A Vietnamese booth at WorldFood Moscow 2019. — Photo nhandan.com.vn MOSCOW Ten Vietnamese companies are showcasing their products at WorldFood Moscow 2019, one of Russia's leading food and drink expos, which opened in Moscow on Monday. Among their goods are farm produce such as rice, coffee, tea and cashew nuts, as well as seafood, forestry, canned fruits, dairy products, juice drinks and beer. Since its inception in 1991, the major exhibition, which serves the global food and drinks industry, has grown to become the entry point for international manufacturers looking to enter the vibrant Russian market. Every year, the event connects thousands of businesses from around the world with Russia's key food and drink buyers, including retail representatives from Russia’s leading supermarket chains, wholesalers and food manufacturers. Nguyễn Thị Mỹ Nhi, president of Tín Thịnh Co, which … [Read more...] about Vietnamese firms join int’t food fair in Russia.
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Bac Ninh (VNA) – Secretary of northern Bac Ninh provincial Party Committee Nguyen Nhan Chien hosted a local reception on October 2 for a delegation from the Russia – Vietnam Friendship Association led by General Director of Russia’s Yaroslav Region Export Support Centre Bagrova Natalia. Chien expressed his wish that Russia and Bac Ninh would explore cooperation opportunities in fields other than economy, such as socio-culture, thus strengthening ties between Vietnam and Russia, and between Bac Ninh and Russia in particular. Natalia, for her part, spoke highly of Bac Ninh’s development over the past years, particularly incentives for Russian firms, including those from Yaroslav. As Yaroslav is one of the 14 largest Russian industrial hubs, Russia is willing to share its experience in smart city development with Vietnam, she said. The official hoped that more incentives will be provided for Russian enterprises in the near future, thus contributing … [Read more...] about Bac Ninh pushes economic ties with Russia
Russia, one of the world's key energy producers and largest polluters, says it will adopt the 2015 Paris climate agreement AFP/Alexander NEMENOV The document signed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says that Russia is formally adopting the 2015 Paris agreement and will now "allocate financial resources ... to developing countries for prevention and adaptation to climate change." While not formally named a "ratification," the government said in a statement that the decree signifies Russia's adoption of the agreement and "Russia's consent to the obligations under the Paris Agreement". A government source told AFP that the document is the "last step in the procedure of Russia's adoption of the Paris agreement". Presenting his decree at a government meeting, Medvedev said that it is important for Russia to participate in the process of reducing emissions. "The threat of climate change is (the) destruction of the ecological balance, increased risks for successful development of key … [Read more...] about Russia adopts Paris climate agreement
1. We, the Foreign Ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), met on 31 July 2019 at the 52nd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM) in Bangkok. We underlined the need to further strengthen cooperation and advance our partnership to ensure sustainability in all dimensions for ASEAN amidst the rapid changes in Southeast Asia and beyond. ASEAN COMMUNITY-BUILDING 2. We reaffirmed our commitment to the full and effective implementation of the ASEAN Community Vision 2025 and the ASEAN Leaders’ Vision Statement on Partnership for Sustainability. We reaffirmed the importance of maintaining ASEAN centrality and unity in our community-building efforts, engagement with external partners and regional architecture. We commended the ongoing work of all ASEAN Sectoral Bodies and Organs for progress in the implementation of the ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC), ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), and ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) … [Read more...] about Joint Communique of 52nd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
Rice export volume up but value falls The ministry said the total rice export volume and value in the first nine months of this year reached 5.2 million tonnes and $2.24 billion, respectively. The figures represented a rise of 5.9 per cent in volume and a drop of 9.8 per cent in value compared to the same period in 2018. Of which, Viet Nam shipped abroad 586,000 tonnes of rice in September for $251 million. The Philippines was the top market for Vietnamese rice in the first eight months of this year, consuming 1.76 million tonnes worth $720 million, 2.9 times higher in volume and 2.6 times in value over the same period last year. Strong growth was also seen in other markets, including Australia (75 per cent), Ivory Coast (nearly 35 per cent) and Hong Kong (nearly 35 per cent). The average rice price in the first eight months fell 13.8 per cent year on year to $435 per tonne. White rice led the way in the period, accounting for 47 per cent of total revenue, followed by Jasmine rice … [Read more...] about VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS OCTOBER 14