☕ Afternoon briefing on June 21

The following is a brief review of the day’s events as reported by the Vietnam News Agency.

☕ Afternoon briefing on June 21

Hanoi (VNA) - The following is a brief review of the day’s events as reported by the Vietnam News Agency.

- National Assembly (NA) Chairman Tran Thanh Man on June 21 affirmed that Vietnam always values and wants to promote the relations friendship and multifaceted cooperation with Morocco, as he received Najib El-Khadi, Secretary-General of Morocco’s House of Representatives and President of the Association of Secretaries General of Parliaments (ASGP).

Man emphasised parliamentary cooperation is an effective cooperation channel between the two countries. Their parliaments have maintained delegation exchanges, high-level meetings, and close cooperation; and supported each other at world and regional multilateral inter-parliamentary forums. Read full story

- Russian President Vladimir Putin’s freshly-concluded state visit to Vietnam has grabbed the headlines of many foreign media outlets, including those in Russia.

Russia's TASS news agency has opened a special column that provides updates on Putin’s visit on June 19-20, with articles highlighting the time-tested relations between the two countries and their cooperation. Read full story

- Vietnam’s anti-corruption efforts have helped spur its economic growth, Director of the Canada-Vietnam Trade Council Julie Nguyen and Professor of Business at Centennial College in Toronto Luis Silva shared the view.

In their recent article on Canada’s Ottawa Life magazine, the experts said in recent years, Vietnam’s battle against corruption has been intensified, marked by high-profile cases hitting the headlines. Those cases demonstrated the Government’s commitment to transparency and accountability. Read full story

- Vietnam is Brazil’s priority partner in Asia, Vice President and Minister of Development, Industry, Trade and Services of Brazil Geraldo Alckmin affirmed at a working session with Vietnamese Ambassador to Brazil Bui Van Nghi in Brasilia on June 19.

The Vice President said he is impressed by Vietnam's growth rate and international economic integration as it has joined 16 free trade agreements (FTAs). Read full story

- Vietnam sent more than 78,000 labourers to work abroad so far this year, with Japan receiving the largest number, according to the Department of Overseas Labour under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.

The northeastern country received 40,597 Vietnamese labourers, followed by Taiwan (China) with over 27,000, and the Republic of Korea with more than 5,500. Read full story

- The Vietnamese Business Association and the Vietnamese Embassy in Indonesia jointly organised a business forum in Jakarta on June 2.

The hybrid event brought together more than 30 Vietnamese companies operating in Indonesia, including Yeu Saigon, Dien May Xanh and Vingroup. Read full story

- The Central Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU) on June 20 launched a video contest to mark the 25th anniversary of the summer youth volunteer campaign.

The campaign, launched in 2000, takes place every summer, offering a chance for members of the HCYU to take part in a wide range of community and social activities. Read full story

- The 10th International Yoga Day was marked in Ho Chi Minh City on June 21 with 1,500 yogis performing basic yoga postures together in District 1.

The programme was jointly held by the Indian Consulate General in HCM City and the municipal Union of Friendship Associations to form parts of the celebrations of the 52nd anniversary of the Vietnam-India diplomatic relations and the 77th Independence Day of India. Read full story./.


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