At a meeting with U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed in New York on May 16 (local time), the PM stressed that the year 2022 is of great significance as it marks the 45th anniversary of Vietnam’s U.N. membership. Appreciating the U.N.’s valuable contributions and support to Vietnam over the past more than four decades, the PM asked Amina to convey his invitation to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and other U.N. leaders to visit Vietnam this year to foster multi-faceted cooperation between the two sides. Chinh reiterated Vietnam’s strong commitments to multilateralism and a world order based on international law and the U.N. Charter, as well as the country’s support for the U.N.’s central role in the global administration system, saying it needs global, all-people, and comprehensive approaches to tackle common challenges like epidemics and climate change. Vietnam backs enhancing relations between the U.N., parliaments of its member countries and the … [Read more...] about Vietnam to play more active role at U.N.: PM
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A team of three Vietnamese high school students has won an international prize on environmental sustainability. Team 'Adorbsies' of three Vietnamese high school students has won the first prize of an international environmental competition. From left: Adorbsies member Lương Anh Khánh Huyền, Trần Quỳnh Anh, Bùi Tú Uyên. Photos courtesy of the team Bùi Tú Uyên, Lương Anh Khánh Huyền and Trần Quỳnh Anh brought home US$100,000 from the Earth Prize competition, an initiative of the Switzerland-based Earth Foundation that encourages students to address environmental issues. Beating more than 650 teams across 114 countries and territories, the three girls’ idea of creating biodegradable menstrual pads from dragon fruit peel won the hearts of the judges for its practicality. “This was a very difficult choice for The Earth Prize Adjudicating Panel to make; but Team Adorbsies’ project is an idea turned into a solution that can make a genuine difference,” said Rina … [Read more...] about Vietnamese students champion international environmental competition
Chairman of the National Assembly (NA) Vuong Dinh Hue (Photo: VNA) Vientiane (VNA) – Chairman of the National Assembly (NA) Vuong Dinh Hue on May 17 had a meeting with Chairman of the Laos-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Group and Vice President of the Lao National Assembly Sounthone Sayachak. The two leaders discussed a series of matters of common concern, including the law-making programmes for the upcoming sessions of the two NAs, and the construction of key national projects and road infrastructure. The coordination between the NA and government in each country in the implementation of legislative tasks and socio-economic development was also tabled. Hue expressed his delight to visit Laos on the occasion of the Vietnam-Laos Year of Solidarity and Friendship 2022, which marks the 60th founding anniversary of diplomatic relations and the 45th anniversary of the signing of the Vietnam -Laos Treaty of Amity and Cooperation. Sounthone, meanwhile, lauded the … [Read more...] about Top Vietnamese legislator meets with Vice President of Lao NA
The two countries have reached a new height of over USD 100 billion in two-way trade, Foote, who is also co-founder of the U.S.-Vietnam Trade Council (USVTC) and President and CEO of Bay Global Strategies, told the Vietnam News Agency's reporters on the sidelines of Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh’s meeting with U.S. enterprises in New York on May 16. She highlighted the entrepreneurial spirit in Vietnam as well as its great workforce, better infrastructure and significant location in Asia as advantages for American firms doing business in the country. “Our companies very much appreciate the talents in Vietnam and working with the Vietnamese people,” she said. Foote also outlined several challenges facing U.S. investors which include burdensome administrative procedures in some areas, and supply chain and logistical difficulties which are not unique to Vietnam. “We're hoping as we come out of COVID-19, these things will smooth out,” she stated. Foote also hoped that U.S. firms … [Read more...] about American business community very optimistic about U.S.-Vietnam economic ties
The two leaders discussed a series of matters of common concern, including the law-making programs for the upcoming sessions of the two N.A.s, and the construction of key national projects and road infrastructure. The coordination between the N.A. and government in each country in the implementation of legislative tasks and socio-economic development was also tabled. Hue expressed his delight to visit Laos on the occasion of the Vietnam-Laos Year of Solidarity and Friendship 2022, which marks the 60th founding anniversary of diplomatic relations and the 45th anniversary of the signing of the Vietnam-Laos Treaty of Amity and Cooperation. Sounthone, meanwhile, lauded the outcomes of the earlier talks between Hue and his Lao counterpart Saysomphone Phomvihan on May 16 and of a workshop co-chaired by the two top legislators on policies and mechanisms for post-pandemic recovery. Earlier, as part of Hue’s visit, Chairman of the N.A. Council for Ethnic Affairs Y Thanh Ha Nie K’dam … [Read more...] about Top Vietnamese legislator meets with Vice President of Lao N.A.
The N.A. Committees for Foreign Affairs have closely partnered together both bilaterally and multilaterally under their jurisdiction, the officials said. The Vietnam-Laos relations have become more practical, notably with a workshop presided over by the N.A. Chairmen which shared experience in policy mechanisms for socio-economic recovery and development in the post-pandemic period. The two countries need to facilitate economic, trade and investment relations to match their potential and turn them into an important pillar in bilateral ties, they underlined. The two sides agreed that the N.A. Committees for Foreign Affairs play a central role in the implementation of the recently-inked cooperation agreements between the two legislative bodies and between the N.A. Office of Vietnam and the N.A. Secretariat of Laos; and backed the signing of an agreement between the two committees to step up cooperation. They pledged to increase the exchange of delegations, including deputies to … [Read more...] about N.A. Committees for Foreign Affairs of Vietnam, Laos strengthen cooperation