November 22-28: Prime Minister pays official visit to Japan

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Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (L) meets his Japanese counterpart Kishida Fumio (Photo: VNA)
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NDO - Nhan Dan Online reviews the notable events that made headlines over the past week.

Prime Minister pays official visit to Japan

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and the high-ranking Government delegation paid an official visit to Japan from November 22-25 at the invitation of Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio.

This was an important event in the relationship between the two countries and was the first visit to Japan by PM Pham Minh Chinh, which took plac right after Japan established a new leader.

During the visit, PM Pham Minh Chinh and Japanese leaders discussed orientations and measures to continue fostering the Japan-Vietnam extensive strategic partnership for peace and prosperity in Asia towards substantial and effective development in various areas of economy, security and defence, cooperation between localities, and people-to-people exchange.

The two sides also issued a joint statement toward the opening of a new era in the bilateral extensive strategic partnership for peace and prosperity in Asia on the occasion.

NA Standing Committee’s fifth session wraps up

National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue speaking at the event (Photo: NDO/Duy Linh)

The fifth session of the National Assembly Standing Committee concluded in Hanoi on November 23 under the chair of chief legislator Vuong Dinh Hue.

During the two-day working session, the committee looked into five major matters and passed two draft resolutions, including one interpreting a number of articles of the Penal Code.

Regarding the supervision work, the committee found that the Government and agencies have resolutely and seriously addressed pending documents. However, it said the Government should quickly issue documents to handle illegal documents detected during supervisions.

The committee also reviewed results of the second sitting of the NA and discussed preparations for the extraordinary and regular meetings of the 15th legislature in May 2022.

National Cultural Conference kicks off

The National Cultural Conference to implement the 13th National Party Congress’ Resolution opened on November 24 via videoconference.

This was the second National Cultural Conference since 1946, aiming to invigorate the national aspiration as the country enters a new period of rapid and sustainable development.

During the conference, participants reviewed the implementation of the Party’s orientations, policies, resolutions, directions and conclusions regarding cultural and art activities over the years, as well as the outcomes of the development of the Vietnamese culture and people after 35 years of the “Doi Moi” (Renewal) cause, while defining new orientations and tasks in the work for the 2021-2026 period and until 2045.

It provided a chance for cultural experts, intellectuals and artists to foster solidarity in thoughts and actions, while connecting cultural forces inside and outside the country to serve the nation, optimising the strength from the national great unity to successfully implement the Resolution of the 13th National Party Congress.

First container of canned clam meat exported to Europe

Harvesting commercial clams in Giao Thien commune, Giao Thuy district, Nam Dinh province. (Photo: VNA)

The first container of canned clam meat was exported to Europe on November 22 by Lenger Seafoods Vietnam Company Limited based in the northern province of Nam Dinh.

Clam products are exported to the European market is a good signal, confirming that Vietnam has controlled the farming area and source of raw materials while the production process has met requirements from a fastidious market such as Europe.

The first container of canned clam meat exported to Europe by Lenger Seafoods Vietnam Company Limited consisted of 200,000 boxes for a total order of 2 million boxes (10 containers). The next containers will continue to be produced and exported in 2022.

UNESCO to commemorate Vietnamese poets’ birth, death anniversaries

Vietnamese classical poets Ho Xuan Huong and Nguyen Dinh Chieu are among the World Cultural Celebrities whose birth and death anniversaries will be celebrated between 2022 and 2023.

The decision was made during the ongoing 41st General Conference of UNESCO in France’s Paris on November 23.

Vietnam’s nominations for the commemoration of Ho Xuan Huong’s 250th birth and 200th death anniversaries and Nguyen Dinh Chieu’s 200th death anniversary were approved together with 58 other nominations.

The approval of the nominations show that Vietnamese cultural values have been highly regarded by the international community. It also reflects the UNESCO’s effort to promote freedom and equality for all, particularly in education.

Vietnam becomes signatory to WIPO Copyright Treaty

Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai, Permanent Representative of Vietnam in Geneva hands over Vietnam’s signed treaty document to WIPO Director General Daren Tang (Photo: WIPO)

Vietnam's accession to the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)’s Copyright Treaty (WCT) not only meets the country's commitment in a number of new-generation free trade agreements of which it is a member, but also provides an effective legal foundation for the protection of copyrights on digital platforms, said Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai, Permanent Representative of Vietnam in Geneva.

Speaking at a recent ceremony to hand over Vietnam’s signed treaty document to WIPO Director General Daren Tang in the Swiss city, the ambassador said the WCT is particularly beneficial to the development of the software industry and digital platforms in Vietnam.

Accession to the treaty is of particular importance to Vietnam, as a stronger development of the creative and cultural industries will help Vietnam further fuel economic growth.

76 outstanding projects and solutions honoured in Vietnam Golden Book of Creativity

The Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee in coordination with the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Association organised a ceremony in Hanoi on November 25 to announce the Vietnam Golden Book of Creativity 2021.

From 151 highly applicable creative scientific and technological works introduced by ministries, branches and localities, the Organising Committee selected 76 outstanding projects and solutions to be honoured in the 2021 Vietnam Golden Book of Creativity.

The book aims to encourage individuals, agencies, organisations and enterprises to strongly engage in creative activities, scientific research, and technology development in all fields.

Vietnamese students win medals at Int’l Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics

Vietnamese students win medals at the Int’l Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics 2021. (Photo: VNA)

All five Vietnamese students participating in the International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) 2021, which concluded on November 21, won medals.

The Vietnamese team comprised five 12th graders from Hanoi-Amsterdam High School for the Gifted.

Tran Dinh Dung pocketed a gold medal. Meanwhile Nguyen Manh Duc and Nguyen Khanh Tam won silver medals, and Le Duc An and Dinh Tran Hai Chien were bronze medallists.

IOAA 2021 was held online, attracting students aged under 19 from over 60 countries around the world.

YouTube video features beauty of Vietnam’s nature, culture and people

A clip featuring the beauty of Vietnamese nature, culture and people was published on YouTube on November 23 as part of the “Live Fully in Vietnam” campaign, aimed at reviving Vietnam’s tourism industry.

The two-minute clip takes viewers through Vietnam’s famous destinations such as Ha Long Bay, Hoi An, Nha Trang and Phu Quoc to experience its nature, culture and people’s way of life.

The video is part of a campaign to promote Vietnam’s tourism on YouTube by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, in partnership with Vingroup and Google.

Powerlifter Le Van Cong bags world silver medal in Tbilisi

Powerlifter Le Van Cong bags world silver medal in Tbilisi

Vietnam’s top powerlifter Le Van Cong pocketed a silver medal at the ongoing 2021 World Para Powerlifting Championships in Tbilisi, Georgia on November 28, which is his second international-level medal in just three months.

37-year-old Cong competed in the men’s under-49kg category which featured 26 medal contenders, including reigning Paralympic champion Omar Qarada (Jordan).

The Vietnamese lifter was successful with his first two lifts, 165kg and 170kg, but failed to conquer the weight of 173kg on his third attempt, thus settling for second place overall. Meanwhile, Qarada pocketed the gold medal with a best lift of 174kg.

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