Prime Minister optimistic at conclusion of New York visit (01-10-2007) NEW YORK — Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung left New York on the evening of September 28 (local time), after attending the 62nd session of the United Nations General Assembly. Earlier, PM Dung called at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), met with Croatian President Stjepan Mesic, worked with the Viet Nam-US Senior Advisory Council on Enhancement of Viet Nam's Competitiveness, and received leaders from US leading groups. At the NYSE, the government leader witnessed the signing of a co-operation agreement between the NYSE and the Ha Noi Securities Trading Centre in the fields of personnel training, managerial experience exchange and building of trading systems. Dung said he hoped that the NYSE would become a strategic partner of Viet Nam's stock exchanges, thus helping to develop the Vietnamese financial market and beef up Viet Nam-US economic ties. The Vietnamese PM rang the bell to start the September 28 … [Read more...] about Prime Minister optimistic at conclusion of New York visit
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VNGOP - As part of his official visit to the United States, State President Nguyễn Minh Triết had many activities on June 19 in New York City, the first destination in the US trip. President Nguyễn Minh Triết gives speech to the US businesses In the morning (local time), State President Nguyễn Minh Triết and his entourage paid a visit to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE Euronext) and witnessed the signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Hồ Chí Minh City Securities Trading Center and NYSE Euronext. Working with the NYSE Euronext executives, the State President emphasized that Vietnam, not only maintaining its average annual GDP growth rate of 7.5% during 2001-2006, is shifting its economic structure toward industrialization, modernization, increasing the role of private sector and stabilizing its macro-economy. Vietnam is giving priority to comprehensive economic reform on the basis of the country's WTO commitments and other international … [Read more...] about State President has a busy working day in New York
Aaron McConnell doesn't mind sharing a kitchen with seven neighbors. He's fine in living quarters with just enough room for a twin bed, a corner desk and little else. Closets? Forget about it - he stores his clothing and other possessions on shelves and hooks. "I like living in a community," he says. "It's kind of fun, very social." It's also affordable for McConnell, 28, who pays $737 a month for his apartment in Seattle as he embarks on a career in civil engineering. Tiny apartments like McConnell's are cropping up in major cities around the country to meet the demand of people who are short on cash but determined to live in areas with otherwise pricey rents. Micros, also known as "hostel-style" apartments, usually offer less than 200 square feet (18.5 square meters) including private bathrooms, and they typically come furnished, sometimes with built-in beds and other amenities to save space. Most feature a group kitchen that may be shared among eight units, although units in … [Read more...] about Big city, tiny apartment: small-scale living is new trend in U.S.
The UN Security Council area is being evacuated on Tuesday morning due to "unidentified odor," UN spokesman Farhan Haq told reporters here, adding the UN is working with the local authorities to find out the source of the odor. The United Nations has evacuated all staff and personnel from the General Assembly hall and the UN Security Council due to the " odor," located in the UN complex on Manhattan's east side, Haq said. The UN is working with New York City authorities to find out the source of the odor, said the spokesman. The UN security initially said that the odor was from a gas leak in the basement, but this has not yet been confirmed. A witness to the evacuation said the odor in the main UN complex building was "nauseating" and smelled of "diesel." A UN security guard said the odor remains unidentified pending investigation. The evacuation took place just before the scheduled beginning of an informal meeting of the 15-nation UN body "to discuss … [Read more...] about UN Security Council area evacuated due to “unidentified odor”
The second Vietnam-US defence policy dialogue and the 32nd General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly executive committee in Cambodia topped last week's events. Second Vietnam-US defence policy dialogue The dialogue was co-chaired by Vietnam's Deputy Minister of Defence, Lieutenant-General Nguyen Chi Vinh, and US Deputy-Assistant Secretary of Defence, Robert Scher, who signed an MoU on promoting bilateral defence cooperation. During the event, both sides expressed their delight with the results of bilateral cooperation in defence in recent times and agreed to boost cooperation for mutual benefit in the future. Vietnam attends Ministerial Meeting on the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Vietnam prioritizes nuclear safety, security He affirmed Vietnam's policy to continue supporting disarmament, especially nuclear disarmament, as well as the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons Also at the meeting, Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, … [Read more...] about AIPA 32 – a new milestone for development