Foreign ministers at the ASEAN-Japan Ministerial Meeting as part of the 49th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting and related meetings (Photo: VNA) Vientiane (VNA) – The 49th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting issued a Joint communiqué in Vientiane on July 24. The following is the full text of the joint communiqué. “JOINT COMMUNIQUÉ OF THE 49th ASEAN FOREIGN MINISTERS’ MEETING VIENTIANE, 24 JULY 2016 ‘TURNING VISION INTO REALITY FOR A DYNAMIC ASEAN COMMUNITY’ We, the Foreign Ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), met on 24 July 2016 at the 49th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM) in Vientiane, Lao PDR, under the theme “Turning Vision into Reality for a Dynamic ASEAN Community”. His Excellency Saleumxay Kommasith, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lao PDR, chaired the Meeting. ASEAN COMMUNITY BUILDING ASEAN Community Vision 2025 1. With the formal establishment of the ASEAN Community … [Read more...] about Joint Communiqué of the 49th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
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The Global G.A.P. certificate for Nam Roi grapefruits of My Hoa Cooperative in Vinh Long Province expired nearly two years but the cooperative still cannot afford US$8,000 for a renewal through lack of potential sponsorship. There are 26 over 700 households in My Hoa Commune that apply and reach the Global G.A.P standard with the productivity of 30-40 tons per hectare every year. This is an internationally recognized set of voluntary standards dedicated to Good Agricultural Practices or G.A.P. According to some among 26 members of My Hoa Cooperative such as Nguyen Van Hai, Nguyen Van Nhe, Nguyen Van Tan and Nguyen Ngoc Dong who adhere to Global G.A.P standard, the application of this standard helps boost the productivity and also selling price of their grapefruits. The rest households, however, still hesitate about adopting this standard because the difference between prices of standard grapefruits with those of the normal ones is only VND1.000 per kilogram. The investment in … [Read more...] about Nam Roi grapefruits meet with misfortune
Bui The Duy, head of IT faculty of the Technology School at Hanoi National University was awarded the rank of associate professor by the State Professor's Board on November 20. Two degrees at twenty-six Bui The Duy is a humorous and friendly person. As for his newly-found position he said: "Designation as an associate professor stimulates me to better my teaching career." He is flattered and considers this to be a distinguished honour to receive this position. He was highly regarded amongst his colleagues for his outstanding achievements when studying at the Mathematics-Informatics courses at Hanoi National University. He won the first prize of National Informatics Contest along with two third prizes at the international Informatics Olympics Contest. New Informatics Associate Professor Bui The Duy at the age of 31 Duy entered into the Mathematics-Informatics faculty at the Natural Science School of Hanoi National University with examination exemption and managed to receive … [Read more...] about At 31 years old, meet the youngest associate professor in Vietnam
Rupert Murdoch and his leaders at News Corp. face a firestorm at Friday's shareholders meeting amid calls for Murdoch and sons James and Lachlan to be removed from the company's board. But given that founder Murdoch, chief executive of the media empire, and his family control about 40 percent of the shares, and billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who supports them, owns an additional 7.0 percent, the calls likely will be unheard. Still, the shareholder meeting slated for October 21 at Fox Studios in Los Angeles promises to be packed with drama, three months after a July hacking scandal blew up in Britain, forcing News Corp. to close its British tabloid, 168-year-old News of the World. Tarnishing the reputation of News Corp., the hacking scandal sparked parliamentary and police investigations and led to arrests. Last week, leading US corporate governance and proxy firm International Shareholder Services recommended that News Corp. shareholders vote against the … [Read more...] about Murdoch team faces stormy shareholders meeting
On July 15th, 2008,the first final round of the storytelling contest about Ho Chi Minh's Moral Example was held at the meeting hall of the provincial Party Committee.Dao Van Lung,Deputy Director of Standing Agency in Ho Chi Minh city of the Central Department of Propaganda and Training attended and gave diections to the contest.The contest has got ethusiastic encouragement from a lot of people in the province. Over the last months, during the mobilization named "Study and Follow Ho Chi Minh's Moral Example", there have been a lot of practical activities, creating ebullient atmosphere for the Party and all walks of life. Contests at grassroots, district-level, city-level, braches, unions, etc… attracted 1,106 contestants. The organization board chose 16 best contestants from 47 ones competing in the provincial-level semi-final round to participate in the final round. In the contest, 16 contestants told touching and profound stories about Uncle Ho, namely " Uncle Ho in … [Read more...] about 8 Best Contestants To Compete In The Oral Final Round Of The Storytelling Contest About Ho Chi Minh’s Moral Example.