Party chief receives Lao Prime Minister
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong hosted a reception for Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith in Ha Noi on May 16.
The Party chief warmly welcomed the Lao high-level government delegation’s visit to Viet Nam and underlined its significance to deepening the traditional friendship, special solidarity and all-around cooperation between the two countries.
He congratulated Laos on its remarkable, historical and comprehensive achievements gained over the past 30 years of renovation as well as the successful organization of the 10th Congress of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) and elections of deputies to the 8th National Assembly.
Russia regards VN as a priority partner in Asia-Pacific
Russia considers Viet Nam a priority partner in Asia-Pacific, affirmed Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev while holding talks with PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Moscow on Monday.
Meanwhile PM Phuc reiterated that Viet Nam always attaches importance to consolidating and enhancing the traditional friendship and comprehensive strategic partnership with Russia.
The two PMs expressed their satisfaction at the growing political trust between the two countries. They agreed to continue fostering the exchange of delegations at all levels, effectively maintaining the existing dialogue and consultation mechanisms, and doubling efforts to spur trade ties.
President meets prominent entrepreneurs
On May 16, President Tran Dai Quang met in Hanoi a delegation of outstanding businesspeople, who are attending a forum and the launching of a ceremony to follow President Ho Chi Minh’s moral example.
President Quang urged the Vietnamese business circle to work harder to increase productivity and business quality, build up their good reputation, and uphold national pride and their aspirations to make greater contributions to the national development.
VN ensures basic children rights
Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam has assigned relevant ministries to work to ensure that basic rights of children born to families of Vietnamese women and foreigners are observed when returning to Viet Nam.
The Ministry of Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs (MoLISA) takes the prime responsibility and works with the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to implement the decision.
The decision was made in response to the news that said hundreds of kids of Vietnamese mother-foreign father families faced difficulties in going through administrative procedures relating to school recruitment and medical care on their return. Many of the children have foreign birth certificates.
U.S. President to visit VN from May 23-25
U.S. President Obama will begin his official visit to Viet Nam on early May 23 and conclude the tour in the afternoon of May 25.
The President’s schedule was adjusted, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Earlier, he planned to visit Viet Nam from May 22-25.
Under the new plan, Mr. Obama will have an official working day in Ha Noi on May 23; then visit HCMC on May 24; and leave Viet Nam for Japan in the afternoon of May 25.
Health Ministry launches hand-washing communications campaign
The Ministry of Health (MoH) launched a public communications campaign to encourage people to wash their hands more frequently as a way of minimizing risk of catching diseases.
Speaking before 300 delegates and nearly 2,500 students and teachers at the ceremony in Ha Noi, Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien said washing hands frequently with soap is an effective, simple and cheap hygienic measure.
A MoH research showed the rate of malnutrition at children aged under five could be cut from 1 to 10% if mothers wash their hands regularly.
Tilapia development scheme passed
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has recently passed the Development Scheme on Tilapia Cultivation by 2020 with a vision towards 2030.
The scheme targets to develop large-scale tilapia cultivation with diversified and high-value products for both domestic and foreign markets; ensure supply of fries for breeding; control diseases; and raise income for farmers.
By 2020, total tilapia cultivation area would touch 33,000 hectares and 1,500,000 m3 of farming cages on rivers and reservoirs. Tilapia output would reach 300,000 tons, 50-60% of which would be qualified for export. The scheme aims to generate 54,000 jobs.
Vietjet continues its zero-fare promotion on international routes
Vietjet continues its Big Sale, offering hundreds of thousands of air tickets priced from zero dollars this week to celebrate the ongoing “3D Summer” promotion.
As part of the “12 p.m, It’s Time To Vietjet” campaign, discounted airfares will be available on May 17, 18 and 19 at www.vietjetair.com for use on all international routes between Viet Nam and the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Myanmar, Singapore and Malaysia from August 15 to December 31./.
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