General Secretary of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party Central Committee and State President Thongloun Sioulith will pay an official visit to Vietnam next week. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) - General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee and President of Laos Thongloun Sisoulith, his wife and a high-ranking Lao Party and State delegation will pay an official visit to Vietnam from June 28-29. The visit is made at the invitation of General Secretary of the Vietnam Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong and State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and their spouses./. VNA … [Read more...] about Lao Party General Secretary and President to pay official visit to Vietnam
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Tax authorities said they would review the roadmap of taxation collection and pilot tax withholding at some e-commerce sites. A new circular released by the Vietnamese Ministry of Finance has been criticized for affecting the operation of e-commerce platforms and their hundreds of thousands of sellers. Under Circular No. 40, which will take effect on August 1, e-commerce platforms are required to declare and pay tax on behalf of third-party sellers on the platforms. Sendo said the application of the Circular will require a team of tax professionals to classify taxable revenue and tax rates applied. Photo: Grab The circular on value-added tax, personal income tax, and tax administration for business households and individuals are expected to collect tax from some people who obtain income on electronic commerce platforms but for years have not paid taxes. The tax authorities have asked e-commerce and delivery companies to take responsibility for the tax … [Read more...] about Would withholding tax on e-commerce be possible?
General Luong Cuong, head of the VPA General Department of Politics (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The General Department of Politics under the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) and the Main Directorate for Political-Military Affairs of the Russian Armed Forces will enhance cooperation in such priority areas such as political and ideological education. The agreement was reached during an online talk between General Luong Cuong, head of the VPA General Department of Politics and Senior Lieutenant General Andrey Kartapolov, Russian Deputy Defence Minister and Chief of the Main Directorate for Political-Military Affairs, on May 20. The two sides will also maintain meetings between their leaders, exchange experience in military communication work, further cooperate in personnel training, support each other in international activities hosted by Russia, and promote collaboration in military history. They also concurred to provide mutual support at multilateral military and defence … [Read more...] about Vietnam, Russia forge cooperation in political education in military
Former Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) Ban Ki-moon is elected as Chairman of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) on April 9. (Photo: EPA/VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Former Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) Ban Ki-moon was elected as Chairman of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) on April 9, replacing former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda. Ban Ki-moon is a veteran diplomat of the Republic of Korea and he served as the 8th UN Secretary-General. Earlier, he assumed the role of RoK Minister of Foreign Affairs. The BFA, which runs from April 8 to 11 in Boao, a town in the southern island province of Hainan, is an important forum. This year’s event, themed “An Open and Innovative Asia for a World of Greater Prosperity”, brings together more than 2,000 leaders from Governments, businesses and academia to discuss the future role of Asia. Challenges encountering Asia from security to environment and from competitiveness and globalisation process to rising protectionism … [Read more...] about Former UN chief elected as Chairman of Boao Forum for Asia
Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN (Photo: VNA) New York – Vietnam on June 23 voted in favour of a United Nations (UN) resolution calling for an end to the decades-long economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the US against Cuba, and urged the US to reverse the current Cuba policies for the interest of both peoples and for peace, stability and development in the region and the world over. The resolution was adopted by the UN General Assembly at a meeting the same day with 184 votes in favour, 2 against, and 3 abstentions. Participants showed concern about negative impacts caused by the US unilateral measure as well as difficulties and challenges to the Caribbean country’s development in all fields. They underlined the need for the US to remove the embargo and commit to abiding by principles, objectives and spirit of the UN Charter, especially those on sovereignty equality and non-interference in other states' internal … [Read more...] about Vietnam votes for UN resolution calling for ending US embargo against Cuba
At the video conference (Photo: qdnd.vn) Army medical corps from Vietnam and China took part in a video conference on COVID-19 prevention and control on May 20. The event was co-chaired by Colonel Nguyen Van Giang of the General Logistics Department of the Vietnam’s People Army (VPA) and Colonel Li Rui of the Health Department of under the Logistic Support Department of the Central Military Commission of China. army medical corps of Vietnam has exerted efforts and taken synchronous and effective measures in the fight against COVID-19. COVID-19 , voicing their gratitude for the timely support of the VPA during the first days of disease prevention and control./. VNA … [Read more...] about Vietnamese, Chinese army medical corps exchange experiences in battling COVID-19