Hue held talks with top legislators, met with government leaders and ministers of Hungary and the U.K. and witnessed the signing of a number of memoranda of understanding on cooperation between ministries and localities. He took the occasion to thank Hungarian and British leaders and people for donating COVID-19 vaccines and test kits to help Vietnam combat the pandemic. The N.A. Chairman also met with heads of friendship parliamentary groups, friendship associations, corporations and universities in the two countries; attended high-level forums on trade, economy, investment and education; and visited Vietnamese communities there. The visits aimed to deepen bilateral cooperation with the two European countries and showed the Party's and State's care for Vietnamese expatriates. The signing of an agreement between the Vietnamese and Hungarian National Assemblies marked a new milestone in the two sides’ relations, lifting the bilateral parliamentary ties to a new height. Hue’s … [Read more...] about Top legislator arrives in Hanoi, concluding visits to Hungary, U.K.
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Illustrative image (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) - Though Vietnam is said to have certain advantages, to maintain sustained success, the country should be a diligent student of not only the upsides, but also the lessons learnt of other countries, said Moritz Kraemer, former Global Chief Ratings Officer of Sovereign Ratings Group at S&P Global and currently the Chief Economist, Head of Research of Landesbank Baden Wuerttemberg (LBBW). Speaking to Vietnam News Agency, the expert held that the world is in turmoil, and the old model of globalisation is severely tested as erstwhile reliable supply chains are ruptured and seem to refuse to heal. Moreover, inflation appears to be getting out of hand in much of the advanced economies as commodity prices soar and labor becomes increasingly scarce. Moritz Kraemer, former Global Chief Ratings Officer of Sovereign Ratings Group at S&P Global (Photo: VNA) He predicted that international companies will progressively search … [Read more...] about Vietnam remains a place of seemingly limitless promise: experts
Illustrative photo At the seminar, experts said that although the global Covid-19 pandemic has been basically controlled so far, the epidemic situation is still very complicated and unpredictable. SARS-CoV-2 is still constantly changing with new sub-variants that are more contagious and difficult to identify; therefore, experts predicted an increase in severe cases as well as mortality. Omicron is a popular variant in the world today, but it is not the final variant yet. According to the experts’ assessment, it is still possible for a new variant of SARS-CoV-2 to appear, causing an increase in cases of severe symptoms or deaths, especially in vulnerable groups. In order to prevent the Covid-19 pandemic, vaccines are still considered as one of the most effective and important strategic weapons to protect the health and lives of people and communities. In reality, over the past time, vaccines have proven to be effective in disease prevention in the country in particular and in … [Read more...] about Experts advise people to get booster doses of Covid-19 vaccine
Vietnam’s commitments at the COP26 showcase its strong political will in the fight against climate change and transitioning to a green economy. Vietnam’s National Assembly (NA) would step up its legislative role to ensure the country’s successful realization of commitments at COP26, including their legalization into the legal framework, and allocate funds for green growth. NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue and UK Cabinet Minister and President-Designate of COP26 Alok Sharma. Source: quochoi.vn “The NA would continue supervising the Government in implementing national plans and potential adjustment toward green growth.” NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue gave the remarks during a meeting with the UK Cabinet Minister and President-Designate of COP26 Alok Sharma on June 30. At the meeting, the UK minister said the climate change issue has now become an urgent matter, and expressed his impression of Vietnam’s determination in transitioning to renewables. Sharma also … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s National Assembly to legalize commitments at COP26
The session adopted the “Political declaration of the high-level meeting on improving global road safety,” with the 193-member General Assembly committed to drive the implementation of the Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030, including the goal to half road traffic deaths in the next eight years. Speaking at the event, Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Tra, Charge d'affaires a.i. of Vietnam to the U.N., affirmed that Vietnam totally supports the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030. For the realisation of its goal, she said it is necessary to strengthen road safety legislation at global, regional and national levels to address current and emerging challenges. In addition, more investment is needed in developing infrastructure and road safety capacity in low- and middle-income countries, where 90% of traffic accidents are reported. Tra also emphasized the need to build a culture of traffic safety through education and awareness of obeying traffic laws such … [Read more...] about Vietnam backs U.N.’s efforts to improve road traffic safety
Dr Moritz Kraemer Dr Moritz Kraemer, the former Global Chief Ratings Officer of Sovereign Ratings Group at S&P Global and currently the Chief Economist, Head of Research of the Landesbank Baden Wuerttemberg (“LBBW”) bank, shared his view of the country and the current global situation with Vietnam News Agency. The pandemic remains unpredictable, and the world is experiencing strong and unusual economic and political changes, could you share your views on the situation? Yes, the world is in turmoil. A terrifying war in Europe could escalate to the unspeakable any day. The pandemic is still a lingering threat that keeps the world economy, and especially some countries in Asia, at bay. The old model of globalisation is severely tested as erstwhile reliable supply chains are ruptured and seem to refuse to heal. Moreover, as if that was not enough, inflation appears to be getting out of hand in much of the advanced economies as commodity prices soar and labour becomes … [Read more...] about Viet Nam shows ‘seemingly limitless promise’