Politics

Party, Gov’t leaders emphasise partnership with RoK

Vietnam attaches importance to developing its strategic cooperative partnership with the Republic of Korea for the benefits and prosperity of each country, said the Party chief and the Prime Minister as they met with the RoK top legislator Kim Hyong-O in Hanoi on Nov. 16.
Society

Former Vietnamese teachers hold congress

Former Vietnamese teachers nationwide gathered in Hanoi on November 12 for a congress to review their activities as well as set forth new orientations for the operation of Vietnam’s Association of Former Teachers during the 2009-2014 term.
Politics

APEC contributes greatly to Vietnam’s integration efforts

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum has made important contributions to Vietnam’s integration efforts since the country was admitted more than a decade ago. Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem made the remark in a written statement in anticipation with APEC’s 20th founding anniversary and the upcoming 17th APEC Summit in Singapore.
World

Japan, Mekong nations to boost environmental cooperation

Japan and five Mekong sub-regional countries in Southeast Asia concluded their first ever summit on Nov. 7 with the Tokyo Declaration that steps up cooperation in protecting the environment and tackling climate change over the next decade.
Politics

China, Malaysia boost strategic cooperation

Chinese President Hu Jintao and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak met in Kuala Lumpur on Nov. 11 to discuss ways of furthering strategic and cooperative ties between the two countries.
Vietnam, Japan to boost relations within Mekong framework Politics

Vietnam, Japan to boost relations within Mekong framework

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Nov. 7 held talks with his Japanese counterpart, Yukio Hatoyama, during which they pledged to promote relations between Japan and Mekong subregion countries, as well as the bilateral Japan-Vietnam relations.
Politics

Party leader receives Lao official

The Lao Party, State and people will do their best to consolidate and strengthen their traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation with Vietnam.
Culture - Sports

Promoting cultural assets to encourage Mekong tourism

The up-coming Mekong-Japan Tourism and Cultural Festival is aimed at highlighting the unique aspects of local culture to promote Mekong Delta tourism, affirmed Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Tran Chien Thang at a press briefing in Hanoi on Oct. 26.
World

Asian leaders value efforts to set up rice reserve

Leaders from ASEAN, China, Japan and the Republic of Korea (RoK) have spoken highly of the effort to transform the East Asia Emergency Rice Reserve Pilot Project into a permanent mechanism under the ASEAN+3 Emergency Rice Reserve.