National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân meets with Secretary-General of the France-Việt Nam Friendship Association Jean-Pierre Archambault. — VNA/VNS Photo Trọng ĐứcViet Nam News PARIS — The National Assembly (NA) and Government of Việt Nam will continue tweaking the legal system to create favourable conditions for foreign enterprises, including those from France, in the Southeast Asian country, according to the country’s top lawmaker. NA Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân delivered the commitment at a working breakfast with the France-Việt Nam Friendship Parliamentarians’ Group and representatives of 15 major French businesses in Paris on Monday. Ngân said the Vietnamese NA delegation’s visit aims to deepen the Việt Nam-France strategic partnership, as well as bilateral legislative ties, helping enhance co-operation between the two countries, with … [Read more...] about Việt Nam vows to create optimal conditions for French firms: top legislator
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The national flags of Vietnam and France The International Francophonie Organization’s principle is to honor French and the cultural diversity of French-speaking countries. Cultural and language exchanges have strengthened unity and created opportunities for political and economic cooperation. Vietnam participates in the Organization of the Francophonie Vietnam has cooperated with French organizations in offering bilingual classes. Both French and English are used at regional and global meetings and forums. Eric Normand Thibeault, Director of the Asia-Pacific Office of the International Organization of the Francophonie, said Vietnam plays a major role in the Francophonie community and has invested a lot in promoting French. The Organization of the Francophonie aims to increase the use of French worldwide. “Vietnam is in a transitional period and has obtained many economic, political, and social achievements. Vietnam is facing challenges and competition in the … [Read more...] about Francophonie Day spreads a love of French
At the Youth Entrepreneurship Forum 2018 last month, Minister of Information and Communication Nguyen Manh Hung suggested that the Prime Minister should soon recognize English as the second official language of Vietnam to help startups reach out to the world. The proposal stirred a heated discussion on social media and prompted numerous professionals to pitch in with their views and opinions. While some welcomed the idea and supported widespread use of the language in Vietnam, others were wary of the cultural, legal and other implications of formalizing it as an official language. Everyone agreed that it was good to improve English use and fluency in the country, so the debate boiled down to whether declaring and using it as an official language was a feasible, practical option for Vietnam. Professor Chung Hoang Chuong, who has juggled teaching at the University of California and doing research in Vietnam, was optimistic about Vietnam having two official languages. Chuong, currently a … [Read more...] about English as an official language in Vietnam: would it work?
Singaporean enterprises seek opportunities in Vietnam A Singaporean mission of nearly 20 firms will visit Vietnam from October 15 to 19 to sound out cooperation prospects. The trip is jointly held by the Vietnam Trade Office in Singapore, the Malaysia-Singapore Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Singapore Business Federation. According to the organizers, the Singaporean delegation includes representatives of large corporations, such as Sembcorp, which has developed seven Vietnam-Singapore industrial park projects in Vietnam, and NTUC, the retailer accounting for more than half of Singapore’s market share. Besides visits to corporations and industrial parks in Vietnam, there will be trade promotion meetings in HCMC and Can Tho City so that enterprises of the two countries can seek partners and export goods. Representatives of the South Agency of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the HCMC Department of Industry and Trade and the Vietnam Trade Office in Singapore will also … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 18/10
Belarus, Vietnam expect US$500 million bilateral trade Vietnam and Belarus will hold a Vietnam-Belarus Business Forum to boost trade exchange towards the US$500 two-way trade target in the future, has said Vladimir Andreichenko, Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus. On October 9, National Assembly (NA) Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan met with Vladimir Andreichenko, Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus on the sidelines of the third Meeting of Speakers of Eurasian Countries’ Parliaments (MSEAP 3) in Antalya, Turkey. At the meeting, the Vietnamese NA leader assured Vietnam’s high regard for the development of traditional friendship and all-around cooperation with Belarus, noting that regular meetings between parliamentarians of Vietnam and Belarus indicate the sound and traditional friendship between the two nations as well as two legislatures. She also thanked Belarusian leaders for dispatching a … [Read more...] about Government News 10/10