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WEEKLY EVENTS

US Secretary of State pays official visit to Vietnam; Industry 4.0 Summit; national high school exam points announced are among the most outstanding information in the week.

14/07/2018 09:18:00

 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pays official visit to Vietnam

US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo paid an official visit to Vietnam on July 8-9, 2018 at the invitation of Deputy Prime Minister cum Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh.

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Deputy Prime Minister cum Foreign Minister Pham BInh Minh welcomes US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo

On the morning of July 9, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh held talks with US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo.

Pham BInh Minh highly appreciated the importance and significance of the visit to the relationship between the two countries, affirming that Vietnam has attached importance to the Vietnam-US comprehensive partnership and hoped that it will continue to develop in an intensive, extensive and effective manner.

Mike Pompeo expressed his elation to visit Vietnam for the first time and his thanks to Vietnam for its grand reception reserved for the delegation; he asserted that the US attaches importance to the friendly relationship and comprehensive cooperation with Vietnam, wishing for a powerful, independent and prosperous Vietnam to play an ever more important role in the region.

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo have expressed their satisfaction at the positive and substantial development in the relations between the two countries and unanimously agreed to continue to further deepen the Vietnam-US comprehensive partnership in the interests of the people of the two countries, thus making a contribution to peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world.

The two sides continue to consider the trade and investment cooperation as the motivation for the Vietnam-US relationship; to implement actively the agreements on defense relations between the two countries and enhance the educational and training relations and the people-to-people interaction.

The two sides are pleased for the successful implementation of the Dioxin Detoxification Project in Da Nang Airport. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo fully agreed to soon implement the Dioxin Detoxification Project in Bien Hoa Airport and increase the aid to Vietnam to overcome the war aftermath.

The two sides expressed the worries about the complicated developments in the East Sea area in recent time and reasserted their support to resolve the disputes by peaceful means on the basis of international law, including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, the full implementation of DOC and the aim towards the completion of effective, legally binding COC.

On this occasion, General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc received US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo./.

 

Vietnam has another airline and airport

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung on July 9, 2018, signed a document on behalf of the Prime Minister, allowing for the establishment of Bamboo Airways.

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The first air plane lands safe and sound on the runway of Van Don Airport

The establishment of Bamboo Airways was carried out in accordance with the law of Vietnam. All the ministries concerned have affirmed the legal procedures and unanimously agreed to the project.

The air fleet of Bamboo Airways comprises 24 A321NEO; 20 Boeing B787-9 Dreamliner. It is expected to kame its maiden flight in the end of 2018.

Van Don Airport has the total land area of 325 hectares invested by the Sun Group in the form of BOT with the total invested capital of VND 7,700 billion./.

 

Vietnam has two grades up in Global Innovation Index

This was announced at the Center for Technology of Cornell University, New York, US by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in coordination with Cornell University and the Business Institute INSEAD, France, on July 10, in a report on Global Innovation Index (GII) 2018.

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Vietnam continues to improve its position in the rankings concerning GII with two grades up to 45 out of 126 countries. Among the group of low income countries, Vietnam ranks the second to Ukraine. Vietnam is also judged as having an economy with remarkable achievements.

In terms of this recognition, Vietnam has got high points in GII’s 7 pillars; the efficiency of Vietnam’s renovation efforts has also reflected trough the input index and output index and in the past 5 years, the ranking of Vietnam in the GII table has the tendency to improve in all aspects.

In the GII’s ranking, Switzerland continues to be the best innovati8ve country in the world, and the runners-up are Holland, Sweden, Britain, Singapore, the US, Denmark, Germany and Ireland./.

 

Industry 4.0 Summit

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc chaired the Industry 4.0 Summit on July 13, 2018 themed “Vision and Breakthrough Development Strategy in Context of 4th Industrial Revolution”.

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Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and visitors to Expo on Development of Smart Industry

About 1,800 delegates at home and abroad came to the Summit.

Apart from the Summit, within the framework of the event, there were 5 seminars on the key issues of the Industrial Revolution 4.0, including the big trends of the Industry 4.0; the impacts and recommendation for Vietnam; smart urban areas; smart production development; smart agriculture and a new progress in the financial-banking sector.

On July 12, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc had a friendly meeting with the leaders of economic groups and speakers at the Summit. He expressed his thanks to them for their sincere compliments and advice, particularly the solutions.

The Industrial Revolution 4.0, he said, has created the new opportunities for development and at the same time, the challenges for the country, enterprises and each individual. It is, therefore, to perfect themselves so as to create opportunities so as to be able to shorten the development gap with advanced countries./.

 

Nationwide high school examination points announced

On the morning of July 11, 2018, the Ministry of Education and Training announced the national high school examination points of over 63 provinces and cities nationawide.

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There are 477 students having got mark 10 this year, while in the previous year, the figure was put at 4,235 students. It is regret that the result of the examination of the history subject is not good, with 77.8% of examinees having got the below-average point.

According to the announcement, the ratio of high school students nationwide stands at 97.57%./,

 

Vietnam wins 5 gold medals at international young mathematics competition

29 out 33 Vietnamese participants in the International Mathematics Competition organized in Bulgaria won individual prizes, in which 5 won gold medals.

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Vietnamese students at the Competition 2018

The Vietnamese delegation was divided into 4 teams, comprising 16 students under 14 years of age attending the Keystage bloc I, the other teams comprises 16 students under 17 years of age, attending the Keystage II.

As a result, 29 students won the individual prizes (5 gold medals, 3 silver medal, 11 bronze medals and 11 consolation prizes, and 14 team prizes, in which there were 3 champion cups and a super-champion cup.

The competition this year has attracted over 1,000 competitors from 28 countries and territories, the highest number ever./.

 

Chinese and South Korean tourists occupy 50% in Vietnam

About 2.6 tourist arrivals from China and 1.7 tourist arrivals from South Korea speak volume for more than half of the number of international tourists coming to Vietnam in the first half of 2018.

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Vietnam tourism expects to welcome more of international tourists from Europe thanks to the new policy on exemption of visas

South Korean tourists have come to Vietnam in great number, a 60% increase year on year. This has also caused difficulties to the tourist enterprises in the country because they are not fully capable of receiving big tourist delegations.

In the first 6 months of this year, international tourist arrivals in Vietnam from Asia reached 6 million arrivals, a 32.7% increase over the previous year.

Vietnam tourism expects to continue to maintain the current growth when the Government has approved the policy on exemption of visas in 15 days for tourists from Britain, France, Germany, Spain and Italy within 3 years./.

 

MobiFone’s acquisition of AVG prosecuted with two culprits detained

The Ministry of Public Security has prosecuted the MobiFone for having acquired AVG and former president of MobiFone Le Nam Tra prosecuted for having used investment capital illegally.

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On July 10, 2018, the Investigation Department of the Ministry of Public Security prosecuted the case for having violated the stipulations on management and use of investment capital, causing serious consequences (Article 220, the Criminal Code 2015).

Le Nam Tra, former president of the management board of MobiFone and Pham Dimh Trong, Head of Enterprises Management Department, the Ministry of Information and Communications were detained.

Earlier, Le Nam Tra was expelled from the Party. When buying AVG, MobiFone made untruthful report on judgement of AVG’s financial abilities. This is a very serious economic criminal case.

On the other hand, Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan was disciplined by being warned for his management and he was asked to quit the title of Secretary of the Party Committee of the Ministry. In relation to this case, the Party Central Committee also disciplined Nguyen Bac Son, former member of the Party Central Committee and ex-Minister of Information and Communications./.

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