☀ Morning digest December 5 hinh anh 1

Hanoi, (VNA) - The following is a list of selected news summaries last weekend by the Vietnam News Agency.

-President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and a high-ranking delegation of Vietnam arrived in Seoul on December 4 afternoon (local time), beginning a state visit to the Republic of Korea (RoK).

The visit, from December 4-6, is made at the invitation of RoK President Yoon Suk Yeol.Read full story

Right upon his arrival in Seoul on December 4, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc had a series of meetings with organisations which have made significant contributions to the Vietnam-Republic of Korea (RoK) friendship, economic-cultural cooperation, and people-to-people exchanges.

Hosting a representative of the Ly family in the RoK, the President affirmed that the Vietnamese State and people are happy about and proud of the family’s success as well as contributions to both nations and their relations.Read full story

--Trade between Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) has witnessed a strong growth over the past time, with tremendous room noticed for future development of the ties. President Nguyen Xuan Phuc's ongoing visit to the East Asian nation from December 4-6 is expected to open a new phase in countries’ relations, bringing bilateral cooperation to a new height.

Since establishing diplomatic relations in 1992, the bilateral trade turnover has increased by 162 times, from 480 million USD in 1992 to 78 billion USD in 2021. The value is projected to hit 90 billion USD this year and exceed 100 billion USD in 2023.

The RoK is Vietnam's third biggest trade partner, while Vietnam is the RoK’s largest trade partner in ASEAN.Read full story

-Chairman of the National Assembly Vuong Dinh Hue and a high-ranking delegation of the Vietnamese legislature arrived at Auckland International Airport in the late afternoon of December 3 (local time), beginning their official visit to New Zealand at the invitation of Speaker of the House of Representatives Adrian Rurawhe.Read full story

National Assembly (NA) Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue received leaders of New Zealand companies in Auckland on December 4 as part of his ongoing official visit to the country.

Hosting Mike Cronin, Managing Director of Co-operative Affairs at Fonterra, Hue lauded the group’s joint works with Vietnamese firms such as Vinamilk and Nutifood in the supply and distribution of milk in Vietnam’s market.Read full story

Before leaving for New Zealand, National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue was busy with a series of activities in Melbourne on December 2-3 as part of his official visit to Australia.Read full story

-With its potential, advantages and opportunities, the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu would promote green, rapid, sustainable socio-economic development, especially high-tech agriculture, renewable energy, trade, services and tourism, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said at a working session with local leaders on December 4.

To grow green, rapidly and sustainably, Bac Lieu should maximise its internal resources, step up infrastructure development, push ahead with decentralisation, and pay more attention to the planning work, he said.Read full story

-Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh urged domestic innovative startups to work harder to become “unicorns” of the region and the world while addressing the key ceremony of the National Innovative Entrepreneurship Day 2022 (Techfest Vietnam 2022) in the southern province of Binh Duong on December 3.

The Party and the State always advocate stepping up the growth model based on scientific-technological applications and innovations in order to raise productivity, quality and competitiveness of the national economy, he stressed, referring to a range of relevant policies and guidelines adopted by the Party and the State as well as projects launched by the Government, ministries, agencies and localities in support of startups. Read full story  

-Vietnam and Venezuela have favourable conditions to bolster cooperation in fisheries, Vietnamese Ambassador Le Viet Duyen said while addressing a recent forum.

The ambassador’s attendance at the fishery forum and his recent working visit to Maracaibo city in Zulia state were intended to promote trade ties between Vietnam and Venezuela.Read full story

-A Vietnam-Japan trade promotion conference took place in Maebashi city, capital of Japan's Gunma prefecture, on December 3, gathering nearly 60 firms from both nations.

Addressing the event, Ryu Yamamoto, mayor of the city, pledged favourable conditions for Vietnamese firms investing and doing business in Maebashi.Read full story

-The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has proposed a total investment of 320 million USD in three Vietnamese banks, reported the Nikkei Asia.

The banks are the Saigon-Hanoi Commercial Joint Stock Bank (SHB), Vietnam International Commercial Joint Stock Bank (VIB), and Oriental Commercial Joint Stock Bank (OCB).Read full story

-The first Ho Chi Minh City Friendship Dialogue (FD HCMC), themed “Resilience Adaptation for Recovery and Development”, was held on December 3 with the participation of over 20 foreign delegations from localities worldwide. 

The event aims to promote the friendship and cooperation between HCM City and foreign localities as well as popularise the country and people to international friends.Read full story

-The People’s Committees of northern Vinh Phuc province and Tam Dao district held a ceremony on December 2 to announce the award honouring Tam Dao as the world’s leading town destination in 2022.

The title was previously announced at the 29th World Travel Awards held in Oman in November this year.Read full story/.