Vietnam, Laos to hold first border friendship exchange

The event was organised by Vietnamese Embassy in Romania in coordination with the Vietnam-Romania Friendship Association and the Romanian Martial Arts Federation. Present at the meeting were Vietnamese overseas in Romania and staff of Vietnamese Embassy in the country. In particular, the event drew the participation of Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Vovinam Federation (VVF), Nguyen Van Chieu, and Vice Chairman of the Romanian Martial Arts Federation, Florin Macovei, who have visited Vietnam 15 times to do research on Vovinam. Addressing the event, Vietnamese ambassador to Romania, Nguyen Quang Chien, emphasised the significance of the establishment of the Communist Party…... [read more]

The event’s notable attendees included Japanese Consul General in HCM City Hida Harumitsu, Provincial People’s Committee Vice Chairman Nguyen Thanh Tri, Japanese students, the local business community, and Japanese expatriates living and working in Dong Nai province. The province’s Japanese companies hosted sports competitions for their workers, who could also enjoy an exhibition on Vietnam’s land and people, martial arts demonstrations, traditional food from both nations, and cultural and arts exchanges. Dong Nai is home to around 135 Japanese projects with registered capital totalling almost US$3 billion (the fourth highest in the province). The Japanese Government provided the Official Development…... [read more]

Nearly 1,300 commandos, soldiers and police officers participated in a large scale anti-terrorist drill in the northern province of Vinh Phuc on Monday. The military exercise, aimed at rehearsing anti-terrorist combat, hostage rescue and subduing protests and riots, was a joint operation carried out by the High Command of Commandos, the High Command of Communications, the provincial Military Command, and mobile police units. The two-hour exercise, led by Lieutenant-General Pham Hong, deputy chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People's Army, also featured a martial arts demonstration by the commandos. The drill was carried out based on a scenario…... [read more]

PANO - Forces involved in art performances at the opening ceremony of the coming 24th ASEAN Armies Rifle Meet (AARM-24) on November 9th gathered at the Mieu Mon National Training Centre for a joint rehearsal. In the event, officers and troops of the Military Ceremonial Unit under the General Staff of the Vietnam People's Army, Commando Arm and the Military University of Culture and Arts practiced in a set interval and got used to the stage. As planned, the AARM-24 opening ceremony, themed "convergence, competition, trust and win", will have a 20-minute artistic show highlighting the unity, and ASEAN solidarity…... [read more]

The "Vietnamese Cultural Days" in Russia has successfully concluded after an impressive performance in Yaroslav city - its third destination after Moscow and St. Petersburg. During the week-long event, ended on June 30, both Russian friends and overseas Vietnamese in the country were feasted with Vietnamese traditional music and dance, Vovinam martial arts demonstration, Ao Dai (long dress) show and Russian songs performed by Vietnamese singers. It also included a number of activities such as a lacquer painting exhibition, a round-table seminar on cultural cooperation between the two countries, a tourism promotion programme and a Vietnamese film week. Jointly held…... [read more]

VGP - Hoi An ancient town in Viet Nam's central region has been cited as an essential stop on any tour of Viet Nam and one of the top 20 most interesting places in the world according to the Rough Guides. At the 14th every month (based on the Lunar Calendar), downtown Hoi An turns off all of its street lights and basks in the mellow glow of silk lanterns. Shopkeepers don traditional outfits, parades, folk opera and martial arts demonstrations flood the cobbled streets, and the riverside fills with stalls selling crabmeat parcels, bean paste cakes and noodle soup.…... [read more]

Vietnamese photographers listed in "Who's Who Masterpieces" Vietnamese artists Le Hong Linh and Tran Phong have been accorded the prestigious distinction of being cited in the "Who's Who Masterpieces" of modern contemporary photographers. Selections of their finest works are also included in a collection of over 360 photos of 180 photographers from 20 countries worldwide published by the Photographic Society of Hong Kong (PSHK). Publication of the collection is sponsored by the Photographic Society of America (PSA), the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP) and the UK's Royal Photographic Society. These authors have previously been ranked in the top 10…... [read more]

(VOV) - Hoi An ancient town has been cited as an essential stop on any tour of Vietnam and one of the top 20 most interesting places in the world by Stubbornly traditional and jam packed with sights, the intriguing small city of Hoi An was rated in 15th position. Most attractive is the beauty of the city at night on the eve of the full moon, the site reports. "Downtown Hoi An turns off all its street lights and basks in the mellow glow of silk lanterns. Shopkeepers don traditional outfits, parades, folk opera and martial arts demonstrations…... [read more]

According to Hue Monuments Conservation Centre, there were more than 35 thousand arrival visits to Hue monuments during three days of the Tet holiday; 80% of which visited Hue Citadel. In the first three days of the Tet holiday, Hue Monuments Conservation Centre allowed local people to visit freely Hue monuments and organized a series of cultural activities, martial arts demonstrations, folk and royal games in the back yard of ThaiHoaPalace, performance of Court Music and royal dances at Royal Theatre, and other activities inside the Citadel. These various activities attracted lots of visitors to Hue monuments in the first…... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge - During the first month of the lunar year (February), all regions in the country are jubilant with a lot of traditional festivals. The husband-catching festival in Lam Dong From the 1st day of the lunar year to the end of the third month of the lunar year is the time for the husband-catching festivals of the ethnic groups of Chu Ru, Cil, Co Ho ... in Lam Dong province in particular and in the Central Highlands in general. The festival takes place at night. If a girl likes a guy, she will tell her family. The girl's…... [read more]

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