Deputy PM reaffirms China
HA NOI— Viet Nam and China will raise their two-way trade value
to US$25 billion next year and speed up the signing of a five-year development
plan with a view to tapping the co-operative potential of both countries,
particularly between their border provinces.
This follows a meeting between Vietnamese permanent Deputy PM
Nguyen Sinh Hung and his Chinese counterpart, Li Keqiang yesterday.
Hung has been in Nanning City, China, since yesterday to attend
the 6th China-ASEAN Trade Fair and visit Guangxi Province.
The two sides agreed to carry out the 2010 Viet Nam-China
Friendship Year with activities marking the 60th anniversary of their diplomatic
The two said they appreciated the completion of the border
demarcation and marker planting and reaffirmed their nations’ determination to
build a common border area of friendship and co-operation for their joint
Viet Nam and China will persist in negotiations to seek
long-term solutions for sea issues and settle arising problems in order to
maintain peace and stability in the East Sea.
University praised for
HCM CITY — Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan yesterday
praised the contributions by the Viet Nam - Germany University in promoting
education reform in a ceremony to kick off its second academic year.
Nhan, also Minister of Education and Training, spoke highly of
the university’s Vietnamese and foreign lecturers and expressed his belief in
its 110 students’ prospects.
He wished the university would reach international standards in
the fields of education and management.
The university, the first public university established in
international co-operation between the two governments, aims to provide
education and training for 1,500 students in 2015 and become the leading
research university in the region.
At the ceremony, German sponsors presented 23 scholarships worth
20,000 euros (US$29,800) to the university’s excellent students.
Deputy PM begins visit to
LONDON — A Vietnamese delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister
Hoang Trung Hai arrived in London on Saturday to begin their official visit to
the United Kingdom.
Hai met the chairman of the Viet Nam-UK Friendship Association
who said that UK authorities and residents had always paid respect to historical
monuments relating to President Ho Chi Minh.
The delegation visited the place where President Ho Chi Minh
used to live and work during his stay (1913-15) in Hay Market Street, London.
Upon visiting the Vietnamese embassy in the UK, Hai met with
Vietnamese people living and studying there. He applauded contributions of
embassy staff, overseas Vietnamese and students to enhancing co-operation
between the two countries.
Hai reiterated the Government’s consistent policy to consider
overseas Vietnamese people an indispensable part of the nation.
He also took the occasion to ask over 6,000 Vietnamese students
in the UK to study hard so as to contribute to national construction. — VNS