Hanoi (VNA) - Top leaders of Vietnam have extended congratulations to leaders of Singapore on the country’s 55th National Day (August 9). Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong sent a letter of congratulations to Singaporean President Halimah Yacob. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc extended congratulations to his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong. On the occasion, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh congratulated Singaporean Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan. Vietnam and Singapore officially set up diplomatic ties on August 1, 1973. Singapore has emerged as the biggest foreign investor in Vietnam in the first four months of 2020 with 5.07 billion USD, accounting for 41 percent of the total./. … [Read more...] about Congratulations to Singapore on National Day
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Bangkok (VNA) – Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit has pledged to speed up adjustment of the country’s rice strategy as quickly as possible as the industry is facing an array of challenges, including a strong baht and rising production costs. Local media quoted the official as saying after presiding over a recent Thai hom mali fragrant rice fair that rice exports have fared poorly since the beginning of last year because of foreign exchange swings and the ascendant baht, making Thai rice more expensive than competing grains. The country’s Ministry of Commerce is pursuing a rice strategy to improve competitiveness, covering all systems including marketing, cultivation and R&D of new rice varieties, Jurin said, noting that it is also working to find ways to reduce production costs for farmers to make Thai rice more affordable. He added it is promoting seven rice products and seed development as part of a marketing-led … [Read more...] about Thailand adjusts rice strategy to improve competitiveness
Thirdly, Viet Nam should not compete with other countries to court more foreign capital by only offering investment incentives, as this can distort resource allocation and will not have a meaningful impact in the long run. The country will be more attractive to foreign investors if it can correct its weaknesses and shortcomings, such as improving the capacity of capital absorbency, perfecting logistics infrastructure, upgrading workers’ skills and ability, and reforming institutions. … [Read more...] about Can Vietnam could take advantage of new foreign investment strategies?
This was part of the Publishing Project under the auspices of the President of Russia. Speaking at the ceremony, the Russian Ambassador to Vietnam, Vnukov Konstantin Vasilievich, said the bookcase project of the Russian President for Vietnamese and Russian readers plays an important role in humanitarian cooperation between Russia and Vietnam. The event introduced four Russian literary works in Vietnamese. … [Read more...] about Russian literature in Vietnamese published
The honored families Apart from applauding role models in family-building, the event aimed to spread good values among Vietnamese families, and raise public awareness of the role, position, and responsibility of the family for the development of society, and encourage VYF’s members to actively build a prosperous and happy family. … [Read more...] about Outstanding young families in 2020 honored