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Ba Ria Vung Tau outstanding external bulletin
Aug 01 2017

In recent years, Ba Ria - Vung Tau Department of Foreign Affairs continuously strengthens theirs foreign affairs activities. It shows through provincial leader's external meeting, international cooperation, and cultural exchange.... There is some brief news about Ba Ria - Vung Tau Provincial People's Committee's activities last few months.

“Meet the USA 2017” Conference
On the morning of June 7th, 2017, at the InterContinental Saigon Hotel, Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee, U.S. Consulate General and American Chamber of Commerce in in Ho Chi Minh City held a “Meet the USA 2017” Conference. Attending the conference, there were H.E. Mr. Nguyen Thien Nhan, Member of Politburo, Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee; H.E Mr. Ha Kim Ngoc, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs; H.E. Mr. Ted Osius, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam; Ms. Mary Tarnowka, Consul General of the United States to Ho Chi Minh City, together with 450 delegates from central ministries and sectors as well as localities; diplomatic corps and U.S economic, trade, educational and business organizations. Ba Ria - Vung Tau province included leaders of Department of Foreign Affairs and Department of Planning and Investment attending this conference


H.E. Mr. Ted Osius, Ambassador to Vietnam, addressed the conference.

In the opening remarks, Deputy Minister Ha Kim Ngoc announced the results of the official visit to the USA by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc have contributed to the comprehensive partnership between the two countries. He emphasized that Vietnam appreciated the relations between the two countries and considered the conference as an opportunity for enterprises of the two countries to explore cooperation on many fields in the coming time.

Delegates discussed solutions and prospects for economic, trade and investment cooperation between Vietnam and U.S. partners in the period of 2017-2020 in the fields of information technology, energy, waste management, high-tech agriculture, health and education.

In the framework of the conference, delegation of Ba Ria - Vung Tau met and discussed with U.S. and Thai businesses on business simulation and start-up, the use of solar energy, etc.


The Japanese Consul General to Ho Chi Minh City pays a courtesy visit to leaders of Ba Ria - Vung Tau province.
On the morning of May 22th, 2017, H.E. Mr. Nguyen Hong Linh, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee received Mr. Kawaue Junichi, Japanese Consul General to Ho Chi Minh City. Attending the meeting, there were Mr. Nguyen Thanh Long, Vice Chairman of Provincial People’s Committee and leaders of the Provincial Party Committee Office, Department of Foreign Affairs and Department of Planning and Investment.

A group photo between provincial leaders and Mr. Kawaue Junichi (3th,left),  Japanese Consul General to HCMC

At the meeting, H.E. Mr. Nguyen Hong Linh introduced about the provincial potential and strengths such as oil and gas, industry, seaport, logistics, tourism and agriculture. He said that the province prioritizes sustainable economic development, in which the province pays attention to developing high-tech agriculture and increasing farmers’ incomes. Currently, there are 26 Japanese investment projects with a total capital of $2.3 billion USD and the province is continuously inviting Japanese investors to invest in Phu My 3 Industrial Zone. Over years, many Japanese organizations have assisted the province in dispatching Japanese volunteers to teach Japanese language and do social work in the province.

In response, Mr. Kawaur Junichi expressed is pleasure at the fruitful changes in the cooperative relations between Japan and Vietnam, especially after the working visit of Prime Minister Abe and the Emperor along with his wife to Vietnam. He appreciated Ba Ria - Vung Tau is not only one of the provinces in the South of Vietnam that actively cooperates with Japanese localities such as Kawasaki and Izumiotsu but also the locality that has transparent policies and viewpoints to actively innovate the investment environment for foreign investors. The Japanese Consul General confirmed that he will promote his role as an active bridge between Japanese Consulate General and enterprises. 


Delegation of Padang city (Indonesia) pays a courtesy visit to leaders of Ba Ria – Vung Tau province

Form 25th to 18th May 2017, delegation of Padang city, Indonesia led by Mr. Mahyeldi Ansharullah, Mayor of the city visited Ba Ria – Vung Tau province. In the framework of the visit, the delegation paid a courtesy visit to leaders of  Ba Ria - Vung Tau province on the morning of May 16th, 2017. H.E. Mr. Nguyen Hong Linh, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee of the Provincial People’s Committee attended the meeting.


The signing ceremony of action plan between Ba Ria - Vung Tau People's Committee and the Government of Padang city (Indonesia)

 At the meeting, H.E.Mr. Nguyen Hong Linh appreciated the good cooperation between Padang city, Indonesia and Ba Ria - Vung Tau province in recent years. He also affirmed that the Mayor’s visit will strengthen relations between Ba Ria - Vung Tau Province and Padang city.

In response, Mr. Mayeldi Ansharullah thanked for a warm welcome from leaders of Ba Ria - Vung Tau province. He dound that Ba Ria - Vung Tau province and Padang city have many similarities that are very favorable for cooperation in many fields, especially tourism. He hoped to continue receiving support from provincial leaders so that relations between Padang city and Ba Ria - Vung Tau province will be maintained and developed.


Source: Ba Ria - Vung Tau Department of Foreign Affairs.