The following is the full text of the speech. “SINCERITY, TRUST AND RESPONSIBILITY FOR A BETTER WORLD” Dear Dr. John Hamre, President and CEO of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Ladies and gentlemen, I am very happy to visit the Center for Strategic and International Studies for the first time today, though this is far from the first time I hear of the CSIS, a top American think tank in the field of foreign strategies and policies and international issues. Seventy-seven years ago, President Ho Chi Minh, the national hero of Vietnam and great man of culture, prefaced the Declaration of Independence establishing the Democratic Republic of Vietnam with this untarnishable fact, “All men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of happiness.” This was the spirit enshrined within the 1776 Declaration of Independence of the United States of America; it … [Read more...] about Remarks by PM Pham Minh Chinh at CSIS in Washington D.C.
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In the final of men’s 5,000m, military athlete Nguyen Van Lai finished first in 16 minutes, 34 seconds and 12, securing a gold medal. Other gold medalists of Vietnam’s track and field team were Pham Thi Diem (women’s high jump with an achievement of 1.78m), Nguyen Tien Trong (men’slong jump – 7.80m), Nguyen Thi Huyen (women’s 400m – 52 seconds and 83). In jujitsu event, Phung Thi Hue pocketed a gold medal after defeating her Philippines rival in women’s 45kg category. Meanwhile, boxer Dao Hong Son defeated the Singaporean rival to win the gold medal in the men's 56kg category. In pétanque, players Hong Thoa and Lan Anh claimed an emphatic 13-2 victory over Malaysia’s Nurashimah Senin and Sharifah Aqilah Farhana Syed Ali to bag a gold medal for Vietnam. In bodybuilding, Dinh Kim Loan won the gold medal. In addition, Tran Hoang Duy Thuan and Bui Thi Thoa competed excellently to win the gold medal in the mixed doubles event. Meanwhile, the Vietnamese dance sport team won the 5th … [Read more...] about More golds for Vietnamese sports delegation at SEA Games 31
A 2-2 with Cambodia caused Malaysia to lose the top group position to Thailand, who deafeated Laos 1-0 also on Monday to have nine points after four matches. Hosts Vietnam top Group A with 10 points. Thailand will play Indonesia in the other semifinal. Both matches will be played on Thursday. The match between Thailand and Indonesia will begin at 4 p.m. at Thien Truong Stadium in the northern Nam Dinh Province, and the match between Vietnam and Malaysia at 7 p.m. at Viet Tri Stadium in the northern Phu Tho Province. Vietnam beat Indonesia 3-0 in the final of the previous SEA Games in the Philippines to claim gold medal. The Vietnam match will be reported live on VnExpress International. … [Read more...] about Vietnam to play Malaysia in SEA Games football semifinal
Techcombank is on track to be among the top ASEAN banks Techcombank’s rise within the Vietnamese banking industry was highlighted last year when it became the first non-state-owned bank to join Vietnam’s billion-dollar profit club. “Even in the very tough environment we are seeing, our employees have maintained a high quality and reliable service for our customers and this is helping us to deliver stellar performance year after year,” said Jens Lottner, CEO of Techcombank. Last year, the bank continued to reduce costs while focusing on building deposits in its current accounts and savings accounts (CASA), which Lottner described as a “stable and cheap” source of funding. Techcombank’s CASA ratio, which reflects the percentage of the bank’s total deposits that are CASA, jumped from 46.1 per cent in 2020 to 50.5 per cent last year, well on its way to the bank’s target of 55 per cent by 2025. Techcombank’s net interest margin, a measure of the difference between the interest … [Read more...] about Techcombank on track for a seat among the top ASEAN banks
The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has participated in "The Sustainable Flight Challenge" (TSFC) programme, launched by SkyTeam Airline Alliance, with the first flight from Hanoi to the Republic of Korea’s Seoul. Passengers on Vietnam Airlines' flight were welcomed with a cloth bag and card conveying the message of environmental protection, all made from environmental-friendly materials. (Photo courtesy of Vietnam Airlines) The programme aims to encourage ideas for aviation sustainable development, further reduce aviation’s impact on the environment and spur breakthrough ideas that can be shared across the industry. It has drawn the participation of 16 airlines from many countries including the United States, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, China and the Republic of Korea. Participating carriers will be judged across 14 categories by an international panel of judges with members who are experts from related fields. The winners will be honoured … [Read more...] about Vietnam Airlines joins SkyTeam’s Sustainable Flight Challenge programme
Hanoi (VNA) – The following is a brief review of the day’s events as reported by the Vietnam News Agency on May 16. - Officials and staff of Vietnamese representative agencies must keep abreast of global issues such as pandemic response, resource exhaustion, population aging and climate change in order to fulfill their tasks, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said on May 15 (US time). Read full story National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue and his host counterpart Saysomphone Phomvihan on May 16 held talks. (Photo: VNA) - National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue and his host counterpart Saysomphone Phomvihan on May 16 held talks following an official welcome ceremony for the former. Hue is now in Laos on an official visit. Read full story - The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has participated in "The Sustainable Flight Challenge" (TSFC) programme, launched by SkyTeam Airline Alliance, with the first flight from Hanoi to the Republic of Korea’s Seoul. The … [Read more...] about ☕ Afternoon briefing on May 16