REMARKS BY DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER, MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS H.E. PHAM BINH MINH At the “Viet Nam Culture – Culinary Day” Celebrating the 45th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations and 5thAnniversary of Strategic Partnership between Viet Nam and Singapore ****** Minister Sam Tan Minister of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Social and Family Development, Dear friends, Thank you Minister Sam Tam and all Singaporean and Vietnamese friends for joining me tonight to celebrate this remarkable milestone in Viet Nam – Singapore relationship. Forty-five years ago today marked the start of our bilateral diplomatic relations, which have now grown to become an indispensable strategic partnership. I am therefore deeply honoured to be here for this special occasion. Of the many times, this official visit is perhaps the most extraordinary. In this moment of shared joy, I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to the Governments and … [Read more...] about DPM, FM Pham Binh Minh’s remarks at “Viet Nam Culture – Culinary Day” celebrating 45th Anniversary of VN-SG Diplomatic Relations
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The murals of Phung Hung Street Various cultural activities will be held to recall the memories of the important date in the history of the capital city. On October 10, 1954, Hanoi was liberated from French colonial rule, beginning a new era for the country. The programme commemorates the 65th anniversary of Liberation Day and 20 years since UNESCO recognised Hanoi as the City for Peace. The Hanoi of 1954 will be reproduced along the murals of Phung Hung Street, according to Tran Thuy Lan, vice chairwoman of the Old Quarter Management Board. “Through exhibitions, art performances and presentations, we hope that the public will learn more about the resistance war of Hanoians and the nation. People will understand the capital as a city of tradition, history, civilisation and pride.” The Old Quarter Management Board co-operated with Xua va Nay (Past and Present) Magazine and historian Duong Trung Quoc to decorate Phung Hung Street with flags, flowers and … [Read more...] about Hanoi’s Old Quarter hosts strings of events for Liberation Day celebration
The Singaporean Ministry of Foreign Affairs has explained the context of a recent statement by Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong accusing Vietnam of 'invading' Cambodia to overthrow the Khmer Rouge in 1979, saying its leader did not mean to hurt either of the two countries. In a Facebook post uploaded on May 31, PM Lee declared late premier Prem Tinsulanonda’s time as Thailand’s prime minister “coincided with the ASEAN members (then five of us) coming together to oppose Vietnam’s invasion of Cambodia and the Cambodian government that replaced the Khmer Rouge.” He had made the same statement in a speech at the Shangri-La Dialogue earlier the same day in Singapore, in the presence of defense officials from the U.S., China, Vietnam, Cambodia, and other countries. ASEAN, or the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, was founded in 1967 by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. In a statement released on Friday evening, … [Read more...] about Singapore says PM Lee’s ‘invasion’ statement not meant to hurt Cambodia, Vietnam
Illustrative image (Photo: The New Paper) Hanoi (VNA) - Singapore's new law to combat the spread of fake news and online fraud came into force on October 2. The Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act, passed in May by the Singapore parliament, stipulates that individuals can be fined up to 100,000 SGD (72,100 USD) or jailed up to 10 years, or both, while companies can be slapped with fines of up to 1 million SGD. The law requires online platforms — including social networking, search engine and news aggregation services — to issue corrections or remove content that the government deems false. The government can also order internet or intermediary service providers to block access to offending websites or be fined up to 20,000 USD each day, or up to a maximum of 500,000 USD. Google, Facebook and Twitter will be given temporary exemptions to issue the required corrections in line with Singapore’s law. The Singaporean government said the law … [Read more...] about Singapore’s anti-fake news law takes effect
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?