Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and Governor of Japan’s Saitama prefecture Motohiro Ono (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc hosted a reception for Motohiro Ono, Governor of Japan’s Saitama prefecture, on November 11 in Hanoi. During the meeting, PM Phuc said he believes that the visit by the Japanese official will contribute to further promoting the friendship and cooperation between Saitama and Vietnam. He highlighted the increasing fruitful relations and enhanced political trust between Vietnam and Japan, saying the cooperation between localities of the two nations plays a vital role in promoting the bilateral ties. The Vietnamese leader expressed his belief that Ono will actively contribute to fostering cooperation between Saitama and Vietnamese localities in particular and between Vietnam and Japan in general. He hoped Japan will take the lead in FDI and trade in Vietnam, with Saitama taking the lead in this process. For his … [Read more...] about PM Phuc receives Japanese local official
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Since it normalized relations with the powers like China in 1991 and the USA in 1995, Vietnam has begun to integrate into the global economy. Throughout this process of integration, Vietnam has signed numerous free trade agreements (FTAs) with countries and groups of countries. Vietnam's earliest FTA was the agreement signed with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 1996, just one year after Vietnam joined ASEAN. Then, in 2007, Vietnam officially became a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO). After that, Vietnam signed many more FTAs, especially the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) at the end of 2018 and most recently the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) in June 2019. So far, Vietnam has signed 13 trade agreements, of which 12 have entered into force. Vietnam is also negotiating three other agreements. Economic powers such as the US, China, Japan and South Korea have inked trade agreements with Vietnam. These … [Read more...] about Who will lead Vietnam’s economy?
Ambassador Le Dung, permanent representative of Vietnam at the UN and international organisations in Vienna, (front, R), leads a Vietnamese delegation to attend the 52nd session of UNCITRAL (Source: http://www.dangcongsan.vn) Addressing the function, Ambassador Le Dung, permanent representative of Vietnam at the UN and international organisations in Vienna, highlighted the importance of UNCITRAL documents to the building and development of legal documents on trade in Vietnam. He underlined Vietnam’s policy of international integration as well as the country’s efforts and accomplishments in legal reforms to realise the UN Sustainable Development Goals, based on international laws and standards. The Ambassador thanked the UNCITRAL Secretariat for providing technical assistance in the organisation of a workshop presenting UNITRAL regulations on public-private partnership (PPP) in Hanoi in January 2019. As a new member, Vietnam will make active contributions to the … [Read more...] about Vietnam actively partakes in building int’l trade regulations
A delegation of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) led by Phan Dinh Trac, Secretary of the CPV Central Committee and Head of its Commission for Internal Affairs (fifth, from left) in a group photo with Minister of Justice Yoko Kamikawa (next to Trac) (Photo: VNA) Tokyo (VNA) – A delegation of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) led by Phan Dinh Trac, Secretary of the CPV Central Committee and Head of its Commission for Internal Affairs, has been on a working visit to Japan from September 24 to 30. While in Japan, Trac met with Vice President of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Masahiko Komura; Head of the Secretariat of the Japanese Communist Party Akira Koike; Minister of Justice Yoko Kamikawa; and State Minister for Foreign Affairs Kazuyuki Nakane. The Japanese officials expressed their condolences over the passing of Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang. Highlighting the delegation’s visit in conjunction with the 45th anniversary of Vietnam-Japan diplomatic … [Read more...] about Communist Party of Vietnam delegation visits Japan
Dang Hung Vo "It's very scary! Why does our village have to put up with the pollution caused by the entire province?" a woman belonging to the San Diu, or Yao, ethnic group in northern Vietnam, wanted to know. She came to my house a couple months ago. I welcomed her in, seated her and listened to what she had to say. She told me about the situation in her village. Vinh Phuc Province, a little more than an hour northwest of Hanoi, had decided to build a centralized waste treatment (CWT) facility in her village, Trung Mau, in Binh Xuyen District, to handle trash from all over the province. In the last few years the government had already acquired almost all the farmlands in the village for other purposes, and now if the little left is also taken, the villagers will not only be left jobless but also face the prospect of living with pollution. They just do not believe the facility can treat the garbage with zero impact on the environment. The woman beseeched me: "We just want back the … [Read more...] about Vietnam owes ethnic minorities big debt, but has defaulted