Daily Archives: December 1, 2017

Vietnam, Western Australia boost ties

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan met with President of the Western Australian Legislative Council Kate Doust and Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of the Western Australia Lisa Baker on Friday as part of her visit to Australia.

Ngan suggested that both sides continue delegation exchanges in order to increase cooperation in economics, trade, education, and tourism and people-to-people diplomacy. She said Vietnam pledges favorable conditions for Australian businesses to invest in the country.

Earlier the same day, Chairwoman Ngan met with Governor of Western Australia Kerry Sanderson in Perth city. The two sides discussed cooperative fields that require focus such as mining, renewable energy, liquefied gas, education, tourism, sea ports, and agriculture.

Sanderson affirmed that the Western Australia administration attaches great importance to cooperative relations with Vietnam.

At a meeting with Chief Justice of Western Australia Wayne Martin, Chairwoman Ngan hailed the signing of a cooperation agreement between the Supreme Court of Western Australia and the Supreme People’s Court of Vietnam.

Source: VOV5

Polish President concludes Vietnam visit

Polish President Andrzej Duda has left Ho Chi Minh City, concluding his visit to Vietnam.

On Thursday, President Duda met with Ho Chi Minh City Mayor Nguyen Thanh Phong, who described his visit as an important milestone in the partnership between Poland and Vietnam. He added that, as the biggest economic hub in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City always welcomes Polish investors and is ready to foster economic, trade and investment collaboration with Poland.

President Duda said his visit will help boost the Vietnam � Poland relationship.

Source: VOV5

Argentina seeks to spur farm exports to Vietnam

Representatives of Vietnamese and Argentinean businesses on Friday discussed ways to help Vietnamese firms link up with Argentinean suppliers of products for domestic consumption and export.

The meeting was held by the Investment and Trade Promotion Center (ITPC) and the Argentinean Embassy in Vietnam. Nguyen Thi Thu Thuy, Deputy Director of the ITPC, said: With a combined population of 145 million people, Vietnam and Argentina can support each other in the global production chain. Vietnamese and Argentinean enterprises are working to open more market opportunities for each other.

Rosario Martearena, from Argentina’s Ministry of Agriculture, said: Argentina wants to prove that we are a reliable food supplier. That’s why we brought 11 firms to this meeting to introduce our cereals, seafood, meat, and by-products. We hope to export more products to Vietnam.

With a population of 96 million people and growing incomes, Vietnam is a potential market for Argentinean exporters. Vietnam spent more than 2.6 billion USD importing farm produce and cattle feed from Argentina last year.

Source: VOV5

President: APEC Economic Leaders’ Week was successful

President Tran Dai Quang has highlighted the success of the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week held early last month in Da Nang city.

At Friday’s meeting with voters of Ho Chi Minh city’s district 1, 3, and 4, Quang said the successful hosting the APEC events are prominent achievements of Vietnam’s foreign policy this year, contributing to enhancing APEC’s role as the region’s leading economic cooperation mechanism. This marked a milestone in Vietnam’s international integration and demonstrated the country’s strategic vision for the Asia-Pacific region, he added. President Quang said activities of APEC Year 2017 were held professionally, thoroughly, economically, and effectively with optimal social resources mobilized and security and safety ensured.

The President also informed voters on the results of the 4th session of the 14th National Assembly, saying that the session was held amid positive changes taking place in Vietnam.

Source: VOV5

PM: Words should be turned into action

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has urged for drastic, uniform measures to fulfill tasks for December, including dealing with flood aftermath and accelerating administrative reform.

At a regular government meeting for November in Hanoi on Friday, Phuc said cabinet members should turn their words into actions and strictly follow laws and disciplines.

Prime Minister Phuc warned that the government and the state administrative system shouldn’t set out too many tasks for next year in order to avoid overlapping with those set out by ministries and sectors and other government resolutions.

Source: VOV5

PM requests active preparation for key socio-economic tasks in 2018

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc spoke highly of the government’s proposals on law issues and socio-economic management in 2018 made at the recent National Assembly session.

At the government monthly meeting on Friday, Prime Minister Phuc applauded the success of the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week and pointed out that the macro-economy remained stable, and inflation under control in the past 11 months: The New Year is 1 month away. We need to focus on resolving difficulties to promote business production, and make full use of opportunities to boost goods and service consumption. More should be done to promote national start-ups, investment, and administrative reform.

Prime Minister Phuc urged solutions to prevent corruption and wastefulness along with issues relating to culture, security, and national defence.

The cabinet members also discussed reorganizing the political apparatus and public service agencies.

Source: VOV5

AU-EU Summit draws up emergency plan for migrants in Libya

The European Union, the United Nations, and the African Union on Thursday agreed to an emergency plan to dismantle people-smuggling networks and repatriate stranded migrants, in an effort to ease a human rights disaster in Libya.

The plan, the details of which emerged on Thursday, came from a meeting of UN officials, EU leaders, and government representatives from Chad, Niger, Morocco, Congo, and Libya that was called by France on Wednesday.

French President Emmanuel Macron said the plan includes the establishment of an operational task-force composed of European and African police and intelligence services.

Libya said it would grant UN agencies access to migrant camps in areas under its control. EU countries will finance the repatriation of migrants from Libya, a process that is already being organised by the International Organization for Migration. Vulnerable migrants who might eventually qualify for asylum will be brought to Chad or Niger before being relocated to a third country either in Europe or another region.

Source: VOV5