Trần Hưng Nguyên celebrates his men's 400m medley win on May 15. VNA/VNS Photo Phạm Kiên Thanh Hà Trần Hưng Nguyên set a new record in the SEA Games 31 men's 400m medley on May 15 at the Hà Nội Water Sports Palace. The Vietnamese swimmer finished first with a time of 4:18.10 to take a gold medal. His new record was more than two seconds better than the 4:20.65 he set at the previous Games in the Philippines. It is also the new national record of Việt Nam. Nguyên was left behind in the first 100m butterfly but he came back in the second lap of backstroke and pulled ahead in the last two laps. His 16-year-old teammate Nguyễn Quang Thuấn came second and Aflah Fadlan Prawira of Indonesia was third. "I have waited this day for a long time. It is my favourite category, when I can show my best," Nguyên told the media. "I trained hard, I also had good results in competitions prior to the SEA Games. I was really confident defending my title," the 19-year-old said. Nguyên will … [Read more...] about Swimmer Nguyên sets new record
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The PM hailed the efforts by the embassy in implementing the external policies of the Party and State, building and promoting the image of the nation and people of Vietnam to U.S. friends, and contributing to making the Vietnam-U.S. ties more practical and effective, including the thorough preparations for the PM’s trip to the U.S. to attend the ASEAN-U.S. Special Summit and make a visit to the U.S. and the U.N. He asked the embassy to promptly implement agreements reached between the two countries during this visit. Meeting representatives from the Vietnamese community in the East Coast of the U.S., the Government leader thanked the community for their contribution to the homeland as well as to the relationship between Vietnam and the U.S. He reiterated that the Party and State always consider the Vietnamese community abroad as an indispensable part of the community of ethnic groups in Vietnam, and always do their best to support overseas Vietnamese to settle down in the host … [Read more...] about PM meets Vietnamese embassy officials, community in U.S.
U.S. President Joe Biden said he has a lot of affection for Vietnam and promised to provide more support for the Southeast Asian country during his meeting with Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh earlier this week. PM Chinh met with President Biden at the White House in Washington, D.C. on Thursday (local time) within the framework of U.S. - ASEAN Special Summit, according to the Vietnam News Agency. During their talks, President Biden said that he personally has a lot of affection for the country and the people of Vietnam. When he was still a senator, Biden and John McCain, his late friend and colleague, had lobbied to promote the U.S. relations with Vietnam, he added. As a leading developed country, the U.S. is eager to cooperate with and assist developing countries in various areas, including economic and trade development, disease prevention and control, and climate change response. U.S. President Joe Biden and leaders of ASEAN member countries pose … [Read more...] about US President Joe Biden has lots of affection for Vietnam: news agency
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (right) and US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry . (Photo: VNA) Boston (VNA) – Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh met with US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry in Boston on May 14 (local time) as part of his working trip to the US. PM Chinh highlighted Kerry’s heartfelt sentiments towards the country and people of Vietnam, as well as his responsibility and enduring contributions to Vietnam-US relations over the past years. He also praised Kerry for his role in building the two-Party consensus in the US in supporting the relationship with Vietnam, especially the settlement of war consequences – part of the process of reconciliation and trust-building between the people of the two countries. Vietnam consistently pursues a foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, peace, friendship, cooperation, development, multilateralisation and diversification of relations, and being a good friend and a reliable … [Read more...] about Prime Minister receives US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate
AFD Executive Director Philippe Orliange (left) has recently paid a working visit to Vietnam. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Responding to climate change, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to climate change impacts are among priorities of the French Development Agency (AFD)’s cooperation priorities in Vietnam, AFD Executive Director Philippe Orliange has affirmed. Such cooperation priorities completely match commitments made by Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties ( COP26 ) in Glasgow, Scotland (the UK), last November, Orliange said in an interview with the press. The AFD Executive Director, who has recently paid a working visit to Vietnam, also lauded the Vietnamese government’s strong commitments at COP26. Under the cooperation strategy, the AFD has promoted in-depth discussions with Vietnam’s government agencies on policies regarding climate change impacts, during which … [Read more...] about Climate change response among AFD’s cooperation priorities in Vietnam
The talks were co-chaired by Chief of the Vietnam Border Guard Command Lieutenant General Le Duc Thai and General Sao Sokha, the Deputy Commander of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and Commander of the Royal Cambodian Army Gendarmerie. At the event, Lieutenant General Le Duc Thai expressed his joy in working with General Sao Sokha and the delegation of the Royal Cambodian Army Gendarmerie to exchange views on coordination in border management work. During the talks, Lieutenant General Le Duc Thai and General Sao Sokha agreed that over the past time, despite the complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, the two sides have effectively coordinated in managing and protecting security in border areas, contributing to building a shared borderline of peace, stability, cooperation, and development. They emphasized that the successful organization of important events have contributed to disseminating the bilateral friendship to troops and people of the two countries. Notably, … [Read more...] about Vietnam Border Guard Command and Royal Cambodian Army Gendarmerie hold talks
Nguyễn Thị Oanh of Việt Nam won the women's 3,000m steeplechase event on May 15. VNA/VNS Photo Huy Hùng Thanh Hà Felisberto de Deus won Timor Leste's first SEA Games medal while Nguyễn Thị Oanh of Việt Nam completed a title hat-trick in athletics on May 15 in Hà Nội. Oanh finished first in the women's 3,000m steeplechase with a time of 9min 52.46sec, setting a new Games record. Reigning champion Oanh separated from the pack from the first steps. She made an outstanding solo burst for the finish line, leaving all others far behind. Oanh was surprised looking at the electric board and found that her result was a new record. "I could not believe it is a record," Oanh told the media. "I am so happy with this result. We have prepared much for the tournament," said Bắc Giang-born Oanh. “I made it, it was so wonderful," Oanh yelled in front of many supporters at the Mỹ Đình Gymnasium. It was Oanh's third gold this SEA Games, making her the current best athlete. … [Read more...] about Oanh wins hattrick, de Deus brings Brunei first medal