Vietnam’s Ministry of Health has proposed that the national government suspend flights to and from seven southern African countries and halt entry for people from them amid concerns over the new coronavirus variant Omicron. These nations include South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Eswatini, Lesotho, and Mozambique, the ministry said on Sunday. The proposed restriction is a fresh move in addition to Vietnam’s policy to close borders since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Under this policy, only Vietnamese repatriates, foreign experts, diplomats, investors, skilled workers, and students are allowed to enter the Southeast Asian country, subject to strict quarantine requirements. Recently, the country has gradually opened its borders to international visitors in a pilot scheme to revive tourism after deciding to live safely with COVID-19 instead of pursuing a zero-tolerance approach to the coronavirus. The health ministry's proposal came after the Omicron … [Read more...] about Vietnam mulls travel suspension for seven southern African countries over Omicron variant
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Then Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Photo: VNA) Moscow (VNA) – The Vietnam - Russia comprehensive strategic partnership , and the significance of Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc 's visit to Russia from November 29 to December 2, was highlighted in an article published on Russia's Independent newspaper on November 28. The article written by Grigory Trofimchuk, an expert on international affairs, affirmed that Vietnam is a reliable partner of Russia not only in the period of the former Soviet Union but also at present. The trust in the bilateral relationship was once again affirmed in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic , when Vietnam was one of the first countries in the world that approved Russia’s vaccine, he wrote, noting that in August 2021, the first batch of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine was successfully produced in Vietnam. The article stressed that that the belief in Russia and Russian … [Read more...] about Russian newspaper highlights Vietnam-Russia fruitful relations
The third Korea-Vietnam Fashion Festival Awards (KVFFA) 2021 features various music performances of Korean artists and an “ao dai” (Vietnamese traditional dress) and hanbok fashion show . (Photo: VNA) Seoul (VNA) – The third Korea-Vietnam Fashion Festival Awards (KVFFA) 2021 took place in Seoul, the Republic of Korea, on November 28 night, featuring various music performances of Korea n artists and an “ao dai” (Vietnamese traditional dress) and hanbok fashion show. In his remarks, Vietnamese Ambassador to the RoK Nguyen Vu Tung described the KVFFA 2021 as a significant celebration of the 29th founding anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic relations, saying it has further deepened cultural exchanges and increased mutual understanding between Vietnamese living in the RoK and the local community. Though this is the second time the KVFFA has been held partially via virtual platform due to COVID-19 pandemic, the event showed that Vietnam and the RoK can … [Read more...] about Korea-Vietnam Fashion Festival Awards marks 29th anniversary of diplomatic ties
Illustrative image. (Photo: tapchitaichinh.vn) Hanoi (VNA) - Improving the policy system and legal framework based on international trade practice is one of the important factors for Vietnam to integrate more deeply into the global value chains and attract investment capital from Europe as well as create a level playing field for domestic and foreign enterprises, Ambassador Giorgio Aliberti, Head of the European Union Delegation to Vietnam, has said. Up to 35 percent of European business leaders see administrative procedures as a barrier in the implementation of the European Union - Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), according to the 2021 White Book released recently by the European Chamber of Commerce (EuroCham) in Vietnam. Aliberti said that there is great investment potential from the European Union, especially in high-value sectors. EuroCham is committed to supporting the Vietnamese Government in setting up a sustainable development roadmap to bring better … [Read more...] about Vietnam urged to improve policies for effective implementation of EVFTA
From November 28, Vietnam Airlines regularly operates two flights per week between Ho Chi Minh City and San Francisco. The airline plans to increase the number to seven flights per week after the COVID-19 pandemic is controlled and the Vietnamese Government allows the reopening of regular international routes. Vietnam Airlines also considers opening more routes between Los Angeles of the U.S. and Hanoi or HCM City. All flights between Vietnam and the U.S. will use the most modern wide-body aircraft, such as Boeing 787 and Airbus A350. According to Vietnam Airlines General Director Le Hong Ha, more than a year ago, Vietnam Airlines became the first Vietnamese airline flying directly to the U.S. to bring home Vietnamese citizens. Its direct flight to the U.S. marked a big step forward for the firm and a historic milestone for Vietnam’s aviation industry, he said. It took the direct flight 13 hours and 45 minutes to reach the U.S. The flight used Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, one of … [Read more...] about Vietnam Airlines successfully operates first direct flight to U.S.
At the places that the exchange and other external activities with Laos such as the Border Post of Lao Bao International Border Gate, Lao Bao International Border Gate, Lao Bao Primary School No.2 will be hosted, General Chien and his entourage commented on the protocol, logistic services, decoration, guarantee of security, safety, communication, healthcare, and disease prevention measures. They also gave conclusion on proposals made by relevant agencies and units. General Chien applauded and highly appreciated the Ministry of National Defense’s affiliates for their active and proactive preparation for the aforementioned events. He also thanked local departments and authorities for their close collaboration. Saying that the border defense friendship exchange is an important defense diplomacy activity that contributes to building up friendship, solidarity and building a borderline of peace, stability, cooperation and development between Vietnam and neighboring countries with the … [Read more...] about Preparation for the first Vietnam – Laos border defense friendship exchange checked