Daily Archives: May 15, 2020

WTO director general resigns

World Trade Organization (WTO) chief Roberto Azevedo on Thursday suddenly announced that he will resign in August, a year earlier than scheduled. Mr. Azevedo, 62, took the position in 2013 and is currently in his second term as WTO Director

Canada hails Vietnam’s success in coronavirus fight

Canadian Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne congratulated Vietnam on its successes containing the novel coronavirus during a phone conversation on Thursday with Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh. Mr. Minh affirmed Vietnam’s readiness to cooperate with countries like

UK government will not give up independence to EU, UK cabinet agrees

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s ministers agreed on Thursday that Britain will not give up its rights by bending to the demands of the EU in its talks on their future relationship. At a cabinet meeting, negotiator David Frost told

Trump threatens new taxes on companies that make goods outside US

US President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to impose new taxes on American companies that produce goods outside the US, to push supply chains away from China and erect new trade barriers. Trump said in a Fox Business Network interview

PM warns against complacency in COVID-19 fight

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has requested that all localities and citizens remain vigilant against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as the pandemic is still going strong regionally and globally.   There is no room for complacency when it comes to

Covid-19: More than 4 million cases around the world

More than four million confirmed cases of coronavirus had been reported around the world by Friday afternoon.  The US remains the worst-hit country, with over a quarter of the confirmed cases, followed by the UK and Italy. Brazil has the

Vietnamese NA gives medical supplies to foreign parliaments

National Assembly General Secretary Nguyen Hanh Phuc presented medical supplies to foreign parliaments and inter-parliamentary organizations this week. He highlighted the fruitful relations between Vietnam and the other countries, in particular, cooperation between their parliaments. He briefed participants on efforts

Vietnam active in fighting COVID-19, reviving economy

Vietnam has actively cooperated with the international community to fight COVID-19, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said Thursday. As the pandemic causes mounting damage on a global scale, Vietnam has worked with other countries and organizations, including ASEAN

Vietnam strives to fulfil ASEAN Chairmanship

Vietnam is doing a good job as 2020 ASEAN Chair, said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang at a press conference in Hanoi on Thursday, where she answered questions about report that Vietnam wants an extra year as Chair

Party leader and President receives newly accredited ambassadors

Party leader and President Nguyen Phu Trong on Friday applauded Vietnam’s good cooperative ties with Japan, Oman and Turkey.  Receiving credentials presented by ambassador Yamada Takio of Japan, Saleh Mohamed Ahmed Al Saqri of Oman, and Haldun Tekneci of Turkey, in