Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh meets with his Lao counterpart Phankham Viphavanh in Washington D.C on May 13 (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) - Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh met with his Lao counterpart Phankham Viphavanh in Washington D.C on May 13 afternoon (US time) on the occasion of their attending the ASEAN-US Special Summit . At the event, the Vietnamese PM congratulated Laos on the positive results in the country’s fight against COVID-19 and reopening, and highly valued the two countries’ sound cooperation in the bilateral framework as well as at regional and international forums. The Lao PM spoke highly of Vietnam’s important achievements in the recent time, especially in bringing the COVID-19 pandemic under control and promptly reopening its borders for socio-economic recovery and development, and thanked Vietnam for cooperation and support for Laos over the years. The two PMs rejoiced at the stable development of the Vietnam-Laos great friendship, special … [Read more...] about Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh meets Lao counterpart in US
Vietnam and Indonesia share waters in the resource-rich and disputed South China Sea. Indonesia Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto said in his ongoing visit to Hanoi on May 12-14 that Vietnam and Indonesia are determined to continue strengthening defense ties that have been well established so far in terms of cooperation between navies, coast guards, and military industry. Vietnam's Defense Minister Phan Van Giang (L) and Indonesia's Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto in Hanoi on May 13. Photos: VNA Agreeing on the instructions of the two countries’ leaders, after this visit, Indonesia and Vietnam would jointly solve problems at sea, the issue which was discussed in the meeting between Prabowo and Vietnamese Defense Minister Phan Van Giang and in the courtesy call paid to President Nguyen Xuan Phuc on May 13. The two sides briefed each other on the achievements in defense ties, especially from the end of 2019 until now, including dialogues and the signing of … [Read more...] about Indonesia defense minister visits Vietnam, highlighting navy cooperation
At the meeting, Son said Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, who arrived in Washington D.C. the same day, will attend activities within the summit, slated for May 12-13. Vietnam will coordinate with other ASEAN countries to make contribution to the event, he said, stressing that maintaining ASEAN’s solidarity and unity, promoting its centrality, as well as its stance, principles and common voice, maintaining the grouping’s equal approach in relations with partners, and enhancing substantive, effective and mutually beneficial cooperation should be further affirmed by the bloc. Cambodia – the ASEAN Chair 2022 – said the ASEAN - U.S. Special Summit will be held with diverse activities. Apart from the activities within the framework like a banquet to be hosted by U.S. President Joe Biden and official meetings between leaders of the two sides, ASEAN leaders will meet with representatives from the U.S. parliament and business and political circles, among others. The ministers agreed with … [Read more...] about ASEAN foreign ministers review preparation for ASEAN – U.S. Special Summit
At the event, the Vietnamese PM congratulated Laos on the positive results in the country’s fight against COVID-19 and reopening, and highly valued the two countries’ sound cooperation in the bilateral framework as well as at regional and international forums. The Lao PM spoke highly of Vietnam’s important achievements in the recent time, especially in bringing the COVID-19 pandemic under control and promptly reopening its borders for socio-economic recovery and development, and thanked Vietnam for cooperation and support for Laos over the years. The two PMs rejoiced at the stable development of the Vietnam-Laos great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation. Since the start of 2022, the countries have exchanged delegations at all levels, notably an official visit to Vietnam by the Lao PM in January. They have collaborated in effective implementing high-level agreements and those adopted at the 44th meeting of the Inter-Governmental Committee chaired by the … [Read more...] about Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh meets Lao counterpart in U.S.
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) shakes hands with visiting Indonesian Minister of Defence Prabowo Subianto. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) - President Nguyen Xuan Phuc on May 13 called on the defence ministries of Vietnam and Indonesia to bolster consultations and support each other at multilateral forums, and maintain the common stance of ASEAN on regional issues, including the East Sea. He made the call while hosting a reception for Indonesian Minister of Defence Prabowo Subianto, during which he underlined the countries’ mechanisms such as the defence policy dialogue play a major role in exchanging viewpoints, and handling bottlenecks and promptly guiding bilateral defence ties . He hailed the official Vietnam visit by Subianto and a high-ranking delegation of the Indonesian Defence Ministry to attend the ongoing SEA Games 31, saying it will promote bilateral defence cooperation in a practical and effective manner, contributing to the Vietnam-Indonesia strategic partnership … [Read more...] about President calls for stronger Vietnam-Indonesia defence cooperation
Illustrative image (Photo: VNA) Washington D.C – Vietnamese Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan and Marc Mealy, Senior Vice President for Policy at the US-ASEAN Business Council (USABC), co-chaired a seminar connecting agricultural enterprises of Vietnam and the US on May 13 in Washington D.C. The event took place on the sidelines of Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh’s trip to the US to attend the ASEAN-US Special Summit. It was attended by representatives from agencies, businesses and associations in the agricultural sector of the two countries and several banks and investment funds, and representatives from some major US industry associations such as the Soybean Export Council, the Grains Council, the National Pork Producers Council and multinational agricultural corporations. At the seminar, a representative of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development informed participants about the priority strategy for the development of Vietnam's agricultural … [Read more...] about Seminar connects Vietnamese, US agricultural businesses