Vietnam is elected to the UN Commission of International Trade Law; Vietnamese consumers’ confidence reaches record high; the number of international tourists to Vietnam in 2018 stands at 15 million; all these are among the most outstanding information in the week.
Vietnam elected to UN Commission of International Trade Law
On December 17, 2018, for the first time Vietnam was elected to the UN Commission of International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) for the 2019-2025 term.
The overall view of US General Assembly’s session in New York, USA
This has reflected Vietnam’s ever higher prestige and position in the world and recognized Vietnam’s active contributions and responsibility to the common work of the international community, including the international trade law.
That Vietnam has become a member of UNCITRAL marks Vietnam’s proactive and active international integration, specifically the multilateral legal integration. In recent time, Vietnam has been proactive in enhancing its intensive and extensive integration into the world economy through its participation in the International Convention.
In the time to come, Vietnam shall have to implement the bilateral and multilateral Agreements on trade and investment, including the CPTTP, and for this reason, it is necessary for Vietnam to perfect the trade law./.
King of Cambodia Norodom Sihamoni makes vacation visit to Vietnam
King of Cambodia Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath Norodom Shamoni on December 19, 2018 arrived in Vietnam for his vacation visit (December 19-21, 2018) at the invitation of General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong.
General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong has a cordial audience with King Norom Sihamoni at the Presidential Palace
In the afternoon, General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong had a cordial audience with King Norom Sihamoni at the Presidential Palace.
General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong hailed the achievements recorded by the Cambodian people, especially Cambodia has successfully organized the election of its Parliament, 6th legislature and the establishment of the Government. On this occasion, he recalled the tradition of solidarity and support of each other between the people of the two countries; the precious support and assistance of late King Norodom Sihanouk and the Cambodian people who had reserved to Vietnamese people in the struggle for national independence and reunification.
General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong affirmed that Vietnam has always attached importance to strengthening and enhancing the fine friendship and cooperation with the Kingdom of Cambodia for the benefit of the people of the two countries, for peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world.
King of Cambodia Norodom Sihamoni was glad to see that the relationship between Cambodia and Vietnam in the past 50 years since the two countries established diplomatic relationship has been constantly consolidated and developed; the King of Cambodia stressed that Vietnam is a great friend, the close neighbor of the Cambodian people; the Cambodian people have highly valued and never forgotten the great and precious support and assistance of the Party, State and people of Vietnam for having reserved the Cambodian people in all situation.
The King affirmed that he will continue to implement the correct road of pure friendship and friendly relations fostered by Father King.
During his stay in Vietnam, King Norodom Sihamoni has taken his holiday in Da Nang./.
97 enterprises have National Brand 2018
97 enterprises have achieved National Brand 2018 at the recently organized ceremony. This is the 6th selection since the first one in 2008.
Enterprises with products achieving National Brand 2018
Some big name such as Vinamilk, Vietcombank, Vietnam Airlines, Thaco Car Company, the Saigon tourist and others rank top the list.
The National Brand Program was launched on November 25, 2003 with the aim of building the images of Vietnam as the country having prestige in goods and services. It also aims to boost competition for Vietnam-made products on the domestic and international markets in the process of integration.
The Program is carried out every two years. At the ceremony, all enterprises asserted their determination to maintain their brands and to take the “Made-in-Vietnam” products to the outside world./.
Vietnamese consumers’ confidence reaches record high in last decade
According to the latest report on consumers’ confidence index by the Nielsen Co., in the third quarter of 2018, Vietnam has got an increase of 9 points, helping it become the second global optimistic country.
(Photo: Illustration on the internet)
Vietnam and Malaysia have got 129 points and 127 points respectively, becoming the second and the third global optimistic countries, Nielsen observed.
Specifically, when asked, 82% of Vietnamese consumers asserted that their personal financial status is good or excellent in the next 12 months, a 6% increase over the second quarter of 2018 and 3% of Vietnamese consumers said that they were ready to spend on shopping, an 8% increase over the previous quarter.
However, consumers are still worried about the job stability, about health conditions, and particularly about the country’s economic situation. All the above-said problems concerning consumption have forced enterprises to follow closely the changes in consumers’ spending./.
15 million international tourists come to Vietnam in 2018
As of December 19, 2018, 15 million international tourists have come to Vietnaj, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.
The 15 millionth international tourist visiting Vietnam is Mr. James Kopenec, USA
On December 19, 2018, at the Ha Long International Tourist Sea Port, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in coordination with the Quang Ninh People’s Committee organized a welcoming ceremony to receive the 15 millionth international visitor to Vietnam in 2018.
This international visitor is James Kopenec and his wife Hermine Kopenec from the USA. They came to Vietnam on board a 5-star cruise named Celebrity Millennium.
This visitor was presented a medal and a gift of Vietnam. This is an important landmark of the tourism sector, affirming that Vietnam has become an attractive, safe and friendly destination for tourists in Asia and the Pacific and the premise for the Vietnam tourism to strive for achieving the goal of developing tourism into a spearhead economic sector.
It is estimated that the Vietnam tourism sector will have the total revenue of VND 620,000 billion.
In 2018, the Vietnam tourism has been judged as being the “Top tourist destination in Asia” by the World Travel Awards; it is also awarded the prize “the Top Golf Destination in Asia” by the Gold World Travel Awards./.
H’Hen Nie rated 5th in Miss Universe 2018
The Miss Universe 2018 Final was organized in Thailand with the participation of over 90 contestants from countries worldwide.
The 5th Miss H’Hen Nie in Miss Universe 2018
Right from the first round, H’Hen Nie was highly appreciated. In the final round, she stole the limelight in her own way.
In the end, Miss Universe 2018 Crown belongs to Miss Catriona Gray from the Philippines; the first runner-up is Miss South Africa and the second runner-up is Miss Venezuela.
On the other hand, H’Hen Nie is also awarded the prize “The Star for Community”./.
2 former Vice Ministers of Public Security prosecuted
On December 14, 2018, the Police Investigation Agency, Ministry of Public Security, prosecuted the accused Tran Viet Tan, former General Chief and Bui Van Thanh, former Department chief of the Ministry of Public Security for their neglect of responsibility, causing serious consequences as provided in Article 285, the Criminal Code 1999.
Tran Viet Tan (right) and Bui Van Thanh (left)
The prosecution of Tran Viet Tan and Bui Van Thanh comes from their abuse of power and rights in implementing the public work.
Earlier Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc signed Decision on disciplining Tran Viet Tan and Bui Van Thanh. Specifically, Tran Viet Tan and Bui Van Thanh were dismissed from office as the Vice-Ministers of Public Security.
These two accused were also demoted as provided in the law./.