November 6-12: APEC Economic Leaders issue Da Nang Statement

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NDO - APEC leaders issue Da Nang Declaration, US President Donald Trump pays state visit to Vietnam are among the notable events that made the headlines over the past week.

APEC Economic Leaders’ Week kicks off in Da Nang

At the 25th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting (AELM-25).

The APEC Economic Leaders’ Week kicked off in Da Nang on November 6, the peak of a series of events which have been taking place throughout the year, under the theme “Creating New Dynamism, Fostering a Shared Future”.

During the week, leaders of the 21 APEC member economies and approximately 10,000 domestic and international delegates attended eight main events, with the focus being the APEC Summit on November 11.

Within the framework of the APEC Week, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and President Tran Dai Quang held bilateral meetings with a number of leaders from the APEC member countries.

APEC leaders issue Da Nang Declaration

The leaders of the 21 APEC member economies issued the Da Nang Declaration following the 25th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting chaired by Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang on November 11.

Under the Declaration, APEC leaders pledged to promote innovative growth, inclusion and sustainable employment; create new drivers for regional economic integration; strengthen the capacity and innovation of MSMEs; enhance food security and sustainable agriculture in response to climate change; and foster a shared future.

US President Donald Trump pays state visit to Vietnam

President Tran Dai Quang and President Donald Trump

President of the United States of America Donald Trump paid a state visit to Vietnam from November 11-12 at the invitation of Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, marking his first visit to Vietnam.

The US President met with Vietnamese General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, President Tran Dai Quang, and PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

The two sides issued a joint statement on Vietnam-US relations and witnessed the signing of a number of important economic cooperation deals, worth over US$12 billion in total.

Chinese General Secretary and President pays State visit to Vietnam

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and Chinese Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping at the welcome ceremony (Credit: VGP)

General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and State President Xi Jinping paid a State visit to Vietnam from November 12-13 at the invitation of Vietnam’s Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and President Tran Dai Quang.

The Chinese General Secretary met with Vietnam’s Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.

The leaders also witnessed the signing of 12 cooperation pacts and the exchange of seven other documents in Hanoi and attended an inaugural ceremony for the Vietnam-China Friendship Palace in Hanoi.

Chilean President pays State visit to Vietnam

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet Jeria arrived in Hanoi on the afternoon of November 8, beginning a two-day State visit to Vietnam at the invitation of President Tran Dai Quang.

The Chilean President met with Vietnamese General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, President Tran Dai Quang, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc and NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.

The two sides signed a joint statement and witnessed the signing of several bilateral cooperation agreements, including a MoU on cooperation in the field of children and adolescents; an agreement on income activities for the relatives of diplomats, employees of consulates, representative offices and international organisations; and a MoU on cooperation between the two countries’ academies of diplomacy.

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau pays official visit to Vietnam

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (right) and his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau at a press conference following their talks in Hanoi.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in Hanoi on November 8, beginning his two-day official visit to Vietnam at the invitation of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

During the visit, the Canadian PM held meetings with Vietnamese General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, President Tran Dai Quang, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc and NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.

Vietnam and Canada issued a joint statement on the establishment of a comprehensive partnership to enhance the bilateral relations towards a comprehensive, substantive, effective, and sustainable relationship.

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc leaves for 31st ASEAN Summit in Philippines

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc leaves for Manila, Philippines on November 12 to participate in the 31st ASEAN Summit and related summits from November 12-14, at the invitation of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.

The 31st ASEAN Summit is the most important event of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations that groups Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

As many as 55 documents are expected to be signed and adopted at the meetings. The Philippines will also issue nine declarations from the Chair of the Summits.

Countries provide assistance to Vietnam to recover from typhoon Damrey

The Governments of Russia, the US, and the Republic of Korea (RoK) announced emergency assistance to Vietnam to respond to the impacts of Typhoon Damrey and future disasters.

Russian President Vladimir Putin directed the provision of US$ 5 million in aid for Vietnam to overcome consequences of typhoon Damrey on November 7.

Meanwhile, the US announced over US$1 million in emergency assistance and longer-term disaster risk reduction support to Vietnam to respond to the impacts of typhoon Damrey and future disasters and the RoK Government provided US$1 million worth of humanitarian assistance to Vietnam to overcome damages caused by the typhoon.

Hanoian boxer wins historic Asian gold medal for Vietnam

Nguyen Thi Tam is the first Vietnamese boxer to claim an Asian-level title.

Hanoian boxer Nguyen Thi Tam fought to bring home a historic gold medal for Vietnam at the Asian Women’s Boxing Championships 2017, which concluded in Ho Chi Minh City on November 8.

Tam overcame strong opponents from Thailand, the Philippines and Mongolia in order to set up a final clash with Pang Choi Mi of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in the 51kg weight category.

Her fast and accurate counter-blows helped Tam to beat the DPRK competitor with a score of 3-2, thus becoming the first Vietnamese boxer to be crowned champion at an Asian-level tournament.