At the event, delegates reported on outstanding achievements gained by Naval Region 4 in Youth Union activities and youth movements in the 2017-2022 period. Meanwhile, the region commended exemplary individuals and presented certificates of merit to 27 outstanding Youth Union’s cadres and members. After the honoring ceremony, delegates offered incense at Gac Ma Memorial Site in Cam Hai Dong commune, Cam Lam district, Khanh Hoa province in tribute to fallen soldiers who sacrificed their lives to safeguard national sovereignty over sea and islands, and at the Stele in dedication to 64 heroic martyrs who died to protect Gac Ma (Johnson South) Reef, part of the Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelago, on March 14, 1988. It was a meaningful activity to multiply examples in the whole unit. In a solemn atmosphere, Youth Union’s cadres and members vowed to heighten their responsibilities, devote themselves to serving the country, be absolutely faithful to the Fatherland, the Party, and the … [Read more...] about Naval Region 4 honors outstanding Youth Union’s cadres and members
Trade union activities
A historic agreement The European Union (EU) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) started negotiations for a region-to-region free trade agreement in 2007. After negotiations were suspended in 2009, the EU decided to pursue bilateral trade agreements with the individual ASEAN member states. Negotiations between the EU and Vietnam on a free trade agreement were launched in 2010. Following the completion of technical discussions, talks were finalized in December 2015. In February 2016, the full text of the EVFTA was published. However, the official signing of the trade deal was delayed due to the pending judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on jurisdiction for the conclusion of the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement. To take the 2017 CJEU opinion into account, the original deal was split into the EVFTA and the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA) in June 2018. Both agreements were signed on June 30, 2019 in Hanoi. The European … [Read more...] about EU trade deal offers opportunities to increase exports
National Assembly Chairman Vương Đình Huệ (left) had a meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Tuesday in Budapest. — VNA/VNS Photo Doãn Tấn BUDAPEST — Vietnamese National Assembly Chairman Vương Đình Huệ said his visit to Hungary is an opportunity to deepen and promote the comprehensive partnership between Việt Nam and Hungary, especially parliamentary ties. The top Vietnamese legislator made the remarks as he met Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Tuesday in Budapest, expressing his delight at the visit, and the chance to meet close friends of Việt Nam. Huệ said the visit would open up new cooperation areas between the two countries in multilateral or regional forums. The Vietnamese and Hungarian leaders concurred that the two countries had enjoyed a close-knit, time-tested, loyal relationship, a valuable asset that not many countries have had, so all present and future leaderships and peoples of the two countries should ensure its continuing growth. … [Read more...] about Việt Nam, Hungary to further promote trade, politics, and people-to-people exchanges: Leaders
Mr. Warwick Morris, Chairman of the Vietnam-UK Network (VUKN). (Photo: VNA) London (VNA) – Vietnamese National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue and his entourage will make good use of the visit to the United Kingdom (UK) to develop further links between the two countries' parliamentarians, according to Mr. Warwick Morris , Chairman of Vietnam-UK Network (VUKN). Even though there are differences between the two systems, the two sides will find plenty of common ground, which hopefully will lead to closer cooperation and dialogue in bilateral parliamentary relations, Mr. Morris, who is also former British Ambassador to Vietnam, told Vietnam News Agency ahead of Hue’s official visit to the UK from June 28 – 30. Mr. Morris spoke highly of the Vietnam – UK relations, saying the 50th anniversary of their diplomatic ties next year is a fine milestone. The bilateral relationship has broadened and deepened enormously during the two decades since 2003 when Vietnam and the UK … [Read more...] about Vietnam, UK legislatures will find common ground for closer cooperation: VUKN Chairman
Tan Phu Plastic Company produces safe products to serve the local market. The "Zero Covid" policy of China means many Vietnamese producers lack input materials. (Photo courtesy of the firm) The worst sufferers were the electronics, wood, textiles, and footwear industries. According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT), China was an important market for the export and import activities of Vietnam as it provides the majority of input materials for Vietnam's production, especially electronic components, machinery parts, fabrics and chemicals. MoIT said from 50 to 55 percent of raw materials and accessories for the textile, garment, and footwear industries originated from China. The country was currently implementing the "Zero Covid" strategy, which forced many factories there temporarily stop production to fight the pandemic. The import-export activities in the neighboring country were affected a lot by the shortage of containers at ports. Phan Thi Thanh Xuan, Vice … [Read more...] about Local enterprises lack materials due to China’s ‘Zero Covid’ policy
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
As a new university graduate who wants to own a business and create jobs for young workers, Nguyen Van Tien, residing in District 5, Ho Chi Minh City, chose to start his business by collecting waste. When he was a student of the Saigon Technology University, Tien set his career plan of running a company instead of being in someone’s employment. He started his recyclable waste collection business in 2012. When collecting recyclable waste for local children’s small social plans, Tien thought that those materials could be reused and it was wasteful to get rid of them. The saying 'one man’s trash is another man’s treasure' inspired him to collect recyclable waste and establish a company operating in scrap management and recycling. Every day, Nguyen Van Tien rolls up his sleeves to directly involve himself in the waste collection. His employees collect recyclable waste at locations as agreed, including trade centers, convenience stores, and schools. Waste will … [Read more...] about Young Vietnamese starts business collecting waste
In an interview granted to Vietnam News Agency ahead of the trip from June 28 to 30, Vietnamese Ambassador to the U.K. Nguyen Hoang Long said the trip will focus on the six important pillars in the strategic partnership, namely politics - diplomacy, economy - trade - investment, education - training, defence - security, science - technology, and the Vietnamese community in the U.K. He said the top legislator will engage in a hectic schedule which includes government and parliament-related events, activities related to economy, trade, investment and education, and meetings with the Vietnamese community. He will hold talks with the leaders of the U.K. House of Commons and House of Lords and meetings with partners, leading businesses economic and financial groups and banks in the country as well as attend a number of forum on economic, trade, investment, education-training cooperation. Chairman Hue is set to meet with British Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab to discuss bilateral … [Read more...] about N.A. leader’s visit hoped to cement Vietnam’s all-round ties with U.K.
More than 360,000 young people and students from colleges and universities are working as volunteers in the 2022 Mùa Hè Xanh (Green Summer) Campaign, a community and charity programme launched by the Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Union this week. — VNA/VNS photo by Hồng Giang HCM CITY — Nearly 800 university students and members of the Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Union opened the 2022 Mùa Hè Xanh (Green Summer) Campaign on Tuesday in HCM City. The annual event is the year’s biggest social and charity programme launched by the union. The volunteers are working in remote areas of Tam Nông District in Đồng Tháp Province, and Phú Quý island in Bình Thuận Province. Some villages in Laos are also included. They have worked to clean and upgrade canals, alleys, roads and irrigation systems. Free health check-ups and medicine for poor residents, children and women are also provided. They have also participated in cultural and community activities to promote environmental protection, … [Read more...] about HCM City students join 2022 Green Summer Campaign
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.