Deputy Foreign Minister Đặng Hoàng Giang. — Photo from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Deputy Foreign Minister Đặng Hoàng Giang spoke to the press about the meaning and targets of the upcoming official visit of President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc to Cuba and his participation at the UN General Assembly session in the US. Could you tell us about the purpose and meaning of the upcoming trip of President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc to Cuba and his participation in a general debate of the UN General Assembly’s 76th session in the US? At the invitation of First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee and Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel, President Phúc will pay an official visit to Cuba from September 18 to 20. Later, from September 21 to 24, the President will attend a general debate of the UN General Assembly’s 76th session and hold a number of bilateral activities in the US. The trip has an inclusive target of implementing Việt Nam’s external relations policy of … [Read more...] about President’s trip to Cuba, US highlights Việt Nam’s foreign diplomacy: Diplomat
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The dialogues convene experts from different stakeholders to support sustainable prosperity and autonomy among Mekong countries. The first discussion of the flagship initiative of the Mekong-US Partnership (MUSP) Track 1.5 Policy Dialogue series for 2021-2023 has been launched with a focus on key policy and sustainability challenges facing Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Representatives at the event on Sept 15. Photo: VNA The series includes six virtual and in-person dialogues that explored opportunities for concrete collaboration on issues, including energy and infrastructure, non-traditional security, human resources, water governance, connectivity, and nature-based solutions. Participants include Kin W. Moy, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, US Department of State, Cambodia’s Ambassador to the US Chum Sounry, Bounthanongsack Chanthalath, Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Laos to the US, Ambassador of Vietnam to the US Ha Kim Ngoc, … [Read more...] about Mekong-US Partnership policy dialogue series for 2021-2023 launched
Deputy Foreign Minister Dang Hoang Giang (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The upcoming trip of President Nguyen Xuan Phuc to Cuba and New York , the US, have an inclusive target of implementing Vietnam’s external relations policy of independence, self-reliance, peace, friendship, cooperation and development, diversification and multilateralisation of foreign relations, said Deputy Foreign Minister Dang Hoang Giang . At the invitation of First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee and Cuba n President Miguel Díaz-Canel, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc will pay an official visit to Cuba from September 18 to 20. Later, from September 21 to 24, the President will attend a general debate of the UN General Assembly’s 76th session and hold a number of bilateral activities in the US. He said Phuc’s official visit to Cuba reflected Vietnam’s policy of promoting relations with priority partners and traditional friends. It is an opportunity for Vietnam to … [Read more...] about President’s upcoming overseas trip highlights Vietnam’s foreign diplomacy: diplomat
Vietnamese Ambassador Ha Kim Ngoc addresses the virtual ceremony (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The mutual support between Vietnam and the US in COVID-19 response was highlighted at a recent online ceremony held by the Vietnamese Embassy in the US to mark the homeland’s 76th National Day (September 2). Vietnamese Ambassador Ha Kim Ngoc thanked international friends and partners, especially the US Government and people, for supporting Vietnam in COVID-19 response. He emphasised Vietnam’s diplomatic efforts amid the pandemic and affirmed that high-level mutual visits and meetings which have taken place and will be organised have been helping to intensify the Vietnam - US comprehensive partnership and contributing to peace, cooperation, and development in the Asia-Pacific region. Taking part in the celebration, Kurt Campbell, Deputy Assistant to the US President and Coordinator for Indo-Pacific Affairs on the National Security Council, highly valued the two … [Read more...] about Vietnam – US mutual support in COVID-19 fight wins high appreciation
Opting to grow asparagus for its economic potential and health benefits to consumers, a Vietnamese man has turned his Mekong Delta-based plantation into a money printer with the produce exported to Ho Chi Minh City and Phu Quoc Island. International markets are his next targets. Luong Trung Nghia’s plantation is situated in Binh Thuy Commune, Chau Phu District, Kien Giang Province in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam. The commune is the perfect ground for growing asparagus due to its appropriate soil type, water sources, and weather conditions. Binh Thuy is home to one farmers’ co-op and six individual asparagus plantation owners, according to Truong Minh Quyen, chairman of the commune’s Farmers Society. “To expand our asparagus-growing area, it takes competition on prices and consumption among lots of companies," Quyen said. "This will encourage farmers to go clean on their plantations, making sure their produce is healthy for consumers." Aware of the prior successes at certain … [Read more...] about Vietnamese asparagus plantation owner aspires to revitalize hometown
Food and beverage service providers in Hanoi districts with no community COVID-19 transmission have been permitted to open for takeout operations since Thursday. In a dispatch issued on Wednesday, the Hanoi People’s Committee announced it would allow caterers in districts that had not recorded any community-based infections since September 3 to reopen for takeaway from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm every day, beginning at noon on Thursday. Other business establishments such as stationers, office supplies stores, bookstores, facilities that repair vehicles, and electronic product shops are also allowed to reopen. These businesses have been forced to suspend operations since July 24. According to the Hanoi Department of Health, 19 out of the city’s 30 districts meet the requirement for reopening, including Ba Dinh, Ba Vi, Bac Tu Liem, Cau Giay, Dan Phuong, Gia Lam, Hoai Duc, Long Bien, Me Linh, My Duc, Nam Tu Liem, Phu Xuyen, Phuc Tho, Quoc Oai, Soc Son, Son Tay, Thanh Oai, Tay Ho, and … [Read more...] about Which Hanoi districts are resuming service after two-month hiatus?