Vietnam on June 7 was just elected to the United Nations Security Council 2020 - 2021 with 192/193 votes, highest in the UN history.
(VNF) - The Vietnam Times, the forum of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO) on June 24th made debut its page in the English language at http://vietnamfriendship.vn with its main topics focusing on the country’s political and social situation and people’s diplomacy.
State President Truong Tan Sang visited the first-ever exhibition of photos taken by the US’s Associated Press (AP) war photojournalists in Hanoi on June 15th, a reminder of the war and the value of peace and independence.
Vietnam is concerned about current complicated developments in the East Sea, especially large-scale construction activities, which change the natural characteristics of some structures in the sea, destroy marine environment and ecosystem and seriously affecting peace, stability and security in the region, thus causing great concerns among ASEAN member nations and countries inside and outside the region, Ambassador Nga stated.
Vietnam has not recorded any cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Le Hai Binh told a regular press conference in Hanoi on June 11th.
As of May 20th, the country has licensed 592 new FDI projects with a registered capital of more than USD2.95 billion, an 18.4% rise in number of projects but a 19.4% decrease in capital against the same period last year, reported the Ministry of Planning and Investment’s Foreign Investment Agency (FIA).
Vietnamese enterprises should try to raise the bilateral trade turnover with Russia to USD20 billion by 2020 following a Free Trade Agreement between Vietnam and the Eurasian Economic Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan to be signed later this month, President Truong Tan Sang has said.
Since the Foreign Investment Law was passed in 1987, Vietnam's construction sector has received USD11.5 billion for 1,196 foreign direct investment (FDI) projects. The law was passed a year after Doi Moi (Renewal) policy was announced in 1986.
The United Arab Emirates’ ZAMZAM vessel moored at Cai Mep International Terminal (CMIT), in the southern province of Ba Ria- Vung Tau on May 22nd, becoming the first container ship to dock in Vietnam to collect goods destined for the US East Coast.
A music video of a song on Uncle Ho titled “Ai yeu bac Ho Chi Minh hon thieu nien nhi dong” (Who loves Uncle Ho Chi Minh more than teenagers and children” with the participation of more than 1,250 children has been made to celebrate the 125th anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh’s birthday.
Zhi Shan Foundation Taiwan (China) has given assistance worth nearly VND2.6 billion to disabled children and poor pupils and students with excellent academic results in the central province of Quang Binh the provincial People’s Committee said on May 12th.
On May 12th, General Tran Dai Quang, a Politburo member and Minister of Public Security, and Vice Chairman of the National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC) Khuat Viet Hung, representatives from Ninh Binh province and the FPT Group presented 1,000 helmets to primary pupils in the province.
A mass performance of Sen Village singing 2015 will take place in Vinh city in the central province of Nghe An, from May 16th - 19th.
In a program to encourage children and poor people to wear helmets held on May 13th, Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang called on enterprises and sponsors to assist children and the poor with standard helmets, committing to exert efforts in realizing short-and long-term solutions for reducing traffic accidents.
The Prime Minister has decided to give assistance worth nearly VND471 billion to 9 localities to affect the policy for protecting and developing rice areas.
From 2010 to 2014, the southern province of Dong Thap built and upgraded over 634 kilometres of rural roads, built 511 rural bridges totaling 18,654 metres in length and 1,132 metres of drains of different kinds, all at a total cost of over VND2 trillion with all of the construction costs contributed by the local residents.
To realize the project on providing residential and production land as well as safe water supply for ethnic minorities in extremely disadvantaged villages, in 2015, the central province of Binh Dinh is giving priority to those who do not have production land, followed by those who lack residential land.