Vice Chairman of the People’s Council of Ho Chi Minh City Nguyen Van Dung addresses the meeting (Photo: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – Vice Chairman of the People’s Council of Ho Chi Minh City Nguyen Van Dung and Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of China's Shanghai Municipal People Congress Chen Jing had an online meeting on June 30 to discuss orientations to promote the partnership between their elected agencies. Dung affirmed that the meeting shows HCM City’s determination and hope to maintain the friendly and cooperative partnership between the two cities. Briefing the Chinese official on the socio-economic situation of the city, Dung said he hopes Shanghai will continue to organise short-term training courses for HCM City officials and share experience in areas of mutual interest. He briefed the Chinese official on major activities of the HCM City People’s Council, especially measures to speed up the socio-economic recovery and development after COVID-19 , and … [Read more...] about Elected bodies of HCM City, Shanghai foster partnership
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Nation Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue speaks at the forum (Photo: VNA) London (VNA) - The National Assembly always supports the development of the Vietnam-UK strategic partnership, which was established in 2010, particularly in education, stated Chairman of the Nation Assembly (NA) Vuong Dinh Hue at the Vietnam-UK Education Collaboration Forum in London on June 30 (local time). Addressing the forum, Hue stated education is a leading national policy in Vietnam, identified as one of the three breakthroughs to implement the nation’s socio-economic development strategy. Every year, Vietnam spends 20% of its national budget on education and training. He said to create a strong transition in human resource development, Vietnam has determined that it is necessary to actively carry out international integration and promote foreign investment attraction in education for quality improvement. With the country’s law made to facilitate businesses in the sector, Vietnam has … [Read more...] about Legislature backs Vietnam-UK education cooperation: top legislator
Vietnam's emblem The Office of National Assembly (ONA) on January 31 launched the third phase of a programme to strengthen the capacity of people’s elected bodies in Viet Nam . The 7.5 million USD project, sponsored by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the governments of Canada and Ireland , the Danish Trust Fund, the UK Department of International Development (DFID) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), will be carried out between 2008 and 2012. This phase will be beneficial to all provincial People’s Councils nationwide as an extension from 16 localities in the first and second phases. The project will enhance the relationship between voters and their representatives and improve the consultations work for selected draft laws before they are submitted to the National Assembly for approval. Particularly, it will seek opportunities to further strengthen the representative role of elected bodies, public consultations … [Read more...] about NA starts project to improve people-elected bodies’ capacity
At a meeting in London on June 30 with Kenneth Atkinson, head of the British Business Group in Vietnam (Britcham), and representatives of British groups and investment funds operating in Vietnam, Hue affirmed that the relationship between Vietnam and the U.K. is at an all-time high. He believed the U.K. will continue to elevate its role and position in terms of economy, trade and investment in Asia-Pacific, including the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Vietnam. The N.A. Chairman said two-way trade has reached 6-7 billion USD per year, but there remains huge room for the countries to boost trade. Hue expressed his hope that Britcham will further affirm its role in attracting and guiding British businesses in Vietnam, while intensifying its consultation and policy support for these firms. The Vietnamese legislature, government, ministries, agencies and localities are willing to work to improve the investment and business environment for both domestic and … [Read more...] about Vietnam seeks stronger trade, education ties with U.K.
Vice Chairman of the People’s Council of Ho Chi Minh City Nguyen Van Dung addresses the meeting (Photo: VNA) Dung affirmed that the meeting shows HCMC’s determination and hope to maintain the friendly and cooperative partnership between the two cities. Briefing the Chinese official on the socio-economic situation of the city, Dung said he hopes Shanghai will continue to organise short-term training courses for HCMC officials and share experience in areas of mutual interest. He briefed the Chinese official on major activities of the HCMC People’s Council, especially measures to speed up the socio-economic recovery and development after Covid-19, and expressed his hope to learn legislative experience from China in various fields. For his part, Chen noted that the partnership between Shanghai and HCMC, which was set up in 1994, has developed soundly in many areas. He lauded the potential of HCMC and the strong growth of Vietnam and the city in particular, and said he hopes to … [Read more...] about Elected bodies of HCMC, Shanghai foster partnership
Hue held talks with top legislators, met with government leaders and ministers of Hungary and the U.K. and witnessed the signing of a number of memoranda of understanding on cooperation between ministries and localities. He took the occasion to thank Hungarian and British leaders and people for donating COVID-19 vaccines and test kits to help Vietnam combat the pandemic. The N.A. Chairman also met with heads of friendship parliamentary groups, friendship associations, corporations and universities in the two countries; attended high-level forums on trade, economy, investment and education; and visited Vietnamese communities there. The visits aimed to deepen bilateral cooperation with the two European countries and showed the Party's and State's care for Vietnamese expatriates. The signing of an agreement between the Vietnamese and Hungarian National Assemblies marked a new milestone in the two sides’ relations, lifting the bilateral parliamentary ties to a new height. Hue’s … [Read more...] about Top legislator arrives in Hanoi, concluding visits to Hungary, U.K.
An investment promotion conference on the occasion of the 30th founding anniversary of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and RoK (Photo: VNA) Seoul (VNA) – An international academic workshop in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Vietnam – the Republic of Korea (RoK) diplomatic ties took place in Busan on June 30. The event was jointly hosted by the Association of Vietnamese Studies (AVS) in the RoK and the Busan University of Foreign Studies. In his opening speech, Chairman of AVS Prof. Bae Yang-soo spotlighted the strong development of the RoK – Vietnam cooperative relations across fields over the last 30 years. He stressed the need to enhance academic exchanges between scholars and researchers, especially those working on Vietnamese studies, of the two countries in the coming time. Vietnamese Ambassador to the RoK Nguyen Vu Tung highlighted the significance of the workshop for the development of the Vietnam – RoK relations. As many as 12 reports were … [Read more...] about Workshop spotlights Vietnam – RoK diplomatic ties