April 30, 1974 victory a brilliant milestone, source of support for other nations: expert


Havana: The date Apil 30, 1975 was not only a brilliant milestone in the history of Vietnam but also a source of support for other nations to fight against colonialism and regain national independence, said Dr. Ruvislei Gonzalez Saez, one of leading researchers on Vietnam in Latin America.

In a recent interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency, the senior researcher at the Cuban Centre for International Policy Research (CIPI) emphasised the significance of the great victory on April 30, 1975 to Vietnam and the world.

He said that the victory, which led to national reunification, reflected the persistency and unyieldingness of President Ho Chi Minh and the Vietnamese people. It was an iron affirmation that there is only one Vietnam and also paved the way towards socialism nationwide.

He described Vietnam as a lighthouse of hope for the world and a steel rampart against imperialism, noting its victory proved that a nation with unanimity and resolution is indivisible.

After the reunification, Vietnam conti
nued facing countless difficulties and challenges. Thanks to the clear-sighted leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam and the change of mindset appropriate to the new context, from one of the 15 poorest countries in the world in 1980 – 1981, Vietnam is now among the 15 most dynamic and the fastest-growing countries, and aims to become a developed nation by 2045, Ruvislei Gonzalez Saez said.

Highlighting Vietnam’s achievements in all socio-economic areas, the researcher perceived that its experiences and foreign policy provide a lesson for the world, especially amid the complex international relations at present.

With the stance of being a friend with all countries, Vietnam is an example for not only the countries in the southern hemisphere but powerful nations as well, he said, considering the ‘bamboo diplomacy’ policy as a crucial factor of its successful integration into the world.

Unity, peace, and stability have helped turn Vietnam from a recipient of foreign aid into a country able to assist oth
ers, and from a country just receiving foreign investment into a foreign investor in other countries, Ruvislei Gonzalez Saez went on.

He expressed his belief that Vietnam will continue enhancing its great national solidarity to move forwards on the path of building a new society./.

Source: Vietnam News Agency

Vietnam, China coast guards finish joint patrol


Hai Phong: This year’s first joint patrol of the Vietnam Coast Guard (VCG) and the China Coast Guard (CCG) in the vicinity of the countries’ demarcation line in the Gulf of Tonkin was wrapped up on April 29.

This three-day joint patrol spanned 255.5 nautical miles across 13 points. The route started from a point lying 48 nautical miles northeast of Con Co island to another point 14 nautical miles southeast of Tran island.

This is the 8th time such a joint patrol between the sides in the area has been organised since the nations’ fisheries cooperation agreement expired on June 30, 2020.

Vietnam and China each sent two vessels to join the patrol, along with with representatives from the Vietnamese border guard, Departments of Agriculture and Rural Development of northern coastal provinces and cities, and Hai Phong Customs Department.

During the joint patrol, the two coast guards conducted activities, including talks, telephone calls, inspection and supervision of the nations’ fishing vessels operating in th
e adjacent waters of the demarcation line, dissemination of relevant legal regulations for the two countries’ fishermen.

Besides, the VCG established an interdisciplinary working group to directly inspect Vietnamese fishing vessels’ compliance with law, and implementation of recommendations of the European Commission (EC) on combating illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing as well as warn and strictly handling cases of IUU violations.

The VCG also distributed leaflets, gave gifts, and national flags to local fishermen./.

Source: Vietnam News Agency

Vietnam, Germany eye stronger legal, judicial cooperation


Berlin: A working delegation from the Ministry of Justice led by Deputy Minister Mai Luong Khoi paid a working trip to Germany recently in the framework of Vietnam – Germany legal and judicial cooperation under the joint statement signed in 2008.

At a working session with the Federal Ministry of Justice, Khoi and Parliamentary State Secretary at the ministry Benjamin Strasser reviewed the cooperative activities between the legal and judicial partners of Vietnam and Germany under the cooperative programme during 2022-2025.

Regarding the cooperative plan in 2024, the two ministries will join hands to roll out specific and effective activities, including enhancing capacity for legal officials, judicial training and digital transformation in the field.

Strasser spoke highly of the achievements that both sides have attained, and said his ministry will continue coordination with the Vietnamese side to fully carry out cooperative activities in 2024, and work with the German Academic Exchange Service to support hi
gh-quality human resources training at the German Law Centre established at the Hanoi University of Law.

Meanwhile, General Director of the German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation (IRZ) Alexandra Albert affirmed continued support for the Vietnamese ministry in learning international experience in relevant areas.

Deputy Minister Khoi also had a meeting with Minister of Justice of Hessen State Christian Heinz, during which the two sides agreed to continue implementing their Memorandum of Understanding signed between the two ministries in November 2022.

At the event, experts from the German side shared experience in building and carrying out the state’s e-justice programme with the Vietnamese ministry.

At a working session with vice chairman of Hessen state parliament’s legal commission Frederick Bouffier, Khoi briefed the host on the cooperative results in the legal between Hessen and Vietnam.

Bouffier, for his part, affirmed legal cooperation is important, which contributed to the cooperatio
n between the two countries.

President of the World University Service of Germany Kambiz Ghawami suggested both sides organise workshops to share experience of German and Hessen state in law enforcement and digital transformation in legal and judicial fields as the two countries are celebrating their 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations in 2025.

During the trip, the Vietnamese Justice Ministry delegation also had working session with officials of the German Federal Chamber of Notaries (Bnotk), the Federal association of German, Mitte district court and Wiesbaden district court, the Vietnamese Embassy in Berlin and the General Consulate in Frankfurt./.

Source: Vietnam News Agency

PM inspects drought combat in Ninh Thuan


Ninh Thuan: Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh surveyed the drought situation in Ninh Son district, inspected the Tan My irrigation project and directed the work of preventing and combating the impact of prolonged heat and drought in the south central province of Ninh Thuan on April 28.

Seeing with his own eyes the drought situation on the large My Son field and checking the operation of the Tan My irrigation system, considered the most modern in Vietnam at present, the Prime Minister stressed that in the coming time, it is forecast that more heat waves will come at greater intensity than the average of many previous years.

He requested Ninh Thuan to closely monitor the situation and implement measures to promptly and effectively respond to natural disasters and extreme weather, especially heat and drought, to minimise damage to production and impact on people’s lives.

Ninh Thuan province must effectively operate irrigation systems to proactively store water to ensure that it meets the minimum need for crops w
hen water shortage occurs, and at the same time, survey and identify areas at risk of water shortage to proactively carry out solutions to ensure water supply for local residents.

It is necessary to dredge canals and reservoirs to restore and increase water storage capacity, and efficiently operate the Tan My irrigation system and other irrigation works to coordinate water supply and best meet the requirements for production and daily life, and prevent water loss and waste, Chinh said.

He asked the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to focus key resources on developing irrigation lakes and keep updated on the drought situation in residential and farming areas to effectively support localities in drought prevention and control.

The Government leader affirmed that the Party and State will pay attention to removing water-related problems for Ninh Thuan./.

Source: Vietnam News Agency

Acting President urges An Giang to pool resources for development


An Giang: Acting President Vo Thi Anh Xuan met with voters in Thoai Son district and Long Xuyen city in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang on April 27, ahead of the 15th National Assembly’s 7th session.

Xuan told them that thanks to the efforts and directions of the Party Central Committee, the NA and Government, the country has basically achieved significant results in socio-economic development, with the macro-economy remaining stable and inflation under control in the first quarter of 2024.

About issues raised by voters, such as climate change adaptation, transport infrastructure, crime prevention, she assured them that they are also concerns of the Party, Government and NA leaders, which will be further monitored by the provincial NA delegation.

The State leader wished that the provincial authorities would continue to leverage existing strengths to develop agriculture rapidly, effectively and sustainably, bringing high economic value to farmers.

An Giang should pool resources to increase the propor
tion of industry, trade and services in its economic structure, thus helping to create more jobs, increasing local income and budget revenue, ultimately leading to sustainable development, she said./.

Source: Vietnam News Agency

Da Nang city promotes cooperation with Brazil


Da Nang: Leaders of Da Nang on April 27 received Brazilian Ambassador Marco Farani and visiting football legends, who are in the central beach city for the ongoing Brazil-Vietnam Football Festival 2024.

At the meeting, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Tran Chi Cuong lauded the bridging role of the Brazilian Embassy in promoting, implementing bilateral cooperation programmes, for growing relations between the two countries in general, as well as between Da Nang and Brazil in particular.

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the two nations’ diplomatic relations and the 16th anniversary of their comprehensive partnership, the football festival is held in the city on April 27 and 28, featuring various exchange activities. As part of the event, a centre called the Brazil Football Academy will be officially launched in Da Nang to collaborate, transfer, and support youth football training.

Cuong said Da Nang welcomes the embassy’s organisation of cultural and sports exchange events this year and
beyond. He also expressed his hope that the football legends will be ambassadors promoting Da Nang’s tourism and culture to Brazilian people.

In response, Farani highlighted the sound growth of the diplomatic relations between the countries and wished that following the festival, there would be many opportunities for young players from the city to visit Brazil for exchanges and training.

Da Nang’s exports to Brazil were estimated at 21 million USD last year, with key earners including finished rubber and handicrafts. Its import turnover from the Latin American nation remains insignificant, with the city yet to house any projects from Brazilian investors./.

Source: Vietnam News Agency