Administrative reforms crucial to capitalisation of EVFTA: dialogue Business

Administrative reforms crucial to capitalisation of EVFTA: dialogue

Reforming administrative procedures and improving infrastructure quality are decisive factors in capitalising on the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), heard a dialogue between officials of Ho Chi Minh City and the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham) on July 28.
Building ASEAN Community remains top priority: Senior ASEAN officials World

Building ASEAN Community remains top priority: Senior ASEAN officials

Successfully building the ASEAN Community continues to be a top priority of the bloc despite the difficulties and challenges posed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, ASEAN member states reiterated at the ASEAN Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM), which was held online on July 16 and chaired by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Quoc Dung.
Vietnam voices concerns over armed conflicts’ impact on children Politics

Vietnam voices concerns over armed conflicts’ impact on children

Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, head of the Vietnam Mission to the United Nations, voiced concerns over children’s situation in armed conflicts and emphasised the need for the international community to take specific measures and actions to minimise conflicts’ impact on children.
Prime Minister meets voters in Hai Phong Politics

Prime Minister meets voters in Hai Phong

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc reported the outcomes of the 14th National Assembly’s ninth session to voters in Ngo Quyen district, the northern port city of Hai Phong during a local meeting on June 21.
ASEAN working to restructure supply chains, recover economies: Minister World

ASEAN working to restructure supply chains, recover economies: Minister

Faced with the negative impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on regional and global economies, including interruptions to supply chains, ASEAN countries are making greater efforts to recover and improve their responsiveness to future risks, Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh has said.
Singapore, Japan pledge to maintain supply chains World

Singapore, Japan pledge to maintain supply chains

Singapore and Japan issued a joint statement on May 1 agreeing to deepen bilateral economic cooperation to secure supply chains for essential goods and strengthen economic resilience amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vietnam backs two-state solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict Politics

Vietnam backs two-state solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, head of the Vietnamese Permanent Mission to the United Nations, has affirmed Vietnam’s consistent stance of supporting efforts to achieve a fair, comprehensive and long-term solution to the Palestinian issue, based on internationally-recognised principals and standards in accordance with UN Resolutions.
Vietnamese, Chinese officials discuss maintaining trade Business

Vietnamese, Chinese officials discuss maintaining trade

Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh held phone talks with Director of China’s General Administration of Customs Ni Yuefeng and Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan on April 17 to identify measures aimed at addressing the growing backlog of Vietnamese exports at border areas since the beginning of this month.
Red dragon fruit on shelves in Australia Business

Red dragon fruit on shelves in Australia

A total of five tonnes of red dragon fruit from Vietnam are being sold at supermarkets and grocery stores in the Australian states of New South Wales, Victoria, and Western Australia as part of a week-long promotional event held by the Vietnamese Trade Office in Australia and the Melbourne-based company Da Lat Import & Export from April 2 to 8.
Earth Hour spreads awareness about sustainability Environment

Earth Hour spreads awareness about sustainability

Due to the complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Earth Hour will not hold many activities which gather many people like previous years, such as cycling or the nationwide light off event in many major cities across the country but instead several online programmes will be held.
UNHCR praises Thailand’s fight to end statelessness World

UNHCR praises Thailand’s fight to end statelessness

The administration of Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha received praise in 2016 from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office in Thailand, concerning the government’s efforts to end statelessness, after the Cabinet approved guidelines and measures to help some 80,000 stateless persons in Thailand, allowing them the chance to apply for Thai citizenship should they meet all the requirements.