For example, there has been no large investment project in the power sector in the last few years. In infrastructure, Vietnam does not have large road projects. ODA has been disbursed at the slowest pace in the last 20 years. All of this will create problems in the future. … [Read more...] about The sun still shines in Vietnam: World Bank
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Most of all it gave Hun Sen something he has wanted for a long time; a chance to repair relations with the US. These were badly frayed three years ago when the opposition leader Kem Sokha, who looked on course to beat Hun Sen in the 2018 election, was arrested and accused of plotting, with US backing, to overthrow the government. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: How did Cambodia’s cruise ship welcome go wrong?
FM Wang Yi informed the meeting on the situation of COVID-19 in Wuhan and other localities of China. He thanked the regional countries and the international community for their material and spiritual support for China, and pledged to work to ensure the safety and the best support for ASEAN citizens living, working and studying in China. … [Read more...] about ASEAN, China enhance cooperation in response to COVID-19
The EVFTA and EVIPA are the agreements with the deepest commitment of the EU to a developing country, so the approval process needs to follow strict regulations of the EP and national parliaments of EU member states. The approval must also ensure effective enforcement. In addition, with the increasing trend of protectionism, the fluctuations in internal politics of the EU, especially the Brexit process, the different views and interests within the EP, and the differences in development level also posed many challenges in the process of considering and ratifying the two agreements. … [Read more...] about EVFTA and EVIPA hold strategic and economic significance to Việt Nam-EU relation
Singapore (VNA) – Singaporean leaders have said they want to bolster the multifaceted cooperation with Vietnam and continues to closely work with the country at regional and international forums, in a bid to enhance cooperation in ASEAN and tackle current regional challenges such as disease and climate change. They expressed the wish during meetings with a delegation of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) led by Secretary of the CPV Central Committee and head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Internal Affairs Phan Dinh Trac, who are on a Singapore visit from February 17-22. The visit was made at the invitation of Singapore’s Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, as part of a programme held in memory of late Singaporean President S R Nathan. While in Singapore, the delegation held meetings and working sessions with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong; Deputy PM, Finance Minister and leader of the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) Heng … [Read more...] about Singapore hopes to bolster multifaceted cooperation with Vietnam