Vietnam position on the work of UN Security Council

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Oct. 18 (VNA) -- Ambassador Nguyen Thanh Chau, permanent representative of Viet Nam to the United Nations, addressed the 55th session of the UN General Assembly on Oct. 17, discussing the "Report of the Security Council".

The ambassador underlined the positive developments in the work of the council in the period from 16th June 1999 to 15th June 2000. He said:

Joint Vietnam - Algeria communique




Ha Noi, Oct. 17 (VNA) -- Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika paid an official visit to Viet Nam from Oct. 15-18 at the invitation of President Tran Duc Luong.
A communique has been released about the visit. Main excerpts are as follows:

"President Abdelaziz Bouteflika held talks with President Tran Duc Luong and had working sessions with General Secretary Le Kha Phieu of the Communist Party of Viet Nam, met with Prime Minister Phan Van Khai, Vice State President Nguyen Thi Binh and General Vo Nguyen Giap.

International fair to open in Hanoi on Oct. 19



An international industrial trade fair will be opened on October 19.

The fair attracts 300 businesses of 12 ministries and branches and 30 provinces together with nearly 100 companies from 14 countries and territories in the region including the Czech Republic, China, Taiwan, India, Japan, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, Italy, Russia and Ukraine.

Vietnam and Algerian Presidents discuss ways to boost relations




Ha Noi, Oct. 15 (VNA) -- President Tran Duc Luong and visiting Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika discussed measures to bring the traditional friendship and multi-faceted cooperation between the two countries to a new plane of development.

The two Presidents were holding talks in Ha Noi this afternoon, Oct. 15, right after President Bouteflika arrived in the city for a four-day official visit to Viet Nam.

Vietnam strives for Drug-free ASEAN


VIET NAM STRIVES FOR DRUG-FREE ASEAN


Oct. 14 (VNA) -- Viet Nam, a member of SEAN and current President of ASEAN, would do its best to make positive contributions to together with other ASEAN member countries obtain the goal of a drug-free ASEAN in 2015.

So said Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Pham Gia Khiem at the International Congress entitled "In Pursuit of Drug Free ASEAN 2015" in Bangkok, Thailand, from Oct. 11-13.

Cooperation with world community for child care and protection


Oct. 13 (VNA) -- Viet Nam gives high priority to child care and protection, affirmed a Vietnamese representative to the United Nations at the UN's Third Committee discussion on promoting and protecting the rights of children in New York.

The Vietnamese representative spoke of the Vietnamese Government's efforts to implement a policy for socio-economic development and political stability, which gives high priority to child care and protection.

Measures to restore agricultural production in Mecong delta


The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on October 13 organised a meeting in Ho Chi Minh City to discuss measures to restore agricultural production after floods in the Mekong delta provinces.

Representatives of the Ministry of Planning and Investment; the Finance Ministry; the Government Office; relevant agencies, institutes, companies and the Departments of Agriculture and Rural development of flood hit provinces in the Mekong delta participated in the meeting.

Communication coooperation among ASEAN members


The VIth conference of ASEAN Ministers Responsible for Information (AMRI-VI) was held in Hanoi from October 9-13, issued the statement on communication cooperation:

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MFA Spokesperson on Middle East violence


Ha Noi, Oct. 13 (VNA) -- The spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry reaffirmed Viet Nam's support for the Palestinian people's just struggle for an independent State of Palestine and a peaceful solution to the Palestine question.

In response to a question raised by an AFP correspondent about the increasing violence in the Middle East, the spokesperson said:

"Viet Nam was deeply worried about the escalation of violence in the Middle East.

Vietnam hosts ASEAN Senior Official Meeting


Ha Noi, Oct. 13 (VNA) -- Viet Nam hosted the ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting (ASEAN-SOM) at deputy-ministerial level in Ha Noi on Oct. 12 and 13, the first meeting in its capacity as President of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Standing Committee. The meeting was chaired by Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Tam Chien.

The meeting discussed measures to implement agreements reached at the 33rd Meeting of ASEAN Foreign Ministers in Bangkok in July 2000 and the annual meeting of ASEAN Foreign Ministers in New York in September this year.

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