☀️ Morning digest March 22

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

- President Vo Van Thuong hosted a reception in Hanoi on March 21 for Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn, who is in Vietnam for an official visit and co-chairing the 20th meeting of the Vietnam-Cambodia Joint Commission on Economic, Cultural, Scientific and Technological Cooperation.
Thuong expressed his belief that Cambodia will successfully organise its general election in July 2023, and reap more achievements in building a country of peace, independence, democracy and prosperity.Read full text

-Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh received in Hanoi on March 21 Cambodian Deputy PM and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn, who is on an official visit to Vietnam.
PM Chinh extended Vietnamese leaders’ greetings to Cambodia on the occasion of the country’s coming traditional Chol Chnam Thmay festival. He congratulated Cambodia on its enormous achievements over the past years, especially in the COVID-19 fight, inflation control, economic growth, the ASEAN Chairmanship in 2022, and the fifth-tenure communal/ward council elections last June.Read full text

-Vietnam and Cambodia agreed to continue maintaining high-level exchanges, consultations, and bilateral mechanisms in the coming time at the 20th meeting of the Vietnam-Cambodia Joint Committee on economic, cultural, scientific and technological cooperation in Hanoi on March 21.
The meeting was co-chaired by Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son and Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn in the framework of the latter's ongoing official visit to Vietnam.Read full text

-The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU) and young people must be the pioneers in implementing the policy of promoting national digital transformation, and developing the digital economy based on science, technology and innovation, National Assembly (NA) Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue requested on March 21.
The Vietnamese Party and State always attach special importance to youth and the youth work, and place faith in the force and the Youth Union, Hue said at a meeting with the HCYU Central Committee’s Secretariat on the occasion of the 92nd anniversary of the HCYU.Read full text

-Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung has voiced his hope that US enterprises will become the biggest investor in Vietnam to seize every cooperation opportunity in the countries’ development process on the basis of equality, mutual respect, and mutual benefits.
He made the remark at a meeting with a business delegation of the US - ASEAN Business Council (USABC) in Hanoi on March 21.Read full text

-Thailand will further promote sci-tech and education cooperation with Vietnam, including a plan to teach Vietnamese at some local universities, affirmed Minister of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation (MHESI) Anek Laothamatas in a working session with Vietnamese Ambassador Phan Chi Thanh in Bangkok on March 20.
Thanh proposed the minister direct relevant departments to discuss the organisation of the first meeting of the Vietnam-Thailand Joint Committee for Science and Technology Cooperation. He said via the meeting, the sides will agree on contents serving the promotion of their engagements in the time to come and on a mechanism of co-financing joint research cooperation tasks, especially in the fields of digital transformation, green transformation, biotechnology, and automation.Read full text

-A seminar was held in Hanoi on March 21 to look back on achievements during the 50 years of the Vietnam - UK diplomatic relationship and the prospects of future bilateral ties.
Opening the event, Phan Anh Son, Vice President and Secretary-General of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO), said since the official establishment of the diplomatic relationship on September 11, 1973, bilateral ties have continuously been reinforced and developing. This is especially the case since the elevation of relations to a strategic partnership in September 2010, which has opened up many cooperation frameworks such as the strategic dialogue, the joint committee for economic and trade cooperation, and the working group on defence.Read full text

- A conference was held at Tra Vinh University in the Mekong Delta province entitled the Vietnam-Canada International Education and Partnership Conference to discuss collaboration between college and university educational institutions in the two countries.
Addressing the event, which drew more than 300 Vietnamese and foreign delegates, Canadian Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City Behzad Babakhani highlighted the sound relations between Tra Vinh province, and Tra Vinh University, in particular, thanks to the success of the Vietnam-Canada Community College project and other Canadian-funded projects.Read full text

-Vietnam ranks 65th out of 137 countries and territories in the 2020-2022 period as per the World Happiness Report 2023, up 12 places from the 2022 Report.
The report was released on March 20, which the United Nations has designated as the International Day of Happiness since 2013.Read full text

-As many as 11,453 sport delegates from the ten ASEAN member countries and Timor-Leste will compete in the upcoming 32nd SEA Games and 12th ASEAN Para Games 2023 in Cambodia, according to a local official.
Thong Khon, Minister of Tourism and Permanent Vice Chairman the Cambodian SEA Games Organising Committee and the Cambodian ASEAN Para Games Organising Committee said at a torch-lighting ceremony for the Games on March 21 that the host country will send 1,312 people to SEA Games 32.Read full text/.

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