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Vietnam voted as Vice-President of United Nations General Assembly representing Asia-Pacific

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Vietnam was elected as one of the Vice-Presidents of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)’s 77th session, representing the Asia-Pacific region, the Vietnam News Agency reported.

The UNGA elected its President and Vice-Presidents for the 77th session during a meeting in New York on Tuesday (local time).

Ambassador Csaba Korosi from Hungary was voted as the 77th President of the UNGA, replacing Abdulla Shahid from the Maldives.

Vietnam was elected as one of the Vice-Presidents of the 77th session of the UNGA and will take the role for one year starting September 13.

The other Vice-Presidents include Benin, Burundi, Kenya, Mauritania, Niger, and Zimbabwe representing Africa; Malaysia, Nepal, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan representing the Asia-Pacific region; Chile, El Salvador, and Jamaica representing Latin America; Estonia representing Eastern Europe; and Israel and Australia representing Western Europe and others.

The UNGA is one of the six main organs of the UN and the only one of the UN with representatives from all 193 member states.

It has broad authority in the fields of political, economic, cultural, and social cooperation, and has the right to discuss and make recommendations on matters within the scope of the Charter or any matter within the competence of the UN’s organs with the purpose of promoting international cooperation.

During its 45 years of UN membership, Vietnam has taken on many important responsibilities and made substantial and effective contributions.

With a multilateral foreign policy in which the UN is the focus, Vietnam, as a Vice-President of the UNGA, will continue to make more contributions to the UN’s goals, including settling conflicts and maintaining peace and stability for all the people in the world.

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Vietnam president presented with S.Korean football jersey during state visit

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A leading South Korean conglomerate’s representative presented Vietnamese State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc with a signed jersey from the Korean national football team in Seoul on Monday morning.

Cho Hyun Sang, vice-chairman of Hyosung Corporation, gifted the signed jersey, which belongs to forward Hwang In Beom, to President Phuc during the Vietnamese leader’s reception for a group of major businesses on the morning, just hours before the 2023 FIFA World Cup Round of 16 game between South Korea and Brazil.

Cho prepared the surprising gift, which brightened up the meeting, as he was aware that President Phuc, who is on a state visit to South Korea at the invitation of South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, is an enthusiastic football fan.

Cho received the jersey from Hwang more than two months ago.

In response, Phuc said South Korea are one of his favorite teams at the FIFA World Cup and he watched some of their matches at the ongoing tournament.

“South Korea were great in the match against Portugal,” the state leader said, referring to the dramatic 2-1 comeback win of the Asian team on Friday (South Korea time) to advance to the final 16. 

“Your team deserves to be playing in the knockout stage and is the pride of the continent.”

President Phuc wished the South Korean team a great and successful match against the Brazilian championship candidate on Tuesday morning (South Korea time).

President Phuc is the first senior foreign leader to pay a state visit to South Korea since President Yoon took office, according to the Vietnam News Agency.

The visit, scheduled to last until Tuesday, takes place in the context that the two countries are celebrating 30 years of diplomatic relations, with the strategic cooperative partnership developing positively and effectively.

Vietnam and South Korea established their diplomatic relations on December 22, 1992.

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A leading South Korean conglomerate’s representative presented Vietnamese State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc with a signed jersey from the Korean national football team in Seoul on Monday morning.

Cho Hyun Sang, vice-chairman of Hyosung Corporation, gifted the signed jersey, which belongs to forward Hwang In Beom, to President Phuc during the Vietnamese leader’s reception for a group of major businesses on the morning, just hours before the 2023 FIFA World Cup Round of 16 game between South Korea and Brazil.

Cho prepared the surprising gift, which brightened up the meeting, as he was aware that President Phuc, who is on a state visit to South Korea at the invitation of South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, is an enthusiastic football fan.

Cho received the jersey from Hwang more than two months ago.

In response, Phuc said South Korea are one of his favorite teams at the FIFA World Cup and he watched some of their matches at the ongoing tournament.

“South Korea were great in the match against Portugal,” the state leader said, referring to the dramatic 2-1 comeback win of the Asian team on Friday (South Korea time) to advance to the final 16. 

“Your team deserves to be playing in the knockout stage and is the pride of the continent.”

President Phuc wished the South Korean team a great and successful match against the Brazilian championship candidate on Tuesday morning (South Korea time).

President Phuc is the first senior foreign leader to pay a state visit to South Korea since President Yoon took office, according to the Vietnam News Agency.

The visit, scheduled to last until Tuesday, takes place in the context that the two countries are celebrating 30 years of diplomatic relations, with the strategic cooperative partnership developing positively and effectively.

Vietnam and South Korea established their diplomatic relations on December 22, 1992.

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Over 20 foreign delegations attend Ho Chi Minh City Friendship Dialogue

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The first Ho Chi Minh City Friendship Dialogue, themed ‘Resilience Adaptation for Recovery and Development,’ was held on Saturday with the participation of over 20 foreign delegations from localities worldwide. 

Running until Monday, the event is aimed at promoting relations between Ho Chi Minh City and cities around the world, as well as promoting the country and people of Vietnam to friends from other countries.

The opening of the friendship dialogue was attended by Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen, Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son, Head of the Central Committee for External Relations Le Hoai Trung, Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Phan Van Mai, and representatives of 24 localities from Germany, South Korea, the United States, Laos, Cambodia, Australia, Japan, Russia, China, Belarus, and the Philippines.

The Ho Chi Minh City Friendship Dialogue is organized on December 3, 2022. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre

The Ho Chi Minh City Friendship Dialogue is organized on December 3, 2022. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre

Minister Son spoke highly of the dialogue, expressing his hope that foreign localities and Ho Chi Minh City will continue to unite and step up cooperation in all fields, making positive contributions to the development and prosperity of each country.

After nearly three years of the COVID-19 pandemic, the global economy is entering a recovery phase with many new opportunities as well as myriad difficulties and challenges, the official continued.

Vietnam is willing to work with other countries and partners to promote cooperation and development, especially in economic matters, trade, and investment.

Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son (L, 3rd) meets delegates during the Ho Chi Minh City Friendship Dialogue, December 3, 2022. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre

Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son (L, 3rd) meets delegates during the Ho Chi Minh City Friendship Dialogue, December 3, 2022. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre

Chairman Mai said that the current development trend of local-level relations is to adapt to the challenges of sustainable development in the context of a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world.

Leaders of other localities believe that cities are playing an increasingly important role in the development of each country and that cooperation between cities will create tools to improve the people’s lives.

At the friendship dialogue, Ho Chi Minh City plays the role of a bridge to promote links between localities that are partners of the city.

Foreign delegates attend the Ho Chi Minh City Friendship Dialogue, December 3, 2022. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre

Foreign delegates attend the Ho Chi Minh City Friendship Dialogue, December 3, 2022. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre

The program also facilitates the potential for cooperation between localities through diverse exchange and promotion activities.

At the event, localities agreed to further strengthen the friendship and comprehensive cooperation on the basis of mutual respect and understanding, strengthen the factors that serve as the foundation for a sustainable partnership, and jointly propose and implement initiatives to enhance people-to-people exchanges.

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The first Ho Chi Minh City Friendship Dialogue, themed ‘Resilience Adaptation for Recovery and Development,’ was held on Saturday with the participation of over 20 foreign delegations from localities worldwide. 

Running until Monday, the event is aimed at promoting relations between Ho Chi Minh City and cities around the world, as well as promoting the country and people of Vietnam to friends from other countries.

The opening of the friendship dialogue was attended by Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen, Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son, Head of the Central Committee for External Relations Le Hoai Trung, Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Phan Van Mai, and representatives of 24 localities from Germany, South Korea, the United States, Laos, Cambodia, Australia, Japan, Russia, China, Belarus, and the Philippines.

The Ho Chi Minh City Friendship Dialogue is organized on December 3, 2022. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre

The Ho Chi Minh City Friendship Dialogue is organized on December 3, 2022. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre

Minister Son spoke highly of the dialogue, expressing his hope that foreign localities and Ho Chi Minh City will continue to unite and step up cooperation in all fields, making positive contributions to the development and prosperity of each country.

After nearly three years of the COVID-19 pandemic, the global economy is entering a recovery phase with many new opportunities as well as myriad difficulties and challenges, the official continued.

Vietnam is willing to work with other countries and partners to promote cooperation and development, especially in economic matters, trade, and investment.

Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son (L, 3rd) meets delegates during the Ho Chi Minh City Friendship Dialogue, December 3, 2022. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre

Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son (L, 3rd) meets delegates during the Ho Chi Minh City Friendship Dialogue, December 3, 2022. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre

Chairman Mai said that the current development trend of local-level relations is to adapt to the challenges of sustainable development in the context of a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world.

Leaders of other localities believe that cities are playing an increasingly important role in the development of each country and that cooperation between cities will create tools to improve the people’s lives.

At the friendship dialogue, Ho Chi Minh City plays the role of a bridge to promote links between localities that are partners of the city.

Foreign delegates attend the Ho Chi Minh City Friendship Dialogue, December 3, 2022. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre

Foreign delegates attend the Ho Chi Minh City Friendship Dialogue, December 3, 2022. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre

The program also facilitates the potential for cooperation between localities through diverse exchange and promotion activities.

At the event, localities agreed to further strengthen the friendship and comprehensive cooperation on the basis of mutual respect and understanding, strengthen the factors that serve as the foundation for a sustainable partnership, and jointly propose and implement initiatives to enhance people-to-people exchanges.

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Vietnam’s top legislator Vuong Dinh Hue starts visit to New Zealand

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Vietnam’s lawmaking National Assembly (NA) Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue arrived in Auckland City, New Zealand on Wednesday, commencing his five-day official visit to the country.

Welcoming the Vietnamese NA leader at Auckland International Airport were Vietnamese Ambassador to New Zealand Nguyen Van Trung as well as representatives of the New Zealand government and the Auckland administration, the Vietnam News Agency reported.

The visit will last until Wednesday at the invitation of Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives Adrian Rurawhe, marking the first official visit by Hue to New Zealand as Vietnam’s top legislator.

This is also the first visit of a senior Vietnamese leader to New Zealand since the two countries fully reopened after putting COVID-19 under control.

During his stay in New Zealand, Chairman Hue will hold talks with New Zealand Parliament Speaker Adrian Rurawhe and meet with other senior leaders of the host country.

He will have meetings with a number of representatives of New Zealand enterprises in Auckland on Sunday morning.

As part of his trip, the Vietnamese legislator will visit the Vietnamese Embassy in Wellington, attend educational and economic cooperation forums, and meet with representatives of the Vietnamese community, among other activities.

Talking to the press ahead of the visit, New Zealand Ambassador to Vietnam Tredene Dobson said New Zealand was looking forward to Hue’s visit, which would open up opportunities for further promotion of cooperation between the two legislative bodies, as well as the two countries in general, especially in sustainable economic development.

Chairman Hue’s visit follows a four-day visit to Vietnam by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, starting on November 14, during which Ardern and many Vietnamese leaders, including the NA chairman, discussed steps to promote the bilateral strategic partnership that was established in July 2020.

Currently, New Zealand is a strategic partner of Vietnam in the South Pacific region, with cooperation between the two countries having developed vigorously and effectively in all fields.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the exchange of delegations between the two legislatures was interrupted in the 2021-22 period, but high-level contacts were maintained and bilateral cooperation mechanisms were conducted both online and in person.

The 15th Vietnamese NA has established the 10-member Vietnam – New Zealand Friendship Parliamentarians’ Group and continued maintaining information exchange with the New Zealand Embassy in Hanoi.

Both countries are members of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and the Regional Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP).

New Zealand is now the 36th-largest trading partner of Vietnam, with two-way trade continuing to grow despite the impacts of the pandemic.  

Last year, bilateral trade reached US$1.3 billion, up 26.7 percent from 2020, and the figure for the first nine months of this year amounted to $1.1 billion, up 13.6 percent year on year.

As one of the countries providing stable ODA sources to Vietnam, New Zealand has approved an ODA fund worth NZD26.7 million ($17.1) for the Southeast Asian country in 2021-24, equivalent to the amount in the 2018-21 period.

New Zealand has also supplied 30,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses and NZD2 million ($1.28 million) in post-pandemic relief aid to Vietnam.

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Vietnam’s lawmaking National Assembly (NA) Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue arrived in Auckland City, New Zealand on Wednesday, commencing his five-day official visit to the country.

Welcoming the Vietnamese NA leader at Auckland International Airport were Vietnamese Ambassador to New Zealand Nguyen Van Trung as well as representatives of the New Zealand government and the Auckland administration, the Vietnam News Agency reported.

The visit will last until Wednesday at the invitation of Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives Adrian Rurawhe, marking the first official visit by Hue to New Zealand as Vietnam’s top legislator.

This is also the first visit of a senior Vietnamese leader to New Zealand since the two countries fully reopened after putting COVID-19 under control.

During his stay in New Zealand, Chairman Hue will hold talks with New Zealand Parliament Speaker Adrian Rurawhe and meet with other senior leaders of the host country.

He will have meetings with a number of representatives of New Zealand enterprises in Auckland on Sunday morning.

As part of his trip, the Vietnamese legislator will visit the Vietnamese Embassy in Wellington, attend educational and economic cooperation forums, and meet with representatives of the Vietnamese community, among other activities.

Talking to the press ahead of the visit, New Zealand Ambassador to Vietnam Tredene Dobson said New Zealand was looking forward to Hue’s visit, which would open up opportunities for further promotion of cooperation between the two legislative bodies, as well as the two countries in general, especially in sustainable economic development.

Chairman Hue’s visit follows a four-day visit to Vietnam by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, starting on November 14, during which Ardern and many Vietnamese leaders, including the NA chairman, discussed steps to promote the bilateral strategic partnership that was established in July 2020.

Currently, New Zealand is a strategic partner of Vietnam in the South Pacific region, with cooperation between the two countries having developed vigorously and effectively in all fields.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the exchange of delegations between the two legislatures was interrupted in the 2021-22 period, but high-level contacts were maintained and bilateral cooperation mechanisms were conducted both online and in person.

The 15th Vietnamese NA has established the 10-member Vietnam – New Zealand Friendship Parliamentarians’ Group and continued maintaining information exchange with the New Zealand Embassy in Hanoi.

Both countries are members of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and the Regional Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP).

New Zealand is now the 36th-largest trading partner of Vietnam, with two-way trade continuing to grow despite the impacts of the pandemic.  

Last year, bilateral trade reached US$1.3 billion, up 26.7 percent from 2020, and the figure for the first nine months of this year amounted to $1.1 billion, up 13.6 percent year on year.

As one of the countries providing stable ODA sources to Vietnam, New Zealand has approved an ODA fund worth NZD26.7 million ($17.1) for the Southeast Asian country in 2021-24, equivalent to the amount in the 2018-21 period.

New Zealand has also supplied 30,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses and NZD2 million ($1.28 million) in post-pandemic relief aid to Vietnam.

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