Vietnam runs for UNESCO Director-General position

Vietnam runs for UNESCO Director-General position

Ambassador Pham Sanh Chau, assistant to the Foreign Minister, presented his action plan as a candidate for the post of UNESCO General-Director to the Executive Board of UNESCO and ambassadors of the organisation’s member countries on April 27.

Wood exports surge 17.1 percent in Q1

Wood exports surge 17.1 percent in Q1

Vietnam’s exports of wood and wooden products in the first quarter of this year hit 1.78 billion USD, a year-on-year increase of 17.1 percent, the General Department of Vietnam Customs reported.

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Vietnamese consumers willing to pay more for safe foods

Vietnamese consumers willing to pay more for safe foods

About four out of five Vietnamese consumers are willing to spend more on food produced from materials labelled safe and environmentally friendly, according to a survey conducted by Nielsen Vietnam.

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Vietnam, US talk to strengthen bilateral ties

Vietnam, US talk to strengthen bilateral ties

Vietnam and the US should sustain and strengthen economic and trade links, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh said, describing these links as key to bilateral relations.

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Vietnam, China hold first fishery patrol in 2017

Vietnam, China hold first fishery patrol in 2017

The coast guards of Vietnam and China conducted a joint fishery patrol on shared fishing grounds in the Tonkin Gulf from April 18-20, Quan doi Nhan dan (People’s Army) daily reported.

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Vietnam, Cambodia step up cooperation in fight against drugs

Vietnam, Cambodia step up cooperation in fight against drugs

Vietnam and Cambodia have agreed to push ahead with cooperation in the fight against drugs by instructing authorized agencies and border localities to maintain the regular exchange of information and close coordination in investigating and cracking down drug trafficking rings.

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Vietnam, Netherlands seek to bolster partnership

Vietnam, Netherlands seek to bolster partnership

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung met Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on April 19as part of his visit to the European country to chair the sixth meeting of the Vietnam-Netherlands Inter-Governmental Committee.

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Vietnam’s role in ASEAN after 15 years

Joining the ASEAN has brought about practical benefits to Vietnam in its drive for national construction and security, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem wrote in an article reviewing the past 15 years of Vietnam’s ASEAN membership, in which he also talked about ASEAN’s future targets, including establishing an ASEAN Community by 2015.

Vietnam among top movers for per capita GDP growth

Vietnam ranks eighth in the list of top ten movers in terms of per capita GDP growth, according to the UNDP’s 2010 Human Development Report launched in Hanoi on Nov. 9.

Vietnam Airlines launches online check-in service

The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines on August 16 officially launched a web check-in service for its outbound flights.

Vietnam to reduce rice exports in 2011

The Vietnam Food Association (VFA) has estimated that the country would export a total of 6 million tonnes of rice this year, 750,000 tonnes less than last year.

Top ten Vietnamese brand names announced

Nielsen Vietnam , a leading market research company in Vietnam , has recently announced top ten most famous brand names this year based on the number of customers of each brand.