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.
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The exhibition is one of major event in Western Asia, which is held biennially under the auspices of the Presidency of Turkish Defense Industries. This year’s event witnessed the participation of over 300 enterprises majoring in defense industry and security from 51 countries, including Vietnam. It featured various events such as products introduction, seminars, meetings, and so on. On the occasion, Lieutenant General Phung Si Tan had bilateral meetings with Mr. Ismail Demir, President of the Turkish Presidency of Defense Industry, and Mrs. Hilal Unal, President of the SEDEC-2022 Organization Committee to discuss and share experience to help Vietnam prepare for the upcoming Vietnam International Defense Expo (Vietnam Defense 2022) in December this year. In addition, the Vietnamese delegation joined several seminars within the framework of SEDEC-2022, toured several booths of Turkish defense industry businesses, and invited them to attend the Vietnam Defense 2022. Translated … [Read more...] about Vietnamese defense delegation attends SEDEC-2022
In the first half of the year, the Thanh Hoa provincial Military Command’s Party Committee has directed its troops to promptly perform its assigned tasks, actively made recommendations to the local authorities to implement military and defense tasks as well as ensuring combat readiness, logistics and technical services, among others. The conference also discussed and pointed out shortcomings and limitations, and mapped out solutions to fulfill assigned tasks in the second half of the year. Accordingly, the province will focus on military and defense tasks, promoting dissemination work and political education among troops, while successfully organizing defensive area exercises in 2022 with absolute safety. Addressing the conference, Hung requested that in the coming time, the provincial Military Party Committee should make proposals to the local authorities to effectively implement military and defense tasks, and carry out defensive area drills in the province in 2022, to name but a … [Read more...] about Thanh Hoa active in natural disaster prevention and control
As planned, the Cambodian mission will visit and exchange experience with Vietnam’s Division 2 from June 29 to July 1. During the visit, Cambodian young officers will tour Division 2’s club of officers, farming areas, accommodation, and fruit garden. They will also have culture and sport exchanges with troops of Division 2. According to head of the Cambodian mission, the working visit to Military Region 5’s Division 2 of the Cambodian officers continues affirming the close solidarity between the two units. It will also contribute to consolidating and strengthening the fine traditional friendship, cooperation and mutual assistance between the two units, two militaries as well as two peoples of Vietnam and Cambodia. Translated by Tran Hoai … [Read more...] about Cambodia’s young officers visit Vietnam’s Division 2
At the press conference (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) - Competent agencies have launched criminal proceedings against 10 people for “giving and receiving bribery" relating to the case at the Consular Department under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with tens of billions of VND, and hundreds of thousands of USD involved, heard a press conference on June 30. According to the Investigation Police Agency under the Ministry of Public Security, the case is still under investigation. In late January, the Ministry of Public Security prosecuted Nguyen Thi Huong Lan, head of the Consular Department ; Do Hoang Tung, deputy head of the department; Le Tuan Anh, chief of the department’s office; and Luu Tuan Dung, deputy head of the citizen protection desk at the department, for “receiving bribery.” On March 25, the ministry prosecuted and arrested Hoang Dieu Mo, General Director of An Binh Commercial, Tourism and Aviation Services Co., Ltd for “giving bribery.” To Anh Dung, Deputy … [Read more...] about Ministry of Public Security provides more information about cases of public concern
Half of the dead victims are Vietnamese sailors. At least five Vietnamese people died and seven others were injured in a chlorine gas leak from a storage tank at Aqaba Port, Jordan this week. Gas explosion at Aqaba Port, Jordan on June 27. Photo: Mathrubhumi News Screengrab The Vietnamese mission in Saudi Arabia and Jordan is requesting Jordan authorities to expedite visa procedures so that the affected people’s relatives could fly to Jordan for funerals and to bring back the remains of the victims who worked for Hong Kong-flagged Forest 6 VRUK3 vessel. The Vietnamese victims are among 13 lives claimed in an explosion that also injured some other 250 people. In the latest move, Vietnam’s Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs asked two labor companies (that sent those workers abroad) to take responsibility for the funerals and the return of remains. A huge explosion of toxic substance occurred when a crane loading chlorine tanks onto a ship in … [Read more...] about Poisonous gas leak in Jordan: Five Vietnamese die
The new template passports aim to prevent the creation of fake passports. The Ministry of Public Security (MPS) started issuing new template passports for Vietnamese citizens today [July 1], according to the Immigration Department of Vietnam. The move is aimed at implementing Circular 73/2021/TT-BCA of the MPS on passport specimens. Each page of the new passport will be printed with renowned Vietnamese scenery and cultural heritage, namely Ha Long Bay, Hung King Temple, Hue Imperial Citadel, Hoi An Ancient Town, My Son Sanctuary, Nha Rong Habour, Lung Cu Flag Tower, and among others. This helps promote the image of Vietnam and uphold the country’s tradition, history, geography, and culture. The new passport is expected to ensure technical safety and prevent counterfeiting. Photo: VGP Moreover, the passport with the new template is expected to ensure technical safety and prevent passport forging. Vietnamese citizens can access public administration … [Read more...] about Vietnam issues new template passports for citizens from July 1
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.
The session adopted the “Political declaration of the high-level meeting on improving global road safety,” with the 193-member General Assembly committed to drive the implementation of the Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030, including the goal to half road traffic deaths in the next eight years. Speaking at the event, Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Tra, Charge d'affaires a.i. of Vietnam to the U.N., affirmed that Vietnam totally supports the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030. For the realisation of its goal, she said it is necessary to strengthen road safety legislation at global, regional and national levels to address current and emerging challenges. In addition, more investment is needed in developing infrastructure and road safety capacity in low- and middle-income countries, where 90% of traffic accidents are reported. Tra also emphasized the need to build a culture of traffic safety through education and awareness of obeying traffic laws such … [Read more...] about Vietnam backs U.N.’s efforts to improve road traffic safety
The figure was up 15.9 percent year-on-year and up 9.4 percent from last month, according to a report from the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam. The delay fights accounted for 18.2 percent of total flights operated by the country's six carriers last month, it said. Low-cost carrier Vietjet Air has the industry's highest rate of flight delays at 24 percent, followed by Vietnam Airlines (20.1 percent). CAAV said late-arriving aircraft was the main cause of delays in addition to other excuses like poor management and bad weather. The Ministry of Transport said the increase in flight delays has triggered public outcry among passengers and damaged the industry's reputation. It ordered airlines to ensure flights are punctual, especially during the peak summer travel season. In the first half of this year, the number of passengers going through Vietnam's airports reached 43.35 million, a pickup of 65.5 percent from a year ago and equivalent to 76 percent of pre-pandemic levels, … [Read more...] about Thousands of Vietnamese flights delayed in June