Published: 13/06/2011 05:00



Party leader to visit Laos

Party General Secretary and National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Phu Trong will pay an official visit to the People’s Democratic Republic of Laos from June 20-22 at the invitation of the General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and President of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic Choummaly Sayasone.

Vietnam actively takes part in ILO meeting

100th General Assembly opening session in Geneva. (Source: VNA)

A high-level delegation of Vietnam, headed by Minister of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan is actively taking part in the on-going 100th General Assembly session of the International Labour Organisation in Geneva.

The Vietnamese delegation has presented reports at plenary sessions and group meetings, sharing the country’s experiences in building and implementing policies on labour, job and social welfare.

It also joined in discussions on global problems related to jobs, labour management and inspection.

The delegation participated in the Asia-Pacific labour ministers’ meeting on jobs for young people.

As an official member of the ILO governing body, the Vietnamese delegation attended the governmental group’s meeting in preparations for its official meeting. Vietnam was elected for the first time as an official member of the ILO governing body’s government group on June 6.

Minister Ngan is scheduled to deliver a speech at the ILO General Assembly’s plenary session on June 14 and meet with the ILO General Director on June 15.

On the sidelines of the 100 th General Assembly session, the Vietnamese delegation had working sessions with the labour minister of the Republic of Korea, the deputy minister of human resources of Singapore , the director of ILO for Asia-Pacific region and ILO officials.

The 100th session of the ILO General Assembly takes place from June 1 to 17 with the participation of more than 3,000 delegates from 183 ILO members countries and international organisations as well as guests who are high-ranking leaders of countries worldwide.

Vietnam gives priority to boosting ties with Cuba

Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong has affirmed Vietnam’s consistent policy and top priority to boost solidarity, friendship and comprehensive cooperation with Cuba.

Deputy PM Trong made the affirmation during his talks with Vice President of the Council of State of Cuba Gladys Bejerano in Havana on June 13, adding that Vietnam is always together with Cuba in the cause of construction and defence of socialist Cuba.

He congratulated Cuba over the success of the 6th Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba (CPC) and expressed his belief that under the leadership of the CPC and the government, the Cuban people will gain greater achievements in their cause of building socialism and national defence.

Vice President Bejerano informed the Vietnamese guest of Cuba’s roadmap for updating its economic model in the future and praised Vietnam’s success and experiences in development.

Both sides agreed to share experiences in updating economic model in order to fulfill the task of socialism building in each country.

The same day, Deputy PM Trong laid a wreath at the monument to Cuban hero Jose Marti in Havana.

Viet Nam-Myanmar look to improve economic ties

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai and Myanmar Vice President U Tin Aung Myint Oo affirmed both Governments would have support policies in place to strengthen multi-faceted co-operation, particular their economic partnership.

They also encouraged businessmen to invest and trade with their counterparts in both countries.

They made these statements while attending a Viet Nam – Myanmar business partnership forum in the Myanmar capital Nay Pyi Taw.

At the forum, both sides reviewed the implementation of high-level agreements signed in April 2010, and heard business reports from both communities.

Positive steps in business and trade have been made between the two countries. Last year, hundreds of Vietnamese enterprises sought investment opportunities in Myanmar, and direct air routes from Ha Noi and HCM City were opened.

Dozens of Vietnamese enterprises also opened shops in Myanmar including Vietnam Airlines, the Bank for Investment and Development of Viet Nam and Viettel Group.

Import-export turnover between the two countries last year reached more than US$150 million, a 54 per cent increase compared to 2009.

During the forum, enterprises discussed and signed agreements or business and trade co-operation contracts. Along with the agreements signed between ministries, this would lay the foundation for more development in co-operative relations between the two countries.

Russian astronaut Klimuk visits Vietnam

Russian astronaut P.I. Klimuk, former Director of the Yuri Gagarin astronaut training centre, has underlined the need for Russia and Vietnam to enlist cooperation in space technology.

The Russian astronaut, who led three flights into space, is visiting Vietnam as part of a tour to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first human space flight (April 12, 1961).

At his meeting with the press in Hanoi on June 13, astronaut P.I. Klimuk, with two titles of hero of the former Soviet Union in 1973 and 1975, expressed his good sentiments towards the land and people of Vietnam on his first visit to the Southeast Asian nation.

He said Russian astronauts want to learn more about nature, culture, history and the people of Vietnam as the two countries are enjoying growing ties in all areas.

Russia, in the past and at present, remains the leading country in terms of the number of spaceship launches and has the largest contingent of astronauts, he said.

Russia is scheduled to conduct flights to the moon in 2020 and 2030. The country plans to work with other countries to conduct flights to Mars in 2050 and 2060, he added.


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