Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung has stated that ASEAN needs to maintain solidarity in order to build a resilient and innovative association, which is the theme for this year under the chairmanship of Singapore.
Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung
He told the group’s Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) Retreat
on January 12 that ASEAN should bring into play its key role in resolving
regional issues and improve the capacity of dealing with challenges.
In addition, ASEAN member countries should gear up to take advantage of
technology and promote innovative development as a way to build an innovative
Concerning rapid changes in the international and regional situation, Deputy
Minister Dung asked the group to keep close consultation and maintain a
framework for all partners to continue engaging in and contributing to peace,
stability and development.
The first SOM Retreat meeting in 2018 was devoted to discussing priorities
for 2018 and preparations for ASEAN’s major activities in the time ahead.
The member countries continued to emphasise the role of peace and cooperation
in dealing with major challenges such as terrorism and climate change, and
agreed to make use of opportunities afforded by technological advances for
The meeting also looked into preparations for the summit commemorating
ASEAN-India relations, the ASEAN-Australia special summit and the 15th
anniversary of the ASEAN-China strategic partnership and the ASEAN-China Year
of Innovation in 2018.
Politburo member Vo Van Thuong was sworn in as State President of Vietnam during the fourth extraordinary session of the 15th National Assembly held in Hanoi on March 2.
(HBO) – Within the framework of his working visit to Hoa Binh province, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh had a meeting with top leaders of the locality. Attending the working session were Minister of Finance Ho Duc Phoc, Secretary of Hoa Binh provincial Party Committee Nguyen Phi Long, Permanent Vice Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of the People’s Council Bui Duc Hinh, and Vice Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of the People’s Committee Bui Van Khanh, among others.
(HBO) – Politburo member and Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on February 25 paid a working visit to Hoa Binh. His delegation was joined by member of the Party Central Committee and Finance Minister Ho Duc Phoc and leaders of other ministries and agencies. Welcoming the delegation in Hoa Binh were Nguyen Phi Long, alternate member of the Party Central Committee and Secretary of the provincial Party Committee; Bui Duc Hinh, Standing Deputy Secretary of the provincial Party Committee and Chairman of the provincial People's Council; and Bui Van Khanh, Deputy Secretary of the provincial Party Committee and Chairman of the provincial People's Committee; among others.
(HBO) – Bui Duc Hinh, Permanent Deputy Secretary of the Hoa Binh Party Committee and Chairman of the provincial People’s Council on February 23 chaired a meeting of the committee for February, during which participants gave ideas on the implementation of many projects in the locality. Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, and leaders of some departments and agencies.
(HBO) – Vice Secretary of the Hoa Binh provincial Party Committee and Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Bui Van Khanh held a meeting with Resmy Rioux, Director General of the French Development Agency (AFD) and Chairman of the International Development Finance Club and Finance-in-Common Summit, on February 18. Attending the event was Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Quach Tam Liem and leaders of several departments and agencies.
(HBO) – Over the past years, Mai Chau district’s Party organisation has paid attention to Party membership development. Last year, it established the first Party cell in a non-State business, marking the locality’s efforts in this regard.