Vietnam and the US have made milestones in building a forward-looking partnership. US Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin expressed Washington's wish to upgrade ties with Vietnam to a strategic partnership in a meeting with Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc on July 29. He said the two countries could expand cooperation in areas that are of each side’s strengths. US Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin and Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Hanoi on July 29. Photo: VNA Being head of the National Defense and Security Council, Phuc said he was committed to facilitating the cooperation of the two defense ministries. Vietnam expected further the US-ASEAN ties for peace and prosperity in the region and the world, he added. Austin agreed with Phuc on the issue, saying that the US will continue speeding up the relations with ASEAN, participating in the ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting Plus (ADMM+), and committing itself to fortify the ties with regional … [Read more...] about US-Vietnam to upgrade relations to strategic partnership
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Vietnam is hoping to soon be able to offer its very own vaccine against COVID-19. Photo: Duc Thanh The Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Ministry of Science and Technology on July 22 held a meeting with senior health experts and scientists to check and review necessary data and the result of clinical trials of the Nano Covax COVID-19 vaccine for consideration of licensing for emergency use. According to professors and based on the research data, the vaccine has been assessed to reach safety and create immunity, but still requires more time to assess its efficacy. Prof. Dr. Pham Ngoc Dinh, member of the National Ethics Council for Biomedical Research, said that the vaccine research should pay attention to design updates, licensing with conditions, and post-licensing. “If we cannot do well with the licensing with conditions, problems could emerge in the post-licensing,” Dinh said. MoH Deputy Minister Tran Van Thuan noted, “The MoH supports and creates conditions COVID-19 … [Read more...] about Domestic vaccines reach ever closer
Vietnam hopes the US Government will continue giving priority assistance to Vietnam to access coronavirus vaccine supplies and create favourable conditions for partners to research and transfer virus vaccine production technology to the country. Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính (right) meetsUS Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin in Ha Noi on Thursday. Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính made the statement during a meeting with US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin in Hà Nội on Thursday. He thanked the US for donating COVID-19 vaccines, medical equipment and materials to Việt Nam. The PM said Việt Nam wanted to promote the comprehensive partnership with the US on the basis of mutual interests, and for peace, stability and development in the region and world. Việt Nam is expected to enhance cooperation with the US in various fields, including commerce and investment, climate change, science and technology, education and infrastructure, the PM said. PM Chính applauded … [Read more...] about Vietnam expects more COVID-19 vaccine support from US
He welcomed the Defense Secretary's visit to Vietnam, saying that the visit will help promote bilateral defense ties as well as more substantial development of the relationship between the two countries. The PM affirmed that Vietnam consistently pursues a foreign policy of independence, multilateralisation and diversification, and proactive and active international integration, as well as being a good friend, a reliable partner and a responsible member of the international community. Vietnam wants to enhance cooperation in the U.S. in the fields of trade-investment, climate change, science-technology, education and training, he said, stressing that there is still huge room for bilateral economic cooperation and suggested promoting partnership in fields of the U.S.’s strength and Vietnam’s potential such as infrastructure, transportation, human resources and renewable energy. Hailing the agreement recently reached between the U.S. Department of Treasury and the State Bank of … [Read more...] about PM wants to develop comprehensive partnership with U.S.
Ethnic communities in rural areas are provided with useful apps to manage their crops and produce While this often comes with a reduced need for manual labours, the sustainability of these gains may only be ensured if businesses make the necessary investment in their people to operate and maximise the gains from the new technology. After the traumatic experiences from recent pandemic waves, many businesses have changed their minds and decided to invest more in digital transformation to adapt to the new normal. As an exporter of Vietnamese organic cinnamon and anise to fastidious international markets such as the United States, Japan, South Korea, and the European Union, the biggest concern for Vina Samex JSC was finding a way to ensure all input materials are completely organic. With raw materials sourced from a growing area of 4,000 hectares stretching across the three northern mountainous provinces of Yen Bai, Lang Son, and Lao Cai, the company quickly realised that this was … [Read more...] about Human factor at centre of Fourth Industrial Revolution
Hai Duong to postpone receiving foreign employees and experts from August 1 Hai Duong will stop allowing foreign employees and experts to enter the province and register for isolation at hotels in the province, effective from August 1 until further notice. Foreign employees who enter the province before August 1 will still be able to go into isolation as per the regulations. They will also be allowed to register to isolate at hotels and resorts outside the province. This decision was issued on July 26 after the province has reported a new COVID-19 case after going 47 days without an infection. Hai Duong has 14 established industrial zones. 11 of these, covering 1,732 hectares of area, have had their infrastructure completed with an average occupancy rate of 82 per cent. The province is a manufacturing hub for numerous groups, including An Phat Holdings, Ford Hai Duong, printing machine manufacturer Brother Industries (Vietnam), Sumidenso Vietnam, and Hyundai Kefico Vietnam. … [Read more...] about VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS JULY 29