Daily Archives: June 8, 2020

Entrepreneurs hail ratification of EVFTA, EVIPA

Many business owners in the southern province of Dong Nai, a major industrial hub in Vietnam, have expressed delight at the National Assembly (NA) ratifying the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA) on June 8.

Major French video game company opens office in Da Nang

France’s Ubisoft, one of the four largest video game companies in the world, officially opened an office in the central city of Da Nang on June 8.   French Consul General in HCM City Vincent Floreani, who covers 22 cities

NA to adopt resolutions ratifying EVFTA, ILO Convention on abolition of forced labor

  The National Assembly is scheduled to vote for resolutions ratifying the European Union (EU)-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement and the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement at plenary meetings during the second round of the ninth session of the Assembly in Hanoi

Vietnam may be role model in quick tourism recovery: Bloomberg

  Bloomberg news site on Sunday run a story called “Vietnam breaks out of the Covid tourist trap”, saying Vietnam may be a model for the rest of the world as local holidaymakers are back.  The article by Clara Ferreira

Iran ready for more prisoner exchanges with US

Iran’s official IRNA news agency quoted Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi as saying on Sunday that Tehran is ready for further prisoner exchanges with Washington. Michael White, a US Navy veteran detained in Iran since 2018, was freed last Thursday

Vietnam confirms two new imported COVID-19 cases, total hits 331

  Vietnam reported two new imported COVID-19 cases on Monday morning, bringing the total number of infections nationwide to 331, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control. The two new patients, who returned from Japan on

India, Australia sign landmark defense agreements

Australia and India have just established two landmark defense deals under the framework of their Comprehensive Strategic Partnership Agreement.   The two agreements cover mutual logistics support and defense technology. The documents provide a solid framework for cooperation in research and development

COVID-19 world update

  As of Monday morning, the world had recorded more than 7 million COVID-19 infections, with over 405,000 deaths, according to worldometers.info. The US leads the world for most COVID-19 indicators, with more than 2 million infections and more than

Anti-racism protests spread across Europe

Europeans flocked to the streets on Sunday in support of a global protest against racism and police brutality that followed the death of 46-year-old black-American George Floyd in Minnesota last week. In Rome, thousands converged on the central square to

More Vietnamese lychee shipped to Australia

  9 tons of lychee are expected to be shipped to Australia, according to Vietnam’s Trade Office.  This is the first batch of lychee exported to Australia this season. The fruits will be available to Australian consumers on Friday. A