Those present at the welcoming ceremony for General Secretary Trong at Wattay International Airport on November 24 included high-ranking Lao officials and around 700 people who are working at Vietnamese Embassy in Laos, Vietnamese students and Lao citizens. The ceremony took place in a solemn atmosphere, but it was also warm as if welcoming back a member of the family. Wattay International Airport and the road leading to the Presidential Palace, which hosted the official welcoming ceremony, were adorned with the national flags of the two countries and students standing along the way joining their hands to welcome the Vietnamese Party chief and the high-ranking Vietnamese delegation. This was the first official friendly visit by the Party chief to a foreign country since the conclusion of the Twelfth National Party Congress in late January, representing the Vietnamese Party’s consistent foreign policy of treasuring its brotherhood with Laos. The traditional friendship, special … [Read more...] about Continuing the historic story of Vietnam, Laos’s special friendship
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PANO - The tenth ASEAN Chiefs of Defence Forces Informal Meeting (ACDFIM-10) in Brunei was concluded with a large number of regional issues thoroughly discussed, and good ideas and measures proposed. Delegates agreed that the meeting was successful. What was more, reporters of the People's Army Newspaper in the Vietnamese delegation participating in the meeting saw friendship and common understanding among leaders of participating delegations, and were impressed with the beauty of the host country and hospitality of the local people. At 11.30 pm on March 18th, the high-ranking Vietnamese military delegation arrived at Brunei's international airport. It was nearly midnight but Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan and his wife, alongside other top military officers of the Brunei Army, were still waiting for the Vietnamese delegation at the airport. When the plane had landed, the Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces, his wife and … [Read more...] about ACDFIM-10 opens more opportunity for defence cooperation
Dialogue discusses PPP projects in Vietnam The first high-level dialogue to accelerate Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects in Vietnam was held in Hanoi on March 21. The event was co-chaired by Minister of Planning and Investment (MPI) Bui Quang Vinh and Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) General Director, Hiroshi Wantanabe, along with related representatives. Addressing the dialogue, Minister Bui Quang Vinh emphasised that the friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and Japan has developed well and seen remarkable milestones across many fields. He highlighted Japan's support, especially in strengthening cooperation between the private sector and the State sector to develop Vietnam's infrastructure. Japan is now Vietnam's largest Official Development Assistance (ODA) provider and the biggest national investor. Vinh also spoke highly of JBIC's contribution to infrastructure projects with the involvement of a number of international partners. JBIC has been a … [Read more...] about BUSINESS IN BRIEF 23/3
Mystery still shrouds the death of journalist Le Hoang Hung even after his wife has confessed as this mariticidal woman is now suspected of having clandestine love affair with a state official who could be behind it all. Lieu (center) before her confession Police are investigating if Tran Thuy Lieu, 40 committed the crime alone. On February 20, Lieu told police she herself doused her husband in petrol and set him on fire. Hung, 51, of Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper, died 10 days later. She told police that she bought petrol and a 10m long rope. … [Read more...] about Who actually killed journalist Le Hoang Hung?
Company director on tax fraud counts The director of four companies, Nguyen Thi Duyen, 48, of Bac Ninh City, has been arrested on charges of illegally selling value-added-tax (VAT) invoices to other local companies for profit, Bac Ninh provincial police said yesterday. Duyen is accused of establishing limited companies from 2008 to July this year and buying 50 volumes of VAT invoices covering more than VND200 billion (US$9.7 million). Her companies are said to have little business activity - apart from selling the invoices. The companies are the Tien Bao, Manh Cuong Quoc, Phu Thuan Thanh and Van Giang limited companies and are located in the northern provinces of Bac Ninh and Bac Giang. It is alleged the invoices were illegally filled with data from buyers and that Duyen received a percentage of the money saved. This caused the State to lose tens billion of dong in tax, according to local police. Earlier, local police said they had caught Nguyen Thi Bien, 36, an … [Read more...] about SOCIETY IN BRIEF 7/10