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Vietnamese premier urges stronger Asia-Europe connectivity

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the 16th Asia-Europe Business Forum in Brussels, Belgium, on October 18, 2018.

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has called for stronger connectivity and cooperation between Asia and Europe for sustainable development and prosperity during his speech at the 16th Asia- Europe Business Forum. PM Phuc and Norwegian Premier Erna Solberg were the two main speakers at the gathering in Brussels, Belgium, …

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Belgium to help Vietnam develop clean agriculture

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (L) shakes hands with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel in Brussels on October 16, 2018.

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Belgian counterpart Charles Michel have consented to strengthen the two countries’ ties, especially in clean agriculture. The two heads of government joined talks in Brussels on Tuesday within the framework of PM Phuc’s official visit to Belgium from October 16 to 19, …

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European Parliament holds hearing on EU-Vietnam FTA

The European Parliament (EP)’s Committee on International Trade (INTA) on October 10 held an opening hearing on the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and the Investment Protection Agreement (IPA) between Vietnam and the European Union (EU). Addressing the event, Head of the Vietnamese delegation to the hearing Deputy Minister of Industry …

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US defense chief to pay second visit to Vietnam this year

US Defense Secretary James Mattis visits a pagoda in Hanoi during his Vietnam visit in January 2018.

The visit comes as the US is pushing a new strategy to ensure a “free and open Indo-Pacific” region with partners such as India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam. US Defense Secretary James Mattis will visit Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s largest economic hub, on October 16-17, marking his second trip …

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