Daily Archives: August 3, 2018

Vietnam, India hold defense policy dialogue

The Vietnam Defense Ministry considers cooperation with India a top priority and spares no effort to help it grow, said Vietnamese Deputy Minister Nguyen Chi Vinh at the 11th Vietnam-India defense policy dialogue in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday.…

Deputy PM calls for coordinated measures to get “yellow card” on IUU fishing removed

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung on Friday chaired an online conference on urgent measures to get the European Commission’s yellow card warning removed.

Mr. Dung acknowledged efforts by ministries, sectors, and localities in fighting illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing as well as obstacles that need to be overcome.…

Vietnam, New Zealand step up defence ties

Senior Lieutenant General Phan Van Giang has highlighted the fruitful defence collaboration between Vietnam and New Zealand in various fields, matching the memorandum of understanding on defence cooperation signed by the two countries in 2013 and their comprehensive partnership.…

Defence ministry helps Laos recover from dam collapse

The Vietnamese Ministry of Defence donated 50,000 USD in relief aid to the Lao government and people following the collapse of the Sepian Senamnoi hydroelectric dam.

Deputy Minister Tran Don handed the donation to Lao Deputy Ambassador to Vietnam Viengsay Dalasan on Thursday.…

Music show raises 1.8 million USD for seas, islands

More than 1.8 million USD was raised for the National Seas and Islands Foundation during a music show in Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday.

Performances praising the seas, islands and patriotism were staged by artists who recently visited Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago and other islands southeast of the mainland.…

Lower Mekong Initiative Meeting opens

The 11th Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial Meeting (LMI) opens in Singapore on Friday, involving Foreign Ministers from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, the US, and the ASEAN Secretary General.

They approved the restructuring of the Lower Mekong Initiative into two cooperative pillars.…

ASEAN Foreign Ministers meet Australian, US counterparts

The ASEAN-Australian Foreign Ministers’ Meeting affirmed the good bilateral relationship between the nations, looking towards the celebration of 45 years of diplomatic ties in 2019. The Ministers recalled the Sydney Declaration and commitments at the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit in March to enhance cooperation in politics, security, economics, culture, and people exchange.…