Daily Archives: September 9, 2018

Vietnamese-German University marks 10-year operation

The Binh Duong-based Vietnamese�German University (VGU) celebrated its 10th founding anniversary at a ceremony on Saturday.

The ceremony was attended by Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City’s municipal Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan, and Minister of Science and Arts at the German state of Hessen Boris Rhein. The university’s principal, Tomas Benz, said: “Over the past ten years, the Vietnameseďż˝German University has never stopped developing thanks to regular discussions by ministries and agencies of the two countries. Since its establishment, we were committed to bring the university to success and will continue to work together to realize our goals.”

During the event, the university granted awards to outstanding lecturers and reached an agreement with Siemens Vietnam to cooperate in training and research of the Industry 4.0 and energy technology.

Source: VOV5

UK confident of Brexit deal in November

Britain believes an orderly, agreed exit from the European Union is still the most likely outcome but time is running out and a deal should be done by November at the latest, cabinet office minister David Lidington said on Saturday.

Lidington said London wanted a deal that satisfied all EU member states but its contingency plan for a ‘no-deal’ Brexit was well developed. He said it was important to wrap up negotiations by November in order to give British and European parliaments enough time to review and approve the text of any agreement.

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Germany has no interest in a ‘hard’ Brexit, using the term widely used to mean Britain distancing itself from the EU by leaving the single market and the customs union. He added that Germany doesn’t want it to come to a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland. The statement came amid Britain is due to leave the European Union on March 29 next year.

Source: VOV5

Support for Merkel’s coalition parties hits record low

Combined support for German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative alliance and its partners, the left-leaning Social Democrats (SPD), has hit a record low for any such “grand coalition” government.

The survey by pollster Emnid for the weekly newspaper Bild am Sonntag had support for Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its Bavarian allies, the Christian Social Union (CSU), down by 1 percentage point on the week, to 29 percent.

In last September’s federal election, the CDU/CSU bloc won 32.9 percent of the vote. The poll put support for the SPD down 2 percentage points to 17 percent. In the last election, the SPD won 20.5 percent of the vote. Their combined score of 46 percent was the lowest for any CDU/CSU/SPD coalition. The polls surveyed 2,472 voters between August 30 and September 5.

Source: VOV5

Vietnamese Festival opens in Kanagawa, Japan

The 4th Vietnamese Festival in Japan’s Kanagawa prefecture has opened in Yokohama city.

Speaking at the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Nguyen Quoc Cuong said since 2015, the annual event has been held successfully, helping promote cultural, economic, trade and investment ties between Kanagawa and Vietnam. This year’s festival is of special significance as it takes place on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and Japan.

Kanagawa Governor Kuroiwa Yuji said the festival has deepened bilateral friendship and cooperation.

Source: VOV5

Vietnam Day impresses Argentina

The Vietnamese Embassy in Buenos Aires and local government have held the Vietnam Day festival as part of celebration of the 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties.

Vietnamese products such as wooden furniture, electronic equipment and food were on display in the event. Ambassador Dang Xuan Dung praised local government’s support in the first organization of the Vietnam Day in Argentina.

Source: VOV5

Head of the Party Central Committee’s Organizational Commission visits flood victims

Head of the Party Central Committee’s Organizational Commission Pham Minh Chinh visited flood victims in Muong Lat district, Thanh Hoa province on Saturday.

As the area was isolated from national road over the past 10 days, the Party official asked for rapid clearance of roads. He expressed his empathy and presented gifts to local people in Tam Chung commune, who had to evacuate due to recent floods.

Source: VOV5