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Vietnamese enterprises must strive hard to tap Middle East market's potential: experts

Investment and trade cooperation between Vietnam and Middle Eastern countries have achieved many encouraging achievements. 

Vietnam supports all initiatives, efforts helping with Middle East Peace Process: ambassador

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) held a videoconference on March 25 to look into the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian issue.

Vietnam backs two-state solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, head of the Vietnamese Permanent Mission to the United Nations, has affirmed Vietnam’s consistent stance of supporting efforts to achieve a fair, comprehensive and long-term solution to the Palestinian issue,

Vietnam welcomes all efforts to re-start Middle East peace process

Vietnam closely follows the situation in the Middle East and welcomes all efforts to re-start the Middle East peace process, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang said on January 31.

Why skillset matters in Industry 4.0

Vietnam is entering a new development decade amid global changes, with disruptive Industry 4.0 technologies widely influencing society and economic development, which requires growing demand in qualified human resources. 

Flights from nCoV-affected areas to Vietnam suspended

The Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAV) has asked airlines to proactively adjust their flight schedules and suspended all flights from coronavirus-affected areas to Vietnam.

Over 650,000 Vietnamese labourers working abroad

About 650,000 Vietnamese are working in more than 40 countries and territories worldwide, according to statistics of the Department of Overseas Labour under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA).

Vietnam suspends sending workers to Middle East

The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) on January 8 ordered agencies and localities to halt sending workers to the Middle East in the face of current tensions in the region.

Agencies to ensure safety for Vietnamese in Middle East: spokeswoman

Given recent tensions in the Middle East, Vietnam’s representative agencies in the region and domestic relevant parties are ready to take citizen protection measures when necessary, said Spokeswoman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang.

Migrant crisis: EU to boost aid to agencies

 European Union leaders have pledged another €1bn to help UN agencies support Syrian refugees in the Middle East, as part of renewed efforts to tackle the EU's migrant crisis.

South Korea has first two Mers deaths

 Two people have died of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) in South Korea, becoming the country's first fatalities from the disease.

Vietnam enjoys surge in international arrivals

 VietNamNet Bridge – More than 7.2 million foreign visitors arrived in Viet Nam in the first 11 months of this year, surging 5.4 per cent year-on-year, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).

Trung Nguyen coffee to debut in the Middle East

 Trung Nguyen café pubs and coffee products will soon appear in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates, as a result of an agreement between the Trung Nguyen Coffee Group and Global Hotels Management LLC.

Vietnam calls for immediate ceasefire in Gaza Strip

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam has urged concerned parties to the conflict in the Gaza Strip to immediately cease fire and refrain from violence against civilians and resume peace negotiations.


 Vietnam to benefits from ADB’s new fund on low-carbon technologies; Ministry: Ask-and-give practice still exists in realty market; HNX raises VND586 trillion from G-bond sales; Shipbuilders get new look on path to equitisation;

Brunei gov't warns of MERS-CoV risk

 Brunei Ministry of Health warned against the local Middle-East-bounded travelers to take extra precaution against the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) on Thursday.

John Kerry to visit Vietnam this week

 VietNamNet Bridge – US Secretary of State John Kerry will drop in Vietnam during his fourth Asian tour from December 11-18, State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki announced.

Obama starts to build support for Syria strike

 The White House battled Monday for congressional authorization to bomb Syria, as two top Republicans warned that a "no" vote after President Barack Obama had threatened action would be catastrophic.

New coronavirus outbreak causes uneasiness: experts respond

 A new coronavirus, related to SARS, has been identified as the cause of an increasing number of illnesses and deaths in several countries in the Middle East and Europe.