National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan held talks with President of the Council of States of Switzerland Ivo Bischofberger on March 29 during the latter's official visit to Viet Nam from March 28-31. Photo: quochoi.vn The NA Chairwoman hailed the developments in the two nations’ relations in terms of politics-diplomacy, trade-investment and cooperation, proposing the two nations enhance delegation exchanges and coordination at multi-lateral forums. Switzerland is a crucial economic partner of Vietnam in Europe, she affirmed, expecting that Switzerland continues encouraging its enterprises to invest in Vietnam in such areas as finance-banking, insurance, high technology, manufacturing, pharmacy, agricultural processing, tourism, hotels and hospitability. She thanked the Swiss Government for providing US$90 million in the Official Development Assistance (ODA) for Vietnam in the 2017-2020 phase, asking the two sides to closely cooperate in using the ODA … [Read more...] about NA Chairwoman holds talks with Swiss President of Council of States DTiNews
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Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 15:50:00 (VOVworld) – On October 26 the EU approved a 17-point plan to address the influx of migrants into European countries through the Balkan region. It is an attempt to improve migration management and slow down the biggest wave of migration since World War 2. More than 670,000 people from war-torn countries - Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan - have fled to Europe so far this year. 3,000 people have died trying to cross the Mediterranean. As winter is coming to Europe and more deaths on the Balkan route are likely if there is too little help from EU countries. Coordinated action Countries involved in the plan have agreed to receive 100,000 migrants each with the exception of Greece, which will receive just 50,000. The EU will send 400 security personnel to help Slovenia secure its borders with Croatia and Austria. The European Border Frontiers Agency (FRONTEX) is in charge of improving security at the borders between Greece, Macedonia, Albania, … [Read more...] about The EU approves new plan to deal with migrant crisis Current Affairs
(VOVworld) – The EU has approved a 17-point plan to deal with the wave of refugees flooding into the EU through the Balkan Peninsula. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Monday that the EU will increase reception capacity to 100,000 places in Greece and the western Balkans. Greece has pledged to increase its reception capacity to 30,000 by the end of the year. The UN refugee agency UNHCR will help make it possible to accept 50,000 more asylum seekers in the Western Balkans. The European Investment Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and the Council of Europe Development Bank are ready to finance the effort. … [Read more...] about EU approves plan to resolve refugee crisis
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Vietnam is regarded by the international community as one of the developing countries which have made outstanding achievements in economic reform targeting growth and poverty reduction. During the past ten years, Vietnam's economy has been growing fast yet steadly. The average GDP growth rate per annum reached 7.2 percent during the period 2001-2010. The average GDP per capita in 2010 is expected to reach 1200 USD, three times what it was in 2000. As a result, Vietnam is now moving from being one of the poorest countries to lower middle income status. … [Read more...] about VietNam 2/3 of the way achieving the millenium development goals