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President pays Tet visit to workers in Dong Nai

January 25, 2012
President pays Tet visit to workers in Dong Nai

LookAtVietnam – President Truong Tan Sang visited workers at their enterprises and guesthouses in the southern province of Dong Nai on Jan. 24, the second day of the Lunar New Year. He wished them a happy new year and presented gifts to the workers who are unable to return to their families during the new [...]

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Party sets goals for infrastructure development

January 25, 2012

The fourth meeting of the 11th Party Central Committee has issued a resolution on infrastructure construction in an attempt to advance Viet Nam’s goal of becoming an industrialised and modernised country by 2020. Though the Party and Government have paid great attention to infrastructure development in recent years, systems remains poor, unco-ordinated, and with low [...]

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New Year Greetings from the State President

January 24, 2012
New Year Greetings from the State President

On the occasion of the Lunar New Year Festival (Tet), State President Truong Tan Sang extended his New Year’s greetings to people throughout the country: President Truong Tan Sang “Dear fellow citizens, comrades, and soldiers from all parts of the country and Vietnamese people around the world. On the auspicious occasion of the New Year, [...]

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New path towards a socialist-oriented market economy

January 24, 2012
New path towards a socialist-oriented market economy

The core economic philosophy expressed in the documents adopted by the 11th National Congress of the Communist Party of Viet Nam is that the economy must be restructured and the model of growth shifted in order to ensure rapid but sustainable development. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung outlines the government’s economic strategy for 2012. Three [...]

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Vietnam strengthens cultural diplomacy

January 24, 2012

Vietnam did a great job in 2011 organizing many events to promote its land and people. In 2012 the country will continue to use diplomacy to foster its culture. In 2011, the government strengthened cultural diplomacy along with political and economic diplomacy. Vietnamese diplomatic agencies overseas held various activities to introduce Vietnam to the world, [...]

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Ministry starts to restructure

January 23, 2012
Ministry starts to restructure

The restructuring of State-owned enterprises (SOEs) is one of the key projects assigned to the Ministry of Finance by the Government. Finance Minister Vuong Dinh Hue spoke about the project. Could you tell us how is the project going? The Government assigned the ministry to build a project on restructuring SOEs with a focus on [...]

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VN-China diplomatic ties marked in Hong Kong

January 22, 2012
VN-China diplomatic ties marked in Hong Kong

The Vietnamese Consulate General in China’s Hong Kong and Macau special administrative regions hosted celebrations to mark the 62nd anniversary of Vietnam–China diplomatic ties on Jan. 20. Addressing the event in Hong Kong, Vietnamese Consul General Nguyen Thi Nha affirmed that Vietnam attaches special importance to the friendship and comprehensive cooperation with China. Vietnam and [...]

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Vietnam PM meets McCain, requests greater economic assistance 

January 22, 2012
Vietnam PM meets McCain, requests greater economic assistance 

  Vietnam will continue to take the US as a leading development partners, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said Thursday in meeting with John McCain and other US senators on a Southeast Asia visit. He said Vietnam and the US in the coming time need to boost further cooperation in commerce and investment, and asking [...]

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China fishing ban violates Vietnam’s sovereignty: FM spokesperson

January 22, 2012

China’s unilateral fishing ban in the East Sea violates Vietnam’s sovereignty over the Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago, and its sovereign rights and jurisdiction over its exclusive economic zones and continental shelf. Luong Thanh Nghi, spokesman of the Foreign Ministry, made the statement in response to questions on January 20 about China’s January 12 announcement of [...]

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Overseas Vietnamese welcomed in their homeland

January 22, 2012
Overseas Vietnamese welcomed in their homeland

Annually, when Tet (traditional lunar New Year) comes, overseas Vietnamese from 103 countries and territories around the world return home for their country’s biggest festival. On this occasion, they gathered in Hanoi to attend the “Xuan Que Huong” (Spring in the Homeland) event. President Truong Tan Sang gives a speech to open the “Xuan Que [...]

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Vietnam, Cuba foreign ministries to bolster ties

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Vietnam’s top diplomat has affirmed that the Foreign Ministry will closely cooperate with its Cuban counterpart to implement the agreements reached by the two...