He hosted a reception in Hanoi on March 22 for the out-going ambassador who came to bid farewell to the leader. President Quang said he is glad to see positive developments in bilateral ties, and wished the two sides would continue deploying the agreements reached at the third meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee in November 2016, especially visit exchanges and trade promotion. At the reception The Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia has over the year supplied an ODA of 174 million USD for 13 projects in Vietnam. It is negotiating loan agreements for projects to be carried out in the central highlands province of Dak Nong and the northern province of Yen Bai. President Quang hailed the Ambassador’s efforts in the fund’s activities and expressed his hopes that Saudi Arabia continues support for Vietnam in the future. He was delighted that the two countries have coordinated closely and supported each other at regional and international forums, … [Read more...] about President hosts outgoing Saudi Arabian Ambassador
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The situation, however, has produced both opportunities and challenges for Vietnamese enterprises in building a trademark for local farm produce that is recognized in foreign markets. Cao Thi Kim Lan, director of Binh Dinh Fishery JSC, said that due to the European Commission’s yellow card on Vietnam’s seafood exports to the European market, 100% of the firm’s exported seafood products were being detained at destination ports for check. The firm has faced multiple difficulties in meeting requirements related to the origins of legal fishing products. Of the 10 fishing boats supplying these materials, the company has only made purchases from three or four boats that have succeeded in meeting the requirements, while the remaining boats failed to sell their products as their owners could not present any fishing diaries or identify their fishing locations. Keeping detailed diaries on fishing practices seems strange to fishermen who are used to traditional fishing … [Read more...] about Foreign markets tighten control on origin traceability
The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) has published 32 textbooks for eight subjects and experience activities, but these do not include textbooks for English. According to Tien Phong, at the workshop titled ‘Vietnam Education Publishing House and the task of renovating general education program and textbooks’, in the North, the publisher introduced four sets of sample textbooks which have been approved by the Appraisal Council. Article 5 of Circular No 33 on standards, process of compiling and editing textbooks, says that textbooks must properly and fully present the content of learning subject curricula or educational activities; and they must be basic, scientific, practical and consistent with the reality of Vietnam. Therefore, there must be specific regulations and standards on using foreign textbooks for Vietnam’s schools. If using foreign books, publishing houses only cooperate with foreign publishers to make a profit. Meanwhile, the textbook … [Read more...] about English textbooks not yet approved by Education Ministry, why?
The Chinese delegation was led by Huang Kunming – member of the Political Bureau, Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee, and head of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee. It was here to attend the 14th theoretical workshop between the two Parties. The host welcomed the Chinese delegates to Vietnam, saying the visit will make significant contributions towards enhancing friendship and cooperation between the two countries. General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Nguyen Phu Trong (R) receiving Huang Kunming – member of the Political Bureau, Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee, and head of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee He praised the theme of the workshop, which highlights Vietnam’s experience during its “Doi moi” (Renewal) process and China’s open-door policy reform. Regular exchanges between the two Parties in these fields are essential and useful, he said, affirming … [Read more...] about Party chief welcomes delegation from Communist Party of China
Outstanding individuals honored at the event At the meeting, Deputy President of HUFO Nguyen Van Manh briefed delegates on the history of HUFO, affirming that the organization has continuously renewed both operational contents and forms over the past 30 years. Particularly, it has mobilized various sources from society to conduct people-to-people diplomacy activities, socio-political events, cultural and economic diplomacy and charity activities. In performing its functions and missions, HUFO has promoted friendship and solidarity, diplomatic relations between Vietnam and other countries and international organizations, contributing to the renewal process, and national development and protection of the Fatherland. The Deputy President of HUFO also revealed that HUFO now has 32 member chapters with 150 cells and holds some 80 events every year. It also mobilizes and collects more than US$ 40 million of donation from international organization, foreign-country-based … [Read more...] about HUFO makes large contribution to local socio-economic development