Category Archives: Politics

Google urged to open office in Vietnam

The Ministry of Information and Communication called on Google to open a representative office in Vietnam to receive and handle requests from the Ministry.

At a reception for Google’s Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs in Asia-Pacific Ann Lavin in Hanoi on Wednesday, Minister Truong Minh Tuan pledged support for Google and asked it to study Vietnamese laws and work closely with Vietnamese agencies to address violations on YouTube.…

UN chief outlines 2018 priorities

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday emphasized the role of women in addressing today’s global challenges, called for efforts to prevent sexual exploitation and abuse of women, and stressed the importance of empowering women and girls.…

VUFO enhances peace activities, people diplomacy

The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO) on Tuesday held a meeting to review its performance in 2017 and set an action plan and key tasks for 2018.

In 2017, the organization promoted peace, solidarity, friendship, and cooperation between peoples, contributing to the relationship between Vietnam and its traditional friends and partners.…

Indonesia calls for end of sinking foreign ships

Indonesia’s senior officials on Wednesday called for an end to the policy of destroying foreign illegal fishing vessels in its waters, warning that it harms Indonesia’s external relations and fishing industry.…

Vietnam, Japan launch celebrations of diplomatic ties

The Japanese Embassy in Vietnam on Tuesday held a ceremony to launch activities celebrating the 45th anniversary of Vietnam-Japan diplomatic relations.

Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Kunio Umeda praised the partnership’s achievements in past years in politics, economy, culture, education, and people exchange.…

Pope Francis calls for talks to restore peace on Korean Peninsula

Pope Francis on Monday called for support towards talks to restore peace on the Korean peninsula and a legally binding nuclear ban.

In his annual “state of the world” address, the Pope said it was of paramount importance to support dialogue on the Korean peninsula to overcome current disputes, enhance mutual trust, and ensure a peaceful future for North and South Korea as well as the wider world.…

EU: Blockade of Cuba is not a solution

Blockading Cuba is not the solution, EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Wednesday on a 2-day trip aimed to strengthen ties with Havana.

She called the US embargo against Cuba obsolete and illegal, and said its only effect is to degrade Cuban people’s lives.…