Published: 16/06/2011 05:00



Mexican Senator: Vietnam a land of opportunity

Vietnam is a country of opportunities and potential and Mexico needs to make the most of these possibilities, said General Secretary of Mexico’s Labour Party Senator Alberto Anaya Gutierrez.

Talking to the press in Hanoi on June 16, Senator Alberto Anaya Gutierrez said increasing and developing comprehensive relations between Mexico and Vietnam would benefit people in both two countries.

He noted the annual average economic growth of 7 percent over the past 20 years and resolve to boost the renewal process delivered at on the 11th Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam as good foundations for Vietnam to become a modern industrialised country by 2020.

“We believe that Vietnam will become an Asian tiger in the future with potential for greater development,” the senator said.

He expressed his wish to boost bilateral cooperation in economics, trade, science, technology and culture, especially promoting visits by business missions to seek opportunities for investment and set up joint venture companies.

Vietnam and Mexico have delivered proposals for cooperation in aquaculture, agriculture, rubber and health, with a focus on development of acupuncture in Mexico, he said.

Regarding the situation in the East Sea, the Mexican Senator said that as fraternal nations under the leadership of fraternal communist parties, Vietnam and China needed to solve disputes through dialogue mechanisms and political measures within the China-ASEAN dialogue framework or through international tribunals based on respect for international law. “Laws, history and truth must belong to Vietnam,” he said.

During his visit to Vietnam from June 14-16, General Secretary Alberto Anaya met with Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, talked with Truong Tan Sang, Politburo member and standing member of the Secretariat of the Party Central Committee.

He also had working sessions with the Party Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations and Commission for Popularisation and Education and visited Vietnam News Agency.

Viet Nam congratulates newly elected Lao leaders

Vietnamese Party, State, Government and National Assembly leaders yesterday, June 16, sent messages of congratulations to their newly elected Lao counterparts.

Well-wishers included Party General Secretary and National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Phu Trong, State President Nguyen Minh Triet and Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.

The seventh Lao National Assembly re-elected General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Choummaly Sayasone as President of the country at its first session that opened in Vientiane on June 15.

Lao NA delegates also re-elected Thongsing Thammavong as Prime Minister, Pany Yathortou as National Assembly Chairman and Politburo member of the LPRP Central Committee Bounnhang Volachit as Vice State President.

In his message to LPRP General Secretary and State President Choum-maly Sayasone, Triet wrote that Choummaly’s re-election as State President proved that he had won the trust of the State and people of Laos for his virtue, talent and contributions.

Triet expressed his belief that under the leadership of Choummaly Sayasone, the Lao people would build Laos into a country of peace, independence, democracy, unity, prosperity and with a growing position in the international arena.

He also said he believed t the traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive co-operation between the Parties, States and peoples of Viet Nam and Laos would be constantly developed for the benefit of the two nations, the region. and the world.

National English daily awarded Independence Order

Vietnam’s only national English language daily, the Viet Nam News, was awarded the Independence Order, third-class, in Hanoi on June 16 for its contributions to the country’s information service for foreigners.

The noble award granted by the President of Vietnam is a huge source of pride for more than 150 staff members on the occasion of the newspaper’s anniversary (which falls on June 17).

Addressing the ceremony to mark the newspaper’s anniversary, Politburo member and Minister-Chairman of the Government Office Nguyen Xuan Phuc, said the Viet Nam News has been “one of the nation’s effective channels of information for foreign readers” since its launch in June, 1991.

“During the past 20 years, the Vietnam News has performed its function of disseminating the Party and State’s policies well. It has provided timely and comprehensive information on the political, economic and social situation of Vietnam and its people,” said the Government official.

With the newspaper’s incredible efforts to improve its efficiency and expertise, the Viet Nam News daily and its monthly magazine Outlook, in both forms of print and electronic media, have won the confidence of expat readers and the overseas Vietnamese community.

Japanese business contributions praised

Japanese businesses have made great contributions to the socio-economic development of Vinh Phuc province, affirmed Pham Van Vong, Secretary of the provincial Party Committee.

At a working session with Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Yasuaki Tanizaki on June 16, Vong expressed hope that Japanese businesses will further cooperate and invest in Vinh Phuc in all fields, creating momentum for the province’s comprehensive development.

He expressed thanks to Japan for its past contributions and multifaceted assistance to Vinh Phuc province through a series of projects.

While expressing sympathy with the Japanese Ambassador over the great losses caused by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, the provincial Party chief said he believes that the Japanese government and people, with their steadfast will and great efforts, will soon overcome the consequences of natural disasters and rebuild the economy.

He also spoke about the province’s socio-economic development situation, with active contributions by businesses operating in the locality, especially those from Japan, including Honda, Toyota and Nissin.


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