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.

New coffee project to benefit 15,000 farmers

New coffee project to benefit 15,000 farmers

A project to develop the Buon Ma Thuot coffee brand is expected to benefit more than 15,000 farmers who live in a poor commune in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak.

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Vietnam, Sri Lanka enhance multi-faceted cooperation

Vietnam, Sri Lanka enhance multi-faceted cooperation

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe reiterated determination to elevate the two countries’ relations to a new height for mutual benefits during their talks in Hanoi on April 17.

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Vietnam, China pinpoint cooperation focus at Beijing meeting

Vietnam, China pinpoint cooperation focus at Beijing meeting

Vietnam and China discussed and agreed on the focal points of their cooperation to promote the bilateral comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership at the 10th meeting of the countries’ Steering Committee for Bilateral Cooperation in Beijing on April 17.

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Steel industry to grow, export pressures high

Steel industry to grow, export pressures high

The steel industry is expected to maintain its recent double-digit growth this year, helped by the recovery of the property market, but it will also face the pressure of trade defense instruments in import markets and competition from cheap steel.

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Vietnamese, Chinese foreign ministries boost cooperation

Vietnamese, Chinese foreign ministries boost cooperation

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh held talks with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Beijing on April 18, on the occasion of his tour to China to co-chair the 10th meeting of the Vietnam-China Steering Committee for Bilateral Cooperation.

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Deputy PM: UN constitutes important part in Vietnam’s foreign policy

Deputy PM: UN constitutes important part in Vietnam’s foreign policy

The United Nations is always an important part in Vietnam’s foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, diversification, multilateralisation and active international integration, said Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh.

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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.