Monthly Archives: December 2017

World leaders send New Year’s messages for 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin called for pragmatic and long-term cooperation with the US in a New Year message to Donald Trump on Saturday.In a telegram message, Mr. Putin underlined the improtance of Russia-US relations, which he said should be on

CPI increase of 3.53%, inflation controlled in 2017

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) of December increased 2.6% against the same period last year and the average CPI of this year rose 3.53%, below the National Assembly's target. Nguyen Bich Lam, Head of the General Statistics Office, said the

Ho Chi Minh city urged to achieve budget collection target

Secretary of Ho Chi Minh city's Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan has called for effort to collect more than 17 billion USD to the State budget in 2018 as set by the National Assembly. Mr. Nhan addressed a year-end

Germany: President of Bundestag calls for new government establishment

Former German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble on Saturday urged Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and Social Democrats to quickly form a new government.Being the President of Bundestag, German Parliament, he said a stable alliance between t...

New law protects rights to freedom of beliefs, religions

The Law on Beliefs and Religions, which will take effect from January 1st, 2018, is considered a breakthrough in Vietnam's religious policy. Bui Thanh Ha, Deputy Head of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs, said that the law, which is

Overview of multi-lateral diplomacy in 2017

VGP � By hosting the APEC Year and participating in a series of multilateral forums like G20 Summit, the 31st ASEAN Summit and the International Conference on the Future of Asia, Viet Nam has demonstrated a proactive diplomatic approach in

President urges promoting patriotism, self-reliance, sustainable development

On the occasion of New Year 2018, President Tran Dai Quang told the media that Vietnam's great achievements and rising global stature will provide important premise for the country fulfill the targets set by the 12th National Party Congress. Reviewing

Japan discusses contingencies on Korean Peninsula

Japanese government began discussing how the Self-Defense Forces (SDF) would respond to a military conflict on the Korean Peninsula on Saturday.They will examine specific scenarios including an abrupt clash between North and South Korean forces, a pre...

Spanish PM calls for Catalan parliament to be formed on January 17

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Friday called for a Catalan legislative council to be formed on January 17, the first step in reinstating local government that was taken over by Madrid after Catalonia illegally declared independence in October....

Ho Chi Minh city’s foreign affairs performs well in 2017

Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son has called on Ho Chi Minh city to continue to lead other localities in foreign affairs. At the municipal Department for Foreign Affairs' year-end meeting to review this year's performance and set out next