WB: Annual losses caused by natural disasters in VN hit US$11 bln 15:52 | 24/10/2020

VGP – Annual losses to people’s well-being from natural disasters are estimated at around US$11 billion in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms, according to the World Bank (WB)’s report on Viet Nam’s coastal development between opportunity and disaster risk.

U.S. Secretary of State extends condolences over flooding in Central VN 14:07 | 24/10/2020

VGP – The Government of the U.S. expresses its deepest condolences to the Government and people of Viet Nam as they mourn those who perished due to significant flooding in the central region of Viet Nam as a result of Tropical Storm Linfa, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement released Friday.

VN to send three more officers to UN peace keeping operations in Africa 17:14 | 22/10/2020

VGP – Viet Nam will send three more military officers to join the United Nations peacekeeping missions in the Central African Republic and South Sudan.

The ASEAN Post: VN- ASEAN’s New De Facto Leader? 13:26 | 21/10/2020

VGP – Viet Nam has been making great strides in projecting itself as an effective leader, particularly with its proactive governance in handling the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change policy, and for its political stability. 

ASEAN, Japan enjoy “heart-to-heart relationship”, says PM Suga 13:01 | 20/10/2020

VGP – Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide has concluded his three-day official visit to Viet Nam from October 18-20.

Lowy Institute: VN continues to see uptick in power index 15:36 | 19/10/2020

VGP – Viet Nam’s overall power ranking in 2020 continued to see uptick in the second consecutive year, picking one notch in Asia-Pacific on power index, according to Australia-based think tank Lowy Institute.

VN boosts tourism images in CNN 15:25 | 19/10/2020

VGP – The 30-second video “Why not Viet Nam” will be broadcast on the U.S. Cable News Network (CNN) Asia within six weeks in a bid to introduce Viet Nam as a safe, new and exciting place to have an adventure in 2021.

More than 1,900 Vietnamese nationals repatriated over last week 10:36 | 19/10/2020

VGP - A total number of 1,930 Vietnamese citizens were brought home from Singapore, Japan, Myanmar, Australia, Russia and Norway from October 12-18, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Heavy flood in Cambodia: Vietnamese PM extends sympathy 08:25 | 19/10/2020

VGP - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on October 18 extended sympathy to his Cambodian counterpart Samdech Techo Hun Sen over heavy human and property losses caused by serious floods in 19 out of 25 localities in Cambodia. 

U.S. announces assistance to help VN respond to Tropical Storm Linfa 11:59 | 17/10/2020

VGP - U.S. Ambassador to Viet Nam Daniel J. Kritenbrink on October 17 announced an initial US$100,000 in disaster relief funds for Viet Nam to address the immediate humanitarian needs of vulnerable communities in areas most affected by Tropical Storm Linfa.