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Prime Minister: ASEAN-China ties keep positive growth

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Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc gave a pre-recorded welcome message at the online opening of the 17th China – ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO) on Friday. — VNA/ Photo Thống Nhất

HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has delivered a welcome speech in the form of a pre-recorded video at the online opening of the 17th China – ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO) on Friday, at the invitation of the Chinese Government.  

In the speech, the PM expresses his delight at the opening of the CAEXPO 17 and the China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the ASEAN – China Free Trade Area and the China – ASEAN Year of Digital Economy Cooperation, which contribute to trade and growth of both sides.

He congratulates Party General Secretary and President of China Xi Jinping, and the Government and people of China on overcoming difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and reaping outstanding economic achievements. He also lauds China for sharing its experience in fighting the pandemic and supporting countries in need.

According to him, ASEAN – China cooperation still maintains positive growth, especially in economy and trade. China has been ASEAN’s largest trade partner for 10 consecutive years. In the first six months of this year, ASEAN became China’s largest trade partner for the first time with a bilateral turnover of US$300 billion, 20 per cent of which was contributed by Việt Nam.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, ASEAN and China have been one of a few pairs of partners worldwide to post positive growth since early this year.

PM Phúc stresses that in 2020 when Việt Nam serves as ASEAN Chair, the bloc continues strengthening solidarity and unity, drastically responding to the pandemic, while effectively cooperating with partners and solidifying its central role in regional security issues in line with the theme “Cohesive and Responsive”. He recalls that during the 37th ASEAN Summit held in November, 10 ASEAN member states and five partner countries, including China, signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), creating a major market with a 2.2 billion population and a GDP of $26.2 trillion.

The PM says Việt Nam is working for the dual goal of fighting the pandemic and restoring the economy via many measures, including participating in many free trade agreements such as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), the European Union – Việt Nam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

He notes that Việt Nam has always boasted the largest number of exhibitors and stalls at all CAEXPO editions so far. He adds that Việt Nam will keep its online show until the end of the year, offering more opportunities for businesses.

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Việt Nam – China diplomatic ties this year, he says Vietnamese Party General Secretary and President Nguyễn Phú Trọng and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping held two phone talks to outline major orientations to deepen the bilateral neighbourliness and comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership.

PM Phúc underlines that Việt Nam and other ASEAN member states are working towards the ASEAN Community Vision 2025, expanding collaboration with China on the basis of the United Nations Charter and international law and mutual benefits, contributing to peace, stability and prosperity in the region and the world. —

Source: https://vietnamnews.vn/politics-laws/813740/prime-minister-asean-china-ties-keep-positive-growth.html

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Public security intelligence force recognised for its contributions over the past 75 years

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Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc (right) attends the 75th founding anniversary of the public security intelligence force on Tuesday. — Photo cand.com.vn

HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc yesterday presented the first-class National Defence Order to the intelligence team of the public security force on its 75th founding anniversary.

He said that over the past 75 years, under the leadership of the Communist Party of Việt Nam, officers and soldiers of the intelligence force have brought into full play the intelligence tradition of their predecessors and recorded various achievements, contributing to national liberation, reunification and safeguarding.

To fulfil the heavy responsibilities assigned by the Party, State, Ministry of Public Security, and people, he urged the force to be well aware of the situation and its tasks while following and serving the Party and State’s leadership and governance.

The people’s public security intelligence force must always put itself under the Party’s absolute and direct leadership in all aspects, the State President’s command, the Prime Minister’s united governance and direction, and the Minister of Public Security’s direct management, PM Phúc said.

The force must build an action programme to carry out the Resolution of the coming 13th National Party Congress, have a better grasp of the situation, and improve strategic counselling to meet new requirements in the national development and defence process, the PM said.

The force was also requested to take action to help enhance Việt Nam’s relations with external partners and promote the country’s position and prestige, serving the cause of national industrialisation and modernisation.

PM Phúc also asked for increased education in terms of politics, tradition, revolutionary morality and occupational skills for intelligence officers, as well as the building of a contingent of intelligence officers with firm political mettle, steadfastness, and absolute loyalty to the Party, Fatherland, and people, ready to sacrifice for the Party and nation’s revolutionary cause, and have a sharp vision and outstanding qualifications to fulfil both short- and long-term tasks.

The Government leader expressed his belief that under the Party’s leadership, the people’s public security intelligence force will obtain even greater achievements, contributing to the cause of national construction and defence and deserving the Party, State, and people’s trust.

On February 21, 1946, President Hồ Chí Minh signed Decree No 23/SL on unifying public security units nationwide into the Việt Nam Công an vụ (Public Security Department of Việt Nam) and regulating tasks for it, including intelligence affairs. —

Source: https://vietnamnews.vn/politics-laws/858776/public-security-intelligence-force-recognised-for-its-contributions-over-the-past-75-years.html

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Vietnam ready for 13th Party Congress

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Vietnam has made an impression on the international community as a safe country with great economic potential, and its success in controlling the COVID-19 pandemic and maintaining economic growth has been miraculous, a Japanese expert has said.

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Addressing the event, Head of the Party Central Commission for External Relations Hoang Binh Quan stressed the significance of the 13th National Party Congress in the development of the Party and the country. The Party Central Committee, Politburo and Secretariat are strictly supervising all the preparations for the event.

The political report submitted to the upcoming Congress sets out the overall objectives, which are: to enhance the Party’s leadership, ruling capacity and combativeness; build a clean and strong Party and political system in all aspects; to consolidate people’s trust in the Party, State and the socialist system; to promote innovations, the willpower and aspirations for developments and the great all-nation unity strength, combined with the strength of the time; to push forward in a comprehensive and concerted manner the Doi Moi undertaking, national industrialisation and modernisation, rapid and sustainable development of the nation; to firmly defend the Homeland, maintain peace and stability; to strive for our country to become a socialist-oriented developed nation by mid-21st century.

Plenum completes preparation for Party Congress

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The 15th plenum of the Party Central Committee wrapped up on January 17 after completing all the contents of its agenda.  

At the plenum, the last of the 12th tenure, the Committee discussed and passed the lists of first-time nominees and the special cases to the Committee of the coming 13th tenure, as well as that of the nominees to the key leading positions of the Party and the State, among others.

Speaking at the closing ceremony, Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong stressed that the current Committee has weathered all the difficulties and completed the working agenda, leading the whole Party, people and army to very important achievements, leaving deep imprints and creating new trust and driving forces to bring the country into a new development period.

The leader asked the Committee members to continue bringing into play their sense of solidarity and responsibility in finishing the remaining work, and working as nucleuses so as to ensure the coming Congress a fine success that meets the expectation and hope of the whole Party and people./.

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Source: https://vietnamnet.vn/en/politics/vietnam-ready-for-13th-party-congress-706541.html

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Communications work for 13th National Party Congress prepared thoroughly: official

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The communications work for the upcoming 13th National Party Congress has been prepared thoroughly and specifically, Le Manh Hung, Vice Chairman of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Information and Education, has said.

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Le Manh Hung, Vice Chairman of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Information and Education, and director of the press centre for the 13th National Party Congress (Photo: VNA)

In an interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) on January 18, Hung, who is also director of the press centre for the 13th National Party Congress, said the communication work has been carried out through the media and at all-level agencies and localities, covering events after, during and before the congress.

The official highlighted the role played by press agencies in disseminating information about the congress, scheduled to take place from January 25 to February 2, as well as major achievements the country has recorded over the past time.

Regarding preparations for the press centre, Hung said they have been basically completed, adding the centre has outlined specific programmes and scenarios for journalists.

The centre has been equipped well in terms of technology, internet and equipment to serve domestic and foreign reporters.

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Hanoi streets decorated to welcome 13th National Party Congress. (Photo: VNA)

Nearly 500 domestic reporters and technicians, and more than 60 resident correspondents, editors and technicians of foreign news agencies have registered to work at the press centre. More than 60 others will cover the congress online.

All reporters present at the centre will undergo COVID-19 testing, at the request of organisers.

According to Hung, the organisers invited foreign journalists to attend press conferences virtually due to the impact of the COVID-19.

The press centre is to be opened at the National Convention Centre in Hanoi on January 22./.VNA

Source: https://vietnamnet.vn/en/politics/communications-work-for-13th-national-party-congress-prepared-thoroughly-official-706539.html

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