Press digest – February 13

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PM holds phone talk with Japanese counterpart

PM Nguyen Tan Dung on February 13 held a phone talk with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe.

The two PMs lauded the developments in the two nations’ relationship in 2014, especially the establishment of the Extensive Strategic Partnership for Peace and Prosperity in Asia.

They affirmed to closely work to promote the relations more effectively for the sake of both, contributing to peace, stability, cooperation and development in the Asia-Pacific and the world.

Japan will enhance economic, trade and investment cooperation with Viet Nam, asserted PM Shinzo Abe, adding that Japan will continue its Official Development Assistance provision for Viet Nam in socio-economic development, infrastructure upgrade and response to environmental issues and climate change.

Deputy PM, US Secretary of State talk bilateral ties over phone

Deputy PM, FM Pham Binh Minh and US Secretary of State John Kerry discussed bilateral ties over the phone.

Both sides reflected the progression of bilateral relationship since the establishment of the comprehensive partnership, saying that 2015 is a significant year with a series of activities in honor of the 20th founding anniversary of Viet Nam – US diplomatic ties.

Kerry extended New Year greetings to the government and people of Viet Nam and reiterated the US administration’s invitation to Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong to visit the US in 2015.

Vietnamese, Chinese officials hold phone talks on enhancing ties

Deputy PM, FM Pham Binh Minh talked to Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi on the phone on measures to enhance bilateral ties in 2015, the year marking the 65th anniversary of Viet Nam-China diplomatic ties.

They agreed to work closely to prepare for visits and contacts between high-ranking officials of the two Parties and countries, including the China visit by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong.

They concurred that the two countries will increase people-to-people friendship exchanges, control and maintain stability at sea, and sustain a stable, healthy development of their bilateral relationship.

WGC: VN-world’s seventh largest gold consumer

The World Gold Council (WGC) ranked Viet Nam as the world’s seventh largest gold consumer last year, with 69.1 tons worth US$2.817 billion, a year-on-year decrease of 29% in volume and 36% in value.

Of the total, gold jewellery accounted for 12.7 tons worth US$519 million, up 4% in volume but down 8% in value compared to 2013. Meanwhile, the consumption of gold bars and coins reached 56.4 tons worth US$2.298 billion, down 33% in volume and 40% in value against 2013.

VN’s shipment to Hong Kong jumps 26%

Viet Nam’s exports to China’s Hong Kong saw a significant yearly increase of some 26.7% to top US$5.2 billion in 2014, Vietnamese Consul General in Hong Kong and Macau Hoang Chi Trung said.

The Chinese special administrative region invested more than US$3 billion in 99 new projects in Viet Nam in 2014, ranking second among 60 countries and territories directly investing here.

Big chance for shrimps exports to RoK

The RoK is listed among the five largest shrimps importers of Viet Nam after the US, Japan, EU and China.

Viet Nam earned US$317.8 million from exporting shrimps to the RoK in 2014, up 41.3% compared to the previous year.

Viet Nam exceeded China to become the largest provider of shrimps for the RoK in 2014.

Harmon Group to anchor mega project in HCM City

British Hong Kong based-Hamon Investment Group and Son Kim Land Corp have signed a joint venture deal to construct a US$100 million luxury residential real estate project to be located in District 2 of HCM City.

The high-end project – Gateway Thao Dien – includes a total of 546 condominiums and apartments along with a hotel that will be managed in accordance with international ‘five-star’ standards by Hamon Investment Group.

By Thuy Dung

Đăng ký: VietNam News