cause of national defense and development and gained successes to welcome of the 11th National Party Congress. In 2010, Vietnam overcame numerous difficulties and challenges to march forward. That was a year when Vietnam's proactive and comprehensive diplomacy effectively served the cause of national defense and development and gained successes to welcome of the 11th National Party Congress. … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s diplomacy in 2010: Firmly marching on the road of integration and development.
Nearly 5,000 tariff lines has been above 0 percent In 2018, 144 tariff lines will be completed eliminated, increasing the number of zero-tax lines 5,103, or 54 per cent of the total. The government has drafted tax tables on preferential import tariffs to implement the free trade agreement (FTA) between Vietnam and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) in the 2016-2018 period. According to the Vietnam's commitments in the free trade agreement (FTA) between Vietnam and EAEU, the special preferential import tariff includes 9,471 tariff lines (not including 87 CKD tariff lines); each of the two sides will offer level of market opening in goods that account for about 90% of tariff lines, equivalent to over 90% of bilateral trade. BIDV granted licence to open branch in Myanmar The Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) has been granted a licence by the Central Bank of Myanmar to open a branch in Yangon. BIDV Yangon began operating officially on July 1, nearly four months … [Read more...] about BUSINESS IN BRIEF 5/7
President attends Vietnam-India Business Forum The Government of Vietnam will create favourable conditions for foreign investors including those from India, State President Truong Tan Sang emphasised at Vietnam-India Business Forum held in New Delhi on October 12. At the gathering, representatives of Indian businesses said that since Vietnam and India established strategic partnership in July 2007, bilateral economic cooperation has increased dramatically. Two-way import-export revenue between the two countries reached US$2.7 billion last year and was estimated at US$1.8 billion in the first six months of 2011. Businesses highlighted the signing of cooperative documents by both governments during President Sang's visit to India. Especially, both countries agreed to increase trade turnover to US$7 billion by 2015. India is keen to import steel, coal, rubber and chemicals from Vietnam and export cattle feed, pharmaceuticals, fabric cotton, machines and metals to … [Read more...] about BUSINESS IN BRIEF 14/10