Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Tra, Deputy Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN. (File photo: VNA) New York (VNA) – A Vietnamese representative affirmed the country's commitment to effectively manage small arms and light weapons, while attending an ongoing meeting held at the UN headquarters in New York. The 8th biennial meeting of states to consider the implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (PoA) kicked off on June 27. In her remarks, Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Tra , Deputy Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN, shared other states’ concern about multifaceted impacts of illegal activities related to small arms and light weapons on global security, stability, and development. She highly valued recent efforts, including the PoA implementation, to prevent the illicit trade in small arms, pointing out the necessity to augment international cooperation on the … [Read more...] about Vietnam pledges to effectively manage small arms, light weapons
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The week-long event, which started on June 26, is hosted by the Vietnam Trade Office under the Vietnamese Embassy in the U.K. in collaboration with the Vietnam Business Association in the U.K. (VBUK), and Longdan and EUTEK groups. As part of activities in the trade promotion program of the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT), the event aims to promote Vietnamese high-quality products which are benefiting from the U.K.-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (UKVFTA), to British retailers and consumers. Handicraft products, coffee, fresh and dried fruits, canned fruit juice, vermicelli, dried noodle, rice papers, cashew nuts, and fragrant rice of reputable export enterprises of Vietnam are being displayed at the supermarket and Vietnamese markets in Nottingham city. At the event, Sao Thai Duong JSC became the first Vietnamese enterprise to set up a showroom in the U.K. to introduce its herbal healthcare and beauty products. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Ambassador Nguyen … [Read more...] about Vietnamese goods, foods introduced in U.K.
NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue (L) and his Hungarian counterpart László Kövér at the press meeting on June 27. (Photo: VNA) Budapest (VNA) – Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue's official visit to Hungary has attracted attention from the media in Eastern Europe. In Hungary, Magyar Nemzet (Hungarian Nation) newspaper ran an article saying the two countries’ traditional friendship has recorded great strides, especially since the visit to Vietnam by Prime Minister Orban Viktor and a trip to the European nation by General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong. Hue's visit from June 25-28 would create a stepping stone for the two countries’ comprehensive partnership to enter a new chapter in the time ahead, particularly after Vietnam and the European Union (EU) completed the ratification of the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA) and a free trade agreement (EVFTA), according to Magyar Nemzet. In its writing, Magyar … [Read more...] about NA leader’s Hungary visit grabs headlines on Eastern European media
During the reception, Sr. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Tan Cuong affirmed that on the basis of the Vietnam- Japan extensive strategic partnership, defense cooperation over the past time has made great strides, underlining that it is one of the important pillars in the two countries’ cooperative relation. In 2018, the Vietnamese and Japanese Defense Ministries signed the Joint Vision Statement on Vietnam – Japan Defense Cooperation towards the next decade to open up the new development stage between the two countries’ defense, including the cooperation between Vietnam’s Air Defense – Air Force Service and Japan’s Air Self-Defense Force. Also, Gen. Cuong spoke highly of the supporting program of Japan’s Defense Ministry to enhance the specialized and technical capabilities of the Vietnamese Air Defense – Air Force Service, adding that the support has contributed to tightening friendship and mutual understanding between the two sides. At the event, Gen. Cuong required General Izutsu Shunji to … [Read more...] about Defense leader receives Japanese counterpart
Entrepreneurs remain inspirations for Vietnamese youth According to the report, over 23 million (25 per cent) of the population are youth aged 16 to 30. Of them, 43 per cent want to become entrepreneurs, followed by working in the media and communications (37 per cent), education (22 per cent), technology (20 per cent), NGO and government (17 per cent), and financial sectors (11 per cent). Only a small proportion of the respondents seek careers in transportation (8 per cent) and energy (5 per cent). It is worth noting that while there is an increasing demand for digital skills in the country, these were the least cited among the skills that need development. Instead, around half of the young people surveyed would like to further gain self-leadership (53 per cent) and interpersonal skills (48 per cent). This is followed by reskilling in cognitive and advanced digital skills (37 per cent) and basic digital skills (28 per cent). Vietnam is also undergoing a shift from a … [Read more...] about Entrepreneurs remain inspirations for Vietnamese youth
Ho Chi Minh City Urban Traffic Management and Operation Centre (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) - The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) will exert efforts to create a modern and safe national digital infrastructure , and a new space for digital economic growth, and developing e-government towards the building of a digital government. The goal is set in the ministry’s action plan for the implementation of the National Strategy on the fourth Industrial Revolution by 2030. Under the plan, by 2025, Vietnam's e-government index according to the United Nations' ranking will be in the group of four leading countries in Southeast Asia. Vietnam will rank among the top 40 countries in terms of the Global Cybersecurity Index of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The proportion of the digital economy will reach 20% of GDP, and the proportion of the digital economy in each industry or field will reach at least 10%. By the year, over 50% of the population … [Read more...] about Ministry works to create modern national digital infrastructure
The adaptation of circular economic models would help Vietnam realize its commitment to net-zero carbon emissions target by 2050. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) today [June 28] held a conference to kickstart the formulation of a national action plan to promote a circular economy in Vietnam. Minister of MONRE Tran Hong Ha at the event. Photos: UNDP At the event, Minister of MONRE Tran Hong Ha said climate change, environmental pollution, and the degradation of the natural ecosystem are posing threats to the world. He referred to the sixth assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-AR6) which stated that if global warming gradually increases 1.5 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial level, some impacts may be lasting or irreversible, such as the loss of some ecosystems. The IPCC also estimated since 2008, around 20 million people annually have been forced to leave their homes behind due to extreme … [Read more...] about Vietnam to draft national action plan for circular economy adaptation