Daily Archives: June 10, 2018

Patriotic movement: pursuing President Ho Chi Minh’s patriotic thoughts to achieve national social e

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has praised the significance of patriotic movements in a writing to mark the 70th anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh’s call for patriotic emulation movement.

He emphasized the call’s results in promoting national patriotism and the fight for national construction and defense. To realize President Ho Chi Minh’s view for a Vietnamese country of more prosperity, the whole Party, army and people should join efforts to finetune the socialist oriented market economy to ensure rapid and sustainable economic growth, stable macro-economy while restructuring industries to improve competitiveness to join global value chain.

Vietnam should develop its own culture of enriched identities while ensuring social welfare, improve resilience in climate change response, efficiently use resources and promote administrative reform and anti-corruption.

National defense should be enhanced to ensure ultimate national sovereignty and territorial integrity while building a safe society ruled by law. The Prime Minister called for all-out efforts to promote patriotism to overcome challenges and mobilize national unity for development.

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Singaporean Prime Minister to meet US, North Korean leaders ahead of Trump-Kim summit

Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will hold separate meetings with US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un ahead of Trump-Kim summit on Tuesday.

Preparations for the summit have been complete. Security has been tightened at key sites since June 10. The summit, which will take place at the Capella Hotel on Singapore’s Sentosa Island, is expected to kick off at 9am. High on the agenda will be the denuclearization on the Korean peninsula.

President Trump left Canada before the end of the G7 summit on Saturday to fly to Singapore. He said he will conduct a mission of peace at the summit and described the unprecedented summit a one-time shot at peace.

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Vietnam’s export revenue increases during Jan-May

Vietnam’s export earned 19 billion USD in May, an increase of 7% against the same period last year. From January to May, Vietnam’s export turnover was at 128 billion USD, 15.8% higher than last year’s period.

Experts said positive signals in the global economy, particularly the US, EU, and China, have influenced Vietnam’s positive growth. Commodity prices in international markets increasing in the early of this have benefited Vietnam’s export.

Rice, cashew nut, cassava and petroleum have remained Vietnam’s export staples. During the period, the United States is still Vietnam’s largest export market, followed by the EU, China, ASEAN, Japan, and South Korea.

Source: VOV5

G7 Summit issues a joint declaration on various issues

French President Emmanuel Macron says that world leaders at the G7 summit in Canada will go ahead and publish a joint declaration on trade, even though US President Donald Trump has decided to impose contentious tariffs on the countries involved in the meeting.

The statement came amid concerns that the G7 countries, which in years past have managed to work through the majority of the issues they want to discuss before the meetings even occur, would not be able to reach a consensus with Mr Trump in the room.

The 8-page long statement reiterates the crucial role of a ruled international trade system for freedom, equality and mutual benefits while emphasizing the importance of anti-protectionism. G7 leaders committed to modernize the WTO to reduce tariff and non-tariff barriers as well as government subsidies.

G7 leaders ensured that Iran will never seek for, develop nor possess nuclear weapons. They urged Moscow to stop inciting instabilities by supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The leaders acknowledged failure in achieving a consensus with the US to combat climate change. Tweeting en route to his next summit in Singapore, Mr Trump said he had instructed US officials “not to endorse the communique as we look at tariffs on automobiles”. He said the move was based on Mr Trudeau’s “false statements… and the fact that Canada is charging massive tariffs to our US farmers, workers and companies”.

Source: VOV5

Thanh Ha litchi festival opens

The first-ever Thanh Ha litchi festival opens in Hai Duong on Sunday to promote consumption of the local specialty fruit and tourism potential.

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam told the opening ceremony: We are happy that Thanh Ha litchi has been available in many countries, even in the most demanding markets. Cultivation experience and advanced technology in growing and processing have helped produce litchi at international standard. It’s important to market products to gain higher added values.

Mr. Dam suggested Hai Duong province to develop agriculture in par with culture and tourism.

Swedish Ambassador Pereric Hogberg attended the litchi festival and worked with local authority. He expressed his interest in shipping Vietnam’s litchi to Sweden.

Source: VOV5

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc raises initiatives on global cooperation mechanism to reduce plastic

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has proposed establishing an expanded cooperation forum between the Group of Seven (G7) and coastal nations in combating climate change and sea level rise, and protecting the marine ecology.

Prime Minister Phuc raised the initiative while addressing the G7 Outreach Summit in the Charlevoix region, Canada’s Quebec state, on Saturday at the invitation of his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau. The G7 Outreach Summit looked into pollution and unsustainable exploitation of marine resources which remain global challenges threatening sustainable development of the entire planet, firstly coastal nations. The delegates called for stronger global and regional cooperation in protecting the marine economy.

In his speech, the Prime Minister conveyed the message of the significance of the enhanced international cooperation in climate change combat. Vietnam supports host Canada to concentrate the G7 Outreach Summit’s agenda on seas and oceans, and applauds resolve and cooperation spirit displayed by the G7 countries to seek solutions to promote the protection of the marine ecology. The leader stressed that Vietnam is one of the countries hardest hit by climate change and sea level rise as well as adverse impacts of unsustainable exploitation and use of Mekong River water resources. He affirmed Vietnam’s commitments to seriously cutting emissions in conformity with the Paris COP21 Agreement on climate change, and called on the G7 countries and the international community to continue their assistance and cooperation with Vietnam to help the country improve its capacity for climate change monitoring and adaptation, fight sea level rise and saltwater intrusion, and manage and use water resources of the lower Mekong River basin sustainably.

At the event, Prime Minister Phuc affirmed that strongly developing the sea-based economy in tandem with protecting the environment and the marine ecosystem is a development direction and strategy of Vietnam. The country’s viewpoint is not exchanging the environment for economic growth, encouraging clean and renewable energy, green growth and sustainable development, and determinedly preventing waste release that pollutes the marine environment.

He welcomed Canada’s initiative to prevent disposing of plastic waste into oceans, stressing that Vietnam is ready to cooperate with Canada and countries around the world to carry out this initiative. The Vietnamese leader also proposed the G7 countries promote the formation of a global cooperation mechanism for reducing plastic garbage towards oceans free of plastic waste. In his speech, the Prime Minister emphasized that the goal of green oceans can only be achieved when peace, stability and cooperation are maintained across oceans. He applauded the G7 nations’ support for ASEAN’s common stance on the East Sea issue. Accordingly, it is a need to enhance cooperation to ensure security, safety and freedom of navigation and aviation, peacefully resolve disputes on the basis of international law and the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, and respect diplomatic and legal processes to consolidate regional and global peace, stability and cooperation. The Prime Minister’s speech was welcomed by host Canada and many participating countries, which also voiced their support for the initiatives suggested by Vietnam and for ASEAN’s stance on the East Sea issue.

Source: VOV5