The countries attempt to strengthen relations on politics, economics, energy, tourism, and manpower to tap potential of both. Vietnam’s Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has requested Vietnamese and Qatari authorities to speed up negotiations on a bilateral free trade agreement. Vietnam’s Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh meets Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani in Hanoi on August 15. Photo: VGP He requested the two countries to ink an agreement on visa exemption for ordinary passport holders. On the same day, Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son met Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, agreeing to boost trade promotion activities, facilitating exports to each market. The top diplomats also agreed to enhance cooperation at international forums, including the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Qatari Deputy Prime … [Read more...] about Vietnam, Qatar eye free trade agreement
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Double digit export growth According to the Hanoi People’s Committee, the export turnover of goods in June 2022 reached about US$1.517 billion, up 6.8 percent from May 2022 and 17.5 percent from June 2021. In the first half of this year, the commodity exports turnover reached US$8.3 billion, up 17.1 percent over the first half of 2021. Some key items with increased export turnover in this period included textile and garment, reaching US$1.22 billion, up 29.6 percent; computer components and peripherals, US$1.072 billion, up 20.2 percent. The total import turnover of goods hit US$3.675 billion in June and US$20.5 billion in the first six months of 2022, the latter of which is 24.5 percent higher than the same period in 2021. Among the items of highest value were machinery, equipment and spare parts reaching US$2.996 billion, down 5.6 percent; petroleum US$2.934 billion, 2.8 times higher than the same period in 2021; computers, electronic goods and components at US$1.535 … [Read more...] about Hanoi helps firms implement trade deals
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.
illustrative photo With the message ‘Asian seafood house’, the Vietfish 2022 International Seafood Exhibition organized by the Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers - VASEP will take place from August 24 to 26, 2022 at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC) at 799 Nguyen Van Linh in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 7. The event will see the participation of nearly 200 units with 362 exhibition booths in various fields. The Vietfish 2022 not only connects leading enterprises in the quality of shrimp, fish, and mollusks but also businesspersons can collect the latest information and achievements in seed, animal feed, biological products, equipment technology, production and processing. Attendees can experience directly the models, and technology and directly evaluate the quality of seafood through fresh or ready-made products at the booth. Additionally, Vietnamese consumers will have the opportunity to learn and enjoy 100 percent Vietnamese seafood products … [Read more...] about International Fisheries Exhibition-Vietfish 2022 returns to HCMC from August 24
Matthew Rycroft, permanent under-secretary of the UK Home Office, and Deputy Minister of Public Security Sen. Lieut. Gen. Luong Tam Quang co-chaired a UK-Vietnam migration dialogue in Hanoi on August 15. Matthew Rycroft, permanent under-secretary of the UK Home Office, and Deputy Minister of Public Security Sen. Lieut. Gen. Luong Tam Quang co-chair a UK-Vietnam migration dialogue in Hanoi on August 15. (Photo: UK Embassy in Vietnam) The dialogue was held to improve migration co-operation, deliver on the potential that exists in the current migration partnership, and discuss key issues, including safe migration, migrant returns, the issue of fraudulent documents, updated policies on immigration, as well as addressing the issue of human trafficking. The UK and Vietnam enjoy a strong migration relationship, from jointly investigating the tragedy in Essex to securing three successful charter return flights in 2021. Rycroft underlined the UK’s continued … [Read more...] about Hanoi hosts first UK-Vietnam Migration Dialogue
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (centre) and other delegates cut the ribbon to open the Tan Thuan CMC Data Centre on August 15. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Tan Thuan CMC Data Centre, considered the most modern and safest data centre and cloud computing infrastructure facility in Vietnam, officially opened on August 15. With investment of 1.5 trillion VND (64 million USD) from the CMC technology group, the centre covers 13,000 sq.m. at Tan Thuan Export Processing Zone in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City. It was designed by B-Barcelona of Singapore and meets strict international standards for a modern data centre. Addressing the opening ceremony, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc repeated the goal of developing HCM City into a high-quality service, modern technology, and advanced cultural hub that can take the lead in developing the digital economy and society. To that end, the direct engagement of strong, visionary and enthusiastic tech companies like CMC is highly important, … [Read more...] about Leading data centre opens in Vietnam