(VOVworld) – Representatives of North Korea and South Korea met today to talk about resuming reunions for families separated since the Korean War. South Korea’sUnification Ministry agreed to change the meeting venue fromMount Geumgang to Panmunjom. North Korea proposed discussions later this month or at the beginning of September on the resumption of Mount Geumgang tours.
The tours were halted when a South Korean female tourist was shot dead for stepping into an off-limits area.
- DPRK gives condition on inter-Korea talks on tours
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) wants the Republic of Korea (RoK) to send private businesses to a working-level meeting over suspended tours to a border mountain resort, Seoul's Unification Ministry said on July 26. The DPRK put forward the condition in response to RoK's proposal for a discussion... [Read more]
- Pyongyang agrees to Sept. 7 Red Cross talks
(VOVworld) - The Democratic People's Republic of Korea has agreed to take part in working-level talks on Sept. 7 at the truce village of Panmunjeom to discuss the reunion of families separated by the 1950-1953 Korean War. (Photo: Yi Whan-woo/koreatimes.co.kr) The North accepted South Korea's proposal for Red Cross talks on Saturday... [Read more]
- Is Mid-Autumn Festival stolen from Vietnamese children?
The Mid-Autumn Festival has longer been a special day meant for children in Vietnam, as moon cakes, the traditional delicacy of the holiday, are now not meant for them to celebrate but for adults to build relations. The mid-autumn festival, which is believed to originate in China and celebrated by... [Read more]
- S. Korea Red Cross invites North for family reuinon talks
SEOUL — The South Korean Red Cross has proposed talks with its North Korean counterpart early next month on arranging a reunion of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War, officials said on Friday. The proposal follows an inter-Korean agreement reached earlier this week that committed both sides to organise a... [Read more]
- A Naval Officer & His Love for the Sea
Born in 1963 in central Ha Tinh Province, Senior Lieutenant Colonel Pham Van Hoa lived on Truong Sa Lon Island since 2003 in the position of deputy chief in charge of the military on the island. He then moved to work on Song Tu Island and Son Ca Island, and... [Read more]
- Family meals nurture happiness
(VOVworld) – For Vietnamese, family meals are a time for family reunions. They help not only form family traditions and guarantee family happiness, maintain order and discipline, but also create the national cultural identity. Vietnam’s traditional meals are the string to link family members. (Photo: Xuan Thieu) Having married each other... [Read more]
- Taking care of poor people and entitled families to ensure “all people and families enjoy the new year festival” in an warm atmosphere
Minister of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Thi Hai Chuyen. Image: VGP While the economies of the world and Viet Nam are recovering slowly and there remain difficulties and challenges, the Party, Government and National Assembly have cut down on unnecessary spendings, and mobilized social resources to support poor people... [Read more]
- The mother of all heartbreaks
She read the words again and again, not wanting to believe what they told her. How could it be? Stacy Thuy Meredith had experienced a turbulent past, and at the heart of it was an almost unbearable mystery – not knowing who her real mother was. Now, she had to come to terms... [Read more]
- Numerous opportunities to promote Vietnam – Norway trade and investment cooperation
Norwegian Ambassador to Vietnam Siren Gjerme Eriksen (CPV) – Norwegian Ambassador to Vietnam Siren Gjerme Eriksen affirmed this statement during an interview with the Communist Party of Vietnam Online Newspaper. She stressed that significant results over the past few years have laid the firm foundation for the further expansion of the... [Read more]
- Asian countries welcome the Lunar New Year
Like Vietnam, the Lunar New Year is the most important celebration of the year for many Asian countries. Lunar New Year marks the end of winter and the dawn of spring bringing hopes of good luck and happiness.China Chinese New Year is an important traditional Chinese holiday, celebrated at the turn... [Read more]