Last update 11/2/2011 11:56:45 AM (GMT+7)

Estonian PM to visit Vietnam

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Estonia, Andrus Ansip, will pay an official visit to Vietnam from November 6-8.

The visit is made at the invitation of Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, according to a communiqué released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on November 1.

Prime Minister Dung meets Japanese leaders

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung was busy meeting with several Japanese leaders on November 1 before touring areas hit by the March earthquake and tsunami in Miyagi prefecture.

While meeting with Speaker of the Japanese House of Representatives Takahiro Yokomichi, PM Dung expressed his sympathy with the Japanese government and people over serious losses caused by the disasters.

He stressed that one of the top priorities in Vietnam’s foreign policy is to attach importance to strengthening and consolidating the strategic partnership with Japan.

The Vietnamese Government leader spoke highly of the Japanese parliament’s effective activities in favour of Vietnam.

Applauding PM Dung’s official visit to Japan, Speaker Takahiro Yokomichi thanked the Vietnamese Government and people for their valuable support and assistance for Japan to overcome the consequences of the disasters.

He affirmed the Japanese parliament’s support for fostering friendship and cooperation with Vietnam in various fields, especially in economics, trade, investment, science and technology, and education and training.

Earlier, at a meeting with Speaker of the Japanese House of Counsellors Otsuji Hidechisa, PM Dung expressed his belief that the friendship and cooperation between the two countries and parliaments will be strengthened.

On the same day, the PM received leaders of the International Friendship Exchange Council (FEC) and Most Venerable Yoshimizu, who has had close relations with Vietnam over many years, especially with Buddhist followers and the Vietnamese community in Japan.

Later, PM Dung left Tokyo for earthquake and tsunami-hit areas in Natori city, in the north-eastern prefecture of Miyagi , where he presented gifts, met with local authorities and offered flowers in commemoration of the catastrophe’s victims.

Natori Mayor Sasaki Isoo expressed his deep thanks for the Vietnamese State and people’s friendship and effective assistance for the city to overcome earthquake and tsunami consequences and boost its post-disaster reconstruction.

Vietnam’s goodwill deeds, effective assistance and warm sentiments for Japan are an evidence for the friendship and close relations between the two governments and peoples, he said.

President to visit RoK, attend APEC meeting in US

President Truong Tan Sang will pay a state-level visit to the Republic of Korea (RoK) from November 8-10, at the invitation of his Korean counterpart, Lee Myung-bak.

President Sang will also attend the 19th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Meeting in Hawaii of the US from November 10-13, at the invitation of US President Barack Obama.

Algerian National Day celebrated in Hanoi

Algerian Ambassador to Vietnam Cherif Chikhi on November 1 hosted a reception in Hanoi to celebrate the 55th National Day of his country (November 1).

The Ambassador reviewed the history of struggle and development of Algeria.

He expressed his pleasure at the fine development of friendship and cooperation between Algeria and Vietnam and wished that those relations would continue to develop in every field, to meet the two people’s benefits and for peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world.

Addressing the reception, Deputy Foreign Minister Le Luong Minh stressed that as close friends of the Algerian people, the Vietnamese Government and people are happy at achievements in Algeria and would do their best to develop friendship and cooperation between the two countries, to contribute to national construction and development in each country.

Developing Vietnam-Algeria cooperation

The Vietnamese Government and people will do their best to develop friendship and cooperation with Algeria for the benefit of national construction and development in each country.

Deputy Foreign Minister Le Luong Minh emphasized this while working with Algerian Ambassador to Vietnam Cherif Chikhi in Hanoi on November 1.

At a meeting to celebrate Algeria’s 55th National Day (November 1), ambassador Chikhi reviewed the history of struggle and development of Algeria.

He expressed his pleasure at the fine development of friendship and cooperation between Algeria and Vietnam and wished that those relations would continue to develop in every field in the interests of the two countries and for the sake of peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world.

Party leader receives Interpol officials

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong received in Hanoi on November 1 the leadership of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol), headed by President Khoo Boon Hui, who are attending the 80th Interpol General Assembly gathering in Hanoi.

General Secretary Trong highly appreciated the vital role of Interpol in the fight against transnational crimes and expressed his pleasure at results of cooperation between Interpol and member countries, including Vietnam .

The leader stressed that the Vietnamese Party and State always attach importance to the task to fight crimes and coordinate with international police forces. He affirmed that as a member of Interpol , Vietnam will create favourable conditions for Vietnamese police to cooperate closely with Interpol to effectively fight transnational crimes.

The Vietnamese Party leader asked Interpol to continue helping Vietnam to raise its capacity in fighting crimes in the new situation.

VN attends Italian communist party’s congress

A Vietnamese delegation led by Thinh Giang, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Nhan Dan (People) newspaper, attended the 6 th Congress of the Party of Italian Communists (PDCI) in the Italian city of Rimini from October 28-30.

The event drew the participation of 500 delegates representing 35,000 Party members across the European country and 45 foreign delegations.

Addressing the event, the General Secretary of PDCI, Oliviero Diliberto read a political report reviewing the Party’s activities over the previous tenure and proposing orientations on policies and apparatus organisation work of PDCI for the next period.

Diliberto said that PDCI is determined to strengthen the Party building work and promote international cooperation in the near future, especially with communist parties, workers’ parties and left-wing parties all over the world.

At the event, Diliberto was re-elected as PDCI General Secretary.

Ba Ria-Vung Tau strengthens cooperation with RoK city

Authorities of Vietnam’s Ba Ria – Vung Tau province and the Republic of Korea’s Pohang City on October 1 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on tightening ties between the two localities.

The MoU provides a foundation for consolidating the friendship and cooperation through information exchange and mutual assistance in various fields such as economics, tourism, and culture.

Pohang City, located in the eastern part of the RoK, is an industrial city with great advantages for development in the tourism, fishery, and agriculture. Ba Ria – Vung Tau, located in the southern key economic region, is the gateway to the Mekong Delta Sub-region with great potential for development in the oil and gas industries.

The shared potential for development in various industries provides favourable conditions for both sides to further cooperation for mutual benefits.

Since the establishment of diplomatic ties in 1992, Vietnam and the RoK have significantly improved relations in various fields - political, economic, and diplomatic. Both countries decided to raise the level of cooperation to a “strategic partnership” in 2009.

The RoK is now a leading foreign investor in Vietnam with 2,900 projects worth US$24 billion, including 53 in Ba Ria Vung Tau with a total capitalization of US$3.3 billion.

VFF Vice President receives Venezuelan NA leader

The Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) will join hands with the Party, State and people to boost friendship and cooperation

Christian Fellowship Church holds convention in HCM City

More than 600 pastors attended the opening day of the second national convention of the Christian Fellowship Church of Vietnam in Hoc Mon district, Ho Chi Minh City, on November 1.

Addressing the ceremony, Bui Thanh Ha, deputy head of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs, stressed that the current Renewal process requires the entire Vietnamese people, including religious followers, to make a greater contribution to building a prosperous nation and an equal, democratic and civilized society.

He reiterated Vietnam’s consistent policy of respecting and guaranteeing its citizens’ rights to freedom of religions and beliefs. All religions are equal before law and without discrimination, said the official.

He expressed his belief that this policy, together with the results of the convention, will chart the course for the church to operate in line with principles clearly stated in its charter.

The convention elected a 9-member executive council led by Pastor Dinh Thien Tu.

The Christian Fellowship Church of Vietnam was established in 1962 after being split from the Southern Evangelical Church of Vietnam. It was legally recognized by the State as a religious organization in June 2010.

Party leader welcomes Japanese Party official
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong hosted a reception for visiting Vice Chairman of the Communist Party of Japan (CPJ) Ogata Yasuo in Ha Noi yesterday.

Trong expressed his respect for the CPJ's support and important contributions to the development of friendship and co-operation between Viet Nam and Japan.

The traditional solidarity between the two Parties had consistently developed over the past 50 years, he said. The Vietnamese Party and people were always mindful of and grateful for the support and assistance from the CPJ during the past struggle for national independence and the current national construction.

Trong affirmed that the Communist Party of Viet Nam (CPV) always attached importance to maintaining and developing relations with the CPJ and that the theoretical exchange between the two parties since 2007 was a significant activity to boost mutual understanding and share theoretical and practical experiences in the revolutionary cause of each party.

Yasuo, who is leading the CPJ delegation to the fourth theoretical exchange between the CPV and the CPJ in Ha Noi, expressed his joy at the relations between the two Parties and the results of the theoretical exchange, describing the event as an effective form of co-operation between the two sides.

He invited a high-level delegation of the CPV to visit Japan and attend the fifth theoretical exchange between the two Parties in 2012.