Top leaders of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia have met in Hanoi to discuss cooperation orientations between the three countries, the Vietnam Government Portal reported. Vietnamese Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, President of the Cambodian People’s Party and Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen, and General Secretary of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party and President Thongloun Sisoulith convened the meeting on Sunday. They spoke highly of the significance and importance of the event, briefing each other about recent situations in each country, including socio-economic development in the current COVID-19 pandemic. The leaders agreed on the importance of the traditional relations, solidarity, and friendship of the three neighboring nations and charted orientations for cooperation in the coming time. They consented on strengthening cooperation in various fields for the benefit of the three peoples and for the sake of peace, stability, cooperation, and development in … [Read more...] about Top Vietnamese, Cambodian, Lao leaders discuss cooperation orientations at Hanoi meeting
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Illustrative image (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam is spreading a message among domestic and foreign business community that the country will not let COVID-19 to hold back its pace of development and Vietnam has been and will continue to be the top destination for investors, said Vu Tien Loc , President of the Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (VIAC). Speaking at an online meeting between Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh with businesses and localities on September 26 on measures to support them amid COVID-19, Loc, who was President of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) in the previous tenure, held that the adjustment of COVID-19 response strategy from no COVID-19 to safely and flexibly adapting to and effectively controlling the pandemic is a sound and timely decision. The amendments in vaccine strategy as well as efforts to increase supply and speed up injection speed as well as the definition of prioritised groups have brought about … [Read more...] about Vietnam not let COVID-19 hold back its pace: former VCCI leader
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and President of the International Federation of Association Football Gianni Infantino (Photo: VNA) New York (VNA) – President Nguyen Xuan Phuc received President of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) Gianni Infantino while in New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly’s 76th session. At the reception, Phuc thanked Infantino for his support for Vietnam and its football. Both host and guest recalled the FIFA President’s visit to Vietnam to congratulate the country’s U23 team after they won a silver medal at the 2018 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U23 Championship in Changzhou, China. Agreeing with Infantino that football is among the most effective cultural bridges between countries' people, thus contributing to the world peace, Phuc asked FIFA continue cooperating with and assisting the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) in developing the sport and improving the position of local football … [Read more...] about State leader hosts FIFA President in New York
Việt Nam won the AFF Cup for the second time in 2018. — Photo baochinhphu.vn Peter Cowan I don’t think there’s a more popular man in Việt Nam than Park Hang-seo. The South Korean’s trademark bald head is used to advertise everything from sausages to Shopee and back when fans could attend games, hundreds would show up carrying pictures of him as if he was some sort of deity. Park has plenty of credit in the bank from fans and his bosses at the Việt Nam Football Federation (VFF) alike due to his success with the national team, and I think it’s time for him to cash some of that credit in. Last week, the draw for the rescheduled 2020 ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Cup was held, pitting Việt Nam in Group B alongside Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia and Laos. Never mind that the December-January tournament will be held in the middle of the country’s first foray into the third round of World Cup qualification, the VFF have already made it clear they want Park et al to defend the … [Read more...] about The Local Game: Who cares about the popularity contest?
Creating favorable conditions relevant to workers and experts is one of the four main solutions stated in this resolution, approved by the Prime Minister and issued on September 9, so as to directly help resolve difficulties facing enterprises and workers. Accordingly, to facilitate foreign workers coming to work in Vietnam, the Government requested the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs to order localities to relax some regulations and conditions on the granting and extension of work permits in line with the new context and but still ensure pandemic prevention and control. Under Point a of Clause 3 in Article 3 of Decree No.152/2020/ND-CP, foreigners must hold a Bachelor’s or higher degree or an equivalent degree and have at least three years of work experience in the specialities in which they were trained and that match the jobs they plan to work in Vietnam. This rule is now eased that foreigners must hold a Bachelor’s or higher degree or an equivalent degree and … [Read more...] about New Government resolution creates optimal conditions for foreign workers
Illustrative image (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Various policies issued by the Government, ministries, sectors and localities last week with an aim to supporting businesses and labourers affected by COVID-19. At an online meeting on September 25 with the Steering Committees for COVID-19 Prevention and Control of 705 districts and 63 cities and provinces nationwide, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, head of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control said that the committee had adjusted the pandemic response strategy in the direction of safely, flexibly adapting to and effectively controlling COVID-19, implementing pandemic control and socio-economic development at the same time. Last week, Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh signed Directive 26/CT/TTg on promoting production, transport, selling and exporting of farm produce amid COVID-19 , asking the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to direct localities not to allow the disruption of … [Read more...] about Various policies designed to support COVID-19-hit businesses, labourers