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WEEKLY EVENTS

Chairwoman of National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan pays official visit to Republic of Korea; Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen pays official visit to Vietnam and attends Vietnam-Cambodia Business Forum; the Government sets up a special task force to tackle a number of urgent problems; four consecutive forums aimed to find solutions to help Vietnam develop vigorously are among the prominent information in the week.

08/12/2018 16:09:00

Chairwoman of National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan pays official to Republic of Korea

Chairwoman of the National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and the senior delegation of the National Assembly, have paid an official visit to the Republic of Korea on December 4-7, 2018 at the invitation of Speaker of the National Assembly of South Korea Moon Hee Sang.

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Chairwoman of National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has audience with President of Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in

The visit is aimed at implementing the agreement on cooperation between the two National Assemblies, especially at the exchanges between the senior leaders of the two countries on the measures to enhance the comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and South Korea in various spheres.

On the afternoon of December 6, 2018, an official welcoming ceremony was organized by Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea Moon Hee Sang in honor of Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and the senior delegation of Vietnam.

Right after that, the two leaders of the National Assembly of the two countries held talks, in which Speaker of the National Assembly of South Korea Moon Hee Sang have laid stress that in the Southward policy of South Korea, Vietnam is a key partner in various fields such as investment, ODA and people-to-people interactions.

Chairwoman of the National Assembly of Vietnam Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan affirmed that Vietnam is ready to together with South Korea to upgrade the strategic partnership and expand bilateral relationship negotiations so as to take the two countries to a more intensive and extensive cooperation in all spheres.

Chairwoman of the National Assembly of Vietnam Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and Speaker of the National Assembly of South Korea Moon Hee Sang witnessed a signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam and the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Energy of South Korea in an attempt to raise the bilateral trade turnover to USD 100 billion to the year 2020.

During her visit to South Korea, Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan made a visit to National University Pukyung where she was bestowed with an honorary doctorate in politics to Chairwoman of the National Assembly of Vietnam Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.

On the morning of December 6, 2018, Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan conferred the Friendship Order to Prof. Ahn Kyon Hwan for his great contributions to translating a lot of Vietnamese books nto Korean, including the Prison Diary by President Ho Chi Minh, Kieu Stories by Nguyen Du.

Also on this occasion, on the morning of December 6, 2918, Chairwoman of the National Assembly of Vietnam Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan received Ly Thua Vinh – an offspring of the Ly Hoa Son clan in South Korea, together with the representative of the Ly Clan – offspring of Royal member Ly Long Tuong./.

 

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen pays official visit to Vietnam

Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia Samdech Techo Hun Sen has paid an official visit to Vietnam on December 6-8, 2018 at the invitation of Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

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 Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen at the Vietnam-Cambodia Business Forum

The visit is made on the threshold of the 40th anniversary of the victory over the genocidal regime of Khmer Rouge (January 7, 1979) of the Cambodian people with Vietnam’s strong support.

During Prime Minister Hun Sen’s visit to Vietnam, the Cambodian Prime Minister and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc of Vietnam attended the Vietnam-Cambodia Business Forum.

Speaking at the Forum, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc pointed out that in the context of the fine development of cooperation between the two countries in various fields, trade turnover in 2018 is estimated to be USD 5 billion and it is expected to rise to USD 8 billion in 2020.

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen highly appreciated the trade and cooperation activities between the two countries in recent time. Vietnam and Cambodia has signed an agreement on double taxation avoidance and on preventing tax fraud just to create favorable conditions for investors of the two countries.

According to statistics of the Ministry of Planning and Investment, Vietnam now has got 210 investment projects in Cambodia with the total registered capital being put at USD 3 billion, focusing on agricultural, banking, telecommunications, information technology, manufacturing and processing industries and other fields.

The two countries have agreed to boost tourist activities in the coming time. IN 10 months of 2018, there are about 500,000 tourist arrivals in Cambodia, while in 2017, about 222,000 Cambodian tourists arrived in Vietnam./.

 

A special task force set up to settle urgent problems

On December 3, 2018, the regular meeting of the Government in December was held, under the chair of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

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The regular Governmental meeting in December is held under the chair of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc

The meeting focused on discussing the social and economic situation in December and in 11 months of 2018, the draft Resolution of the Government on the main tasks and solutions of 2019.

Worthy of note is that the Prime Minister announced the establishment of a special task force under the charge of Standing Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh with the participation of leaders of some ministries, sectors and localities in order to focus on settling a number of urgent problems now.

As reported by the Ministry of Planning and Investment, macro economy continues to get stable and inflation to be reined in with PCI in November being reduced by 0.29% and being increased on average by 3.59%.

Trade surplus has reached record high of USD 6.8%. There are 121,000 newly established enterprises with registered capital being put at VND 3.4 trillion; in terms of tourism, in 11 months, there are about 14 foreign tourist arrivals./.

 

Confidence votes for titles elected by People’s Council

The confidence votes for the titles elected by the People’s Council of the provinces and cities nationwide have been organized in recent time.

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 Ho Chi Minh City People’s Council cast confidence votes for titles elected by the People’s Council

The Hanoi People’s Council on December 6, 2018 organized the confidence votes for 36 titles elected by the People’s Council. Ms Nguyen Thi Bich Ngoc, Chairwoman of Hanoi People’s Council, has got the highest 100 votes out of 102 votes.

On the afternoon of December 5, 2018, the People’s Council of Ho Chi Minh City, 9th tenure, announced the results of confidence votes for the titles elected by the People’s confidence.

Of the total 101 delegates joining the voting, Ms Truong Thi Anh, Vice-Chairwoman of the City’s People’s Council, won 86 votes, while Ms Nguyen Thi Quyet Tam, Chairwoman of the City’s People’s Council received 81 confidence votes./.

 

Vietnam football team cruise into final match of AFF Cup

After ten years waiting, on December 6, 2018, Vietnam Football team having won the return match vs. the Philippines Football team, cruised into the final match.

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Forwarder Quang Hai of Vietnam Football team is being tackled by four Philippine footballers

Over ten decades have gone by since AFF Cup 2008, Vietnam Football team has   now returned to the final match after having won the return match vs. the Philippines Football team on night of December 6, 2018 at National Stadium My Dinh, Hanoi./.

 

Internet Day 2018 under theme Internet and Digital Ecosystem Vietnam

Internet Day 2018 themed Internet and Digital Ecosystem Vietnam was organized on December 5, 2018.

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 An activity in Internet Day 2018

On the opening day, Vice Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Thanh Hung said that with a population of approx. 95 million, about 60% of it are Internet users and Vietnam ranks the 16th in the world.

Within the framework of Internet Day 2018, a lot of technologies and services of domestic units such as VNG, CMC, FPT and so on have been displayed. On the occasion of the event, the Vietnam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC) has officially made public the “Report on Internet Resources of Vietnam 2018.

This is the annual report published for the first time in early 2012. Since its inception, the report has become an important document, helping reflect and supply the data and results of developing the annual Internet resources (domains, addresses) of Vietnam.

As of 31 October 2018, there were 460,412 domains “vn” in good use, a y.o.y increase of 9%. It is in strong competition of international domains. Notably, in 2018, the digital resources have seen a breakthrough in application and implementation of IPv6 of Vietnam. As of October 31, 2018, the rate of IPv6 application of Vietnam reached about 21%, ranking the second in the ASEAN region, the 7th in Asia-Pacific region (after India, USA, Malaysia, Japan, Taiwan and Canada)./.

 

Four consecutive forums aimed to find solutions to help Vietnam develop vigorously

Vietnam Business Forum, International Economic Integration Forum, Reform and Development Forum and Vietnam Tourism Summit Forum 2018 have recently been organized in Vietnam.

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Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc says Vietnam has aspiration to become a prosperous country by 2045 on the occasion of 100th national foudnbing anniversary

The annual Vietnam Business Forum 2018 happened on December 4, 2018 themed “Sharing opportunities in global trade shifting trend”. At this forum, a lot of opinions on the reform and improvement of investment in Vietnam were contributed. They showed the aspirations and ambitions of the participants who want to make a contribution to the prosperous development of Vietnam. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc also asserted that the business climate of Vietnam has ben constantly improved.

At the Vietnam Reform and Development Forum organized by the Ministry of Planning and Investment on December 5, 2018, Minister Nguyen Chi Dung stressed that this is the golden time for the simultaneous strong implementation of reform and development, if Vietnam wants not to be left behind.

Speaking at this forum, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said that Vietnam aspires to become a prosperous country in the year 2045 on the occasion of the 100th founding anniversary of the country.

On December 14, 2018, the International Economic Integration Forum was held in Hanoi. Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue attended the event and said that there are a lot of negative developments in the world’s economic situation in recent time. It requires the Vietnamese Government to soon have analyses, forecasts and policies to minimize the negative impacts and it should be proactive to have the solutions suitable to the current situation.

On December 5-6, 2018, the Vietnam Tourism Summit Forum 2018 was organized under the theme “Vietnam Tourism with Sustainable and Quality Development – Vision to 2030”. At present, Vietnam tourism has seen the fastest development in the world as voted by the UNWTO./.

 

Quoc Co and Quoc Nghiep circus artists set up Guinness World Record in Italy

On December 5, 2018, the Guinness World announced that Quoc Co and Quoc Nghiep brothers set up a new world record with their head-on-head acrobatic circus performance in Italy.

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Quoc Co and Quoc Nghiep brothers set up Guinness World Record in their head-on-head acrobatic circus performance by walking down and back on 10-step staircase in 53 seconds 97’’

The two brothers have set up the Guinness World record by walking head on head with blindfold, down and back on a 10-step staircase in 53 seconds 97’’.

Quoc Co, born in 1984, and Quoc Nghiep, born in 1989, are two merited artists. In Britain’s Got Talent in 2018, they moved to the final./.

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