Conference highlights 40-year Vietnam-France ties

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French delegates at the conference ( Image: VNA ) A conference took place in Paris on April 11 to review the 40-year relations between Vietnam and France and discuss ways to foster bilateral co-operation in the future. Initiated by the France-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Group (FVFPG) at the French Senate and Vietnamese Ambassador to France Duong Chi Dung, the conference was part of activities to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Vietnam-France diplomatic ties. Addressing the event, … [Read more...]

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French professor honoured with friendship insignia

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Vietnamese Ambassador to France Duong Tri Dung on January 23 presented the friendship insignia to Professor Michel Guillou for his active contributions to strengthening Vietnam-France ties of friendship and cooperation. Prof. Guillou is the Head of the Institute for the Study of the Francophonie and Globalization (Inframond), and Chairman of the Senghor International Network of Chairs of the Francophonie (RICSF). Ambassador Dung praised the professor's efforts in promoting cooperation in … [Read more...]

Political News 10/9

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USAID's official visit to Da Nang City Denise Rollins, Acting Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Asia of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), paid a working visit to the central city of Da Nang on September 9. Upon inspecting the dioxin detoxification project at Da Nang Airport, she praised the pace of the project's implementation and the cooperation of Vietnamese relevant agencies. Launched earlier this year, as a joint effort of Vietnam and US, the project aims to … [Read more...]

Vietnam steps up law-making connection with Portugal

Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Uong Chu Luu has expressed hope that cooperation between the Vietnamese and Portuguese law-making bodies will usher in new prospects for bilateral partnership as well as regional and international ones. Meeting with Vice President of the Portuguese Assembly of the Republic Antonio Filipe in Lisbon on June 26, Luu said he is delighted to see the two sides launching negotiations for several cooperation agreements, including those on investment encouragement … [Read more...]

President Ho Chi Minh’s 124th birthday marked in Cuba and Mexico

The Vietnamese Embassy in Cuba and the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) on Monday laid floral wreaths at the President Ho Chi Minh Monument in Havana

(VOVworld) - The Vietnamese Embassy in Cuba and the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) on Monday laid floral wreaths at the President Ho Chi Minh Monument in Havana to mark the 124th birth anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh. At the ceremony, Cuban journalist Marta Rojas, Vice President of Cuba-Vietnam Friendship Association, stressed that Cuban people would always remember the images of Ho Chi Minh and Cuban national hero Jose Marti, who helped establish friendly relations … [Read more...]

Mexican parliamentarians back Vietnam in East Sea issue

At the meeting (Source: VNA)

Members of the Mexico - Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Group (MVFFG) and Mexican Chamber of Deputies have expressed their support to Vietnam's legitimate rights and criticised China's wrongful acts in Vietnam's continental shelf and exclusive economic zone. They voiced this at an unscheduled meeting in Mexico City on May 15, under the chair of MVFFG President and General Secretary of Workers' Party (PT) Alberto Anaya Gutierrez. … [Read more...]

Alberto Anaya Gutierrez – A Great Friend of Vietnam

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (right) receives PT's Senator   and General Secretary Alberto Anaya Gutierrez. Photo: Tri Dung - VNA

« Alberto Anaya Gutierrez has a BA in Economics from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM); an MA in Research Method; a Law degree; an MA in Sociology; and is a Professor at Nuevo Leon University and Dr. of Politics and Science, La Habana, Cuba. » Alberto was born and grew up in Aguascalientes, a small state of Mexico. In 1976, he was one of the founders of an organization of farmers who struggle for freedom and land in Monterrey, the capital city of Nuevo Leon State, … [Read more...]

Political News Headlines 18/4

NA committee discusses 2012 budget, casino business Members of the National Assembly Standing Committee on April 17 focused their discussions on reviewing the 2012 State budget balance and the issuance of a decree on casino business activities. They agreed with the Government's report on the budget issue, saying that ministries, agencies and localities performed well in their budget collection, planning and spending. According to the Government report, budget revenue exceeded the estimates … [Read more...]

Vietnam, Russia discuss extending partnership areas

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Vietnam and Russia will further strengthen cooperation in technology, environment, oil and gas, nuclear power and human resources training. The consensus was reached during talks between Chairman of the National Assembly Committee for Science, Technology and Environment Pham Xuan Dung and visiting Vice Chairman of Russia's State Duma Committee on Energy Levchenko Sergey Georgievich in Hanoi on April 17. Georgievich, who is also President of the Russia - Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary … [Read more...]

Sports Headlines January 14

Vietnam's U19 national team will attend training camps in the UK, Belgium and Japan in preparation for the upcoming Asian U19 Championships scheduled for Myanmar in October 2014.

Top badminton players compete at Malaysia Open Vietnam's No1 badminton player Nguyen Tien Minh has joined the Malaysia Open 2014, which is taking place from January 14-19. In his first match, Tien Minh meets No.1 seed Son Wan Ho of the Republic of Korea who had trounced Tien Minh in the final round of Taiwan Open last year. If Minh advances to the second round, he will face off with longstanding Indonesian rival Sony Kuncoro. Female player Vu Thi Trang, who clinched a bronze medal at the … [Read more...]

Friendly hockey match held between Vietnam, Canada

A friendly ice hockey match was held in Hanoi on January 13 between Canadian and Vietnamese amateur players as part of the Canada-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Group's visit to Vietnam. Players included visiting Canadian parliamentarians and entrepreneurs, Vietnamese officials and representatives from the Vietnam-Canada Friendship Parliamentary Group. The Canadian side won the game 17-8. Congressman Patrick Brown, head of the Canada-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Group, said the … [Read more...]

Myanmar legislators visit Vietnam

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(VOV) - National Assembly Vice Chairman Huynh Ngoc Son on Friday received a delegation of the Myanmar-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Group led by its President Nay Win Tun. Son noted with satisfaction the positive development of bilateral parliamentary relations and proposed the two legislatures increase cooperation and work closely together at regional and international inter-parliamentary forums. He expressed hope Myanmar create favourable conditions for Vietnamese investors to do business … [Read more...]

Myanmar legislators visit Hanoi

(VOV) - National Assembly Vice Chairman Huynh Ngoc Son on January 10 received a delegation of the Myanmar-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Group led by its President Nay Win Tun. Son noted with satisfaction the positive development of bilateral parliamentary relations and proposed the two legislatures increase cooperation and work closely together at regional and international inter-parliamentary forums. Son welcomed the Myanmar legislature's decision to establish the Myanmar-Vietnam … [Read more...]

Vietnam, Canada look towards comprehensive, stable, long-term partnership

The ties between Vietnam and Canada have seen development in many fields over the recent past towards a comprehensive, stable and long-term partnership, Vietnamese Ambassador to Canada To Anh Dung said on the occasion of the 40 th anniversary of the two countries' diplomatic ties. The Vietnamese Embassy in Canada hosted a ceremony to mark the anniversary in Canada's capital city of Ottawa on November 5, which saw the attendance of Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs … [Read more...]

Vietnam, Canada look towards stable long-term partnership

Vietnamese Ambassador to Canada To Anh Dung delivering his speech

Nhan Dan/VNA - Relations between Vietnam and Canada have seen broad developments in recent years, moving towards a comprehensive, stable and long-term partnership, Vietnamese Ambassador to Canada To Anh Dung said. Ambassador Dung made the remarks at a ceremony hosted by the Vietnamese Embassy in Canada to mark the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties in Canada's capital city of Ottawa on November 5. The event was attended by Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Deepak … [Read more...]

Social Highlights for October 30

Vung Tau City in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau has become the first city in the country to name a highway after General Vo Nguyen Giap.

Dep. PM convenes meeting to discuss Cat Tuong Beauty Salon case Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan convened a meeting in Hanoi on October 28 asking the health sector to spruce up management after a 37-year-old woman was dumped into the river following a botched cosmetic surgery at the Cat Tuong Beauty Salon. Speaking at the meeting, Deputy PM Nhan ordered the Ministry of Health and the People's Committee to verify the responsibility of individuals and agencies in the case concerning … [Read more...]

Vietnam stresses family’s role in preschool education

The Vietnamese Party and State have paid special attention to the role of the family in education and nursery schooling in particular, a Party official has said. Dr. Truong Minh Tuan, deputy head of the Party Central Committee's Commission of Popularisation and Education, was addressing an international conference on preschool education in Monterrey, Mexico from October 22-28. The event drew the participation of more than 2,000 delegates from 27 countries and territories across the world. … [Read more...]

General Giap remembered around the world

The Vietnamese embassies in many countries across the world have opened funeral books and held memorial services for General Vo Nguyen Giap.A memorial service was held in the Vietnamese Embassy in Berlin (Photo: VNA)The Vietnamese embassies in many countries across Asia have opened funeral books and held memorial services for General Vo Nguyen Giap, who devoted all of his life to the revolutionary cause of the Vietnamese nation. In Singapore, the ceremony was attended by a Government delegation … [Read more...]

General Giap commemorated around the world

The Vietnamese Embassy in Singapore holds services for General Vo Nguyen Giap

The Vietnamese Embassy in Singapore holds services for General Vo Nguyen Giap Vietnamese embassies in countries across Asia have held memorial services for General Vo Nguyen Giap, who devoted his whole life to the revolutionary cause of the Vietnamese nation. In Singapore, the ceremony was attended by a government delegation led by Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen, with representatives from Singaporean organisations and the Lao and Cambodian embassies also present. Minister Hen wrote in the … [Read more...]

General Vo Nguyen Giap remembered abroad

Vietnam’s Permanent Representative Mission to the United Nations placed funeral books in New York from October 11-13 for people to pay tribute to General Vo Nguyen Giap. Leaders of the United Nations and its committees and agencies, ambassadors and diplomats in the UN subsequently expressed their deep condolences over the death of the legendary General. The respect-paying ceremony was also joined by Vice Permanent President of the Communist Party of the US Jarvis Tyner, New York officials, … [Read more...]