Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son met officials of Brazil, France, the European Commission (EC), and Canada on the sidelines of the Organization for Economic Cooperation Development (OECD) Ministerial Council Meeting 2023 in Paris on June 8.
Without stronger actions to lift the “yellow card” warning, Vietnam may face the “red card” from the European Commission (EC), which means it will be banned from exporting seafood to Europe, Deputy Prime Minister Tran Luu Quang said.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and his Luxembourg counterpart Xavier Bettel held talks in Hanoi on May 4, affirming both sides’ wish and determination to lift bilateral relations to a new development stage that is more substantive and effective.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has signed a dispatch on removing obstacles to and promoting agricultural production and consumption; implementing the three national target programmes; and fighting illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.
Vietnam Fisheries Surveillance has been formed and operated for nine years since April 15, 2014, contributing to keeping security and order in territorial waters and protecting the country's sovereignty over seas and islands.
To revoke the ‘yellow card’ given by the European Commission (EC) to the fishing industry, Vietnamese gov’t and local authorities in 2023 are working to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing activities.
Although nearly 100 percent of fishing boats in Vietnam have been fitted with vessel monitoring system (VMS), there are still loss of communication between fishermen at sea and the mainland, and management agencies are still losing track of vessels.
Priority should continue to be given to maintaining macroeconomic stability, controlling inflation, spurring growth and ensuring major balances of the economy, PM Pham Minh Chinh said at the Government’s February meeting on Mar 3 in Hanoi.
Deputy Prime Minister Tran Luu Quang has affirmed the determination to step up the extensive and practical development of Vietnam-Spain "strategic partnership towards the future", especially in trade and investment.
Fishermen in the central province of Quang Nam are contributing to developing a sustainable modern fishing industry and removing the “yellow card” for illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing imposed by the European Commission (EC).