ASEAN, China combat organised crime Politics

ASEAN, China combat organised crime

The sixth China-ASEAN conference for Prosecutors General opened in Hanoi on November 24 to discuss cooperative mechanisms and action plans to increase the effectiveness of the fight against transnational organised crime between ASEAN countries and China.
PM: Stimulus policies continue for economic recovery Politics

PM: Stimulus policies continue for economic recovery

Seeing that 2010 will be another difficult year for the country’s socio-economic development, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said the Government has agreed to continue stimulus policies to assist the economic recovery.
APEC leaders vow to maintain stimulus policies World

APEC leaders vow to maintain stimulus policies

Leaders of the 21-member Asia- Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum on Nov. 15 pledged to maintain economic stimulus policies until a durable economic recovery has clearly taken hold.

Cambodia, Thailand expel diplomats

Cambodia on Nov. 12 expelled a Thai diplomat, and Thailand responded in kind as the two neighbours carried on a dispute over former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, sources from the Thai government said.

Vietnam attends regional ombudsman conference

Deputy Inspector General of the Vietnamese Government Inspectorate Nguyen Van San led a Vietnamese delegation to the 11th Asian Ombudsman Association Conference which wrapped up in Bangkok, Thailand, on Nov. 5.

1.7 mln USD anti-corruption project launched

A 1.7 million USD project to strengthen the capacity of the Government Inspectorate and the Vietnamese Government in monitoring and reporting on corruption was launched in Hanoi on October 29.

Seminar highlights VN’s anti-corruption efforts

International delegates praised the Vietnamese government’s determination and efforts in the fight against corruption through its issue of a national strategy on anti-corruption through 2020 and the president’s approval of the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).

Swedish companies eye clean technologies in VN

Big and small Swedish companies are seeking opportunities to invest in energy efficiency projects and promote the use of clean technologies in Vietnam as part of efforts to contribute the nation’s environmental protection.
Economy escapes decline, PM says Business

Economy escapes decline, PM says

The economy has escaped decline and Vietnam has achieved significant growth, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said in a government report on socio-economic development at the sixth session of the 12th National Assembly meeting that opened on Oct. 20.

Vietnam, Sweden sign new cooperation agreement

Vietnam and Sweden on October 6 signed a new development cooperation agreement in which the latter pledged at least 250 million SEK (or 36 million USD) of aid for Vietnam during the 2009-2011 period.