Daily Archives: December 4, 2020

UAE starts issuing tourist visas to Israeli citizens

 The UAE has started issuing tourist visas to Israeli citizens, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation announced Thursday.  The tourist visas will be issued through airlines and travel companies till an agreement for mutual exemption of entry visas

Pfizer cuts vaccine target to 50 million doses in 2020

    The US pharmaceutical company Pfizer will lower its COVID-19 vaccine production target from 100 million doses to 50 million doses this year, a spokesperson told reporters on Thursday. “Scaling up the raw material supply chain took longer than

Major countries call for withdrawal of foreign mercenaries from Nagorno-Karabakh

 The Russian, US, and French foreign ministries on Thursday issued a joint statement calling on foreign mercenaries to immediately leave Nagorno-KarabakhThe statement reminded Armenia and Azerbaijan of their obligation to comply with the requirements of international humanitarian law, in particular

Vietnam rejects Amnesty International’s claims

   Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang rejected the latest claim by Amnesty International that social platforms like Facebook have become tools for the repression of free expression in Vietnam. She was speaking at a regular press conference in

PM highlights global cooperation in COVID-19 fight at UN General Assembly

As a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the 2020-2021 term, Vietnam reiterated its support for the UN Secretary General’s call for a global ceasefire, lifting of unilateral sanctions, and provision of humanitarian assistance in the fight against

Vietnam values multifaceted cooperation with the Republic of Korea

 Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh on Friday said  Vietnam attaches importance to and wishes to develop cooperative ties with the Republic of Korea in all fields. Mr. Minh on Friday met with Republic of Korean Deputy

Thai Group upbeat about Vietnam’s power market

Chairman of Bangkok-based B.Grimm Group, Harald Link, said the company is studying the feasibility of an additional 3,000MW in Vietnam and a partnership with a US firm for 2,000MW of supply. The Bangkok Post on Friday quoted Harald Link as

UN Women provides 61,000 USD to poor households in Lao Cai

Six hundred poor ethnic minority households in four COVID-19 hit communes in Bat Xat district, Lao Cai province, have received 61,000 USD in cash from UN Women, a United Nations entity for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment. The aid package was

Global COVID-19-related deaths pass the 1.5 million mark

Global COVID-19-related deaths have passed the 1.5 million mark. According to an AFP tally released on Friday, the number of deaths caused by the coronavirus has recorded more than 10,000 cases per day worldwide, an unprecedented level. The US remains

Vietnam commits to transparent, safe migration environment

Priorities for implementing safe, orderly, and regular migration (GCM) topped the agenda of Friday’s conference in Ho Chi Minh cityJointly held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), the event aimed to improve Vietnam’s