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Deputy PM lauds Vietnamese expats’ contributions to homeland

Cuba looks to learn from Vietnam’s constitutional amendment, Ho Chi Minh City leader receives Chinese Party official, CPV official receives Cuban guest, Vietnam, China hold theoretical workshop on reform experience

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh 



Vietnamese nationals in foreign countries across the world, including those in Romania, have made significant contributions to the socio-economic development in the homeland, said Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh.

In a meeting with the Vietnamese Embassy staff and representatives of the Vietnamese community in Romania on July 6 as part of his official visit to the Southeast European country, Minh noticed that Vietnam has enjoyed robust economic growth in the past time while the country’s role and position in the international arena have been elevated.

The Vietnamese Party and State always pay due attention to overseas Vietnamese people, he said, expressing his hope that the Vietnamese nationals in Romania will further efforts to contribute to the development of the host nation while serving as a bridge to develop the friendship between the two countries.

Vice Chairman of the Association of Vietnamese People in Romania Pham Duy Hung said that over 1,000 Vietnamese nationals have stabilised their livelihoods here, enhanced solidarity, and joined in many activities held by the Vietnamese Embassy.

On the occasion, Deputy PM Minh also applauded the embassy for fulfilling entrusted missions, thus enhancing bilateral ties with the host nation in various fields, including politics, economy, diplomacy and culture. 

Particularly, the embassy has organised various cultural activities as well as Vietnamese language classes for Vietnamese expats while promptly carrying out citizen protection measures, he added.

Ho Chi Minh City leader receives Chinese Party official

Cuba looks to learn from Vietnam’s constitutional amendment, Ho Chi Minh City leader receives Chinese Party official, CPV official receives Cuban guest, Vietnam, China hold theoretical workshop on reform experience

Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan (R) and head of the Publicity Department at the Communist Party of China’s Central Committee Huang Kunming 


Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan hosted a reception in the city on July 6 for head of the Publicity Department at the Communist Party of China’s Central Committee Huang Kunming. 

Huang Kunming leads a delegation of the Communist Party of China to the 14th theoretical workshop between the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) and the Communist Party of China (CPC) in HCM City.

Nhan congratulated the success of the 14th theoretical workshop between the CPV and the CPC, affirming that Vietnam always wants to boost the comprehensive development of ties with China to bring benefits to the two peoples. 

Huang, for his part, said the workshop has contributed to relations between the two Parties and countries, expressing his belief that Ho Chi Minh City will further thrive in the future. 

On the occasion, both sides discussed measures to step up bilateral exchange in the near future. 

Earlier, the CPV and CPC held the 14th theoretical workshop on Vietnam’s renewal realities and experience and China’s open-door policy reform.

Cuba looks to learn from Vietnam’s constitutional amendment


Cuba looks to learn from Vietnam’s constitutional amendment, Ho Chi Minh City leader receives Chinese Party official, CPV official receives Cuban guest, Vietnam, China hold theoretical workshop on reform experience

Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Uong Chu Luu (R) and General Secretary of the Confederation of Cuban Workers Ulises Guilarte Nacimiento 


Cuba hopes to learn from Vietnam’s experience during its current process of constitutional amendment, stated General Secretary of the Confederation of Cuban Workers Ulises Guilarte Nacimiento.

The Cuban official made his statement at a meeting with Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Uong Chu Luu in Hanoi on July 6.

At the meeting, Luu affirmed that Vietnam has kept in mind Cuba’s encouragement and financial assistance during the country’s difficult periods.

He acknowledged that bilateral political ties are being fortified via a regular exchange of delegations, particularly high-ranking ones. The exchange has been carried out between the parties, governments, parliaments, sectors, and localities of the two countries, the official added.

He said the improvement in functional dialogues and theoretical discussions, as well as the increasing exchange of opinions at international organisations and local forums, have so far strengthened Vietnamese-Cuban solidarity and comprehensive cooperation. 

Luu expressed his delight at the progress Cuba has made, particularly in its update of growth models for education and health.

Voicing his support for Cuba’s constitutional amendment, he said he believes under the country’s Party leadership, the process will be a success in addition to the local reform progress, economic development, and national construction and protection.

Ulises Guilarte Nacimiento took the occasion to send the sincere sympathies of the Cuban Party and Government leaders towards those Vietnamese localities and people affected by recent floods.

He said he expects these areas will soon overcome their difficulties and return to a state of stability. 

CPV official receives Cuban guest


Cuba looks to learn from Vietnam’s constitutional amendment, Ho Chi Minh City leader receives Chinese Party official, CPV official receives Cuban guest, Vietnam, China hold theoretical workshop on reform experience

Head of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee’s Commission on Mass Mobilisation Truong Thi Mai (R) receives General Secretary of the Confederation of Cuban Workers Ulises Guilarte Nacimiento in Hanoi on July 6 


The head of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee’s Commission on Mass Mobilisation, Truong Thi Mai, hosted a reception in Hanoi on July 6 for General Secretary of the Confederation of Cuban Workers Ulises Guilarte Nacimiento. 

Mai expressed the CPV’s and Vietnamese State’s support for the process of updating the socio-economic development model in Cuba. 

She informed the guest on the major outcomes of the seventh conference of the CPV Central Committee and spoke highly of the long-running friendship and solidarity between Vietnamese and Cuban trade unions. 

The host affirmed that Vietnam will always stay side by side with Cuban people to lift bilateral ties for time to come. 

Nacimiento, for his part, briefed the host on the process of amending the Constitution and updating Cuba’s socio-economic model. 

He wished to foster political ties and economic-trade cooperation between the two nations in the near future.

Vietnam, China hold theoretical workshop on reform experience


Cuba looks to learn from Vietnam’s constitutional amendment, Ho Chi Minh City leader receives Chinese Party official, CPV official receives Cuban guest, Vietnam, China hold theoretical workshop on reform experience

Head of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee’s Commission for Information and Education Vo Van Thuong speaks at the wprkshop in HCM City on July 6 


The 14th theoretical workshop on Vietnam’s renewal realities and experience and China’s open-door policy reform took place in Ho Chi Minh City on July 6. 

Speaking at the event, head of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee’s Commission for Information and Education Vo Van Thuong presented a general overview of Vietnam’s 30 years of renewal, from important orientations to guidelines and policies, to great achievements and overall experience. 

In order to achieve the goal of “wealthy people, strong country, democracy, fairness, and civilisation”, the Communist Party of Vietnam has approached reform in a comprehensive and synchronous manner, placing economic reform and development as a central task, party-building as crucial, building culture as a spiritual foundation, strengthening national defence-security as a crucial and regular task, and socio-political stability as a prerequisite for reform and development. 

The head of the Publicity Department at the Communist Party of China’s Central Committee, Huang Kunming, recalled the historic achievements of China’s 40-year reform, saying that socialism with Chinese characteristics has been the theme of reform theory and actualities in the country so far. 

He highlighted several lessons, both in theory and realities, on the process of open-door policy reform, especially rule-based perceptions regarding the building and refinement of socialis market economy institutions and fuelling prosperity in China. 

Both sides shared their experiences on the causes of socialism and party building, socio-economic and cultural development, external relations work, and global integration.

UK wants to increase investment in HCM City: Official


Cuba looks to learn from Vietnam’s constitutional amendment, Ho Chi Minh City leader receives Chinese Party official, CPV official receives Cuban guest, Vietnam, China hold theoretical workshop on reform experience

Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Tran Vinh Tuyen (R) receives Baroness Fairhead, Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion at the UK Department for International Trade 


The United Kingdom (UK) wants to boost its investment in Ho Chi Minh City, especially in the fields of planning, project management and smart urban development, said Baroness Fairhead, Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion at the UK Department for International Trade.

At a working session with Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Tran Vinh Tuyen on July 6, Fairhead said economic relations between the UK and Vietnam have seen progress in recent years. 

In 2017, Vietnam exported 6 billion USD worth of products to the UK, up 30 percent year-on-year, while importing around 1 billion USD worth of goods from the European country, she said.

Vietnam’s economy has achieved impressive growth, Fairhead said, stressing that British enterprises have highly evaluated the country’s investment and business environment, especially HCM City’s development potential in the coming time.

With their experiences and modern technologies, companies from the UK can help HCM City with data digitalization and provide it with designing, planning, urban development and management services while wishing to get information about the city’s future projects, the official said.

Fairhead noted the UK and Vietnam are celebrating the 45th founding anniversary of diplomatic ties this year with a range of exchange activities, of which an innovation festival in HCM City in November will be a highlight, saying that it will serve as a chance for British enterprises to explore and set up long-term investment and business partnerships with local partners.

Tuyen told his guest that British investors have to date poured more than 500 million USD into 135 projects in HCM City. As an economic hub of Vietnam, HCM City has become an attractive destination for many foreign investors, he said.

HCM City is now giving priority to calling for investment into a smart urban development project and hi-tech projects, Tuyen said, adding that the city wants British businesses to step up cooperation and investment in the fields where the UK has strengths and HCM City has demands.

According to the vice chairman, HCM City already unveiled a list of prioritised projects calling for investment and is preparing sites for the implementation of these projects as soon as possible.

HCM City’s leaders promised to create all favourable conditions for foreign enterprises, including those from the UK, to invest and do business effectively in the city, he stressed.

Vietnam, Cuba agree to exchange experience in trade union work


Cuba looks to learn from Vietnam’s constitutional amendment, Ho Chi Minh City leader receives Chinese Party official, CPV official receives Cuban guest, Vietnam, China hold theoretical workshop on reform experience

President of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL)Bui Van Cuong 


The Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) stands ready to share its experience in trade union activities with Cuba, VGCL President Bui Van Cuong said on July 6.

Cuong, who is also Vice President of the World Federation of Trade Unions, hosted a reception for a delegation of the Cuban Workers’ Federation (CTC) headed by its Secretary General Ulises Guilarte de Nacimiento in Hanoi. 

At the meeting, the Vietnamese official highlighted the close, pure, faithful, and trustworthy solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Cuba, as well as the fruitful relations between the two countries’ trade unions. 

Campaigns in support of Cuba have been widely responded to by Vietnamese labourers, he said, noting that the Vietnamese trade union always backs Cuba, for example at international forums. 

Cuong expressed his hope that relations between the Vietnamese and Cuban trade unions will be reinforced during the time ahead in a more effective and pragmatic fashion, thus helping to promote the friendship between peoples of the two countries. 

In reply, Nacimiento informed his host of the employment situation and trade union movements in Cuba. 

The guest said he hopes that during the visit, the two sides will share their experience in trade union activities in order to make constructive contributions to the developments in each country. 

On this occasion, Nacimiento, who is also member of the Council of State of Cuba, presented the Friendship Medal to the VGCL. 

Vietnamese Party delegation visits El Salvador


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The working session between Phan Dinh Trac, Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee and head of the CPV Central Committee’s Commission for Internal Affairs, and El Salvador President Salvador Sanchez Ceren 


Vietnam has consistently hoped to enhance the fruitful traditional relations with the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) party, as well as the State and people of El Salvador, said a Vietnamese Party official. 

Phan Dinh Trac, Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee and head of the CPV Central Committee’s Commission for Internal Affairs, made the remarks during his working visit to El Salvador from July 3-6. 

During his stay in El Salvador, Trac, who is also deputy head of the Central Steering Committee on Anti-Corruption, met with El Salvador President Salvador Sanchez Ceren and Secretary General of the FMLN Medardo Gonzalez. 

He also held talks with Deputy Secretary General of the FMLN Norma Guevara, and had working sessions with President of the Export and Investment Promotion Agency Sigfrido Reyes; Secretary for Citizen Participation, Transparency, and Anti-corruption Marcos Rodriguez; and Minister of Justice and Public Security Mauricio Ramirez.

At these meetings, Trac briefed the El Salvador leaders on Vietnam’s situation and the outcomes of the implementation of the resolution adopted at the 12th National Party Congress, especially in Party building and anti-corruption. 

The Party, State, and people of Vietnam highly value the solidarity and friendship of El Salvador towards Vietnam during the country’s past struggle for national liberation as well as the present-day national construction, he stressed. 

President Salvador Sanchez Ceren and leaders of the FMLN party expressed their sincere sentiments towards Vietnam, as well as their admiration for late President Ho Chi Minh, the country’s efforts in national construction and defence, and significant reform achievements initiated and led by the CPV. 

They informed their guests of the results El Salvador has gained in national development, particularly in the sectors of agriculture, education, healthcare, crime combat, and the protection of national security and safety. 

The leaders thanked the Vietnamese Party, State, and people for their valuable support to El Salvador, and noted their wish to deepen the traditional relations, focusing on delegation exchange and experience sharing in party-building, and state and socio-economic management. 

They also proposed specific measures to further advance bilateral cooperation in economy, trade, and investment. 

While in El Salvador, the Vietnamese delegation paid floral tributes to the late leaders of the FMLN party, Farabundo Marti and Schafik Handal, and visited several chapters of the party and historical and cultural relic sites across the country. 

On this occasion, Vietnamese Ambassador to Mexico and El Salvador Nguyen Hoai Duong presented his credentials to President Salvador Sanchez Ceren.

Ambassador vows to promote Vietnam-El Salvador relations


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Vietnamese Ambassador to Mexico and El Salvador Nguyen Hoai Duong (R) presents his credentials to President of El Salvador Salvador Sanchez Ceren 


Vietnamese Ambassador to Mexico and El Salvador Nguyen Hoai Duong has pledged to do his utmost to nurture the traditional friendship and multi-faceted cooperation between Vietnam and El Salvador.

He made the commitment while presenting his credentials to President of El Salvador Salvador Sanchez Ceren in San Salvador capital on July 5.

Duong said he will spare no effort in his working tenure to promote the bilateral collaboration in all fields, especially economy, trade and investment.

He conveyed the best regards of General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong and President Tran Dai Quang to the El Salvador President.

The ambassador affirmed that the Vietnamese Party and Government always remember the valuable support of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front, one of the two major political parties in El Salvador, and the El Salvador Government for Vietnam in the cause of national building and defence.

President Salvador Sanchez Ceren expressed his admiration for the cause of national defence, construction and reform of Vietnamese people.

He hoped during Duong’s working tenure, the sound friendship and cooperation between the two countries will be further reinforced and developed across the fields, especially economy, trade and investment.

US Independence Day observed in HCM City

Cuba looks to learn from Vietnam’s constitutional amendment, Ho Chi Minh City leader receives Chinese Party official, CPV official receives Cuban guest, Vietnam, China hold theoretical workshop on reform experience

The Vietnam-US Friendship Association of Ho Chi Minh City present scholarships to disadvantaged students in the city. (Photo: thanhuytphcm.vn)


A get-together to mark the 242nd Independence Day of the United States was held in Ho Chi Minh City on July 5 by the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations and the Vietnam-US Friendship Association of Ho Chi Minh City.

Chairwoman of the friendship association Nguyen Thi Ngoc Phuong extended greetings to US citizens on the day, while noting the strong relations between Vietnam and the US. 

The association has contributed to the thriving relations with various activities to popularise the US in Vietnam. It has also held art exchanges and charitable activities.

Last year, the association held a conference on liberal education and traditional concerts, she said.

On the occasion, the association presented 89 scholarships totalling 110 million VND (4,730 USD) to disadvantaged students in the city.

Cuba looks to learn from Vietnam’s constitutional amendment, Ho Chi Minh City leader receives Chinese Party official, CPV official receives Cuban guest, Vietnam, China hold theoretical workshop on reform experience
 
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