During the official visit
to Spain from 23 - 25 May 2017, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham
Binh Minh and Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis agreed to raise the two-way trade
turnover to 5 billion Euro by 2020.
- On 22 May 2017, Prime Minister Nguyen
Xuan Phuc said Viet Nam strived to achieve the GDP growth rate of 6.7% in 2017.
- According to
the Ministry of Planning and Investment, total foreign direct investment (FDI) poured
into Viet Nam reached 12.13 billion USD in the first five months of this year, up
0.4 per cent against the same period last year. During the period, 939 projects
with registered capital of 5.59 billion USD were newly registered. Additional
capital for 437 existing projects stood at 4.75 billion USD, up 83%
year-on-year; foreign investors also contributed capital or bought stake with
total value of 1.79 billion USD, up 116.2% year-on-year.
- According to the General Department
of Viet Nam Customs, as of 15 May 2017, fruit and vegetable exports of Viet Nam
earned an estimated 1.2 billion USD, up 40% from the same period last year. The
export turover shows that fruit and vegetable exports of Viet Nam can reach its
target of 3 billion in 2017.
- According to MOU on rice trading
between Viet Nam and Bangladesh signed 23 May 2017, Viet Nam will sell up to 1
million tons of rice to Bangladesh each year.
International exhibition on milk and dairy products of Viet Nam – Viet Nam
Dairy 2017 - will be held in Ha Noi from 31 May – 1 June 2017.
- According to Forbes magazine, 4
Vietnamese companies in the list top 2.000 biggest companies in the world are:
Viet Nam Industrial and Commercial bank (Vietinbank) ranks 1.633; Bank for
Investment and Development of Viet Nam (BIDV) ranks 1682; Viet Nam Commercial
bank (Vietcombank) ranks 1.656 and Viet Nam Milk Company (Vinamilk) ranks
II/ Culture – Sport –
- Bai Tu Long National Park, Quang Ninh
province, has been recognised as the 38th ASEAN Heritage Park under 6 criterias
including ecological integrity, symbolism, natural features, high conservation
value, management and preservation plan, and legality. The 5 other parks of
Viet Nam won the same title are: Ba Be (Bac Kan province), Hoang Lien (Lao Cai
and Lai Chau provinces), Kon Ka Kinh (Gia Lai province), Chu Mom Ray (Kon Tum
province) and U Minh Thuong (Kien Giang province).
- Viet Nam won 01 third prize and 04
fourth prizes at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2017 (Intel
ISEF), held in California, US on 20 May 2017.
- Vietnamese gymnast Le Thanh Tung won the
men’s gold medal at the vault event of the Asian Artistic Gymnastics
Championships 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand. Vietnamese women volleyball team won
bronze medal at the Asian Women's U23 Volleyball Championship which was held in
Thailand from 13 -21 May 2017.
- Vietnamese athletics team won 06 medals including 01 gold medals and 05
silver medals at the Asian Youth Athletics Championship which was held in
Thailand from 20 – 23 May 2017.
- International Master Vo Thi Kim
Phung of Viet Nam won gold medal in the women’s standard chess category of the Asian Continental Chess Championship,
which was held in China on 20 May 2017./.