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Int'l assistance important to Central African Republic issues: Ambassador
Int'l assistance important to Central African Republic issues: Ambassador
New York (VNA) - Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN, on February 24 underscored the importance of international assistance in the conflict-affected Central African Republic at an UN Security Council (UNSC) videoconference, which discussed ongoing violence in the country. At the videoconference (Photo: VNA) Jean-Pierre Lacroix, UN Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, told the conference...
Indonesian economy to regain growth momentum from second quarter
Indonesian economy to regain growth momentum from second quarter
Jakarta (VNA) - Although the Indonesian Government’s National Economic Recovery (PEN) programme has accelerated the country’s economic recovery post COVID-19, the economy may still be in recession in the first quarter of this year, given the adverse impact of the pandemic. Testing for COVID-19 in Indonesia (Photo: Xinhua) Economist of the Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) Anton Hendranata said about...
Thailand to increase waste-to-energy projects to reduce garbage volume
Thailand to increase waste-to-energy projects to reduce garbage volume
Bangkok (VNA) – Thailand’s National Energy Policy Council (NEPC) plans to increase the number of new waste-to-energy (WTE) projects next year to ease worries about the growing volume of garbage. The council is preparing to invite investors to propose new projects, with total capacity of 400 megawatts, early next year. WTE plants, which were already granted licences in previous...
Vietnam, China co-chair 18th East Asia Forum
Vietnam, China co-chair 18th East Asia Forum
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam and China co-chaired the 18th East Asia Forum which was held via video conference on December 10 under the theme of “Strengthening the ASEAN Plus Three Cooperation for Economic and Financial Resilience in the face of Emerging Challenges”. Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung (L) (Source: VNA) Attending the event were high-ranking officials, prestigious scholars...
Laos marks 45th National Day with grand ceremony
Laos marks 45th National Day with grand ceremony
Vientiane (VNA) – A grand ceremony was held in Vientiane on December 2 to celebrate the 45th National Day of Laos and the 100th birthday of President Kaysone Phomvihane. An art performance at the ceremony (Photo: VNA) Lao Party General Secretary and State President Bounnhang Vorachith, National Assembly Chairwoman Pany Yathotou, and Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, attended the event....
Rapid response decisive to Vietnam’s success over COVID-19: German newspaper
Rapid response decisive to Vietnam’s success over COVID-19: German newspaper
Berlin (VNA) – German newspaper Neues Deutschland (New Germany) published an article on November 28 by Julia Behrens highlighting Vietnam's rapid response to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the fact that the Vietnamese government has put the health of the people ahead economic benefits. Illustrative photo. (Source: VNA) Vietnam has had no community infection cases of COVID-19 to...
Asia Times highlights Vietnam’s positive economic growth
Asia Times highlights Vietnam’s positive economic growth
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam will be one of the few nations worldwide to record positive economic growth in 2020 despite a global collapse in trade, travel and investment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an article recently published by the English language news media publishing group Asia Times. Workers at a fish processing factory in Vietnam (Illustrative...
Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement signed after years of talks
Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement signed after years of talks
Hanoi (VNA) – Ministers from 15 countries spanning the Asia-Pacific region on November 15 signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement after eight years of talks. At the signing ceremony in Hanoi (Photo: VNA) The trade pact involves 10 ASEAN member nations - Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, and the...