The following is the full text of the speech. “SINCERITY, TRUST AND RESPONSIBILITY FOR A BETTER WORLD” Dear Dr. John Hamre, President and CEO of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Ladies and gentlemen, I am very happy to visit the Center for Strategic and International Studies for the first time today, though this is far from the first time I hear of the CSIS, a top American think tank in the field of foreign strategies and policies and international issues. Seventy-seven years ago, President Ho Chi Minh, the national hero of Vietnam and great man of culture, prefaced the Declaration of Independence establishing the Democratic Republic of Vietnam with this untarnishable fact, “All men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of happiness.” This was the spirit enshrined within the 1776 Declaration of Independence of the United States of America; it … [Read more...] about Remarks by PM Pham Minh Chinh at CSIS in Washington D.C.
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VGreen notes that healthier drinks are the party trend of the future A decade ago, “green consumption” was still very new to consumers. This not only made it difficult for businesses and manufacturers in the food and beverage sector but also hindered the needs of customers to access healthy products. Established in 2006, VGreen has been a pioneer in the production of alcohol substitutes with ingredients mainly from fresh tropical fruit and green tea from Vietnam. From the successful experience of producing pure fermented grape wine and juice in the central province of Binh Thuan in 2015, the brand continues to resonate, becoming the pioneer in producing Kombucha tea from Thai Nguyen tea in a cooperation programme with Thai Nguyen Department of Science and Technology. VGreen works with Vietnamese provinces to use their fruit materials Faithful to the mission of building and spreading a safe and healthy lifestyle, VGreen puts quality, sustainable efficiency, and … [Read more...] about VGreen spreading vast benefits of living greener
Meeting with CEO of Warburg Pincus Charles Kaye, Prime Minister Pham applauded the effective operation and contribution of the fund in the fight against COVID-19 in Viet Nam. Viet Nam became the third investment destination of Warburg Pincus after China and India. Since 2013, Warburg Pincus has poured nearly US$ 2 billion in leading Vietnamese groups and companies, namely Vingroup, VinaCapital, Techcombank, Becamex, and MoMo. Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh shakes hands with CEO of Warburg Pincus Charles Kaye, New York, May 15, 2022 - Photo: VGP The Prime Minister said that the Vietnamese Government stands ready to hold dialogue with enterprises so as to help them operate successfully in the country, which shows the mutual trust, sincerity, sense of responsibility, and win-win cooperation. He asked American enterprises, including Warburg Pincus, to fully implement their commitments and directly liaise with relevant ministries and sectors of Viet Nam to expand … [Read more...] about PM urges big funds to expand investment in Vietnam
The capital city and its neighboring provinces introduce attractive tourist destinations, products, and services to international visitors. Themed “Hanoi - Den de yeu” (Hanoi- Visit It to Love It), Hanoi Tourism Festival 2022 is an opportunity to promote the image of a safe and friendly capital on the occasion of the 31st SEA Games. That is the affirmation of Nguyen Manh Quyen - Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee at the festival’s opening ceremony last weekend. Leaders of Hanoi city and delegates visited the tourist booth at the opening ceremony of Hanoi Tourism Festival 2022. Photo: Le Nam Admiring the “technological wall” showing Hanoi’s scenic spots The festival was organized with various new and impressive features. Besides advertising through booths and miniature models of landscapes such as Thang Long Imperial Citadel, Temple of Literature - Imperial Academy, Hoa Lo Prison, and Hanoi’s Old Quarter, among others, the festival also showcases … [Read more...] about Hanoi promotes tourism among visitors attending SEA Games 31
Outgoing French Prime Minister Jean Castex earlier handed his resignation to the president, part of a widely expected reshuffle to make way for a new government following Macron's re-election in April and ahead of legislative elections in June. The centrist Macron will need a legislative majority to push through his domestic agenda following his re-election, with a new left-wing alliance and the far-right threatening to block his program. The last woman premier, Edith Cresson, briefly headed the cabinet from May 1991 to April 1992 under president Francois Mitterrand. Ending weeks of speculation, the Elysee confirmed Borne's nomination in a statement and she then headed to the Matignon residence of the premier in Paris for the handover with Castex. "Nothing can stop the fight for the place of women in our society," she said at the handover, dedicating her appointment to "all the little girls" who should "realize their dreams". A former environment minister, Borne also notably … [Read more...] about Macron names first French female PM in three decades
Team 'Adorbsies' of three Vietnamese high school students has won the first prize of an international environmental competition. From left: Adorbsies member Lương Anh Khánh Huyền, Trần Quỳnh Anh, Bùi Tú Uyên. Photos courtesy of the team Bảo Hoa HÀ NỘI — A team of three Vietnamese high school students has won an international prize on environmental sustainability. Bùi Tú Uyên, Lương Anh Khánh Huyền and Trần Quỳnh Anh brought home US$100,000 from the Earth Prize competition, an initiative of the Switzerland-based Earth Foundation that encourages students to address environmental issues. Beating more than 650 teams across 114 countries and territories, the three girls’ idea of creating biodegradable menstrual pads from dragon fruit peel won the hearts of the judges for its practicality. “This was a very difficult choice for The Earth Prize Adjudicating Panel to make; but Team Adorbsies’ project is an idea turned into a solution that can make a genuine difference,” said Rina … [Read more...] about Vietnamese students champion int’l environmental competition
Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính meets UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russel in New York on May 16 (US time). — Photo from the Việt Nam Government Portal NEW YORK — Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính said Việt Nam cherished cooperation with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) over the past 40 years and its contributions to global efforts protecting and caring for children. He made the remarks while meeting with UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russel in New York on May 16 (local time) as part of his trip to the US. The Vietnamese PM noted that from a sole recipient of humanitarian assistance, Việt Nam had become a trusted partner of the UN and UNICEF on many fronts. Việt Nam supported UNICEF Strategic Plan for 2022-25 towards 2030, including the emphasis on children’s rights such as every child has the right to study and life skills, to be protected from abuse and violence, to get access to clean water, hygiene and safe environment, etc. – all of which are also the goals … [Read more...] about PM Chính thanks UNICEF for help in Việt Nam’s successful COVID-19 vaccination rollout