The Prime Minister has approved a national foreign news broadcasting plan by 2020, to expand coverage throughout the globe. Under the plan, a national foreign news radio service will be formed with a total 20 hours per day and a national foreign news TV channel, VTV-World, will be gradually introduced broadcasting for a minimum of 8 hours a day. By 2015, the country hopes to provide satellite coverage to North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Oceania . By 2020, the country will ensure global satellite coverage of all foreign news broadcasting programmes. The national foreign news radio and television channels are scheduled to be on air 24 hours a day. Foreign news radio and TV programmes that serve the public interest will be prioritised by the State for investment. They include programmes produced by Radio the Voice of Vietnam’s VOV5, Vietnam Television’s VTV4, VTC10 from VTC Digital Television and Vnews from the Vietnam News Agency. The plan also includes guidelines … [Read more...] about National foreign news TV channel to be established
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Foreign policy was eclipsed by voter concerns over the US economy on the 2012 campaign trail, but US President Barack Obama's re-election has raised the question of what will be America's overseas focus in a second term. A remote village in western Kenya rejoiced when US President Barack Obama’s re-election was announced, schoolchildren in Indonesia screamed with delight, TV anchors across the world relayed the news in a babble of languages, and Twitter broke all records with 31 million election-related tweets bouncing between continents on Election Night – or morning, in most places. The idea of a US president as “the leader of the free world” may elicit scoffs in some corners of the globe. But many non-US citizens have sighed over their inability to have a say in a position that could well have a direct impact on their daily lives. Yet, on the long, cantankerous 2012 US presidential campaign trail, remarkably little was said about foreign policy. The last of … [Read more...] about Four more years: what’s on Obama’s foreign agenda?
(VOVworld) – A meeting of foreign ministers from major industrialized nations opened on Tuesday in Lübeck, Germany, in preparation for the G7 Summit to take place in Bayern, Germany, in June. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said the participants, including EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, will discuss restoring peace in Ukraine and Iran and G7’s relationship with Russia. Mr. Steinmeier said that whether Russia can join the G7 group or not will depend on putting an end to the Ukraine crisis. The German Foreign Minister stressed Russia’s role in resolving conflicts in Syria and Iran. He said G7 does not want to isolate Russia long term, because Russia’s participation in G7 would help to restore international issues. … [Read more...] about G7 foreign ministers meeting opens
Berlin (VNA) – German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier is on a three-day visit to Vietnam from October 30, aiming at strengthening stratic partnership between the two countries. The Foreign Minister has granted an exclusive interview to Vietnam News Agency correspondents in Berlin ahead of his visit to Vietnam. Following the full text of the interview.“Reporter: Foreign Minister, how would you describe relations between our two countries today, 41 years after the establishment of diplomatic relations and, in particular, five years after the start of the strategic partnership?Steinmeier: We do not only enjoy excellent political and economic relations with Vietnam – we are also united by a profound and sincere friendship. One reason that Germany and Vietnam are so close is because a large number of Vietnamese people live or have lived in Germany. At the same time, more and more Germans are interested in visiting Vietnam and getting to know this beautiful … [Read more...] about German Foreign Minister speaks of bilateral ties with Vietnam
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on January 30 organised a meeting with Hanoi-based foreign correspondents and press attachés of foreign diplomatic representative agencies in Vietnam on the occasion of the Lunar New Year Festival 2013. At the event, MoFA Deputy Minister Nguyen Phuong Nga thanked foreign press and representative agencies in Vietnam for their effective cooperation over the past year. “Your news, articles and reports have conveyed to the international community a more truthful and comprehensive picture of Vietnam, its domestic and foreign policies as well as the achievements the country has made over the past time and difficulties it will overcome in the future,” she said. She expressed her wish that in the time to come, foreign press and representative agencies in Vietnam will continue to serve as a bridge between Vietnam and the world, providing the international community with comprehensive, accurate and objective information on Vietnam. … [Read more...] about New Year greetings to foreign community in Vietnam