Economics - Politics
The success of the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week 2017 in the central coastal city of Da Nang from November 6-11 has turned Vietnam into a centre of the world’s attention, according to President Tran Dai Quang.
Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has applauded Singaporean businesses’ new initiatives to boost cooperation with Vietnam in the fields of urban upgrading, infrastructure, education, resort building, airport connections and agriculture.
Members of the Central Steering Committee on Anti-Corruption’s Standing Board have agreed on plans to finalise the investigation, prosecution and judgment of 23 corruption and economic cases in 2017 and the first quarter of 2018.
The competitive pressure exerted on domestic fashion firms by the increasing presence of world renowned brands is unavoidable, but it could have positive impacts in the long run, experts said.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh has called on members of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) to take joint actions in order to better deal with current challenges.
Gerard Daviot, who was re-elected President of the France-Vietnam Friendship Association (FVFA) at its 16th congress, stressed the need for the association to play a more active role in diversifying the Vietnam-France friendship in the time ahead.