Daily Archives: May 16, 2018

Vietnam attends ESCAP’s 74th session in Bangkok

Deputy Foreign Minister Ha Kim Ngoc led a Vietnamese delegation to the 74th session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in Bangkok, Thailand, which concluded on Wednesday.

The event was themed Inequality in the era of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and chaired by the President of the Marshall Islands.

In a discussion relating to policies that address inequality in Asia-Pacific, Ngoc said that to deal with this issue, a peaceful and stable environment based on international law is needed.

He said Vietnam is making concerted efforts to reform its administrative procedures and fine-tune its legal institutions to create a favorable environment for all organisations and individuals.

Ngoc said Vietnam has made a national plan for implementing its Sustainable Development Goals and a national program on sustainable property reduction and new-style rural areas building until 2020 to narrow gaps between residents in urban and rural areas and to help disadvantaged people gain access to preferential credit and social welfares benefits.

While discussing Asia-Pacific multilateralism, Ngoc said no country can address global issues alone.

He said approval of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is a significant effort to promote a free, open, equal, transparent, and comprehensive multilateral trade system in the region.

Vietnam is committed to coordinating closely with members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum to implement programs strengthening regional economic integration, promoting economic, financial and social development, and developing human resources in the digital era.

Source: VOV5

Vietnamese in Australia commemorate Gac Ma battle

Members of the For Beloved Hoang Sa � Truong Sa club met Vietnamese nationals in Melbourne, the Australia, on Monday on the 30th anniversary of the Gac Ma (Johnson South) incident.

Tran Ba Phuc, a member of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee and Chairman of the Vietnamese Entrepreneurs’ Association in Australia, said the Vietnamese community abroad pays a lot of attention to Vietnam’s sea, islands, and territorial sovereignty. He called on Vietnamese nationals in Australia and around the world to stand side by side with the people back home to defend Vietnam’s sea and islands.

Source: VOV5

Vietnam to generate 4,000MW of wind power before June 2019

Vietnam will generate 4,000 MW of wind power by June 2019, said a senior expert in energy at a methodology seminar in Hanoi on Tuesday.

Nguyen Duc Cuong of the Ministry of Industry and Trade reviewed Vietnam’s implementation of its green energy policy and the Paris agreement on climate change, since submitting the first version of the National Determined Contribution (NDC) in September 2015.

Cuong said that by the end of last year, Vietnam was able to generate 7.6% of the required renewable electricity, mainly by small hydro-power plants. He noted that the achievement was thanks to incentives which have boosted solar energy in Vietnam.

The Ministry of Industry and Trade has proposed adjustments to the wind power price list following the great impact of solar energy. About 4,000 MW of wind electricity will be on line before next June, far beyond the set target of 850MW by 2020. Changes in policies have boosted the development of green energy and reduced greenhouse gas emissions, said Cuong.

Source: VOV5

VNAT General Director: Foreign tourists in Vietnam must abide by Vietnamese law

Nguyen Van Tuan, General Director of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), says Vietnam welcomes visitors from around the world but as long as they are in Vietnam they must abide by Vietnamese law.

He told the media on Tuesday in response to a group of Chinese tourists who arrived in Nha Trang City wearing T-shirts featuring a nine-dash line map that represents China’s false territorial claim to the East Sea.

Mr. Tuan urged localities to direct tourists and travel agencies to abide by legal regulations. He took the occasion to ask tour operators to learn from the lesson and better monitor visitors.

Mr. Tuan said the nine-dash line map seriously threatens Vietnam’s sovereignty. VNAT has called on the Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of Public Security to jointly address the violation.

Source: VOV5

Vietnamese Ambassador visits US Air Force Academy

Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Pham Quang Vinh paid an official visit to the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs last week.

Vice Superintendent of the Academy Colonel David Harris hailed the US-Vietnam comprehensive partnership, particularly in security and defence cooperation. Col. Harris reviewed Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s visit to the US last May and US President Donald Trump’s visit to Vietnam last November.

Ambassador Vinh briefed the meeting on recent progress in Vietnam-US ties and Vietnam’s reform achievements. He said he hopes the two countries will strengthen their ties within the framework of comprehensive partnership, particularly in training, capacity building, security, and defence.

Source: VOV5

Vietnamese in Australia commemorate Gac Ma battle

Members of the For Beloved Hoang Sa � Truong Sa club met Vietnamese nationals in Melbourne, the Australia, on Monday on the 30th anniversary of the Gac Ma (Johnson South) incident.

Tran Ba Phuc, a member of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee and Chairman of the Vietnamese Entrepreneurs’ Association in Australia, said the Vietnamese community abroad pays a lot of attention to Vietnam’s sea, islands, and territorial sovereignty. He called on Vietnamese nationals in Australia and around the world to stand side by side with the people back home to defend Vietnam’s sea and islands.

Source: VOV5

Russia, Iran, Turkey to underline role of de-escalation zones in Syria

Russia, Turkey, and Iran to underlined the key role of de-escalation zones in maintaining the cease-fire in Syria during the ninth round of Astana talks on Syria held in Kazakhstan.

A statement issued after the meeting said the three guarantor states reaffirmed their commitment to the sovereignty, independence, unity, and territorial integrity of Syria, while maintaining the cease-fire and the de-escalation zones.

The statement said Russia, Turkey, and Iran agreed to hold joint consultations of their high-level representatives with the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Syria as well as with Syrian parties to pave the way for the Syrian Constitutional Committee. The three countries will hold their next high-level meeting on Syria in Sochi, Russia, in July.

Source: VOV5