The 2019 International Food Festival will be held on December 8 at the Van Phuc Diplomatic Compound. (Photo vietnamnet.vn) Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - A festival featuring food from all over the world will be held in Hanoi on December 8. The International Food Festival is an annual cultural and charity fundraising event hosted by the Service Department for Diplomatic Corps, featuring around 120 pavilions representing embassies, foreign relations departments, non-governmental organisations and foreign cultural centres in Vietnam. The event is sponsored by Ambassador Nguyen Nguyet Nga, spouse of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh. According to the organisers, the 2019 International Food Festival aimed to enhance cultural exchanges and mutual understanding among countries. It would also introduce Vietnam to international friends via embassies and foreign cultural centres, and help local enterprises and provinces … [Read more...] about International Food Festival to kick off in Hanoi
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NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (L) meets her Bulgarian counterpart Tsveta Karayancheva on the sidelines of the 138th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland Ngan had a meeting with her Bulgarian counterpart Tsveta Karayancheva on March 25 in Geneva, Switzerland on the sidelines of the 138th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly. The Vietnamese top legislator noted that Vietnam and Bulgaria have shared sound long-standing traditional friendship, stressing that Vietnamese people always keep in their mind the effective support that Bulgarian people have given to Vietnam in the past struggle for liberation as well as current national construction. She highlighted progress in bilateral ties over the past years, especially in politics and diplomacy, expressing her hope that the two sides will continue increasing the exchange of high-level delegations of sectors, localities as well as parliament agencies to seek specific measures to boost bilateral … [Read more...] about Vietnam NA does its best for stronger ties with Bulgaria
Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng (r) welcomes Mongolian Minister of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry Ulaan Chultem in Hà Nội on Friday. — Photo baochinhphu.vn HÀ NỘI — Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng held a reception in Hà Nội on Friday for Mongolian Minister of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry Ulaan Chultem, who is in Hà Nội to attend the 17th meeting of the Việt Nam-Mongolia Inter-Governmental Committee for Economic, Scientific, and Technical Cooperation. Dũng noted that the traditional relationship between Việt Nam and Mongolia was growing in all fields including politics, economy, trade and culture, reflected through people-to-people diplomacy and regular meetings at all levels. He welcomed the Mongolian minister’s visit which takes place at a time when the two countries are celebrating the 65th founding anniversary of diplomatic … [Read more...] about Việt Nam, Mongolia seek stronger economic ties
A Vietnamese taxi driver accused an American woman of Vietnamese descendant of sexually harassing him on May 4 but oddly the latter had reported to local police that she was raped by another cabbie just a couple of days earlier. The accuser-turned-accused Pham Thi Thanh Ngoc, 40, is also the one who had lodged complaints to local police against a Vietnamese tabloid for what she called ostensible made-up stories last year that she raped many taxi drivers, one of whom was said to be forced to have sex with her over 30 times in two days. However, all of her accusations have been disproved by Vietnamese authorities eventually. Ngoc: I’m a rape victim The American woman told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on May 1 that she returned to Vietnam to meet a 31-year-old young man named N.Đ.T. living in the southern city of Vung Tau who proclaimed himself as a “poor kept man.” Ngoc said after having a vacation in Hanoi, she and the man in question flew to Ho Chi Minh City … [Read more...] about Vietnamese American’s rape accusation: Raping? Being raped? Or lies?