Published: 25/05/2011 05:00



Fruitful co-operation with Britain praised by Prime Minister Dung

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung
expressed his pleasure at the fruitful development of bilateral relations under
the Viet Nam-UK strategic partnership, saying he wanted the two sides to make
every effort to effectively implement the partnership for mutual benefit.

PM Dung
receives UK Minister of State for International Development Alan Duncan.
(Source: VNA)

Minister Dung made the statement during a reception for UK Minister of State for
International Development Alan Duncan in Ha Noi yesterday, May 25.

He told
Duncan that Viet Nam wanted the UK to continue supporting Viet Nam in
infrastructure, human resources development and coping with climate change and
sea water rise.

The UK
was a big trade partner with Viet Nam, Dung said, and affirmed the Vietnamese
Government would create conditions to speed up trade relations between the two

said Viet Nam would also strengthen co-operation with the UK in education and
training, HIV/AIDS prevention and control, finance and banking as well as open a
direct air link between Viet Nam and the UK.

thanked the UK for providing official development assistance (ODA) to Viet Nam
in recent years and affirmed that Viet Nam would use funds provided by the
international community effectively.

told Dung that the UK Ministry of State for International Development highly
valued the Viet Nam-UK strategic partnership, particularly in the areas of
economy, trade, investment, education and training.

He said
an agreement for relations under the Viet Nam-UK strategic partnership during
the 2011-14 period would be signed today to speed up the co-operation between
the two countries.

also said he wanted the two countries to further strengthen co-operation in
HIV/AIDS prevention and control, anti-corruption, finance and banking, and

Co-operation with DPRK deepens

Viet Nam
had always attached importance to strengthening friendly and co-operative ties
with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) for the benefit of the two
countries, said Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.

at a reception for newly accredited DPRK Ambassador to Viet Nam Kim Chang-il in
Ha Noi yesterday, May 25, Dung also affirmed Viet Nam had opposed the use of
force in international relationships and supports peace and stability on the
Korean peninsula.

He said
he hoped Ambassador Kim Chang-il would work closely with Vietnamese ministries
and departments to strongly promote trade and investment between the two
countries during his working term in Viet Nam.

Chang-il affirmed that he would do his utmost to further promote the friendly
and co-operative ties between the two countries.

Russia backs expat Vietnamese

Russia will coordinate with Viet Nam, and with the Vietnamese Embassy in Russia
in particular, to set up a working group to deal with issues affecting overseas
Vietnamese (OV) in the country.

of the Russia Federal Migration Service Konstantin Romodonovski made this
statement at his meeting with visiting Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen
Thanh Son on Tuesday.

Son, who
is also Chairman of the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese, said the
Vietnamese Party, State and Government were paying special attention to the
situation of the Vietnamese community in Russia.

Viet Nam
hoped that OV in Russia would live and work legally and abide by local law. This
would serve the interests of both countries, with OV acting as a bridge to
develop bilateral friendship as well as boosting the Viet Nam-Russia strategic

Romodonovski suggested the two countries should work harder on migration issues
to create good conditions for OV in Russia and for the Russian community in Viet
Nam. Thus they could contribute to each other’s economies and help foster
bilateral friendship.

To help
the Vietnamese community in Russia, the two countries needed to complete a legal
framework and sign more agreements on migration and employment.

Auditor praises Indonesia

State auditor Vuong Dinh Hue city praised Indonesia’s role and its achievements as
ASEAN chair during 2011.

expressed his hope for increased co-operation between the two sides during a
meeting with the Deputy Speaker of the Indonesian Parliament, Anis Matta, in
Jakarta yesterday

called on the Indonesian parliament to support co-operation towards establishing
a supreme audit institution for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations
(ASEAN SAI) by the end of this year.

Matta said that the State Audit of Viet Nam (SAV), headed by Hue, had laid an
excellent foundation for further co-operation between itself and the Supreme
Audit Board of the Republic of Indonesia (BKPRI).

Vietnam willing to assist Japan after disasters

The Vietnamese Government and people are willing to
do all things possible to assist the Japanese people to overcome the
consequences of the recent quake and tsunami, said Deputy Prime Minister Hoang
Trung Hai in Tokyo on May 25.

This statement was made during Mr
Hai’s meetings with Japan’s ministers of foreign affairs, economy, trade
industry, finance and land, infrastructure and tourism, and key officials of the
Japanese Federation of Economic Organizations (Nippon Keidanren).
He expressed deep sympathy over heavy losses that the March 11 double disaster
caused to the Japanese government and people and believed they will surmount all
difficulties to resume normal production and continue development.
The Deputy PM expressed his thanks for Japan’s assistance to Vietnam despite
difficulties, and assured that Vietnam will effectively use Japan’s official
development assistance.
He stressed Vietnam’s readiness to work with Japan to accelerate major projects
both sides agreed on.

Media leaders grasp Party Resolution

Senior officials of media and publishing agencies
attended a conference in Hanoi on May 24-25 to gain a thorough understanding of
the Resolution of the 11th National Party Congress.

Politburo member and Secretary of
the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee (CPVCC) Dinh The Huynh affirmed
the importance of comprehensively understanding Party Congress documents and
bring them to life.
Mr Huynh, who also heads the CPVCC Commission for Communication and Education,
said media and publishing agencies are important tools for implementing the 11th
Congress’ Resolution and creating a consensus in ideology, will and action
within the entire Party, among people and armed forces as well as in the whole

Greater Mekong sub-region serious on drug control

Member countries of the Memorandum of Understanding
on Drug Control in the Greater Mekong sub-region reached in 1993 (MOU 1993) held
a ministerial meeting in the Lao capital city of Vientiane on May 24.

MOU partners include Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and the
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
In his opening speech, Lao Prime Minister Thoongsing Thammavong expressed his
hope that the meeting would find out methods to effectively handle drug-related
The Lao government is ready to back joint efforts of the international community
and the UNODC in drug control, the PM said.
The participants agreed on the need to maintain the MOU as a forum for regional
countries to discuss information, exchange experience and enhance cooperation.

They proposed adjusting the scale of activities and deploying several
prioritised projects within the framework of the MOU.
They also discussed and adopted a regional plan of action and set out a host of
targets and long-term methods to effectively prevent drug production,
trafficking and abuse in the next two years.
At the event, Deputy Minister of Public Security Lieut. Gen Pham Quy Ngo, who
led the Vietnamese delegation, underscored the great efforts of the Vietnamese
Government and relevant agencies in recent years.
The Vietnamese Government has developed the programme on drug control into a
national target programme with an array of methods, Ngo noted.
He called for co-ordinated efforts to reduce drug demand and supply in the
region, emphasizing the important role of regional cooperation in the battle,
especially cooperation between countries sharing the common border.
Vietnam is doing its best to fulfill targets and requirements laid out in the
plan of action for 2011, he said.
Since 1995, 16 ministerial-level meetings have been held rotationally in six
member countries of the Greater Mekong sub-region.


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