The Hanoitimes - In the best scenario, the agreement could be effective in January 2020. In the worst case, there will not be a specific deadline for the deal. However, whether the EVFTA is ratified or not depends on the Vietnamese government’s determination. EVFTA is expected to be completed in 2018 UK backs early signing of EVFTA in 2018 No major barriers remain for EVFTA: Ambassador Due to its full-scale impact, the EU – Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) presents Vietnam a “once-in-a-decade” opportunity to integrate itself into the global value chain, according to Viet Dragon Securities Company (VDSC). Illustrative photo. According to VDSC, many companies have massive expectations on the benefits from EVFTA, similar to what they had with the TPP three years ago. However, the ratification of EVFTA is still in a bit of a gridlock due to pending issue of Vietnam’s illegal fishing and the EU’s political changes. … [Read more...] about EVFTA is “once-in-a-decade” opportunity for Vietnam to integrate into global value chain
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Viet Nam News by Võ Thị Dung If you want to try some new and unusual accommodations while travelling, spending a night at a hostel made from discarded containers might the choice for you. Why Not Hostel is the first lodging facility of this kind in the central province of Quảng Bình, home to the world-famous natural heritage site Phong Nha Kẻ Bàng Cave. With unique design and decorations as well as an environmentally friendly atmosphere, the hostel has become a favourite choice of accommodation that has attracted an increasing number of visitors to this beautiful coastal province. While other hotels and hostels are built with concrete, the whole structure of Why Not Hostel, located in the centre of Đồng Hới City, is made of recycled old containers and other discarded materials. However, these recycled building materials still create comfortable and impressive accommodations, offering the visitors new and interesting experiences. … [Read more...] about Why not sleep in a container?
Q: Could you please tell us your expectations for your upcoming official visit to Russia and what issues you would like to discuss with President Vladimir Putin and other Russian leaders? A: At the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Vietnamese high-ranking delegation and I are scheduled to visit the Russian Federation in the coming time. The visit takes place at a time when the relationship between the two countries is developing well; especially on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of a treaty on the basic principles for bilateral friendship in 2019, and the 70th anniversary of the diplomatic relationship between Vietnam and Russia in 2020. My official visit to Russia aims to deepen the comprehensive strategic partnership between Vietnam and Russia, strengthen strategic ties and promote cooperation in all areas. I will hold comprehensive discussions with President Putin and Russian leaders on bilateral relations, on the major directions and measures to promote … [Read more...] about The Vietnam-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership is developing in a deeper, more substantive and sustainable manner
General Ngo Xuan Lich addresses the conference The meeting was chaired by Member of the Politburo, Deputy Secretary of the Central Military Commission and Defense Minister, General Ngo Xuan Lich. It also saw the participation of Member of the Secretariat of the Party Central Committee, Permanent Member of the Central Military Commission and Director of the General Department of Politics, Senior Lieutenant General Luong Cuong; Member of the Party Central Committee, Permanent Member of the Central Military Commission, Chief of the General Staff and Deputy Defense Minister, Senior Lieutenant General Phan Van Giang; other deputy defense ministers as well as leaders of under-ministerial agencies. On behalf of the Defense Minister, Major General Nguyen Van Bong, Chief of the Defense Ministerial Office, presented a report on the leadership of the Central Military Commission (CMC) and Ministry of National Defense (MND) over military and defense missions of the whole army in July … [Read more...] about Whole military must avoid being put in a disadvantage: Defense Minister
President Donald Trump on Wednesday (Apr 4) said the United States is not in a trade war with China, as both sides shake global markets with tit-for-tat actions. US President Donald Trump. (Photo: AFP/Olivier Douliery) "We are not in a trade war with China, that war was lost many years ago by the foolish, or incompetent, people who represented the U.S.," Trump said in a morning tweet. "Now we have a Trade Deficit of $500 Billion a year, with Intellectual Property Theft of another $300 Billion. We cannot let this continue!" The comments come after China unveiled plans to slap major US exports worth US$50 billion - including soybeans, cars and small airplanes - with retaliatory tariffs. The Chinese action was, in turn, in response to the Trump administration's own US$50-billion list of Chinese products that face US tariffs over Beijing's alleged theft of intellectual property and technology. The last month has seen the mercurial Republican leader rattle markets in announcing … [Read more...] about ‘Not in a trade war with China’ says Trump