50 Years of Strengthened Relations: Vietnam and Bangladesh

Vietnam has experienced a flurry of newsworthy stories over the past few days, from its strong ties with Bangladesh to its ranking as one of the world's most visited countries to President Joe Biden's recognition of Vietnam-US relations in his address at the UN General Assembly. To top it all off, Westlife has announced its return to Vietnam for its Wild Dreams tour.

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Vietnam News Today (Sep. 21) notable headlines

  • Vietnam, Bangladesh enjoy strong ties over 50 years
  • Vietnam among world’s top 20 most visited countries
  • President Joe Biden highlights Vietnam-US relations at UN General Assembly
  • Westlife set for Vietnam return on Wild Dreams tour
  • Vietnam ready to strengthen international cooperation on aviation security
  • PM suggests Vietnam, US create cooperation breakthroughs
  • HCM City looks for new technologies toward smart transport system
  • Vietnam – Japan ties live up to extensive strategic partnership: ambassador
  • EC pledges support for Vietnam in developing sustainable fisheries

A Vietnam-Bangladesh political consultation in Dhaka (Photo: MoF)

Vietnam, Bangladesh enjoy strong ties over 50 years

Since Vietnam and Bangladesh established diplomatic relations on February 2, 1973, the two countries have enjoyed a close relationship and strong political trust. This has laid a solid foundation for them to promote partnership across all fields.

Over the past 50 years, both countries have supported each other in national construction, defense, and economic development. They have also maintained regular high-level visits and meetings to strengthen their cooperation.

The two countries have agreed to work closely on building a long-term vision for bilateral relations, increasing visits at all levels, and strengthening existing cooperation mechanisms. They are also considering the resumption and upgrading of the Joint Committee on economic, culture, science and technology cooperation in the future.

In addition, Vietnam and Bangladesh have concurred to strengthen cooperation in defense-security, economy, trade, investment, education, agriculture, fisheries, breeding, culture, and tourism. They are also keen on signing new cooperation agreements in various areas.

Economically, Bangladesh is currently one of Vietnam’s leading trade partners in South Asia. The two-way trade between the two countries has been steadily increasing over the years.

International tourists visit Saigon Central Post Office in Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam among world’s top 20 most visited countries

According to travel analytics firm ForwardKeys, Vietnam is ranked 19th among the top 20 most visited countries in the world by share of scheduled flight bookings.

Despite the impact of the pandemic, the number of international tourists heading to Vietnam has been steadily recovering.

During the July – August period, the Vietnamese tourism industry witnessed a significant recovery with about 2.25 million foreign visitors.

At the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly. (Photo: VNA)

President Joe Biden highlights Vietnam-US relations at UN General Assembly

In his speech at the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly, US President Joe Biden emphasized the relations between Vietnam and the US.

He recognized the progress made in the bilateral relationship and the mutual commitment to the highest level of countries partnership.

Westlife Vietnam.

Westlife set for Vietnam return on Wild Dreams tour

Irish pop group Westlife has announced that they will be performing in Ho Chi Minh City on November 22 as part of their Wild Dreams tour.

This marks the second time that Westlife has come to Vietnam for a live concert.

Westlife is known for their hit songs Flying Without Wings, Seasons in The Sun, My Love, and I Lay My Love On You.

Deputy Prime Minister Tran Luu Quang speaks at the conference. (Photo: VGP)

Vietnam ready to strengthen international cooperation on aviation security

Vietnam is committed to building an aviation system that meets international standards and practices in terms of safety and security. The country is also prepared to strengthen cooperation with bilateral and multilateral partners in the field of aviation security.

Deputy Prime Minister Tran Luu Quang made this statement at the IATA World Safety & Operations Conference 2023 in Hanoi.

Rosie Nguyen