Daily Archives: December 8, 2017

Vietnam, Liberia agree on specific measures to boost bilateral cooperation

Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and Liberian Foreign Minister Marjon Vashti Kamara have agreed on specific measures to boost bilateral cooperation and maximize the advantages of each country.

At Friday’s meeting in Hanoi, the two leaders reiterated determination to multiply the current two-way trade revenue of 35.3 million USD and create better conditions for their businesses to promote trade, exchange delegations, and participate in each other’s trade fairs.

Both leaders discussed ways to increase cooperation in agriculture, petroleum, telecommunications, defense, and security. They agreed on the need to soon sign legal documents including a cooperation framework between the two governments, a trade agreement, and a deal to encourage and protect investment.

Both sides vowed to continue to increase the exchange of delegations at all levels and create favorable conditions for people-to-people exchange to enhance mutual understanding and solidarity.

Mr. Minh informed the guest of the outcomes of the recent APEC Economic Leaders’ Week held in Vietnam, cooperation among ASEAN member countries, and the East Sea developments.

After the talk, the two leaders witnessed the signing of an agreement on visa exemption for diplomatic and official passport holders between Vietnam and Liberia.

Source: VOV5

Thaco bus manufacturing plant inaugurated

The Truong Hai Auto Corporation (Thaco) inaugurated a bus manufacturing plant at Chu Lai-Truong Hai complex in Quang Nam province on Friday.

Addressing the inauguration ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung praised Thaco for releasing a new line of locally-made products for domestic consumption and export.

He said: This is what the government, the Prime Minister, and Vietnamese people have been waiting for. On behalf of the government, I congratulate Thaco’s achievements. The plant’s inauguration is a breakthrough in conquering demanding customers and creating competitive made-in-Vietnam products. I hope Quang Nam will turn out more products like this to boost the local and national economic development.

On this occasion, Thaco President Tran Ba Duong signed contracts to export more than 1,100 buses.

Source: VOV5

Deputy PM warns against complacency in combating HIV

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam said there is no room for complacency in the fight against HIV, though the number of new carriers is on the decline.

Dam, who chairs the National Committee for AIDS, Drug, and Prostitution Prevention and Control, addressed a national online conference on Friday to review AIDS prevention and control this year and set out tasks for next year. He said: We should be aggressive in combating HIV. We shouldn’t be lax, but patient. There are three targets called 90-90-90. 90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status. 90% of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy. And 90% of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression. The sustained antiretroviral therapy treatment target will be the most difficult. In addition, drugs should be eliminated and patients should receive Methadone treatment.

On this occasion, Deputy PM Dam and other leaders pressed the buttons to launch the Methadone treatment management system at methadone.vaac.gov.vn.

Source: VOV5