The General Secretary, President of Laos makes official visit to Vietnam and successfully concludes the 2017 Vietnam-Laos, Laos Vietnam Solidarity and Friendship Tear is the most prominent information in the week.
General Secretary, President of Laos makes official visit to Vietnam
General Secretary, President of Laos Buonnhang Vorachith paid an official visit to Vietnam on December 19-21, 2017 at the invitation of General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and President Tran Dai Quang.
General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and General Secretary, President of Laos Buonnhang Vorachith visit the photo exhibition on Special Relationship and Solidarity of Vietnam – Laos
The visit has brought to the Vietnamese people the profound sentiments, the great friendship and the special, attached, faithful and pure solidarity of the Party, State and fraternal Lao people.
On December 19, after the official welcoming ceremony, General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong held talks with General Secretary, President of Laos Buonnhang Vorachith at the Headquarters of the Party Central Committee.
In the atmosphere of trust and special solidarity, the two sides have kept each other informed of the situation of each Party and each country; exchanged the orientations and measures to constantly develop the relations between the two Parties and the two countries as well as the international and regional issues of mutual concern.
The two leaders have affirmed the importance and strategic significance of the special solidarity and relationship between the two Parties and two countries for the stability and development of each country as well as for peace, stability, cooperation and development in the regon and the world.
The two leaders have laid stress on the success and historical significance of the 2017 Solidarity and Friendship Year of Vietnam-Laos and Laos-Vietnam, considering it an important milestone in the relations between the two countries.
At the grand banquet in honor of General Secretary, President Buonnhang Vorachith and the Senior delegation of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, General Secretary, President Buonnhang Vorachith again expressed his sincere and profound thanks to the Party, State and people of Vietnam for having always reserved the precious, timely and effective support to the revolutionary cause of the Lao people in the fight for national salvation in the past as well as in the current national construction and defense. He further affirmed that the Party, State and people of Laos will do all they can to together with Vietnam to defend, maintain and promote the tradition of friendly relationship and solidarity of Laos and Vietnam.
On this occasion, the two sides have issued the Vietnam-Laos Joint Statement.
On December 20, General Secretary, President of Laos Buonnhang Vorachith met and had a talk with the Vietnamese volunteers and experts in Laos and the young Vietnamese generation and the Lao students studying in Vietnam.
The same days, after the audience, President Tran Dai Quang and General Secretary, President Buonnhang Vorachith attended a press conference, declaring the conclusion of the 2017 Vietnam-Lao, Laos-Vietnam Solidarity and Friendship Year./.
First Commendation Ceremony for exemplary ethnic minority people organized
The Nationalities Committee on December 19, 2017 hosted the National Commendation Ceremony for the exemplary and prestigious intellectuals and businessmen of the ethnic minorities.
General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong warmly receives the delegates to the National Commendation Ceremony for the exemplary and prestigious intellectuals and businessmen of the ethnic minorities
The Commendation Ceremony was organized for the first time with over 500 delegates representing people of 54 ethnic minorities from 52 provinces and cities nationwide.
This is the significant and practical activity to honor and encourage the prestigious intellectuals and businessmen of the communities of the ethnic minorities in Vietnam to promote their active role in the patriotic emulation movement, thus making a contribution to defending and building a prosperous and powerful Vietnam.
At the ceremony, among those delegates commended at the event, 173 delegates were the prestigious people, 51 delegates were businessmen and 288 were intellectuals of ethnic minority people.
Speaking at the event, Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh stressed that the Party and State have always determined that the ethnicity issue and national unity have occupied strategic and important position in the revolutionary cause. The commendation ceremony is a practical and significant activity in concretizing the correct policy and line of the Party.
The Deputy Prime Minister went on saying that those who are commended today will serve as the bridge connecting the ethnic minority people with the branches and mass organizations and disseminating information on the policy and line of the Party and State among the ethnic minority people to help them maintain the national tradition and identity, their own languages and writings./.
45th anniversary of “Hanoi-Dien Bien Phu In the Air” Victory held
45 years ago, the 12 days and nights of late December 1972, the US imperialists launched a B.52 carpet bombing raid against the capital of Hanoi and the North of Vietnam. They had mobilized hundreds of B.52 strategic bombers boasted as the Stratofortresses of the US air force together with thousands of sorties of tactical war planes.
The army and people of Vietnam fight bravely to defeat the unprecedented US B.52 bombing raids against Hanoi, making “Hanoi – Dien Bien Phu in the Air” Victory
In 12 days and nights in late 1972, Hanoi, Haiphong and a number of cities in North Vietnam had to bear over 80,000 tons of bombs and shells of the US imperialists. Over 5,480 houses, about 100 plants and factories, schools, hospitals had been destroyed.
The army and people of Vietnam had fought bravely and creatively and defeated the unprecedentedly large-scale B.52 carpet bombing raids of the enemy, making the “Hanoi-Dien Bien Phu In the Air” Victory, forcing the US imperialists to sit down and sign the Paris Accord on January 27, 1973, putting an end to the US aggressive war in Vietnam, making an important contribution to the 1975 Spring Great Victory, completely liberating the South of Vietnam and reunifying the country.
On December 21, 2017, a grand ceremony to celebrate the “Hanoi-Dien Bien Phu in the Air” Victory was organized. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended the event.
On this occasion, a lot of activities have been held in Hanoi to commemorate the historic victory in December 1972./.
International economic integration – important motivation for development
The Vietnam International Economic Integration Forum was organized on December 20, 2017 in Hanoi under the theme “Reinforcing momentum for a new development phase”.
Speaking at the Forum, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc points out: “Without high determination, without concrete actions, without full deployment and if we take action in half measures, we will fail”
Attending the event were Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue, Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh and over 300 domestic and foreign delegates.
As Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue said, in recent time, international integration has become an important motivation to boost the social and economic development of Vietnam, thus enhancing the national aggregate strength, creating conditions to perfect the socialist-oriented market economy institution, making an active contribution to economic growth and development and elevating Vietnam’s position in international arena.
At the Forum, Minister Tran Tuan Anh said that despite the average growth rate of 6.04% per year in the 2007-2017 stage, the quality and recovery of economic growth have become ever firmer. The economic structure continues to shift to the more positive direction, bringing into full play the role of the industry, construction and service areas.
To be able to have more effective international integration, Minister Tran Tuan Anh said that it is necessary to continue to review, compliment and perfect the law directly relating to international integration.
Speaking at the Forum, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc stressed that the Government of Vietnam is persistent in following the policy on comprehensive integration with its center being international integration. The Vietnamese Government considers international integration the motivation to conduct its economic reform, boost economic growth and development.
“In the integration process, especially international economic integration, we need high determination, with creativity and efforts of all branches and levels. Without high determination, without concrete actions, without full deployment, and if we take actions in half measures, we will fail”./.
Export-import value stands at USD 400 billion when 2017 is yet to be over
Vietnam’s export-import turnover value in 2017 has reached USD 400 billion, in which trade surplus is put at USD 3 billion even when 2017 is yet to be over.
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On December 19, 2017, Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue said that after 6 years, Vietnam’s export-import turnover value has doubled, reaching USD 400 billion.
“It’s certain that in the end of the year, Vietnam’s export-import turnover will surpass USD 400 billion, expected to be USD 410 billion” – Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue affirmed.
Vietnam now has over 200 trade partners globally, in which there are 29 export markets and 23 import markets./.
Freezing cold in Northern mountain areas and ice appears on Fansipan Peak
Freezing cold has appeared in the Northern mountain areas and ice has been seen on Fansipan Peak on the morning of December 19, 2017.
Fansipan Peak, 3, 143 m above sea level, is covered with snow
On Fansipan Peak, there has appeared snow rain and all the local roads, houses, trees and railway station have been covered with, holding a beautiful picture.
This is a rare location in Vietnam where tourists could come and enjoy fully the snow fall scene together with ice covering all the trees and hills. Now tourist are flocking to Sapa in an attempt to enjoy watching snow fall.
However, this freezing cold has killed 76 cattles, causing damage to the local farmers’ crops. It is forecast that this cold spell still continues in Lao Cai for a few more days./.
Large quantity of foreign exchange is purchased
2017 continues to witness the abundant reserve of foreign exchange of Vietnam.
It is estimated that in the end of 2017, Vietnam’s foreign exchange reserve will reach USD 48 billion
According to General Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam Le Minh Hung, about USD 7 billion have been bought since early this year, lifting the national foreign exchange reserve to USD 46 billion.
The scope of Vietnam’s foreign exchange reserve will continue to increase and it is expected to reach USD 48 billion.
In the past week, the forex rate remains stable without any changes that could be often seen in the previous year. This should go to the policy that operates in the direction of stabilizing the Vietnamese dong and encouraging the exchange of the resources of foreign exchange among residents.
As for enterprises, the risks concerning the VND/USD rate have been fundamentally limited so that enterprises have more time, resources and proactiveness in production and business./.
Standing Party Committee of Vinh Phuc Province and some other officials disciplined
The Party Secretariat on December 17, 2017 met under the chair of General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong. The Standing Party Committee of Vinh PHuc Province and Pham Van Vong and Ngo Van Tuan are disciplined.
The Party Secretariat decides to discipline Ngo Van Tuan by dismissing him from all the titles in the Party
The Standing Party Committee of Vinh Phuc Province has violated the principles of the Party’s organization and the Working Regulations, in which the leaders of the Party Committee of the Province usurped their power in land management and investment in the 2010-2015 tenure.
Pham Van Vong, former member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee and Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee of the 2011-2016 tenure, has committed serious violations, causing bad image and prestige of the Vinh Phuc Province’ Party Committee. He has been given a warning and dismissed from the title of the Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee in the 2010-2015 tenure.
Ngo Van Tuan, member of the Party Committee, Vice-Chairman of the People’s Committee of Thanh Hoa Province, has made serious violations of a lot of central democratic principles and the regulations of the Party and the State in the personnel organization.
He was disciplined by the Secretariat in the form of “dismissing him from all the titles in the Party”.
The Secretariat has also requested the Party Committee of Quang Nam Province to organize the criticism of the Party’s Personnel Organization of the province concerning the case of Le Phuoc Hoai Bao who had been wrongly promoted as the member of the provincial Party Committee and the Director of the Planning and Investment Department of the province. The Quang Nam province’s Standing Party Committee is requested to leave the name of Le Phuoc Hoai Bao from the list of Party members and abolished all the wrong decisions relating to this man./.
452 “White Hat Hacker” teams in the world compete for net security in Vietnam
White Hat Prix 2017 was organized in Hanoi on December 16, 2017 with the participation of 452 “White Hat Hackers” from 62 countries and territories.
The technical support section of the Bkav Group serves the Global Net Security competing teams
The competition happened around the clock, starting at 9 o’clock on December 16 to 9 o’clock on December 17, 2017. $0 questions in the map designed to judge the all-round professional capabilities of each competing team.
There are three prizes: the first prize is valued at USD 10,000; the second prize, USD 2,000 and the third prize, USD 1,000.
This competition was organized from 2013-2014, but only reserved for Vietnamese “White Hat Hackers”. From 2015, the White Hat Grand Prix has been globally organized.
As a result, the Vietnam hacker team won the first prize./.
Rice export in 2017: Growth beyond expectation
As reported by the Ministry of Industry and Trade, in 11 months of 2017, about 5.52 million tons of rice have been exported with a value of USD 2.49 billion, a 24.1% increase in quantity and 24.9% in value year on year.
It is forecast that in 2017, about 5.9 tons to 6 tons of rice are to be exported, 1.2 tons more
So, 2017 is considered as a successful year for the rice sector, surpassing the export target of 5 million tons set at the beginning of the year.
According to experts, the reason is that climate change has changed the supply of rice in some countries, thus increasing the demand of rice from such countries as China, Malaysia, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea and others. Especially, export of rice has reached the new markets like Bangladesh and Iraq, thus contributing to increasing rice export of Vietnam that goes beyond expectation./.