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President Ho Chi Minh and the Vietnam - India friendship

President Ho Chi Minh and the Vietnam - India friendship

(LLCT) - The friendship between Vietnam and India is rooted in similar plights of colonial rule, in the struggle for independence and freedom, and in many shared values and benefits in the building up and protection of the countries. The friendship in the modern era was founded by two outstanding leaders of our nations, President Ho Chi Minh and Prime Minister J. Nehru, beginning in the 1950s. Continuing that good relationship, succeeding generations of leaders of the both countries have consistently tried to cultivate, strengthen, and build a comprehensive strategic partnership in all fields, including economics, politics, diplomacy, security, defense, culture, and education.

Vietnam - Japan economic relations in the early years of the 21st century

Vietnam - Japan economic relations in the early years of the 21st century

(LLCT) - In the early years of the 21st century, the economic relationship between Vietnam and Japan has achieved important results in terms of trade, foreign direct investment (FDI), and official development assistance (ODA), helping creating employment and boosting Vietnam’s economic growth. However, this relationship is still modest compared to the potential of each party.

Therefore, the two countries should continue to concretize a "Bilateral strategic partnership for peace and prosperity in Asia" in the economic field: combining Vietnam's great potential of labor and natural resources with Japan's advantages in modern equipment, technology, and capital. We need to continue promoting cooperation, especially in high-tech, manufacturing, and supporting industries.

The U.S. - China relations and their impacts on Vietnam

The U.S. - China relations and their impacts on Vietnam

(LLCT) - Recently, the China - U.S. relations are a vivid and typical model of great power relations in the current period. It is where both countries cooperate and compete in all areas without causing a war or a great conflict and are ready to compromise to protect their national “core interests”. After a year in power, U.S. President Trump’s policy towards China is beginning to take shape. Understanding correctly the relations between these two great powers is vital to small countries, including Vietnam, to minimize risks and maximize benefits for their own in the regional and international arena.

Cultural diplomacy for the current development of India

Cultural diplomacy for the current development of India

(LLCT) - Cultural diplomacy has been utilized successfully by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for promoting national development and raising the status of India in the regional and international arena. Modi’s cultural foreign policy has the following characteristics: (1) India first; (2) Prioritizing the neighboring area in the near term; (3) Overcoming historical barriers; (4) Moving from being a rule-taker to a rule-maker; (5) Making use of and promoting the Indian diaspora; (6) Promoting cultural connectivity. Thanks to these policies, from formerly fumbling and stumbling around searching for a development path, India has become a global leader, a rule-maker, and an agenda-setter in the international arena.

Vietnam - Laos - Cambodia corporate relationship in the fields of politics-diplomacy and security-national defense

(LLCT) - Over the past years, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia have actively implemented their opened, diversified and multilateral foreign policies  while giving high priority to the comprehensive corporate relationship among the three countries. The outcomes achieved in the fields of politics-diplomacy and security-national defense over the past time are the efforts made by the three countries in seeking a model of connected development and cooperation. In order to bring cooperation and connection to a new level, it is necessary to consolidate and develop the traditional friendship and special solidarity as well as enhance the coordination among the three countries by implementing bilateral and multilateral cooperation programs.

APEC and Vietnam’s contribution

APEC and Vietnam’s contribution

(LLCT) - The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) was established in 1989 with the initial aim of establishing a “free trade” area. Currently, APEC has 21 member economies (Vietnam joined in 1998). Since its participation, Vietnam has displayed itself as an active, dynamic and responsible member economy in all joint activities. The successful hosting of APEC 2006 and 2017 is a vivid evidence to make a good impression of Vietnam with APEC member economies as well as Vietnam’s advancement and wisdom in international integration. 

The small country-big country relationship in the world nowadays

The small country-big country relationship in the world nowadays

(LLCT) - The world history shows that big countries and their interactions control and decide the development tendency of the world politics and shaping of the international order. For small countries, their relations with big countries and are always considered as important issues. Nowadays, the small country-big country relationship has become different in nature, condition and defined context. The article focuses on analysing: 1) criteria of identifying a big country in the current world; 2) the nature of the small country-big country relationship; 3) Vietnam’s experiences in behaving towards big countries.

Training programme for officers from Lao People’s Democratic Republic at Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics

Training programme for officers from Lao People’s Democratic Republic at Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics

(LLCT) - For the past few years, the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics - the most prestigious academy of the Vietnamese Communist Party - has always trained leaders and managers for the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. Considering this as a task of utmost importance, the Academy has achieved many noteworthy results in building and developing the high quality human resources for the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and in strengthening the good relationship between the two countries.

Vietnam - China relations in the new context

Vietnam - China relations in the new context

(LLCT) - In the new context, in spite of encountering multifaceted impacts, Vietnam - China relations are based on friendly cooperation with the motto “Friendly neighbourliness, comprehensive cooperation, long-lasting stability and looking forward to the future”. The two countries agree to be “good neighbours, good friends, good comrades and good partners”. In that spirit, in 2008, the two countries established a comprehensive strategic partnership. The two sides have established many exchange and cooperation mechanisms between the two Parties, States and National Assemblies and among Committees, Ministries, branches and socio-political organizations from the central to local level and synchronously deployed in many important areas.

External information and communication in protecting sovereignty over sea and islands

External information and communication in protecting sovereignty over sea and islands

(LLCT) - Based on the “tripod” - communication, political and diplomatic moves, and field struggle, the Vietnamese Party and State have proposed many policies to maintain water sovereignty over the past several years. 

Using international legal means to protect water sovereignty

Using international legal means to protect water sovereignty

(LLCT) - There are currently two primary disputes in the East Sea: the territorial disputes over the Paracel and Spratly islands, and the disputes related to the water boundaries and continental shelf. The latter conflict was prompted when multiple countries bordering the East Sea applied United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) principles to justify their own water boundaries and continental shelf.

Protection of sovereignty over sea and islands based on international laws

Protection of sovereignty over sea and islands based on international laws

(LLCT) - Vietnam has authentic and convincing historical evidence to confirm its ownership of the Hoang Sa and Truong Sa (Paracel and Spratly) archipelagos. It also has evidence of continuous and peaceful enforcement of the sovereignty according to international laws, specifically the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)(1).

How the East Sea issue has shaped the formation and development of ASEAN

How the East Sea issue has shaped the formation and development of ASEAN

(LLCT) - Located in a strategic position linking the Indian Ocean with the Pacific, the East Sea has become a vital sea route where almost all international sea routes interact. Throughout history, conflict has surrounded the East Sea. The area is becoming increasingly dangerous and complicated, especially due to China’s ambition, which exists not only in its declarations but also in its actions, such as increasing its national defence spending in the region, and transforming islands and reefs into military bases in Vietnam’s Spartly archipelago regardless the laws and world opinion.

Investment in youth: A strategic Choice and a significant asset for sustainable growth in Africa

Investment in youth: A strategic Choice and a significant asset for sustainable growth in Africa

(LLCT) - Over the last few years, the concept of “Demographic Dividend” has gained strong momentum among African nations and African politicians and decision makers as an important means for boosting and accelerating economic and social development. Africa’s youth represents its significant asset for sustainable growth if properly harnessed. The time to harness the demographic dividend and start investing in human resource, particularly youth is now.

 

Water insecurity in the Mekong River and its consequences for the region

Water insecurity in the Mekong River and its consequences for the region

(LLCT) - Mekong is one of the ten largest rivers in the world. It flows through six nations and its biodiversity ranks second in the world in terms of scale. At present, scores of hydroelectric dam projects on the main stem of the River and its tributaries, coupled with the impact of climate change, are posing a serious threat to water security. 

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