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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.