Hanoi (VNA) - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc discussed socio-economic issues, national defence and security, and external affairs during a working session with the teaching staff of the National Defence Academy in Hanoi on November 26. He lauded the army for its role in searching for and rescuing victims during the recent historic floods and for contributing to basically fulfilling the dual goals of fighting COVID-19 and maintaining socio-economic development. Vietnam is currently recording one of the highest growth rates in the world, he said, noting that the national macro-economy is stable, inflation is under control, and trade surplus has surpassed 20 billion USD. Regarding the 37th ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings, the PM said it was one of the country’s most important political-external events and the foremost event during its ASEAN Chairmanship in 2020. PN Phuc chaired and co-chaired 15 high-level conferences and 10 high-level sideline meetings. The summit … [Read more...] about PM holds working session with National Defence Academy
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HCM City (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Public Security has launched an action month to ensure security, social order and safety in the city during the upcoming 11th municipal Party Congress and the 7th Party Congress of the Central Public Security Organisation. The action month runs from September 30 to October 31. Speaking at the launching ceremony, Director of the municipal Department of Public Security Major General Le Hong Nam said the main tasks of the police force are to protect security and ensure social safety and order, and to build trust and consensus among the public. He asked police force at all levels to continue to take serious measures to suppress crimes, implement crime combat and prevention work, reduce traffic accidents, and prevent fires and explosions. The police force should take action to stop illegal street racing, prevent terrorism … [Read more...] about HCM City’s police launch action month to ensure social order
On this occasion, Gen. Thang informed the Canadian side of the results of multilateral defense activities hosted by Vietnam as it assumes the ASEAN Chair in 2020 and a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UN Security Council) for the period of 2020-2021. … [Read more...] about Vietnam, Canada hold defense consultation meeting
Hanoi (VNA) - The role of women in UN peacekeeping operations was on the agenda at an online conference held by the Ministry of Defence and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in Vietnam on November 26. Co-chaired by Deputy Minister of Defence, Sen. Lieut. Gen. Hoang Xuan Chien, and Kamal Malhotra, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative to Vietnam, the conference aimed to reaffirm Vietnam’s strong commitment to issues relating to women, peace, and security, as well as UN peacekeeping activities, and to demonstrate the country’s active and proactive efforts in taking on the dual roles of a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council and the ASEAN Chair in 2020. In his speech, Chien emphasised that member nations of the UN in general and Southeast Asian countries in particular are making efforts to sustainably increase women’s participation in UN peacekeeping missions. The country officially joined UN peacekeeping missions in 2014. In January … [Read more...] about Conference promotes women’s role in UN peacekeeping operations
Vietnam’s control of the pandemic and its continued growth has further cemented its position as a safe business environment compared to others. And US businesses have noticed. Apple has planned to shift significant production of its products including its AirPods to Vietnam. … [Read more...] about How US investors’ positive sentiment towards Vietnam grows stronger?