Party diplomacy contributes to raising Vietnam’s position: senior official

General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong (left) and General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and President of China Xi Jinping. (Photo: VNA)Under the Party’s leadership and the State’s management, forces in charge of foreign affairs have fulfilled their important tasks of contributing to maintaining a peaceful and stable environment at home and raising the country’s position in the international arena, a senior Party official has said.In an interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency regarding Party diplomacy, Le Hoai Trung, member of the Party Central Committee and head of its Commission for External Relations , affirmed that Vietnam has expanded its partnerships in 2022, not only with political parties but also with States and people’s organisations. Party diplomacy has been conducted through various forms such as phone talks, official visits, theory workshops and experience exchanges, among others, he continued.Vietnam and its partners have enhanced their mutual understanding and consolidated their political trust, the official stressed.Trung highlighted Vietnam's relations with neighbouring countries, recalling the official visit to China by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong in late 2022, which was a success across spheres.Vietnam celebrated the 60th founding anniversary of diplomatic ties and 45 years of the signing of the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation with Laos, and the 55th anniversary of diplomatic ties with Cambodia this year, with an array of practical and diverse activities organised.The country has also joined a number of diplomatic activities of political parties in Southeast Asia, including those between them and their international partners, he added.The official also emphasised Vietnam's relations with countries in Asia, Europe, America and Latin America, which have been fostered through phone talks, meetings, visits and experience exchanges.

December 31, 2022 23:26 UTC

Vietnam attaches importance to friendship with Bhutan: Deputy FM

An overview of the meeting (Photo: VNA)– Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang hosted a reception for Queen Mother of Bhutan Gyalyum Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck in Hanoi on December 28, during which the host affirmed that Vietnam always attaches great importance to its friendship relations with Bhutan.Welcoming the Bhutan Queen Mother's visit to Vietnam for the first time, Hang said that although the two countries have set up their diplomatic relations just for 10 years, the bilateral friendship and cooperation have grown positively with a bright spot being tourism partnership.She thanked Bhutan for supporting Vietnam’s candidacy to the UN Human Rights Council for the 2023-2025 tenure, expressing hope that the Queen Mother and the Royal Family of Bhutan will continue to promote cooperation with Vietnam at international and regional forums, especially UN bodies.For her part, the Queen Mother said that she was impressed at the strong growth of Vietnam in all aspects. She showed admiration for the nation, people and spirit of Vietnam during the past struggle for national defence and current process of national development.She said that after Bhutan opened its door again for visitors earlier this year, Vietnam has become the second largest source of tourists to Bhutan with 6,000 visitors.At the meeting, the two sides agreed to continue to increase the exchange of delegations as well as bilateral partnership in economy, culture, tourism, and people-to-people exchanges. The two countries will work together for the opening of a direct air route in the time to come.On the occasion, Hang conveyed Vietnamese leaders’ best regards to King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema./.

December 29, 2022 03:36 UTC

Toyota Vietnam launches locally made units of trending models

A Veloz Cross made in Vietnam (Photo: VNA)– Toyota Vietnam launched made-in-Vietnam units of its Veloz Cross and Avanza Premio car models in the northern province of Vinh Phuc on December 28.Director General of Toyota Vietnam Hiroyuki Ueda described the move as an important milestone of the carmaker in the country and also the affirmation of its commitment to promoting local automobile manufacturing.Veloz Cross and Avanza Premio made debut in Vietnam in March 2022 as completely built units imported from Indonesia.Since then, they have recorded monthly sales of over 1,000 units, reaching over 16,000 in total by the end of November. Notably, Veloz Cross has continually been among one of the best-selling cars and topped the seven-seater ones with a market share of 40.3%.As the supply of imported vehicles is limited, the production of Veloz Cross and Avanza Premio at the manufacturing and assembly line in Vinh Phuc is a step to help the firm increase supply and the rate of locally made components in its automobiles.Nguyen Trung Hai, Standing Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, said Toyota Vietnam has obtained many achievements in production and business activities, substantially contributing to Vietnam’s automobile industry and local socio-economic development. Vinh Phuc recorded more than 40 trillion VND (1.7 billion USD) in budget revenue in 2022, including over 10 trillion VND contributed by Toyota – up 9% from last year, he noted, adding that local authorities pledge the best possible conditions for the company as well as others to develop business operations./.

December 28, 2022 23:19 UTC

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