VN, Ireland celebrate St Patrick’s Day (17-03-2009) Viet Nam News interviewed the Irish Ambassador to Viet Nam, Maeve Collins, as Ireland celebrates St Patrick’s Day today. Irish Ambassador to Viet Nam Maeve Collins. — VNS File Photo How have trade activities between Viet Nam and Ireland improved since the Double Taxation Agreement between the two nations was signed last year? Is there any opportunity for Vietnamese enterprises to invest in Ireland? The Double Taxation Agreement between Ireland and Viet Nam was signed on the occasion of Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s visit to Ireland in March last year. Double taxation agreements are aimed at avoiding double taxation of income and gains where a resident of one country has taxable income arising in the other. The agreement provides that income will either be taxed in one country or, if it remains taxable in both, that the taxpayer’s country of residence will grant a credit for the tax paid in … [Read more...] about VN, Ireland celebrate St Patrick’s Day
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Sri Lankan Ambassador Ivan Amarasinghe talked to Viet Nam News about post-war prospects on the occasion of Sri Lanka's National Day today. Recently President Rajapaksa has been re-elected with a large majority. Could you comment on this? President Mahinda Rajapaksa has been re-elected by the largest majority in any Presidential election so far. That shows the consent of the Sri Lankan people on his vision for the future of Sri Lanka under "Mahinda Chinthana". The whole of Sri Lanka rejoiced at his successful military victory over the terrorists ushering in a sustainable peace and stability for the country after 30 years of national mayhem. Concurrently, President Rajapaksa has delivered tangible progress to all strata of Sri Lankan society through his vision and mission for Sri Lanka through "Mahinda Chinthana". It is much similar to the Vietnamese concepts of "Doi Moi". Under such circumstances, President Rajapaksa has already proven that he is arguably the best national leader Sri … [Read more...] about War over but what about the future?
Viet Nam News spoke with the Ambassador of the Czech Republic, Michal Kral, on the occasion of his country's national day today. This year marks the 60th anniversary of Czech-Viet Nam diplomatic relations. What do you see as the major achievements of this relationship? The two countries have had a diplomatic relationship since before the 1950s. During the last 60 years, the relationship has experienced tremendous progress in multiple fields. Since the beginning of our formal relations, the former Czechoslovakia provided not only material support to Viet Nam but also assisted with university and high school education but also technical training for Vietnamese citizens. We are pleased that many Vietnamese graduates of Czech schools have been successful back in Viet Nam. Political and economic relations continued after the split of Czechoslovakia in 1993. The relationship was also fortified during Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E Mr Pham Gia Khiem's visit to the … [Read more...] about Czech beer good way to mark national day
Singapore Ambassador Simon Wong talks to Viet Nam News to mark his country's 46th National Day today. Viet Nam has elected new national leaders for the next five-year term. Do you expect this to affect Viet Nam-Singapore relations? Do any of your leaders have plans to make official visits to Viet Nam in the near future? The relationship between Singapore and Viet Nam is strong and multifaceted. I am confident that it will strengthen and deepen under the new Vietnamese leadership. Our two countries have excellent political links, which have been bolstered by frequent high-level exchanges between the leaders. In 2010, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, visited Viet Nam three times, once for an official visit and twice to attend ASEAN summits in Ha Noi. Then Viet Nam President Nguyen Minh Triet made a State visit to Singapore in November 2009 concurrently with his visit to Singapore for the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting (AELM). Singapore and Viet Nam also enjoy a strong … [Read more...] about ‘Nation of millionaires’ moves mindfully
Viet Nam News On the occasion of Switzerland's National Day today (August 1), Việt Nam News presents an article written by Beatrice Maser Mallor, ambassador of Switzerland to Việt Nam. Today, on August 1, the Swiss Confederation celebrates its 725th anniversary. The date refers to a historic union concluded in 1291 by the three cantons of Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden. This union is the origin of what was to become modern Switzerland, which has 26 cantons today. During the National Day, Swiss people usually celebrate with family and friends outdoors, as August is the warmest and sunniest month of the year. At night, traditionally, a parade of children carrying lighted paper lanterns takes place, followed by fireworks in most cities and bonfires up in the mountains. This year represents a special year in the relationship between Việt Nam and Switzerland, as it marks the establishment of 45 years of bilateral relations. Indeed, Switzerland was one of the first countries from Western … [Read more...] about Message of Swiss Ambassador: Switzerland celebrates its National Day