Billionaire Lee Jae-yong, who was convicted of bribery and embezzlement in January last year, will be "reinstated" to give him a chance to "contribute to overcoming the economic crisis" of the country, Justice Minister Han Dong-hoon said. Lee -- the 278th-richest person in the world, according to Forbes, with a net worth of $7.9 billion -- was released on parole in August 2021, after serving 18 months in jail, just over half of his original sentence. In this file photo taken on May 10, 2022 Lee Jae-yong, Samsung Electronics vice chairman and de facto leader of Samsung Group, attends an inaugural dinner of South Korea's President Yoon Suk-yeol in Seoul. The heir and de facto leader of Samsung group received a presidential pardon on August 12, 2022, the latest example of South Korea's long tradition of freeing business leaders convicted of corruption on economic grounds. (JEON HEON-KYUN / POOL / AFP) Friday's pardon will allow him to fully return to work by lifting a … [Read more...] about Samsung boss gets presidential pardon: S Korea justice minister
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Vietnam and Qatar yesterday signed an agreement on visa exemption for their diplomatic and official passport holders. Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs Bùi Thanh Sơn and his Qatari counterpart Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani sign the agreement on August 14. Photo baoquocte.vn The agreement was signed during talks yesterday between Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs Bùi Thanh Sơn and his Qatari counterpart Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani during the latter’s visit to Vietnam. Minister Sơn emphasised that the visit, the first of its kind by the Qatari minister, is an important milestone in the bilateral relations between the two countries, especially as the two have recently successfully organised the second political consultation between the two foreign ministries and will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 2023. The two ministers highlighted the need to … [Read more...] about Vietnam, Qatar mutually waive visas for diplomatic, official passport holders
The old passport (L) and the new passport The German side highly appreciated Vietnam's timely solution to this issue. Prior, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Public Security’s Immigration Department recently met with the embassies of Germany, the Czech Republic, and Spain to inform them that Vietnam will add information about birthplace in the passport’s visual inspection section. In related news, the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Hanoi today announced on its homepage that the Czech Republic will refuse to grant visas for Vietnamese people whose passports without information of birthplace. The new model passports of Vietnam issued from July 1, 2022, fail to meet the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) technical standards. Therefore, the Czech Republic with other member states of the European Union (EU) and stopped recognizing the new passport model. The decision takes effect from this moment. The Czech Republic became the third country to … [Read more...] about Germany continues issuing visas for new Vietnamese passports with birthplace inf
Hanoi would continue to foster cooperation with Palestine, especially in economic, cultural, education and tourism activities. Palestine highly regards solidarity and friendship with Vietnam and sees it as a motivation to move forward. Delegates at the Congress. Photo: The Hanoi Times Palestine’s Ambassador to Vietnam Saadi Salama gave the remarks at the 3 rd Congress of the Vietnam-Palestine Friendship Association – Hanoi chapter for tenure 2022-2027. On this occasion, Salama expressed his appreciation to the Hanoi Association of Friendship Organization (HAUFO) and the Vietnam-Palestine Friendship Association – Hanoi chapter for their efforts in bolstering the affection and understanding between the two peoples. A report from the Vietnam-Palestine Friendship Association for the 2017-2022 tenure noted despite the severe Covid-19 impacts over the past two years, the association has been working closely with the HAUFO, the Vietnam Committee for Solidarity … [Read more...] about Solidarity with Vietnamese people motivates Palestine moving forward: Amb.
A new executive board is elected at the third congress of the Vietnam-Palestine Friendship Association’s Hanoi chapter (VPFA Hanoi) on August 15. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA ) – Palestinian Ambassador to Vietnam Saadi Salama has showed his appreciation to the Hanoi Union of Friendship Organisations and the Vietnam-Palestine Friendship Association ’s Hanoi chapter (VPFA Hanoi) for bringing people from the two countries closer to each other and enhancing mutual understanding. He made the statement at the third congress of the VPFA Hanoi for the 2022 – 2027 tenure on August 15, during which the unit reviewed its performance and mapped out plans for the next term. The Palestinian people highly value their solidarity and friendship with the Vietnamese, he said, adding that it provides a motivation for Palestine to believe in the future and continue development. He vowed that the Embassy of Palestine will together work with the two organisations to promote cultural and … [Read more...] about Hanoi friendship association hailed for boosting Vietnam-Palestine ties
Asia's leading HR magazine - HR Asia - recently announced the list of "The Best Places to Work in Asia 2022" based on the overall and complete evaluation criteria of employee satisfaction through the T.E.A.M model. The evaluation contents include three groups of indicators: corporate culture (Core), level of cohesion (Self) and team spirit (Group). Thanks to the outstanding HR strategy with Talented Values (Employee Value Proposition, “EVP”) built and maintained over the past 10 years, AEON Vietnam was honored to receive the award “Best Places to Work in Asia 2022” for the fourth time. For four consecutive years, the evaluation results of AEON Vietnam have always scored higher than the industry average in all three groups of survey criteria. Representatives of AEON Vietnam receive the award "Best Workplace in Asia 2022" These achievements were achieved thanks to AEON Vietnam's values of attracting talent (EVP) through a comprehensive human resource … [Read more...] about AEON Vietnam honored as best workplace in Asia