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Statement by the spokesman

of the Embassy of Viet Nam in Australia


Viet Nam has issued many legal documents regulating the slaughtering process of livestock. To ensure the welfare of animals, the Government has set out various standards for transportation, abattoir conditions, humane slaughtering process.... In fact, livestock slaughtering establishments are under strict monitor of Veterinary Departments and agencies concerned.

As for live cattle imported from Australia, approved abattoirs in Viet Nam have been operating fully in compliance with Australian Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System, as it is beneficial not only for Vietnamese consumers but also for Australian farmers.

Regarding reports in some of Australian newspapers, the Embassy has forwarded them to relevant authorities in Viet Nam for clarification, and believes that proper actions would be taken if it is a case.


From 22-24/9/2014-Ambassador of Viet Nam paid courtesy calls on His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland, on his official visit to Queensland.


From 5-6/8/2014 -  On the official visit to Western Australia, Ambassador of Viet Nam paid courtesy calls on the Hon Wayne Martin AC, Administrator of the State of WA and the Hon Dr Kim Hames MLA, Deputy Premier of WA.

From 21-22/7/2014 -  On the official visit to Victoria, Ambassador of Viet Nam paid courtesy calls on H.E. Alex Chernov AC QC, Governor of Victoria and the Hon Louise Asher MP, Minister for Innovation, Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Minister for Employment and Trade representing the Premier of Victoria.

05/6/2014- Ambassador of Viet Nam made a courtesy call on the Hon. Julie Bishop MP, Foreign Minister of Australia


28/5/2014- Ambassador of Viet Nam paid a courtesy call on the Hon. Bronwyn Bishop MP, Speaker of the House of Representatives of Australia at the Parliament House


From 6-7/05/2014 -  On the official visit to New South Wales, Ambassador of Viet Nam paid a courtesy call on Her Excellency Professor, the Hon. Marie Bashir AC CVO, Governor of New South Wales; had meetings with the Hon. Victor Dominello MP, Minister for Citizenship and Communities-representing the Premier; the Hon. Don Harwin MLC, President of the Legislative Council; the Hon. Shelly Hancock MP, Speaker of Legislative Assembly; and other important officials of NSW.


From 1-3/05/2014- Ambassador of Viet Nam visited Western Australia together with around 80 Ambassadors and High Commissioners at the invitation of Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.


18/4/2014- Ambassador of Viet Nam attended the annual MOVSA Gala at Deakin Edge, Melbourne and presented Award Certificates to the Melbourne Overseas Vietnamese Student Association and Miss Dang Thi Huong


26/3/2014- Ambassador of Viet Nam paid a courtesy call on Senator the Hon John Hogg, President of the Senate of Australia at the Parliament House


27/02/2014- New Ambassador of Viet Nam to Australia Presents His Credentials 

On 27 February 2014, H.E. Mr Luong Thanh Nghi presented to Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce, AC, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, the Letters of Credence from H.E. Mr Truong Tan Sang, President of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam. The ceremony was held at the Government House, Canberra, the official residence of the Governor-General of Australia. Accompanying H.E. Mr Luong Thanh Nghi was his wife, Mrs Nguyen Thi Thu Hong and officials from the Embassy of Viet Nam.


 News on the relationship
Australian professor awarded educational insignia - 07/02/2012
Australia and Vietnam forge closer bonds - 14/12/2011
10th Australia-Vietnam Joint Trade and Economic Cooperation Committee Joint Communiqué - 13/12/2011
Vice State President Nguyen Thi Doan receives Australian friendship group-19/07/2011
Top leaders welcome Australian Governor General - 09/05/2011
VN expects further education links with Australia - 13/04/2011
Viet Nam, Australia forge relations - 13/04/2011
Viet Nam, Australia step up cooperation - 19/01/2011
Top leaders shake hands for Viet Nam-Australia ties- 31/10/2010
Vietnamese, Australian legislatures boost ties - 28/06/2010
Vietnam Airlines promotes Hanoi’s image in Australia - 29/04/2010
Australian bank to buy 15 percent stake in VIB  - 22/04/2010
Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiation kicks off  - 16/03/2010
Deputy PM Khiem welcomes Qatari minister  - 15/03/2010
Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs - Vietnamese New Year Message  - 15/02/2010
Expatriates active in boosting bilateral ties with Australia - 11/02/2010
State leaders send congratulations to Australia  - 29/01/2010
Australia, ADB help Vietnam fight climate change - 19/01/2010
PM Dung meets Australian leader - 20/12/2009
Vietnam marks Army Day in Australia - 15/12/2009
New South Wales wants to boost ties with Vietnam - 10/11/2009
Vietnam, Australia issue joint statement - 14/9/2009
Vietnam, Australia look to comprehensive partnership  - 14/9/2009
Vietnam, Australia sign MoU on judicial cooperation - 14/9/2009
PM approves FTA between ASEAN, Australia and New Zealand - 03/7/2009
Australian supermarket group explores opportunities in Vietnam- 18/3/2009
Vietnam seeks strengthened ties with Australia - 8/1/2009
Vietnam, Australia enhance legislative ties - 8/1/2009
NA Chairman: Cooperation with Australia important - 6/1/2009

 News on Vietnam
PM Dũng's New Year message  - 02/01/2012
HN handles record number of international visitors  - 01/01/2012
Gov’t: Persistent on Resolution 11  - 01/09/2011
11th Party Congress opens in HN  - 12/01/2011
Solutions for socio-economic development in 2011 - 11/01/2011
More than 5 million foreign tourist arrivals visit Vietnam in 2010  - 07/01/2011
Thang Long citadel to be considered for UNESCO recognition - 12/07/2010
Vietnam's tourism sector makes headway - 11/07/2010
Foreign capitals to celebrate Hanoi’s anniversary - 29/04/2010
Vietnamese film wins prize at int’l festival in Russia  - 15/03/2010
Overseas Vietnamese gather for New Year meetings - 09/02/2010
A number of nations and cities to participate in activities marking the 1000th anniversary of Thang Long – Hanoi  - 29/01/2010
A record for Overseas Vietnamese to enjoy 2010 Lunar New Year  - 29/12/2009
Learning Vietnamese overseas - 16/12/2009
Vietnam – one of world’s most peaceful nations - 10/11/2009
 Overseas remittances to reach US$6.8 billion in 2009 - 10/11/2009
Hanoi marks 10th anniversary of City for Peace recognition - 02/11/2009
UNESCO recognizes Quan họ as world’s cultural heritage - 06/10/2009
Vietnam’s ‘Best Brands’ climb rankings - 06/10/2009
Giong Festival expected to be recognised world intangible cultural heritage - 06/10/2009
Legendary beauty of Nui Coc Lake  - 06/10/2009
Đà Lạt Flower Festival 2009 to be held in December - 06/10/2009


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