REMARKS BY H.E. PRIME MINISTER NGUYEN XUAN PHUC AT THE RECEPTION OF THE 74TH ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE DAY OF THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM (Ha Noi, August 29th, 2019) Leaders of the Communist Party, the State and the Viet Nam Fatherland Front, Excellency Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, Excellencies Ambassadors, Charges d’affaires, Heads of Office of international organizations in Hanoi, Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, On behalf of the Government and the people of Viet Nam, allow me to extend my warmest welcome to you all to the Reception of the 74th Anniversary of the Independence Day of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam. We are enjoying the serenity of the mild sunny autumn of Hanoi. Also, 74 years ago, in this very moment, the streets of Hanoi were witnessing a most vibrant atmosphere. With the aspiration for independence and freedom, our people have risen to reclaim independence. The oath for “independence” echoed in the hearts of each … [Read more...] about Full remarks by PM Phuc at reception marking 74th anniversary of National Day
Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh meets with Finnish Minister deputizing for the Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Mika Lintilä as part of his ongoing visit to Finland. Binh made the request at his talks with Minister deputizing for the Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Finland Mika Lintilä on Friday. Both sides noted that the Viet Nam-Finland relationship has advanced positively across fields and agreed to continue fostering delegation exchanges and contacts at all levels and maintaining effective operation of the bilateral mechanisms. The sides also agreed to accelerate coordination at regional and international forums and cooperation in addressing global issues. Regarding recent developments in the East Sea, the two sides underlined the importance of ensuring peace, stability, safety, security and freedom of navigation and aviation in the East Sea and of peacefully settling disputes on the basis of international law, including the 1982 UN … [Read more...] about VN welcomes Finland’s investment in renewable energy, innovation
Bridges made of tree trunks formed a path for soldiers to pass. VNA/VNS Photo A big meeting has taken place to remember what happened sixty years ago. By Nguyễn Mỹ Hà* The song “East of Trường Sơn Calling West” has become a soul-searching tribute to those who trekked through Việt Nam’s deepest jungle to unify the country. Starting in 2016, the live-televised show has brought together thousands of former soldiers, volunteers and students from the North who volunteered to go South and students who opposed the American war at that time to share stories and memories and recall those who fell for their country. This years, 350 veterans, researchers and guests met in Đăk Nông at a national conference titled “From Trường Sơn to Hồ Chí Minh Trail -- Symbol of the Will for Nation’s Reunification” … [Read more...] about Meeting remembers key transport route
MUSIC & PERFORMANCES Hanoi-Subscription Concert Vol.115 October 25, 8pm Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien street, Hoan Kiem district With the performance of: Conductor: Honna Tetsuji Soloists: Boulanger Trio – Piano – Violin – Cello Piano Soloist: Karla Haltenwanger Violin Soloist: Birgit Erz Cello Soloist: Ilona Kindt And the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra Ticket: VND 200,000 – VND 350,000 – VND 500,000 Hanoi- Ca Tru Performance by Kim Duc Ca Tru School October 27, 7pm Phu Sa Lab, 21/52 To Ngoc Van Road, Quang An Ward, Tay Ho District Ca Tru Show – Kim Duc Ca Quan at Phu Sa Lab. Entry Fee: VND 500,000 (include dinner and drink) Hanoi-Piano Recital with Jean Louis Haguenauer October 27, 8 – 9.30 pm L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street Known as the first pianist to record all of Debussy’s works and their variations on Blüthner – Debussy’s own piano, Jean-Louis Haguenauer … [Read more...] about What’s on October 22-28 (Daily updated)
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?