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Japanese PM’s visit promotes strategic partnership

In Uncategorized on October 31, 2010 at 2:11 pm

Ruler of strategic UAE emirate dies, sparking power struggle

In Uncategorized on October 27, 2010 at 9:10 am

An undated reproduction made available by the Emirates News Agency (WAM), shows the aged ruler of the tiny but strategic emirate of Ras al-Khaimah, Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed al-Qassimi who died on October 27, 2010. AFP

DUBAI, Oct 27, 2010 (AFP) – The ruler of the tiny but strategic emirate of Ras al-Khaimah, Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed al-Qassimi, died on Wednesday at the age of 92, immediately sparking a war of succession between his sons.

“Sheikh Saqr died at dawn on Wednesday in Ras al-Khaima,” WAM, the official news agency of the United Arab Emirates, reported.

Sheikh Saqr, who in past years has suffered from failing health, has since 1948 ruled the emirate located on the strategic Strait of Hormuz, through which some 40 percent of the world’s oil is shipped.

WAM said that Sheikh Saqr’s son, Crown Prince Sheikh Saud bin Saqr al-Qassimi, whom it described as the “ruler of Ras al-Khaima,” had announced 40 days of mourning in the emirate.

Meanwhile, Sheikh Saud’s elder brother, Sheikh Khaled bin Saqr al-Qassimi, proclaimed himself ruler of the emirate in a video message posted on his website soon after his father’s death.

The struggle for power first erupted between the two brothers in 2003 when their father demoted Sheikh Khaled and appointed his younger brother Sheikh Saud as crown prince.

No reasons for the change were ever made public.

“On (my father’s) passing away I should assume his duties and obligations as the ruler of Ras al-Khaima in accordance with the law and constitution of the United Arab Emirates,” Sheikh Khaled said in the video.

“In the coming days and weeks I will be meeting with my family and friends, members of the supreme council, and rulers of the UAE outlining my agenda for the hundred days of my lawful leadership,” he added.

“I have watched with growing concern as Ras al-Khaima has recently strayed from my father’s lifelong mission of always putting the people first,” he said, criticising his brother’s rule.

Ras al-Khaimah is one of the seven emirates making up the United Arab Emirates. The others are Abu Dhabi, which also serves as the capital, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah and Umm al-Qaiwain.

Source: SGGP

Three strategic breakthroughs for socio-economic development

In Uncategorized on August 18, 2010 at 3:22 pm

Three strategic breakthroughs for socio-economic development

QĐND – Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 21:15 (GMT+7)

The strategy aims to step up industrialization, modernization, rapid and sustainable development, promote the whole nation’s strength and develop Vietnam into a socialist-orientated industrialized country.

A seminar on Vietnam: Looking towards the new decade and following period was held in Hanoi on August 18 by the Vietnam Institute of Social Sciences and the World Bank.

Participants focused their discussions on the world’s development trend and Vietnam’s development policies in the context of global endeavours for rapid and sustainable development target.

They discussed what Vietnam‘s prospect for the next decade and later future, as well as industrial policies to help developing countries catch up with the more developed countries.

Speaking at the seminar, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung outlined Vietnam’s socio-economic development strategy for the 2011-2010: to step up industrialization, modernization, rapid and sustainable development, promote the whole nation’s strength and develop Vietnam into a socialistorientated industrialised country. Vietnam will become an industrialised country by 2020, Mr Dung said.

Mr Dung referred to five major points of the strategy: developing rapidly and sustainably; renovating comprehensively in line with economics and politics; practicing democracy and promoting human factors; strongly developing labour force with technology; and building an independent economy for the in-depth international integration process.

He affirmed the strategy will include three breakthroughs: completing socialist-oriented market economy institution, rapidly developing human resources and building infrastructure comprehensively. The strategy will also propose 12 other major tasks including:

Completing the market economy with socialist orientation and ensuring the stability of the macro economy by mobilising and effectively using available resources.

Developing modern industry with high competitive edge.

Comprehensively developing a modern, efficient and sustainable agriculture system.

Developing the services sector, especially those generating high value, potential and competitiveness.

Rapidly upgrading the infrastructure, especially for transportation.

Harmonically and sustainably develop regions and build new urban and rural areas.

Effectively developing the healthcare system to care for people’s health.

Improving the quality of human resources and totally renovating education and training.

Developing science and technology to make it the core of the rapid and sustainable growth.

Improving the quality of the environment and actively dealing with climate change.

Defending the sovereignty and unity of territory, ensure political and social security.

Expand external affairs and actively integrating and raising the position of Vietnam in the international arena.

To successfully complete these tasks, the PM stressed the importance of improving the effectiveness of State administration with a focus on implementing its functions, solving the complex relationship between State and market, improve the State’s apparatus and making a remarkable change in administrative reform, fighting against waste and corruption, strengthening the leadership of the Party and encouraging the strong role of the people in building the State’s apparatus.

He confirmed that along with the domestic efforts, Vietnam will pay close attention to international cooperation to share experiences, improve available resources and provide preferable conditions for the country’s development.

“It is of great necessity to work out a development strategy for the new period and mobilise all the resources to implement that strategy,” he said.

Mr Dung praised the Vietnamese Academy of Social Sciences and the World Bank for organising the summit, which drew the participation of many domestic and foreign scientists, administrators and specialists, as well as organisations to discuss practical issues and contribute to the complement and improvement of the Draft on Vietnam’s Socio-Economic Development Strategy (2011-2020).

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Vietnam, Russia underscore strategic dialogue

In Uncategorized on August 13, 2010 at 3:21 pm

Vietnam, Russia underscore strategic dialogue

QĐND – Friday, August 13, 2010, 21:3 (GMT+7)

Vietnam and Russia asserted the importance of continuing to maintain a strategic dialogue at their third annual strategic dialogue on diplomatic, defence and security affairs in Hanoi on August 13.

The Vietnamese delegation to the dialogue was led by Permanent Deputy Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh while the Russian delegation was headed by the first Deputy Foreign Minister A.I. Denisov.

The officials held in-depth discussions on international affairs and the situation in the Asia-Pacific region in the context where the entire world is sparing no effort to surmount financial and economic crisis aftermaths.

They talked about the promotion of ASEAN-Russia cooperation, preparations for the second ASEAN-Russia Summit, and external relations of Vietnam and Russia .

The officials also focused on issues of cooperation and how to step up bilateral coordination of actions at the UN and other international forums, especially within regional integration mechanisms, and other issues in bilateral ties.

Later the same day, the Russian officials were received by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem, who described the Vietnam-Russia strategic dialogue as a vivid manifestation of the two countries’ all-round cooperation and strategic partnership.

Both sides touched upon preparations for the Russian President’s official visit to Vietnam and the ASEAN-Russia Summit in late October this year.

The Russian Deputy Foreign Minister reaffirmed that his country places great importance on its strategic partnership with Vietnam and highly values Vietnam ’s role and active dedication in the capacity as ASEAN Chair.

Vietnam and Russia will hold their fourth strategic dialogue in Moscow.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Vietnam, China enhance friendship and strategic partnership

In Uncategorized on May 3, 2010 at 3:15 am

Vietnam, China enhance friendship and strategic partnership

QĐND – Sunday, May 02, 2010, 21:32 (GMT+7)

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s visit to China has deepened the ties of friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and China and created an important legal framework for making comprehensive strategic partnership more substantive and effective.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and his entourage returned to Hanoi on May 1, successfully concluding their visit to Shanghai city, Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces.

Mr Dung’s visit aimed to promote the comprehensive strategic and cooperative partnership between the two countries with top priority given to economics, trade and investment.

Mr Dung, Chinese Party General Secretary and State President Hu Jintao, and local leaders praised their respective country’s potential for cooperation and expressed their wish to further mutually beneficial cooperative relations.

At the meeting with PM Dung in Shanghai, President Hu Jintao confirmed that the Party and Government of China always attach great importance to developing relations with Vietnam and are ready to join hands with Vietnam to speed up the development of the comprehensive strategic partnership.

The two leaders agreed to take specific measures to further boost bilateral cooperation, under which, Vietnam and China will maintain and increase high-ranking visits and meetings as well as expanding exchanges between ministries, branches and localities of both countries.

They also agreed to boost the efficiency of cooperation in all fields, particularly in economics, trade, investment, culture, education and tourism, striving to reach two-way trade turnover of US$25 billion this year.

Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang said that the governments, ministries, sectors will continue to build favourable legal frameworks for business operations. In terms of trade, PM Dung asked the Chinese side to accelerate the signing of a five- year plan for trade development between Vietnam and China in the near future.

The Vietnam-China Economic and Trade Cooperation Forums held in Zhejiang and Jiangsu attracted thousands of Chinese businesses, showing their keen interest in investment, business and trade links with Vietnam.

A series of cooperative documents, particularly on tourism between Vietnamese relevant agencies and administrations of Chinese cities and provinces were signed.

Strong political commitments by leaders from both countries and the legal frameworks signed during Mr Dung’s visit have added a fresh impetus to promoting the comprehensive strategic and cooperative partnership for the two countries’ benefits.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Vietnam, RoK establish strategic partnership

In Politics-Society on October 22, 2009 at 6:03 am

Vietnam, RoK establish strategic partnership

QĐND – Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 20:7 (GMT+7)

Vietnam and the Republic of Korea have agreed to raise their relationship to a “strategic cooperative partnership” in the interests of the two countries and for peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world.

The agreement was reached during talks in Hanoi on October 21 between State President Nguyen Minh Triet and his RoK counterpart Lee Myung-bak who arrived in Hanoi a day earlier for an official visit.

The two leaders expressed their pleasure at the rapid development of the friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and the RoK within the framework of a “comprehensive partnership in the 21st century”.

They agreed to increase the exchange of reciprocal visits at all levels and set up a mechanism for strategic dialogues at the foreign ministerial level to bring bilateral ties to new plain.

They said that Vietnam and the RoK should expand cooperation in economics, trade, investment, science-technology, the environment, culture and education. They agreed to improve two-way trade balance, increase their trade to US$20 billion by 2015, and upgrade the Red River City project to the national-level one.

Mr Triet thanked Mr Lee and the RoK government for recognising Vietnam’s market economy status and for considering it as the RoK’s key partner for cooperation and development.

Both host and guest expressed satisfaction with the close cooperation between their countries in international organisations and forums such as the United Nations, the World Trade Organisation, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), as well as at regional forums such as ASEAN-the RoK, ASEAN+3 (China, Japan and the RoK), the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) and the East Asia Summit (EAS).    

Mr Triet praised the RoK’s increasing role at international forums and congratulated the Northeast Asian nation on hosting the G-20 summit in 2010. He affirmed that Vietnam will work closely with the RoK to successfully organise a summit on aid effectiveness in 2011 and an international exposition to be held in Yeosu city, the RoK, in 2012. 

For his part, Mr Lee acknowledged Vietnam’s constructive contributions to maintaining global peace and stability in its capacity as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. He highlighted the country’s role in Southeast Asia and vowed that the RoK will cooperate closely with Vietnam to help the latter fulfil its role as the ASEAN President and organise the East Asia economic forum in 2010.

He also affirmed that the RoK will work closely with Vietnam to organise a grand meeting to mark Hanoi’s 1,000th anniversary in 2010.

Mr Triet reiterated Vietnam’s consistent policy of supporting peace, stability, dialogue and cooperation on the Korean peninsula, and welcomed the RoK’s efforts to settle the nuclear issues on the Korean peninsula through peaceful negotiations.

The two State leaders called on the concerned parties to resume dialogues and strictly adhere to commitments to denuclearise the peninsula.

Mr Lee invited Mr Triet to visit the RoK at a convenient time, and the invitation was accepted with pleasure.

In the evening, Mr Triet gave a banquet in honour of Mr Lee and his entourage.

Source: VOV

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Brazil, Indonesia to sign strategic partnership

In Uncategorized on November 18, 2008 at 1:40 pm

Hanoi (VNA) – Brazil and Indonesia are to sign a strategic partnership at the start of a three-day visit by Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on November 18, according to foreign media reports.

The deal, to be inked in Brasilia, will open the way to joint actions in areas such as biogenetics, biofuels, the fight against hunger, and science and technology, Brazil’s foreign ministry said in a statement.

President Yudhoyono was to be greeted by Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva ahead of the signing ceremony on November 18.

During his visit, the Indonesian president is expected to travel to Sao Paulo to see a factory run by Embraer, Brazil’s plane-maker, and a biofuel plant, and meet business leaders in Rio de Janeiro.-

Russian diplomat hails Vietnam-Russia strategic dialogue

In Uncategorized on November 11, 2008 at 2:33 am

The first Vietnam-Russia strategic dialogue that took place in Hanoi on November 6 is useful and Russia will actively make preparation for next meeting with Vietnam early next year, said a Russian diplomat.

At the meeting between Vietnam’s permanent Deputy Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and Russia’s first Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Denisove, the two sides discussed a number of global issues, focussing on the Asia-Pacific region.

Speaking to Russian news agency (Itar-Tass), first Deputy FM Denisov affirmed that Vietnam is one of the key countries in the region, especially in ASEAN and the ASEAN Security Forum. Russia, as an ASEAN’s partner, hopes to consolidate the link between it and these mechanisms where Vietnam is playing an important role, he added.

The Russian diplomat also spoke highly of mutual help between Hanoi and Moscow in the framework of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).

Previously, in a meeting with Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister cum Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Gia Khiem, Deputy FM Denisov stressed that Russia hoped to involve in developing the nuclear energy sector in Vietnam and the two countries will boost cooperation in trade and economy in the coming time.-

Vietnam-India Strategic Partnership anniversary celebrated

In Uncategorized on July 4, 2008 at 4:42 pm

Since the establishment of the Vietnam-India Strategic Partnership Relations a year ago, a large number of Indian investors have come to Vietnam , bringing India to the top 10 investing countries in Vietnam .

The figure was made known at a ceremony held in Hanoi on July 4 to mark the first anniversary of the Vietnam-India Strategic Partnership Relations.

Over the past year, Vietnam-India ties saw strong and comprehensive development, particularly in economic and trade field. The bilateral trade turnover reached 1.5 billion USD in 2007 and over 1 billion USD in the first three months of this year, including 78 million USD contributed by Vietnam. It is expected to hit 3 billion USD for 2008, an increase of over 50 percent.

The two nations successfully organised the first India-Vietnam Friendship Festival in India in September 2007 and their second festival is scheduled to be held in Vietnam in August this year to mark India ’s Independence Day (August 15).

President of the Vietnam-India Friendship Association Hoang Van Phong and Indian Ambassador to Vietnam Lal Thla Muana were reviewing the signing one year ago of the Joint Declaration on the Vietnam-India Strategic Partnership Relations during Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s visit to India.

They reaffirmed that was an important event, laying a foundation for the two sides to exert efforts to boosting friendship and cooperation.