BORIS Johnson's shock resignation as Foreign Secretary left one of the great offices of state vacant. Mr Johnson announced his decision after spending July 9 day holed up with aides deciding whether or not to follow the David Davis' lead and was replaced just hours later by Jeremy Hunt. Who is the new Foreign Secretary? Jeremy Hunt was confirmed as the new Foreign Secretary after having talks with Theresa May at No 10. Unlike Mr Johnson, the 51-year-old backed Remain in the referendum. The longest-serving Health Secretary in British history is seen as having higher ambitions and considered a leadership bid following David Cameron's resignation in 2016. After several years of battles with the NHS, and in particular an acrimonious relationship with junior doctors which saw them go on strike, Mr Hunt was open to a new role. He recently secured an increase in funding for the NHS to coincide with its 70th anniversary and may view now as a good time to leave the Department of Health and … [Read more...] about Who is the new Foreign Secretary, when was Jeremy Hunt appointed and why did Boris Johnson resign?
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BORIS Johnson's shock resignation as Foreign Secretary has left one of the great offices of state vacant. Mr Johnson announced his decision after spending July 9 day holed up with aides deciding whether or not to follow the David Davis' lead. Why has Boris Johnson resigned? Boris Johnson resigned amid a growing row over the PM's softened Brexit plans. After he unwillingly backed her proposals at Chequers, Mr Johnson then briefed anyone supporting the proposals would be "polishing a turd". Following a day of speculation about his whereabouts, news broke in the afternoon Mr Johnson had resigned. But in his resignation letter, he told Mrs May the dream of Brexit was "dying, suffocated by needless self-doubt". Sources reportedly claimed Johnson told the PM he was set to announce his resignation this evening. But at 3pm on July 9, a spokesman for Theresa May said she "accepted his resignation" and thanked him for his work. ITV's Robert Peston claimed Johnson was "spiked" before he … [Read more...] about Who will replace Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary, why did he resign and who is in the running?
(CPV) -Secretary - General Ban Ki-moon and Viet Nam’s Deputy Prime Minister/Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh inaugurated the Green One UN House today—first green certified UN House in the world. The Green One UN House (GOUNH) is the first building in Viet Nam to be awarded a provisional Gold Lotus Rating from the Viet Nam Green Building Council. Thanking the Government of Viet Nam for its continued and unwavering support in making this building possible Mr Ban said: "The UN House in Viet Nam is the best possible eco-friendly and energy efficient office building in the region and is a testimony to UN coherence, inter-agency cooperation and teamwork. " The UN House forms part of the wider effort to green the UN in response to the call from Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in June 2007 of ‘using energy more efficiently and eliminating wasteful practices’. It was built through the adaptation, re-use and recycling of the structure of a pre-existing building which … [Read more...] about Secretary-General and Viet Nam’s Deputy Prime Minister inaugurate new eco-friendly One UN building in Ha Noi
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (middle, second row) Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc arrived in Hanoi on June 11, concluding his trip to Canada to attend the G7 Outreach Summit from June 8-10 and for a visit of Canada at the invitation of his Canadian counterpart Justine Trudeau. The trip has affirmed Vietnam’s proactive efforts and high sense of responsibility for addressing global challenges and created more impetus for the Vietnam-Canada bilateral comprehensive partnership. It was the second time the Vietnamese PM has attended an expanded G7 summit, with the first time in 2006. What is different this time is that Vietnam was invited to the summit as an independent nation, not as representative of an organisation or a group of regional countries, proving that Canada appreciates and wants to foster ties with Vietnam. It also demonstrated that G7 member states highly value Vietnam’s role, prestige and international stature. With topics … [Read more...] about Prime Minister’s trip to Canada enhances Vietnam’s position
Hanoi needs to seek new, breakthrough, sustainable momentum for growth in order to materialise its development vision, said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the conference - Photo: NDO The leader was speaking at the conference “Hanoi 2018 - Investment and Development Cooperation” in Hanoi on June 17, the city’s largest investment promotion forum in the year with the participation of nearly 1,000 businesspeople and investors at home and abroad. Hanoi should devise a master plan and an action program for its development, he said, taking Cau Giay district as an example, which has emerged from a very poor locality into an urban area with industrial value exceeding VND43 trillion (US$1.9 billion USD) and State budget contribution of over VND7 trillion (US$308 billion) thanks to the effective planning scheme. He urged the city to create high-quality human resources in spearhead sectors like artificial intelligence and data … [Read more...] about Hanoi needs new momentum for growth: Prime Minister