Deputy PM and FM Minh attends related meetings of AMM-51 Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh attended the 19th ASEAN Plus Three Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, the eighth East Asia Summit (EAS) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and the 25th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) in Singapore on August 4. The meetings took place within the framework of the 51st ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM-51) that officially opened in Singapore on August 2, with the participation of foreign ministers from the ten member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). President reiterates Vietnam’s policy against nuclear weapons President Tran Dai Quang (Photo: VNA) Vietnam has always been consistent in its anti-nuclear weapons policy and was one of the first countries to support, sign and ratify the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), President Tran Dai Quang wrote in his greeting message to the 63rd World Conference against Atomic & Hydrogen Bombs on … [Read more...] about July 30 – August 5: Vietnam attends related meetings of AMM-51
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Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh (Photo: VNA) Bucharest (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh paid an official visit to Romania on July 6 and 7 at the invitation of Romanian Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu. During the stay, Deputy PM and FM Binh Minh met with Vice Chairwoman of the Romanian Chamber of Deputies Carmen Ileana Mihalcescu and held talks with FM Teodor Melescanu. He also had a meeting with Prime Minister Viorica Dancila. Meeting Vice Chairwoman of the Romanian Chamber of Deputies Carmen Ileana Mihalcescu, Deputy PM Minh recalled the support of Romania for Vietnam, including the training of more than 4,000 Vietnamese who are now contributing greatly to Vietnam national development and the friendship between the two nations. He affirmed Vietnam’s hope to boost ties with Romania in all fields, particularly in economics-trade-investment and areas where the two countries can supplement each … [Read more...] about Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh visits Romania
Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Cao Quoc Hung attends the fifth India- Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Viet Nam (CLMV) Business Conclave in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, May 21, 2018 - Photo: VNA The event, themed “India-CLMV economic development: Collaboration for regional integration”, was organized in Cambodia for the first time and chaired by India. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Mr. Hung highly valued India’s consideration of ASEAN in general and CLMV in particular as one of the key partners in its Look East Policy, affirming the importance of organizing the event as an opportunity to boost regional integration between India and CLMV nations. The Vietnamese official proposed all nations strengthen transport infrastructure connections, especially transport in India’s northeast region and Myanmar, the two important points to connect India with CLMV countries. The countries should enhance institutional … [Read more...] about VN attends fifth India-CLMV Business Conclave
The two layers weigh in their opinion about the Sabeco-Thai Beverage conflict A case that may affect Vietnam’s reputation on global markets On April 23, Sabeco will hold its extraordinary general shareholders’ meeting, less than six months after it held the share auction that saw Thai Beverage as the only buyer. According to Vietnamese laws and Sabeco’s charter, a shareholder with more than 5 per cent of the stake must hold the shares for six consecutive months or more before they are entitled to appoint nominees to the board. In this case, as Thai Beverage only acquired 53.59 per cent of Sabeco’s shares last December, technically speaking, the Thai investor has not had the right to appoint and vote its representative to be on Sabeco’s board yet. But should there be an exception in this case? Thai Beverage clearly wants to gain control of Sabeco as soon as possible, having forked out almost $5 billion to buy the shares. This is evidenced in their … [Read more...] about Lawyer talk: can and should Thai Beverage gain control of Sabeco now?
Viet Nam and Oman are seeking to boost co-operation to reach its full potential, heard attendants of the third meeting of the Joint Committee on Economic and Technical Co-operation (JCETC) between Viet Nam and Oman held in Ha Noi on Friday. The two sides reviewed the socio-economic development of each country as well as progress towards implementing the plans made at the second meeting in 2014. Vietnamese Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh and Omani Minister of Commerce and Industry Ali bin Masoud Al Sunaidy attended. Viet Nam and Oman agreed to focus on negotiations to sign a visa exemption agreement for holders of diplomatic and official passports to facilitate travel between the two countries. In addition, they pledged to enhance co-operation between the two ministries to help businesses of each country access their markets. Viet Nam and Oman also plan to increase co-operation between the Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and the Omani Chamber of Commerce … [Read more...] about Viet Nam and Oman look to foster cooperation