At the event (Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs) Hanoi (VNA) - Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Quoc Dung and Secretary of State of the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Soeung Rathchavy co-chaired the seventh Vietnam-Cambodia political consultation via videoconference on October 21 to discuss bilateral ties as well as regional and global issues of shared concern. Both sides shared the view that amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the two sides have made efforts to maintain all-level exchanges and meetings in various forms, and effectively made use of bilateral cooperation mechanisms. The two sides agreed to step up trade and economic recovery post-pandemic, enhance national defence-security cooperation, improve the efficiency of border management and collaboration in education, information and communications, culture-sports and people-to-people exchange. They pledged to work closely together to seek solutions to the issue of legal … [Read more...] about Vietnam, Cambodia hold seventh political consultation
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Vietnam is expected to achieve five out of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, including no poverty, zero hunger, quality education, climate action and global partnerships, according to the National Report on the five-year-implementation of Vietnam Sustainable Development Goals. Farmers in northern Điện Biên Province check quality of macadamia nuts after harvest. Growing macadamia trees is one of effective models helping to reduce poverty in the province. — VNA/VNS Photo The report was released by the Ministry of Planning and Investment in Hanoi on Thursday. Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyễn Thị Bích Ngọc said the SDG National Report 2020 was drafted to evaluate the progress of the five-year implementation of the SDGs in Vietnam and to anticipate the possibility of achieving SDGs by 2030. The report has made important contributions to the SDG database and SDG implementation monitoring and evaluation process. Throughout the … [Read more...] about Vietnam expected to achieve five SDGs by 2030
“Vietnam is doing very well,” he told the Vietnam News Agency, factoring in that Vietnam had, before the COVID-19 impacts, moved into the middle-income status. “Given its developing country status, that’s very encouraging,” he said on the sidelines of the Launching Workshop of National Report 2020: “Five-year Progress of Sustainable Development Goals Implementation” held in Hanoi. The report shows Vietnam has made progress across all 17 SDGs, he noted, adding that by 2030, the country would be likely to achieve five out of 17 SDGs, which include SDG 1 – No Poverty, SDG 2 – Zero Hunger, SDG 4 – Quality Education, SDG 13 – Climate Actions, and SDG 17 on global partnerships. There has been good progress towards reaching some goals, but in a few others, there are difficulties, he said, adding “but what we notice is that in some of those goals, the same difficulties arise in many countries.” He highly spoke of the way the Government of Vietnam is internalizing its efforts and … [Read more...] about Vietnam well placed within Asia in SDGs implementation progress: UNDP
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh speaks at the event (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on October 21 hosted a reception for Kidong Park , UN Resident Coordinator and interim, and chief representatives of UN organisations in Vietnam on the occasion of the UN’s upcoming founding anniversary (October 24, 1945 – 2021). At the event, Chinh stated Vietnam highly values the UN's achievements since its establishment. The UN continues to play a very important role in preventing conflicts, upholding international law, promoting sustainable development and climate change response, and protecting human rights, he added. The PM emphasised that Vietnam always treasures the UN’s valuable assistance for the country over the past four decades. At this difficult time of the country's current fight against COVID-19, the UN’s aid has came in forms of medical equipment and supplies, professional and policy advice on pandemic prevention and control, … [Read more...] about Prime Minister hosts UN representatives in Vietnam
Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Houlin Zhao praised the proposals and initiatives of Vietnam and hoped that it would share its experiences with other ITU member countries. The ITU is a specialized organization of the United Nations established on July 15, 1947. The ITU has 193 member countries, and more than 700 associate members that are businesses, research institutions operating in the fields of telecommunications and information technology, and regional and international organizations. The ITU is an organization with the mission of maintaining and strengthening international cooperation in the fields of wireline, radio, fiber optic cable, and satellite in all member countries to enable the use of telecommunications in the most effective way. Vietnam’s role in ITU Since 1975, the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam has been the sole legal representative of Vietnam to participate in the ITU. In recent years, … [Read more...] about What is Vietnam’s role in the International Telecommunication Union?
A dioxin remediation project at an airport in the central city of Da Nang has been completed following six years of joint efforts by Vietnam and the United States. Vietnam’s Ministry of National Defense and the U.S. Embassy in the Southeast Asian country organized a ceremony at Da Nang International Airport on Wednesday to mark the completion of the project. The Vietnamese defense ministry initiated the project in August 2012 with coordination and funding worth $110 million from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Following the dioxin removal process, a total of 33 hectares of land is now able to be used for the expansion of the Da Nang airport. Vietnamese and U.S. representatives pose for a photo during the ceremony. Photo: Tuoi Tre The piece of land plays a significant role in the socio-economic development of the city and the central region in general, Colonel General Nguyen Chi Vinh, Deputy Minister of National Defense, said at … [Read more...] about Vietnam, US complete dioxin cleanup in Da Nang