Vietnam will have to wait until 2021 to complete their remaining three matches in the second round of the Asian qualifiers for the World Cup Qatar 2022, as FIFA recently announced the postponement of Asia’s qualifying matches in 2020 due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s World Cup qualifying matches in 2020 rescheduled to 2021
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This year’s celebration has the theme “The Vietnam we want in 2030: The Youth act for a clean environment”. In his opening speech, Nguyen Ngoc Luong, Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union emphasised that all members of the Youth Union at all levels as well as all other young people need to raise awareness among their communities on climate change, environmental protection, and the negative impact of plastic bags and waste through modern communication channels and on social media. It is necessary to strengthen the capacity, knowledge and skills of the Youth Union, and other youth organisations on environment protection on how to cope with climate change, to pilot and popularise models of environmental protection and adaptability to climate change, and to promote innovative green startups and green business ideas, he stressed. Michael Croft, UNESCO Representative in Vietnam and Co-chair of the UN Youth Working Group said that today’s young people … [Read more...] about 2020 International Youth Day: Vietnamese youth takes action for a cleaner environment
A recent conference on world food security pointed out the demand for more women in the STEM sector. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics. Female access to the same physical and economic resources as men, they claimed, could raise farm output by as much as 10 to 20 percent - undeniably important with the Mekong’s uncertain future food output. … [Read more...] about Women and flowers: Happy Vietnamese Women’s Day!
Singapore (VNA) - Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs Motegi Toshimitsu arrived in Singapore on August 12 for a three-day visit, becoming the first high-ranking official to make a trip to the city-state since border entry restrictions were put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is also Toshimitsu's first official visit to Singapore as Minister for Foreign Affairs. According to a statement of the Singaporean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he is scheduled to pay a courtesy call on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and hold talks with his Singapore counterpart Vivian Balakrishnan. The two sides are expected to discuss bilateral ties, measures to cope with COVID-19, and the resumption of cross-border travel between the two countries. According to The Straits Times, the East Sea issue is also likely to be touched upon during the talks. After his trip to Singapore, the Japanese minister will visit Malaysia on August 14 and 15./. … [Read more...] about Japanese Foreign Minister begins official visit to Singapore
Our businesses are re-engaging after initial disruptions due to the pandemic, with industry chambers on both sides coming together through online platforms. Last year, India ranked as the seventh-largest trading partner of Vietnam with bilateral trade of about US$12 billion. This is still not commensurate with the levels of our economic development and the fact that we both are among the fastest-growing economies in the world today. New opportunities are presenting themselves as COVID-19 has pushed us into rethinking the old ways of engaging with each other. We are today exploring new supply chains and new partnerships with each other. … [Read more...] about Indian ambassador hails partnership with VN in global integration