Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith pays tribute to late President Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, his spouse and a high-ranking delegation of the Lao Government on October 3 wrapped up their official visit to Vietnam at the invitation of Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. During the three-day trip, Lao PM Thongloun Sisoulith held talks with his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc; paid a courtesy visit to Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong; and met with National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan. He also paid tribute to late President Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum in Hanoi, and visited a number of economic and cultural establishments in the central city of Da Nang. The leaders of the two nations shared information about socio-economic development and deployment of external affairs in their respective countries in the recent past. They also discussed directions and … [Read more...] about Lao PM concludes official visit to Vietnam
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Several expats living in Vietnam have shared their stories about Christmas celebrations with Tuoi Tre News as the holiday nears. Kim Cheng, from San Diego, California, USA My husband and I have been living in Vietnam for over six years, and I've celebrated four memorable Christmases and New Year's holidays in Ho Chi Minh City. I remember my first Christmas in Vietnam. It was December 24, 2008 and Vietnam had just won the AFF Championship. Most of Le Duan Street and the area surrounding the Notre Dame Cathedral had thousands of motorbikes with fans cheering and waving Vietnamese flags. Then, just before midnight, there was a wave of silence. It was really cool to see a mass of people become so quiet that you could hear a pin drop. The weather in the city during December is similar to the weather in my hometown most of the year. This year, a small group of friends and I will have Christmas Eve dinner at Saffron restaurant. We're also doing a fun Secret Santa gift exchange. We have a … [Read more...] about That’s how they celebrate Christmas in Vietnam, how about you?
Lao students join Vietnamese eloquent contest The teams' representatives pose for a group photo A Vietnamese eloquent contest for Lao students in Vietnam’s central region took place in Thua Thien-Hue province on October 18. The event, co-held by the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) and the Vietnam-Lao Friendship Association Central Committee, saw the participation of 16 teams. In seven minutes, each of the contestants shared their understanding about Vietnam, the country’s people and culture, along with memories during their stay. A team of the Vinh University of Technology Education in the north-central province of Nghe An claimed the first prize, followed by those of the Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy and Hong Duc University. Addressing the event, Deputy Director General of the International Cooperation Department under the MoET Nguyen Hai Thanh said Vietnam and Laos have nurtured a traditional friendship and cooperation over the years, … [Read more...] about VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES TODAY
Yellow card pushes seafood industry developing sustainably Vietnam’s seafood exports have been seriously affected since the European Commission issued an official warning against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) exploitation of Vietnamese seafood. The European Commission’s yellow card has seriously affected Vietnamese seafood firms, resulting in a downturn in export value to the EU and a shortage of input material. Given these acute challenges, this company has still raked in six million USD, recorded 12 percent export growth in the first eight months of 2019. This success looks like a timely change in tactics. The EU is no longer Vietnam’s second biggest seafood importer. With import value of 251 million USD, it now stands in fifth position. According to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers, seafood exports to the EU have fallen, but have witnessed growth in other markets. Seeing the challenge as an opportunity to restructure, the … [Read more...] about VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES OCTOBER 17
Joe Lewis, owner of the English football club Tottenham Hotspurs, has spent a relaxing time on Phu Quoc Island off the southern Vietnamese province of Kien Giang during an around-the-world voyage on his superyatch Aviva. The Spurs boss docked the US$150 million luxury cruise ship at the Vietnam’s paradise island on Tuesday before spending the following night at the famed Phu Quoc night market, in the warm welcome of tourists and local traders. Lewis then joined local Tottenham Spurs fans to watch the English Premier League side’s second leg against Ajax at the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League. The Spurs beat the Dutch club 3-2 at stoppage time to set up a final with Liverpool. The Spurs owner thus considered the Phu Quoc night market a ‘lucky place’ and decided to make a second visit on Friday night. Joe Lewis poses with Vietnamese fans of Tottenham on Phu Quoc Island, southern Vietnam, on May 10, 2019. Photo: Duy Khanh / Tuoi Tre Upon the … [Read more...] about Spurs owner Joe Lewis enjoys leisure time on Vietnam’s paradise island