Connect with us

Politics

Vietnam, India defence ministers hold online talks

Published

on

Minister of Defence General Ngo Xuan Lich and his Indian counterpart Rajnath Singh held an online discussion on November 27.

Vietnam, India defence ministers hold online talks hinh anh 1

The Vietnamese delegation at the event 

Lich congratulated India on being elected as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council (UNSC) for the 2021-22 term.

The two agreed that the comprehensive strategic partnership between their countries has been strengthened over time, benefitting the peoples of both and contributing to maintaining peace, stability, and development in the region and the world.

They also discussed the results of their respective COVID-19 prevention and control efforts, and the effect the pandemic had on carrying out defence cooperation activities.

The ministers agreed to return to such activities as soon as COVID-19 is fully brought under control, in which they will further bolster cooperation in military medicine, UN peacekeeping operations, the defence industry, and human resources, among others.

Lich expressed his gratitude towards India for its support for and coordination with Vietnam as the Chair of ASEAN in 2020 and a non-permanent member of the UNSC in 2020-21, especially within the framework of the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting Plus (ADMM+).

He also invited Singh to attend the online ADMM+ and a ceremony marking a decade of the multilateral meetings, slated for December, and to visit Vietnam once the pandemic has been repelled.

After the talks, the ministers witnessed the signing of a cooperation agreement in hydrography./.VNA

Source: https://vietnamnet.vn/en/politics/vietnam-india-defence-ministers-hold-online-talks-693309.html

Politics

Foreign correspondents contribute to promoting Vietnam’s image: Deputy FM

Published

on

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Quoc Dung on January 15 called on correspondents from foreign press agencies and cultural and press attachés 

as well as representatives from foreign agencies in Vietnam to help in promoting the country’s image among international friends.

Foreign correspondents contribute to promoting Vietnam’s image: Deputy FM hinh anh 1

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Quoc Dung speaks at the meeting. (Photo: VNA)

At a New Year gathering in Hanoi, Dung highlighted their contributions to enhancing cultural links and mutual understanding between Vietnam and peoples worldwide.

In his remarks, the deputy minister reviewed the major political and socio-economic achievements Vietnam recorded last year, saying it successfully performed its role as ASEAN Chair 2020 and non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for 2020-2021.

Foreign correspondents contribute to promoting Vietnam’s image: Deputy FM hinh anh 2

Delegates pose for a group photo. (Photo: VNA)

Bilateral and multilateral diplomacy has been strengthened both online and in-person, he said. Vietnam has also enhanced economic ties through the implementation of major trade deals like the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

The country also saw positive outcomes in protecting citizens overseas amidst COVID-19, land border marker planting and demarcation, territorial sovereignty protection, and cultural diplomacy, he went on.

Dung said fact-finding trips to localities were organised for foreign reporters, cultural and press attachés, and representatives of foreign agencies in Vietnam during the year, in an effort to promote local potential.

Many have expressed a belief that Vietnam will become a bright spot in economic growth post-COVID-19, contributing significantly to peace, stability and development in the region and the world at large./.VNA

Source: https://vietnamnet.vn/en/politics/foreign-correspondents-contribute-to-promoting-vietnam-s-image-deputy-fm-706060.html

Continue Reading

Politics

Party Central Committee convenes 15th plenum

Published

on

The 12th Party Central Committee convened its 15th plenum in Hanoi on January 16 under the chair of Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong.

Party Central Committee convenes 15th plenum hinh anh 1

An overview of the plenum (Photo : VNA)

The plenum will focus discussions on personnel work in connection with the Party Central Committee, the Politburo and the Secretariat, as well as key leading positions in the 13th tenure.

The conference is also scheduled to approve a report of the 12th Party Central Committee on personnel work related to the Party Central Committee in the 13th tenure and another on documents to be submitted to the 13th National Party Congress.

At this plenum, the Politburo is to submit draft lists of the Presidium, the Secretarial Delegation and the Commission for Verifying Eligibility of Delegates of the 13th National Party Congress. The Party Central Committee will give opinions and approve the lists, which will then be submitted to the 13th congress for consideration and approval.

The 15th plenum is of special significance as it will discuss and make decisions on remaining preparatory work for the successful organization of the 13th National Party Congress.

The event will last until January 18./.VNA

Source: https://vietnamnet.vn/en/politics/party-central-committee-convenes-15th-plenum-706052.html

Continue Reading

Politics

US supports a strong, independent, prosperous Vietnam

Published

on

The US supports a strong, independent and prosperous Vietnam that plays an increasingly important role in the region, 

contributing to peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world, said US National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien.

US supports a strong, independent, prosperous Vietnam
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh (Source: VNA)

O’ Brien made the affirmation during phone talks with Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh on late January 15.

During the talks, the two sides welcomed the two countries’ flexible organisation of activities to mark their diplomatic relationship in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

They shared the assessment that bilateral ties are enjoying strong development in many fields, and agreed to continue working for the stable and intensive development of the Vietnam-US comprehensive partnership based on respect for each other’s independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and political institutions for mutual benefits.  

Deputy PM Minh appreciated the National Security Advisor, Trade Representative and Secretary of State of the US for listening to and taking note of the concern of the two countries’ business communities during the USTR’s investigation into Vietnam’s monetary policy and timber materials under Act 1974’ Section 301.

The US Security Advisor said Vietnamese ministries and agencies have cooperated with US partners as well as coordinated with the USTR during consultations in the framework of the 301 investigation.

He affirmed that active dialogues between the two sides helped promote the stable development of bilateral trade, benefitting businesses and people of both countries./.VNA

Source: https://vietnamnet.vn/en/politics/us-supports-a-strong-independent-prosperous-vietnam-706057.html

Continue Reading

Trending