Thursday, October 25, 2012


Vietnam expects more UN support for development

Vietnam hopes to receive the United Nations (UN) and international community’ assistance in realising its socio-economic development goals and the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the future.

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Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung made the statement at a reception in Hanoi on October 24 for Pratibha Mehta, UN Resident Coordinator in Vietnam.

Dung briefed his guest on Vietnam’s achievements in curbing inflation, stabilising the macro-economy and ensuring social welfare over the past time.

Vietnam is forecast to maintain growth at 5-5.2 percent this year, he said, adding that the rate of poor households in the country reduced by 1.76 percent while the unemployment rate stood at 4 percent.

He said that Vietnam is focusing its efforts on restructuring the economy, securing sustainable growth and social welfare, especially ensuring equal access to healthcare and social services among poor households.

The PM said he hopes the UN will assist Vietnam to cope with climate change and rising sea level, and pledged to create favourable conditions for the UN representative agencies to operate effectively.

Mehta said Vietnam is always an active and responsible member of the UN since it joined the international organisation 35 years ago. In particular, Vietnam is recognised as one of leading countries in implementing the MDGs.

The UN will always support Vietnam in achieving its development goals, Mehta said.

Party leader welcomes Chinese Public Security Minister

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong received Chinese Minister of Public Security Meng Jianzhu in Hanoi on October 24.

At the reception, Trong expressed his pleasure at the continued development of the traditional friendship and cooperation between the two Parties and States over the past time despite a number of difficulties.

He suggested the two sides join hands to strengthen coordination, thoroughly grasp common perceptions and seriously implement agreements reached by the two countries’ high-ranking leaders so that the Vietnam-China relations can develop in a set direction, meeting basic interests and legitimate aspirations of the two peoples as well as contributing to peace, stability and development in the region and the world at large.

The Party leader spoke highly of the outcomes of the 3rd Anti-Crime Conference between the two Ministries of Public Security, which took place in Hanoi on October 23, suggesting that the ministries not only provide material and technical assistance for each other but also strengthen cooperation in crime prevention and security protection.

He said the two ministries’ cooperation made important contributions to the development of the Vietnam-China comprehensive strategic cooperation partnership.

On the occasion, Trong wished the upcoming National Congress of the Communist Party of China a success, opening up a new development chapter for the country.

For his part, the Chinese minister congratulated the Vietnamese people on the achievements they have made during the renewal process under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam.

He said he hopes that the Vietnamese people will harvest greater achievements in the national construction, successfully implementing the Resolution of the 11th National Party Congress.

He expressed his delight at the fine development of the Vietnam-China comprehensive strategic cooperation partnership as well as the effective cooperation between the two ministries.

Meng said that the two ministers agreed to continue promoting cooperation and discussed specific measures to well implement reached agreements, helping deepen bilateral ties.

He affirmed the Chinese Party and State’s consistent policy of attaching importance to developing the traditional friendship and cooperation with Vietnam.

Deputy PM greets Cambodian guests

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc received Lim Chhay, Under Secretary of State for Cambodian Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation in Hanoi on October 24.

Lim Chhay, who is leading a delegation of 10 Cambodians who assisted the Vietnamese voluntary soldiers in Cambodia, said he hopes both nations will increase public awareness of the traditional bilateral friendship and solidarity, especially among the youth, to help foster close sentiments between the two peoples.

Phuc affirmed that thanks to mutual solidarity, the two peoples have gained great victories during their national liberation in the past as well as national construction and development at present.

He described the Vietnam – Cambodia traditional friendship as an invaluable asset of the two nations and a decisive factor for each country’s revolution.

The same day, the delegation met with Vietnamese voluntary soldiers and specialists who once worked in Cambodia at a friendship exchange.

They said that the time-honoured traditional friendship and close sentiments between the two peoples will help further promote the two countries’ solidarity.

Vietnam-Cambodia military relations hailed

A senior Vietnamese military official has lauded the development of the friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and Cambodia since they set up diplomatic ties over 45 years ago.

Receiving Lim Chhay, Under Secretary of State of the Cambodian Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation, in Hanoi on October 24, Major-General Nguyen Trong Nghia, deputy head of the Vietnam People’s Army’s General Department of Politics, further said the two countries’ relationship has seen fine growth in all aspects in the spirit of good neighbourliness, traditional friendship, comprehensive cooperation and long-term stability.

Regarding defence ties, he said that thanks to the signing of a protocol on the Vietnam-Cambodia bilateral defence cooperation, many cooperation areas have been implemented effectively, making important contributions to strengthening the friendship between the two armies and peoples as well as to maintaining peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region.

Nghia took the occasion to express condolences to the royal family, army and people of Cambodia over the death of King Father Norodom Sihanouk.

He also thanked the Cambodian Government and people for their assistance in the search and repatriation of the remains of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and experts during the wartime in Cambodia.

For his part, Lim Chhay expressed his deep gratitude to the Vietnamese Party, State, army and people for their assistance to the Cambodian people to escape the genocidal regime and rebuild and defend their country.

He said he will do his utmost to preserve and develop the solidarity between the two nations.

Seminar strengthens Vietnam – Laos special ties

A seminar to seek ways to strengthen the special friendship and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Laos for the 2011 – 2020 period took place in Vientiane, Laos on October 24.

The event was jointly organised by the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences and the Lao National Institute of Social Sciences.

Participants at the event affirmed that the Vietnam – Laos special ties, founded by President Ho Chi Minh and President Kaysone Phomvihane and fostered by generations of the two countries’ leaders and people, are growing in both width and depth.

They stressed the need to continue holding annual meetings between the two nations’ high-ranking leaders, increase public awareness of the special bilateral ties, especially among young people, and effectively carry out the economic, cultural, education and scientific-technological cooperation strategy during the period.

According to them, the two countries also need to work out a human resources training scheme in harmony with each side’s socio-economic development strategy.

At regional and international forums, the both nations should share views and support each other in a bid to fight division schemes by external hostile forces.


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