Daily Archives: December 8, 2020

Int’l conference strengthens women’s role in building, sustaining peace

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with the United Nations, opened an international conference on women, peace and security themed “Strengthening women’s role in building and sustaining peace: from commitments to results” on December 7.   The three-day conference

Women’s role in peace building upheld

The role of women in building peace was upheld by delegates to the international conference on women, peace and security themed “Strengthening women’s role in building and sustaining peace: from commitments to results” which opened on December 7 evening.  

HCM City in need of more affordable housing

Ho Chi Minh City is expected to need an additional 160,000 social housing apartments in the next decade to meet its rising population and demand for affordable housing, according to the city’s Department of Construction.   The department has asked

Int’l community backs Vietnam’s initiative on epidemic preparedness day: ambassador

  Vietnam’s achievements in controlling the COVID-19 pandemic have drawn a huge support and sponsorship from the international community in approving the resolution “International Day of Epidemic Preparedness” (Document A/75/L.18) introduced by the country at the UN General Assembly, according

Vietnam shares concerns over persistent insecurity in Congo

Ambassador Pham Hai Anh, deputy head of the Vietnamese permanent mission to the UN, shared concerns over persistent insecurity and humanitarian challenges facing the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), during a UN Security Council meeting on December 7.  

Politburo discusses finalisation of National Party Congress documents

Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong chaired a Politburo meeting in Hanoi on December 8 to fine-tune the draft documents to be submitted to the 13th National Party Congress.   The drafts consist of a political report,

Army reviews Party, political work in 2020

  General Luong Cuong, Secretary of the Party Central Committee, member of the Standing Board of the Central Military Commission, and Chairman of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA)’s General Department of Politics, chaired a conference in Hanoi on December 8

Ample room for Vietnam-Philippines strategic partnership: seminar

  There is ample room for the Vietnam-Philippines strategic partnership to grow intensively and extensively, heard a seminar in Hanoi on December 8.   The seminar, themed “Vietnam-Philippines strategic partnership: achievements and prospects,” was jointly held by the Diplomatic Academy

Regional summits to create environment for sustainable development

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s participation in several regional summits – ACMECS-9, CLMV-10 and CLV-11, to be held virtually on December 9, reflects the importance that Vietnam attaches to ACMECS, CLMV and CLV cooperation.   Vietnam also re-affirms its commitment

Reference exchange rate revised up 7 VND on December 8

The State Bank of Vietnam set the daily reference exchange rate at 23,144 VND per USD on December 8, up 7 VND from the previous day.   With the current trading band of +/-3 percent, the ceiling rate applied to