Vietnam always regards Luxembourg as an important friend and partner, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said at his reception for Jean Asselborn, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Luxembourg in Hanoi on June 14.
Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc shakes hands with Jean Asselborn, Minister of Foreign
and European Affairs of Luxembourg
(Photo: Tran Hai)
Jean Asselborn said this is the fifth time he has visited Vietnam since
2004 and he will spend time touring the country in his upcoming visits.
PM Phuc welcomed the signing of a framework agreement on
cooperation between the two governments, saying it creates a cooperation
framework suitable for the new situation, especially in cooperation for
development and climate change response support.
He spoke highly of Luxembourg
as the fifth biggest European Union investor in Vietnam and expressed his hope that
the two countries will work to facilitate their businesses to meet and partner
in the fields of finance-banking, tourism, and green growth.
The two countries should step up the completion of all
remaining issues of the Investment Protection Agreement (IPA) and launch
relevant procedures to sign the Free Trade Agreement on the sidelines of the
upcoming 12th ASEM, the leader said.
Vietnam has treasured and thanked Luxembourg for providing it with
non-refundable aid worth 124 million Euros from 1995 to 2015, he said.
He expected that the European country will continue
aiding Vietnam in responding to climate change, and speed up cooperation with
Vietnam in building and developing the financial and banking markets as it has
a lot of experience and has carried out a number of efficient cooperative
programmes with Vietnam in the field.
Minister Jean Asselborn said Luxembourg’s
maintenance of ODA provision for Vietnam
over the past 25 years showed its respect to developing the ties with Vietnam.
He expressed his delight at the growing trade value
between the two countries and pledged that his country will work together with Vietnam to
raise the value.
He spoke highly of PM Phuc’s speech relating to
environmental protection at the recent G7 Outreach Summit and offered the
sharing of his country’s experience in green bond model for application in Vietnam.
He expected that the EU and Vietnam
will soon sign their free trade agreement to facilitate the stronger
cooperation between Vietnam
and other EU members in the future.
Politburo member Vo Van Thuong was sworn in as State President of Vietnam during the fourth extraordinary session of the 15th National Assembly held in Hanoi on March 2.
(HBO) – Within the framework of his working visit to Hoa Binh province, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh had a meeting with top leaders of the locality. Attending the working session were Minister of Finance Ho Duc Phoc, Secretary of Hoa Binh provincial Party Committee Nguyen Phi Long, Permanent Vice Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of the People’s Council Bui Duc Hinh, and Vice Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of the People’s Committee Bui Van Khanh, among others.
(HBO) – Politburo member and Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on February 25 paid a working visit to Hoa Binh. His delegation was joined by member of the Party Central Committee and Finance Minister Ho Duc Phoc and leaders of other ministries and agencies. Welcoming the delegation in Hoa Binh were Nguyen Phi Long, alternate member of the Party Central Committee and Secretary of the provincial Party Committee; Bui Duc Hinh, Standing Deputy Secretary of the provincial Party Committee and Chairman of the provincial People's Council; and Bui Van Khanh, Deputy Secretary of the provincial Party Committee and Chairman of the provincial People's Committee; among others.
(HBO) – Bui Duc Hinh, Permanent Deputy Secretary of the Hoa Binh Party Committee and Chairman of the provincial People’s Council on February 23 chaired a meeting of the committee for February, during which participants gave ideas on the implementation of many projects in the locality. Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, and leaders of some departments and agencies.
(HBO) – Vice Secretary of the Hoa Binh provincial Party Committee and Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Bui Van Khanh held a meeting with Resmy Rioux, Director General of the French Development Agency (AFD) and Chairman of the International Development Finance Club and Finance-in-Common Summit, on February 18. Attending the event was Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Quach Tam Liem and leaders of several departments and agencies.
(HBO) – Over the past years, Mai Chau district’s Party organisation has paid attention to Party membership development. Last year, it established the first Party cell in a non-State business, marking the locality’s efforts in this regard.