Hanoi (VNA) – The following is a brief review of the day’s events as reported by the Vietnam News Agency on May 16. - Officials and staff of Vietnamese representative agencies must keep abreast of global issues such as pandemic response, resource exhaustion, population aging and climate change in order to fulfill their tasks, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said on May 15 (US time). Read full story National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue and his host counterpart Saysomphone Phomvihan on May 16 held talks. (Photo: VNA) - National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue and his host counterpart Saysomphone Phomvihan on May 16 held talks following an official welcome ceremony for the former. Hue is now in Laos on an official visit. Read full story - The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has participated in "The Sustainable Flight Challenge" (TSFC) programme, launched by SkyTeam Airline Alliance, with the first flight from Hanoi to the Republic of Korea’s Seoul. The … [Read more...] about ☕ Afternoon briefing on May 16
The following is the full text of the speech. “SINCERITY, TRUST AND RESPONSIBILITY FOR A BETTER WORLD” Dear Dr. John Hamre, President and CEO of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Ladies and gentlemen, I am very happy to visit the Center for Strategic and International Studies for the first time today, though this is far from the first time I hear of the CSIS, a top American think tank in the field of foreign strategies and policies and international issues. Seventy-seven years ago, President Ho Chi Minh, the national hero of Vietnam and great man of culture, prefaced the Declaration of Independence establishing the Democratic Republic of Vietnam with this untarnishable fact, “All men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of happiness.” This was the spirit enshrined within the 1776 Declaration of Independence of the United States of America; it … [Read more...] about Remarks by PM Pham Minh Chinh at CSIS in Washington D.C.
A police officer instructs a citizen on how to make an online declaration for a passport application. — Photo laodong.vn HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese citizens applying for passports without electronic chips will be able to submit their forms online and receive them by post. Under a pilot scheme from May 15, they can access http://dichvucong.gov.vn or http://dichvucong.bocongan.gov.vn to make an online declaration, pay the fee and receive their passports by post, or collect them at the immigration offices, according to the Việt Nam Immigration Department under the Ministry of Public Security. The scheme applies to those residing in the country having a valid chip-based identity card or a valid 12-digit citizen ID card, a valid account on the Government Public Service Portal, and the ability to pay online fees. The move aims to reduce the travel time for people and strengthen the transparency of public administration. If successful, the model will be rolled out to provinces and … [Read more...] about Immigration Department pilots e-portal passport applications
Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (centre) at the US - ASEAN Special Summit in Washington D.C. on May 13 (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Economic Times, an Indian English-language daily, has posted a commentary on the Vietnamese Prime Minister’s working visit to the US and the UN, saying that the trip aims to reaffirm Vietnam’s role in stabilising Southeast Asia. It wrote that PM Pham Minh Chinh has undertaken a successful and landmark visit to the US eyeing to push partnership, including ASEAN - US ties that will play a big role in peace and stability in Southeast Asia. The visit shows that Vietnam has a key role in shaping ASEAN - US ties. Simultaneously, India - Vietnam partnership also helps strengthen India’s role in ASEAN and therefore reaffirms Vietnam’s role as a multilateral player, according to the writing. It noted Vietnam has been seen as one of the promising economies in Southeast Asia with GDP growth rate expected to be anywhere between 6 … [Read more...] about PM’s visit reaffirms Vietnam’s role in stabilising Southeast Asia: Indian daily