Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said he wants the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to be proactive, sharp and creative in order to ensure national interests at a working session with the ministry's officials in Hanoi on June 19 to roll out the foreign policy under the 13th National Party Congress ’s resolution. At the session, Minister Bui Thanh Son reported on diplomatic achievements and proposed measures to perform his ministry’s tasks in the time ahead. PM Chinh applauded the diplomatic sector’s efforts to uphold its glorious traditions, successfully carry out the Party’s foreign policy , and put national interests above all amid a very complex and unpredictable diplomatic context over the past years, thereby substantially contributing to national construction and defence. Pointing out certain shortcomings in diplomatic activities, he asked the sector to devise solutions and stay proactive, sharp, and … [Read more...] about PM wants diplomatic sector to be more proactive, sharp, innovative
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In an interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency’s correspondents in Singapore, the minister noted that Singapore and Vietnam have a close Strategic Partnership anchored by strong political and economic relations, warm people-to-people ties, and wide-ranging cooperation. He described the Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Parks in seven locations across Vietnam as icons of the two countries’ excellent economic collaboration. The minister went on to say that the two countries also work closely in many regional and multilateral fora including ASEAN and the UN, and share a common interest in promoting a free, inclusive and rules-based multilateral trading system. He stressed that despite the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy, trade and investment ties between Singapore and Vietnam remain strong, calling attention to the fact that Singapore was Vietnam’s largest source of Foreign Direct Investment in 2020 and also the first quarter of 2021. “We have supported each other … [Read more...] about Singapore committed to cooperating closely with Vietnam for post-pandemic recovery
Illustrative image (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs' spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang has said that Vietnam has been focusing on negotiations to seek supplies of COVID-19 vaccines. During the ministry’s regular press conference in Hanoi on May 27, Hang said that as directed by the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Vietnam’s representative agencies abroad have been negotiating with vaccine producers and suppliers worldwide to access more supply sources and increase vaccination coverage for Vietnamese at home, contributing to driving back the pandemic. Vietnam has successfully negotiated with AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech, and the COVAX Facility on securing vaccines. It is also working with other countries and partners to diversify supplies, she said, adding that the Government has decided to establish a COVID-19 vaccine fund to receive, manage, and use donations to buy, import, study, produce, and use vaccines at home. The Government's … [Read more...] about Spokeswoman: Vietnam seeks to diversify COVID-19 vaccine supply sources
The 13th Party Congress Resolution says Vietnam aims to become a developed country with high income by 2045, when it will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the country's establishment. This means that Vietnam has 24 more years to reach that goal. And it will be very difficult to turn this into reality if Vietnam still cannot become a ‘developing country with modern industry and higher average income’ by 2030. Core technology Dang Vu Chu, former Minister of Industry, said Vietnam cannot become a country with modern industry if it doesn’t speed up the development of core technology. Chu, 81, was Minister of Light Industry and then Minister of Industry for 12 years. He was a special politician who was a a member of three cabinets under three PMs (Do Muoi, Vo Van Kiet and Phan Van Khai) and has a lot of experience from different development periods. He has been keeping a close watch over the country’s industrial development though he retired 20 years ago. Chu affirmed … [Read more...] about Will 24 years be enough for Vietnam to become a developed country with high income?
Representatives of PetroVietnam and PVEP celebrate the first flow of gas from Su Tu Trang oil field in phase 2A on Friday. — Photo nhandan.vn The Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) on Friday welcomed the first flow of gas from Su Tu Trang (White Lion) oil field in phase 2A. Amid the complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, a ceremony to mark the occasion was held online, marking the operation of the project 16 days ahead of schedule. Addressing the event, PetroVietnam's General Director Le Manh Hung said Block 15-1 was the flagship in oil and gas exploitation activities in Viet Nam, bringing benefits to all involved parties, and contributing about US$10.4 billion to the State budget. PetroVietnam highly valued the efforts of Cuu Long Joint Operating Company and its partners to complete the drilling of the well on schedule, ensuring their commitments in the gas purchase and sale contract and field development plan, he said. Cuu Long JOC's General Director Nguyen Van … [Read more...] about First gas pumped out of Su Tu Trang oil field in phase 2A
A corner of Da Nang city (Photo: VNA) Da Nang (VNA) - Adjustments to the master plan for central Da Nang city to 2030 and vision to 2045 approved recently by the Prime Minister are believed to “open the door” for it to map out its vision and orientation for the future. Under the adjustments , the city aims to become a major socio-economic centre of Vietnam and Southeast Asia, a hub for entrepreneurship, innovation, tourism, commerce, finance, logistics, high-technology, IT, and supporting industries, a centre for culture-sports, high-quality education and healthcare, and science and technology, and a destination for regional and international events. At the same time, it expects to become an international seaport city, acting as a “core” in the urban chain and a growth pole of the key economic zone in the central and Central Highlands regions, in tandem with promoting its stature as an ecological, modern, smart, and liveable city, which will help it firmly ensure national … [Read more...] about Adjustments to master plan create new vision for Da Nang’s development