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☀️ Morning digest May 21

The following is a list of selected news summaries reported last night by the Vietnam News Agency.

☀️ Morning digest May 21

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

- The Government prioritises promoting growth associated with maintaining macroeconomic stability, controlling inflation, and ensuring major balances of the economy, Deputy Prime Minister Le Minh Khai told the 15th National Assembly (NA)’s seventh plenary session on May 20, stressing that the goal is to coordinate macroeconomic management policies closely, effectively and harmoniously this year.

Khai, authorised by the Prime Minister, presented a report on supplementary assessment of the implementation of the socioeconomic development plan and state budget in 2023 and in the first months of 2024. Read full story

- Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on May 20 received Nagavara Ramaroa Narayana Murthy, co-founder of Infosys – one of the biggest IT companies in India.

Welcoming Narayana Murthy, who is also former Chainman of Infosys, to Vietnam to work with Vietnamese partners, PM Chinh showed his impression at the scale, role and position of Infosys, as well as Narayana Murthy's role in the IT and software market of India in particular and the world in general. Read full story

- General To Lam, Politburo member and Minister of Public Security, on May 20 hosted a reception for Deputy Chief of the Indonesian National Police (INP) Commissioner General Agus Andrianto.

The Indonesian official is in Vietnam to attend the third security dialogue at the deputy ministerial level between Vietnam and Indonesia. Read full story

- Deputy Minister of National Defence Senior Lieutenant General Hoang Xuan Chien hosted a reception in Hanoi on May 20 for André Flahaut, visiting member of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives and Minister of State.

Chien hailed the Belgian Chamber of Representatives as the first legislature in the world to pass a resolution in support of Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin victims in Vietnam in October 2023, helping draw attention and support from the international community to the effort. Read full story

- As people-to-people diplomacy is an important foundation in bilateral relations, Vietnam wants to strengthen people-to-people exchanges with Nepal, said Vice President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) Nguyen Ngoc Hung on May 20.

He made the remark at a reception for a delegation of the Nepal Peace and Solidarity Council (NPSC) led by its chairman Rabindra Adhikari, who is also a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Nepal - Unified Marxist–Leninist (CPN-UML). Read full story

- The New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) kicked off its 2024 "Made with Care" global campaign in Ho Chi Minh City on May 20.

This year, NZTE continues its successful collaboration with major retailers AEON and LOTTE to make a wide range of New Zealand food and beverage products readily available to Vietnamese consumers. Read full story

- Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Da Nang city Ho Ky Minh hosted a local reception on May 20 for Zhou Xianyi, Secretary of the Party Committee of the Tianfu New Area in Sichuan of China.

Minh presented Da Nang as a growth nucleus of the central key economic region of Vietnam, known for major industrial products such as seafood, apparel, leather and footwear, mechanical engineering, construction materials and handicrafts. The city is also developing hi-tech industries and information technology into major economic sectors, with its economic structure oriented towards services, industry and agriculture. Read full story

- Vietnam plans to more than double the annual capacity of Lien Khuong Airport in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong to 5 million passengers in the next six years under a master plan to develop the airport during 2021-2030 with a vision to 2050 recently approved by the Ministry of Transport.

Accordingly, the airport’s Terminal 2 will be constructed in 2021-2030, able to serve some 3 million passengers a year, and will then be expanded to increase the airport capacity to 7 million by 2050. Read full story./.


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