Daily Archives: July 18, 2020

No consensus in EU talks on COVID economic recovery fund

There was no consensus among EU leaders on a proposed 750-billion-euro recovery fund to lift the bloc’s economies from a recession triggered by the coronavirus pandemic. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said he rejected the current proposal for a mass economic stimulus

EU condemns US sanctions policy

   The EU’s diplomatic chief on Friday criticized the US over its use of economic sanctions, after Washington opened the way to measures over Russia’s controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. Josep Borrell, the EU’s high representative for foreign affairs,

Vietnam’s forestry exports expected to reach 2020 target of 12 billion USD

The Vietnam Administration of Forestry has forecast that Vietnam’s forestry exports will hit 12 billion USD based on growth momentum in this year’s first half. In the first six months of 2020, export revenues of forestry products were over 5.3

Vietnam prepares to resume flights to China and Japan

  The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam has reported the Ministry of Transport on its proposal to resume international commercial flights under the Prime Minister’s direction. It’s expected that the reopening of international air route for regular flights could begin

UNSC discusses protection of women, children from sexual violence in conflict

 The United Nations Security Council opened a debate on Friday to discuss resolutions for sexual violence in conflict in compliance with the Women, Peace, and Security agenda. Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, Head of the Vietnamese Permanent Mission to the United

Key economic regions strengthen connectivity

 Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has met leaders from central and central highlands cities and provinces to discuss social economic development and public investment disbursement. Addressing the meeting on Saturday, the Prime Minister called for solutions to improve public investment disbursement

Sustainable aquaculture solutions promoted in Vietnam

The Directorate of Fisheries and its partners held a workshop on Saturday to promote technology to ensure a sustainable clam industry in Vietnam. During the workshop in My Tho City, Tien Giang province, delegates reviewed the current farming practices and operations

New partnership to improve Vietnam’s civil registration

   Vietnam’s civil registration and vital statistics are to be improved thanks to a new partnership between the United Nations Population Fund in Vietnam and Vital Strategies as part of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health Initiative.  Under the new

Vietnam maritime strategy implementation accelerated

 Vietnam Administration of Sea and Islands held a workshop on Friday on its action plan to implement the strategy on Vietnam’s sustainable maritime economic development by 2030 with a vision until 2045. The Administration will build up a masterplan to conduct

The 13th Red Flower art program to mark the War Invalids and Martyrs Day

   The 13th “Red Flower” art program was organized on Friday in Hanoi’s Opera House to celebrate the Viet Nam’s War Invalids and Martyrs Day on July 27.  The program aims to pay gratitude to war invalids, martyrs’ families and