Key Developments from Vietnam News Agency’s Afternoon Briefing on November 20

Hanoi, Vietnam – The Vietnam News Agency provided a comprehensive afternoon briefing on November 20, highlighting a range of significant national and international developments.

According to Vietnam News Agency, the National Assembly deputies engaged in discussions on the results of the supervision of voters’ petitions sent to the 15th National Assembly’s fifth plenary session. Chairman of the NA Ombudsman Commission Duong Thanh Binh had earlier presented a report on these outcomes during the opening of the sixth session.

Vietnam affirmed its support and commitment to enhancing cooperation with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in implementing the Global Compact for Migration (GCM). Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai, Head of the Permanent Mission of Vietnam to the United Nations, World Trade Organisation, and other international organizations in Geneva, highlighted the country’s multi-sectoral approach in addressing migration challenges during a working session with IOM General Director Amy Pope.

The Vietnam-Cuba relationship was another focal point, with First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee and President of Cuba Miguel Díaz-Canel foreseeing further growth in bilateral ties. He praised the enduring friendship and effective cooperation between the two nations in a meeting with outgoing Vietnamese Ambassador Le Thanh Tung in Havana.

The briefing also covered the promising future of Canada-Vietnam relations, particularly in trade, under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Ghislain Robichaud, Regional Director for Quebec and Nunavut under Global Affairs Canada, emphasized Vietnam’s significance in Canada’s Indo-Pacific Strategy at a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic relations in Montreal.

Domestically, Professor Dr. Bui Quang Tuan, Director of the Vietnam Institute of Economics, underscored the importance of fostering the domestic market to stimulate economic growth amidst global market challenges.

Ho Chi Minh City’s achievement in topping the first-ever Vietnam Provincial Logistics Competitiveness Index (LCI) 2022 was also reported. The Vietnam Logistics Association (VLA), in collaboration with the Vietnam Logistics Research and Development Institute and consulting service provider Dream Incubator, conducted a survey across 26 cities and provinces to compile the report.

Lastly, the briefing highlighted a significant sporting achievement. Dang Tran Phuong Nhi won Vietnam’s first gold medal in the women’s nangun taolu (performance) event at the HYX 16th World Wushu Championships in Texas, USA, scoring 9,760 points and outperforming competitors from China’s Hong Kong and Malaysia.