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
When was patriot day first celebrated
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
Exhibition named "Dien Bien in the olden days" officially opened at the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum in Hanoi on May 3. A work at the exhibition The exhibition displays 39 works on various materials composed by 27 artists during and after the Dien Bien Phu Campaign, including many works which will debut for first time. The works bring visitors to the hard and arduous days of the anti-French resistance war and to meet the ordinary but great people who achieved the great victory. The event, held in celebration of the 65th anniversary of the resounding Dien Bien Phu Victory (May 7, 1954 – May 7, 2019), aims to honour the officials, soldiers and people whoaccomplished the resounding victory, thus firmly protectingnational independence and giving people a prosperous and happy life. Painter Tran Khanh Chuong, Chairman of Vietnam Fine Art Association, affirmed that the event not only highlights the significance of the great victory, but also helps local people, especially younger … [Read more...] about Exhibition celebrates Dien Bien Phu victory
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?
Winners of the tennis tournament hosted by Sacombank last Saturday to celebrate Vietnam Entrepreneurs’ Day. — Photo courtesy of Sacombank Sacombank successfully organised a tennis tournament last weekend to celebrate Vietnam Entrepreneurs’ Day, October 13, at the Ky Hoa 2 Tennis Court in HCM City’s District 10 to foster relations between the bank and enterprises and between business leaders from various fields. There were 120 players in the field from HCM City and southern provinces and had prize money of VND350 million (US$16,100). They competed in a round robin to choose two finalists each for the final round involving three events: mixed doubles, under-45 men’s doubles and over-45 men’s doubles. The matches were played on a standard court and supervised by a professional team of referees to ensure fairness and high professional quality. Nguyen Hong Van and Nguyen Thanh Hang from the eastern part of the city won the first prize in mixed doubles, … [Read more...] about Sacombank organises tennis tournament to celebrate Vietnam Entrepreneurs’ Day