If I could pick just two areas to focus on they would be trade and people-to-people connections. The trade relationship grew over seven percent last year. Both countries are among the top 20 trading partners for each other, with bilateral trade more than tripling since 2009, when the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement was signed. People to people links are thriving, with increasing tourism in both directions and New Zealand receiving a growing number of Vietnamese students. Vietnamese students are increasingly choosing a New Zealand education as the best option to prepare them for the future of work and a successful career. The number of Vietnamese students in New Zealand grew 30 percent from 2016-18, with 2,772 Vietnamese students studying in New Zealand during 2018. … [Read more...] about Vietnam, New Zealand look forward to building strategic partnership
Hoi An has seen a drop in tourist arrivals due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Photo from vietnamtourism.gov.vn Cao Tri Dung, chairman of the Da Nang Tourism Association, said: “The city will collaborate with Quang Nam and Thua Thien-Hue provinces to launch a promotion programme in March to pull visitors back to the Central region.” … [Read more...] about Central Vietnam launches new tourism promotions as arrivals fall due to COVID-19
“When I was a small child, I often got sick and it was very hard for my parents. There were times my mother spent the whole night holding me as I had difficulty breathing”, said Tú, 35, who is now head of the Cancer Research and Clinical Trials Centre at National Cancer Hospital in Hà Nội. … [Read more...] about Doctor dedicates life to cancer patients
Visitors to HCM City on Nguyễn Huệ Street in District 1. - VNS File PhotoViet Nam News HCM CITY -- Special policies are needed to help HCM City develop faster and better, thus contributing more to the country’s development, Nguyễn Thiện Nhân, secretary of HCM City’s Party Committee, has said. … [Read more...] about City needs development policies as population surges
A male peacock on the rooftop of a house on Trần Quốc Thảo Street in HCM City. VNS Photo/Ngọc KhảiViet Nam News On Tuesday, residents on Trần Quốc Thảo Street in HCM City’s District 3 spotted a male peacock sitting behind a bush on the rooftop of an abandoned building. … [Read more...] about What was a peacock doing on a HCM City rooftop?