Daily Archives: May 27, 2018

Japanese Ambassador: Vietnam is Japan’s reliable partner

Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Umeda Kunio said that Vietnam is one of Japan’s reliable partners.

In an interview with the Vietnamese News Agency prior to President Tran Dai Quang’s visit to Japan from May 29 to June 2, Kunio said Vietnam and Japan will organize more than 100 programs to mark the 45th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties this year. President Tran Dai Quang’s visit to Japan is the most important event.

The ambassador said bilateral cooperation in politics and maritime security has been enhanced. Vietnam supports Japan to implement The Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy and both countries will expand cooperation relating to the Strategy.

President Tran Dai Quang will attend a large-scale investment conference in Tokyo engaging many Vietnamese and Japanese businesses. Japan wants to work with Vietnam in high-tech infrastructure and human resource training to facilitate Vietnam’s administrative and financial reform.

Source: VOV5

Cao Lanh bridge inaugurated

A ceremony was held in Dong Thap province on Sunday to inaugurate Cao Lanh bridge and connect Cao Lanh bridge with Vam Cong bridge.

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung and Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop attended the event. In his address, Deputy Prime Minister Trinh DInh Dung said: The bridge is of great importance to the socio-economic development of Dong Thap province and the Mekong River Delta in general. It will contribute to improving competitive edge of the region and Vietnam’s economy as a whole. The project on building the Cao Lanh bridge and the connection of Cao Lanh and Vam Cong bridge is funded with non-refundable aid of the Australian government, credits of the Asian Development Bank and counter capital of the Vietnamese government and has a total investment of 7.5 trillion VND.

Source: VOV5

Vietnam, Australia strengthen bilateral ties

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung held a meeting in Dong Thap province with Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on Sunday before the two leaders attended the inauguration of the Cao Lanh bridge.

The Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister urged the two Foreign Ministries to work closely to enhance the just-established Strategic Partnership between the two countries in order to contribute to peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region. Mr. Dung appreciated Australia’s prioritized ODA for Vietnam in the 2018-2019 fiscal year saying the fund contributed to Vietnam’s socio-economic development. Minister Bishop said the Australian government considered Vietnam one of its key partners in the Asia-Pacific region and cited the establishment of the Strategic Partnership. She said Australia will work closely with Vietnam to realize the Joint Statement on Establishing Strategic Partnership and targets of the 2016-2019 Action Programs.

The two sides praised their cooperation at regional and global forums. Minister Bishop reiterated Australia’s stance on the East Sea issue emphasizing the importance of maintaining peace and stability in the East Sea and settling disputes by peaceful means in line with international law including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. The Australian Minister repeated Australia’s support for Vietnam’s bid for a non-permanent seat at the UN Security Council in the 2020-2021 tenure.

Source: VOV5

Deputy PM inspects progress of Trung Luong-Can Tho expressway construction

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has asked the Ministry of Transport and contractors to ensure the construction progress of the expressway from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho which is scheduled to be operational by 2020.

During his inspection tour on Saturday, Mr. Dung stressed the importance to ensuring the quality and safety. Mr. Dung said the government and the Prime Minister pay particular attention to this route. The Trung Luong-Can Tho expressway comprises of two sections spanning Ho Chi Minh City-Trung Luong and Trung Luong-My Thuan-Can Tho. The first section Ho Chi Minh city-Trung Luong has been completed.

Source: VOV5

South Korean President informs meeting results with North Korea leader

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had reaffirmed his commitment to completely denuclearize the Korean Peninsula and looked forward to meeting President Donald Trump on June 12, in the latest attempt by the two Korean leaders to keep recent engagement efforts on track

The remarks by Mr. Moon came a day after the two Korean leaders met for an unannounced meeting at the village of Panmunjom on Saturday. Mr. Moon said they expected plans for a June 12 summit in Singapore between Mr. Trump and Kim to be a success, and added that he hoped to hold a later trilateral meeting with the US president and North Korean leader.

Source: VOV5

Vietnam. Egypt pledge further cooperation

Vietnam believes that with strong political will, Vietnam and Egypt will work closely and support each other at multilateral, regional and international forums for the benefit of their peoples and for peace, stability, cooperation, and development.

Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Communication and Education Vo Van Thuong made the remarks at his meetings with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Parliament Speaker Ali Abdel Aal during his visit to Egypt over the past few days. Mr. Thuong praised Egypt’s recent achievements, particularly its efforts to maintain political stability, security, and economic growth.

At meetings with leaders of Egypt’s Communist and Socialist Parties, Mr. Thuong said Vietnam is persistent to its goal of national independence being closely linked with socialism and that Vietnam is always a loyal friend and a reliable partner.

Meeting the Egyptian Ministers of Foreign Affairs, and Communication and Information Technology, Mr. Thuong reiterated Vietnam’s commitment to strengthen ties with Egypt and appreciate Egypt’s role in the Non-Aligned Movement and in maintaining stability and peace in the Middle East.

Source: VOV5