ADB pledges US$1 billion loan for VN

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will continue to give strong support to Viet Nam through loans of about US$1 billion each year, right after it finalizes the drafting of a new Country Partnership Strategy for Viet Nam in the 2016-2020 period, said ADB President Takehiko Nakao.

NA chairwoman welcomes WB leader

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan asked for the World Bank’s support in policy consultation and called for further funding, which will help stabilise Vietnam’s macro-economy while addressing the country’s challenges.

Vietnam appreciates US Senate’s vote to end catfish inspection

Vietnam highly appreciates the US Senate’s approval of a draft resolution that would repeal the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) catfish inspection programme, said Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Le Hai Binh on May 31.

President urges WB to promote its coordination role

President Tran Dai Quang has called on the World Bank (WB) to carry forward its coordination role and mobilise more financial support to help Vietnam deal with challenges hindering its integration and socio-economic development, especially those in climate change response, renewable energy development, health care and education.

PM urges firms to strive for $10 bln in VN-Russia trade by 2020

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc asked Vietnamese and Russian firms to raise two-way trade to 10 billion USD by 2020 during a business forum in Moscow on May 18.

Vietnam will create a free trade area with 55 partners

A large free trade area will be open between Vietnam and its 55 partners, including all G7 members and 15 members of the G20 group from now until 2020, said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

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