Vietnam calls for Macau’s relaxation of visa policy

Dam thanked the host for his attention and facilitation provided to Vietnamese people working and living in Macau, calling on the Macau side to expand the reception of Vietnamese labourers, effectively coordinate in handling labour issues, and remove visa restrictions for Vietnamese workers and tourists. With cultural similarities and transportation connections, the two sides have great potential to further promote tourism cooperation, he said.Along with the fruitful development of the Vietnam-China relations, the cooperative ties between Vietnam and Macau have also seen significant progress, he said, expressing his belief that with the determination and readiness to act from both sides, the cooperative relationship between Vietnam and Macau will continue to make new strides in the future.For his part, Ho highly evaluated the cooperative relationship between Vietnam and Macau across all fields, especially in labour and investment, stressing that Vietnamese workers are highly skilled, hardworking, adaptable, and quick learners of foreign languages, and have made positive contributions to the local economy.He showed his impression of Vietnam's rapid economic growth, especially its spectacular recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic, which attracts the attention of many Macau businesses and investors.Ho also appreciated the Vietnamese diplomat’s efforts to promote the Vietnam – Macau relationship in various areas, expressing his hope that in his new position, Dam will continue contributing to stepping up the relations.The host said he supports Dam’s proposals, promising to simplify visa procedures, implement online visa applications, and introduce visa-on-arrival for Vietnamese citizens as soon as possible. He also welcomed more Vietnamese labourers to Macau for work.The Macau official added he welcomes Vietnamese officials and businesspeople to explore opportunities for cooperation and investment in the special administrative region.On the occasion, the Vietnam ese consul general paid a courtesy call to Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China in Macau Liu Xianfa, met with the Executive Board of the association of Vietnamese in Macau, and had a working session with representatives of the University of Macau./.

March 13, 2024 10:00 UTC

Vietnamese products to make way to Japanese supermarket’s shelves

Vietnamese agricultural products have more opportunities to hit the shelves of Japanese supermarket chain Aeon. (Photo: agricultural products have more opportunities to hit the shelves of Japanese supermarket chain Aeon as Aeon Topvalu will attend the Vietnam International Sourcing 2024 event to be held by the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) on June 6-8 in Ho Chi Minh City.On the threshold of the event, General Director of Aeon TopValu Vietnam Shiotani Yuichiro had a working session with the MoIT’s European – American Market Department, saying he has a great expectation when joining the sourcing fair.There is a great demand for Vietnamese agricultural products and processed products in the markets where Aeon is present, he said, adding through last year's event, Aeon TopValu found suppliers for its supermarket chain in China, Thailand, and Malaysia.Along with persuading its purchasers from China, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam to engage in the event, Aeon TopValu will continue joining hands with the MoIT to organise the Vietnamese Products Week in Japan in 2024, providing more chances for Vietnamese goods to break into Japan – the No.1 fastidious market in Asia, he said.The purchasers want to seek Vietnamese producers who are able to meet Aeon’s criteria and standards to become the retailer’s sustainable suppliers not only for its supermarkets in Vietnam but also its system across the globe, according to the Aeon representative.The event aims to promote direct linkages between Vietnamese manufacturing and exporting enterprises with foreign retail distribution networks and importers. It includes a series of workshops, seminars, business matching activities, and an exhibition called “Vietnam International Sourcing Expo”.This is annual premier sourcing fair in Vietnam, bringing together the leading manufacturers and exporters in the country./.

March 12, 2024 15:25 UTC

Paris forum to gather resources for homeland’s development

The first VGLF, held in 2019, attracted more than 200 guests and 20 Vietnamese and international delegations. (Photo: VNA)The Vietnam Global Leaders Forum (VGLF) 2024 will take place in Paris on March 30-31, aiming to harness collective intelligence, mobilise resources and unlease the nation’s full potential amid evolving landscapes.The event, the second of its kind so far, is held at the initiative of the Association of Vietnamese Scientists and Experts (AVSE Global). It is expected to draw 100 prominent Vietnamese and Vietnamese-origin individuals with global influence in all fields from over 20 countries and territories worldwide.Prof. Dr. Nguyen Duc Khuong, AVSE Global Director, told the Vietnam News Agency that the forum, themed “Vietnam Thriving in Change”, will become an important event that have positive impacts on the Vietnamese people who wish to take actions for a strong Vietnam.It is also an affirmation for the country’s resolve in improving its economic stature towards a future of renewal, cooperation, prosperity and sustainable development, he added.According to Khuong, in Southeast Asia and beyond, Vietnam has been risen as a bright spot for sound response to global headwinds and strong growth. AVSE Global , a non-profit organisation headquartered in Paris, includes intellectuals, leading experts, and prestigious scientists.With the support of 2,000 experts and a network of about 10,000 people, AVSE Global conducts strategic programmes and projects to boost Vietnam's sustainable development and prosperity through 12 networks of experts, 10 international seminars and forums, 20 training programmes, and more than 10 large-scale consulting projects in various fields./.

March 12, 2024 03:08 UTC

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