Daily Archives: May 4, 2018

North Korean leader meets Chinese Foreign Minister

North Korea-China relations and the situation on the Korean peninsula were discussed at a Friday meeting between North Korea leader Kim Jong-un and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

Mr. Kim said Pyongyang is ready to boost traditional ties and friendship with China and prospects of Korean peninsula peace.

Mr. Wang hailed the success of the inter-Korea summit. He said the North’s friendly gestures have benefited both countries and paved the way for a political solution to conflict on the peninsula. He said Beijing favors an end to the war and Pyongyang focusing on developing its economy, and is willing to maintain close contact and cooperation with North Korea.

Source: VOV5

NA Chairwoman calls to develop Phong Dien into fruit growing area

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has called for efforts to develop Phong Dien district into a famous fruit growing area, and boost local eco-tourism.

At a meeting with voters in Can Tho city, on Friday, Ms. Ngan agreed with voters on the need to formulate a coordinated set of criteria for an eco-urban area. She also highlighted the National Assembly’s resolve to deal with fake drugs and counterfeits, saying the Criminal Code stipulates punishments of fake goods producers and smugglers. She answered voters’ questions on raising pensions and wages for kindergarten teachers.

Afterwards, the top legislator met voters in Ninh Kieu district.

Source: VOV5

Vietnam exempts five European nations from visas

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Thursday approved the renewal of visa exemptions for five European nations (Germany, France, the UK, Italy and Spain) for a period of three years.

Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung said: The National Assembly of Vietnam allowed the Government to pilot e-visas to increase the number of visitors to Vietnam. In 2015, there were 720,000 visitors from Western Europe. In 2016 that increased to 855,000 visitors. The number reached 1.5 million in 2017. Effective tourism promotion and visa exemption policies have helped Vietnam maintain an international visitor growth of approximately 30 percent. As to lengthening exempted stays from 15 days to 30 days and increasing the number of exempted countries, the Prime Minister said he will first evaluate the results of the current policy.

Source: VOV5