Vietnam’s Friendship Order presented to Japanese film director

Overview of the conference (Photo: VNA) Son La (VNA) – Vietnam’s northwestern province of Son La and northern provinces of Laos held a conference in Son La on July 30 to discuss measures to intensify their cooperation in personnel training. Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee of Son La Pham Van Thuy said that the province is currently hosting more than 1,000 Lao students from northern Lao provinces. Son La has offered support to the students, including assistance in dormitory with study equipment and good living conditions, he said, adding that the Lao students have quickly integrated into local society and show good performances. Meanwhile, representatives of the Lao localities pointed out some difficulties facing Lao students, including those in choosing majors and Vietnamese language. Chomsilath Thanapan, Vice Governor of Bokeo province, proposed Son La’s  training establishments specify their training programmes and inform the Lao side through its Department of Foreign Affairs, while enhancing the quality of Vietnamese language teaching for Laos students. Hoang Tien Duc, Director of the Son La Department of Education and Training, said that Son La will continue building its training plans with priority on areas of Lao northern localities’ demand. At the conference, the two sides also drew lessons in the field and put forth solutions to enhance the effectiveness of their cooperation in the future. Within the event, a ceremony was held to present Friendship Orders of the Lao President to the People’s Committee,…... [read more]

NDO/VNA – Vietnam’s northwestern province of Son La and northern provinces of Laos held a conference in Son La on July 30 to discuss measures concerning the intensification of their cooperation in personnel training. Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee of Son La Pham Van Thuy stated that the province is currently hosting more than 1,000 Lao students from northern Lao provinces. Son La has offered support to these students, including assistance in dormitory, study equipment, and good living conditions, he also added that the Lao students have quickly integrated into local society and show good performances. Meanwhile, representatives of the Lao localities pointed out some difficulties facing Lao students, including challenges in choosing majors and difficulty with the Vietnamese language. Chomsilath Thanapan, Vice Governor of Bokeo province, proposed to Son La’s training establishments to specify their training programmes and inform the Lao side through its Department of Foreign Affairs, while also enhancing the quality of Vietnamese language teaching for Laos students. Hoang Tien Duc, Director of the Son La Department of Education and Training, said that Son La would continue building its training plans with priority on areas of Lao northern localities’ demand. At the conference, the two sides put forth solutions to enhance the effectiveness of their cooperation in the future. Within the event, a ceremony was held to present Friendship Orders of the Lao President to the People’s Committee, the Military Command, and the Public Security Department of Son La,…... [read more]

NDO/VNA – Vietnam’s northwestern province of Son La and northern provinces of Laos held a conference in Son La on July 30 to discuss measures concerning the intensification of their cooperation in personnel training. Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee of Son La Pham Van Thuy stated that the province is currently hosting more than 1,000 Lao students from northern Lao provinces. Son La has offered support to these students, including assistance in dormitory, study equipment, and good living conditions, he also added that the Lao students have quickly integrated into local society and show good performances. Meanwhile, representatives of the Lao localities pointed out some difficulties facing Lao students, including challenges in choosing majors and difficulty with the Vietnamese language. Chomsilath Thanapan, Vice Governor of Bokeo province, proposed to Son La’s training establishments to specify their training programmes and inform the Lao side through its Department of Foreign Affairs, while also enhancing the quality of Vietnamese language teaching for Laos students. Hoang Tien Duc, Director of the Son La Department of Education and Training, said that Son La would continue building its training plans with priority on areas of Lao northern localities’ demand. At the conference, the two sides put forth solutions to enhance the effectiveness of their cooperation in the future. Within the event, a ceremony was held to present Friendship Orders of the Lao President to the People’s Committee, the Military Command, and the Public Security Department of Son La,…... [read more]

The Cambodian government conferred the Friendship Order, Senna class, to Nguyen Phuc Quoc, Nguyen Van Binh and Nguyen Van Hoang Dao from the Military Hospital 175 and Tran Thi Phuong Thu from Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital, at a ceremony in Phnom Penh on April 5. It also presented six Friendship Orders, Assarat class, to other doctors from the two hospitals and Le Hong Lam, Director of the Vietnam Development Co. Ltd, which was a major donor for humanitarian healthcare activities in Cambodia. Since 2007, the Military Hospital 175 and Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital of Vietnam have sent several doctor groups to Cambodia to provide healthcare checks-up and treatment to Cambodian poor patients, under their cooperation with the Preah Kat Mealea Military Hospital of Cambodia. The programme has so far brought light to over 700 eye patients and provided medicine and treatment to almost 1,000 others. On April 3 and 4, doctors from the two Vietnamese hospitals provided health checks-up and medicine to 300 local people and eye surgeries to 134 others.... [read more]

When addressing the RVFA’s recent meeting, Buyanov reviewed the association’s operations over the past 50 years, highlighting its achievements and the awards that the Vietnamese State has bestowed upon it, especially the Friendship Order presented by State President Nguyen Minh Triet last year. He said that the RVFA has many exciting plans in the pipeline to mark Vietnam’s 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties with Russia, the 120th anniversary of Ho Chi Minh’s birthday, Thang Long/Hanoi’s millennium anniversary and the 35th anniversary of the liberation of southern Vietnam. The chairman said he believed that all these events will help to increase the RVFA’s membership. Nikolai Kolesnik, chairman of the Russian Veterans Military Experts Association, who is also a RVFA member, said that his association has produced a number of TV documentaries and published three books on Vietnam and has also provided the Russian media with articles on the level of bilateral cooperation between the two countries. The RVFA has also decided to establish a club that celebrates Vietnam’s tea culture, and pledged to make more efforts to spotlight Vietnam in the Russian media.... [read more]

The recipients included Archem Garibyan, Vice Director General of Russian oil group Zarubezhneft, Mikhail Sobolev, Vice Director General of the Vietnam-Russia Oil and Gas Enterprise (Vietsovpetro), Valery Klinchev, Director General of joint venture Rusvietpetro, Valery Petrenko, Director General of joint venture Vietgazprom, Vasyl Slabous, Vice Director General of this company, and Sergey Mikhailenko, another director of the same company. At the ceremony held in Moscow, the director general of the PetroVietnam Construction Joint Stock Corporation (PVC) and his counterpart from Russia’s Zarubezhneftstroimontazh signed an agreement on future cooperation. Meanwhile, the PetroVietnam Insurance Joint Stock Corporation and Russia’s gas insurance group Sogaz signed a framework agreement on insurance cooperation.... [read more]

This year, the VUFO will focus on diplomatic activities such as the Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia People Friendship Meeting, the Vietnam-China People Forum, the first Vietnam-China People Friendship Festival and activities in response to the Vietnam-China Friendship Year 2010. The union will pay attention to consolidating its relations with mass organisations of ASEAN countries and strategic partners. It will map out specific plans to effectively implement activities celebrating the country’s festivals and speed up the implementation of a national programme on promoting foreign non-governmental aid for poverty reduction and socio-economic development. In 2009, many friendship activities with neighbouring countries were organised, particularly a welcome to a Chinese delegation of former advisors and war veterans, a friendship festival between Vietnamese and Chinese border people in Fangcheng city of China’s Guangxi province and Mong Cai of Vietnam’s Quang Ninh province. Friendship exchanges with Laos and Cambodia were also enhanced at both central and local levels. In 2009, the VUFO presented the “For Peace and Friendship among Nations” insignia to 112 foreign organisations and individuals and asked the State to grant friendship orders and medals to one organisation and three individuals overseas for their great contributions to the country. According to the union, around US$250 million in foreign non-governmental aid was disbursed in 2009 through 2,500 programmes and projects in all 63 provinces and cities nationwide. The union raised US$8.2 million from 24 non-governmental organizations in support of flood victims in Central and Central Highland provinces.... [read more]

The awards ceremony was held in Phnom Penh on January 21 and co-chaired by Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Defence, Sen. Lieu. Gen. Nguyen Van Duoc and Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Tea Banh. Deputy Minister Duoc expressed his deep gratitude to the State, government, army and people of Cambodia for their role in locating, collecting and repatriating the remains of volunteer soldiers who laid down their lives in Cambodia during wartime. He read the State President’s decision to present the Friendship Order to 31 collectives and 10 individuals, and the Friendship Medal to 192 individuals. He also introduced the Prime Minister’s decision to confer the Certificate of Merit on 38 collectives and 379 individuals, and the Minister of Defence’s decision to grant the Certificate of Merit to eight individuals. For his part, Deputy PM and Defence Minister Tea Banh praised the effective cooperation between Cambodia and Vietnam in implementing a governmental-level agreement on locating and repatriating the remains of heroic Vietnamese martyrs. Effective and mutual assistance during difficult times has become an honoured tradition of the two nations, said Mr Tea Banh. He thanked the Vietnamese government and Ministry of Defence for providing regular assistance to the Cambodian Royal Army and people and expressed his belief that their traditional friendship, solidarity and cooperation will grow even stronger in the future. The remains of more than 12,000 Vietnamese soldiers have been repatriated during the past 10 years. Specialists from the two countries are searching for another 8,000 remains…... [read more]

The annual meeting on blindness prevention and the optic sector’s scientific technology opened on December 11 to review the results of blindness prevention activities in Vietnam and devise measures for the coming years. The meeting provided a good chance for ophthalmologic doctors at home and abroad to exchange experiences and announce the latest research projects. It attracted more than 600 doctors, surgeons and technicians of eyes centres and hospitals from 63 Vietnamese provinces and cities as well as international experts from France, the US, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines. Participants listened to 10 reports, which evaluated and proposed solutions for key issues, including the plan and target for blindness prevention for 2020 and measures and experiences to reduce blindness rate in Nam Dinh, Hai Duong, Thai Binh, Da Nang, Binh Dinh and Mekong Delta region. They also discussed many other important issues, such as cataracts, glaucoma, refraction, eye trauma and cancer. Apart from the meeting, there was exhibition to introduce advanced ophthalmologic achievements in Vietnam and the world. There was also a cultural exchange for doctors to promote solidarity with the national blindness prevention. *** Around 250 delegates representing nearly 1,000 members all over the country will gather at the Vietnam National Ophthalmology Congress and the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam Ophthalmology Association (VOA) in Hanoi on December 12. The congress will review its activities from the past five years, devise measures for the next term and appoint its executive board for the 2010-2001 term. The VOA was…... [read more]

The French professor received the award for her effective contributions to the HIV/AIDS Prevention Programme in Vietnam and for boosting cooperation between the two countries in the health care sector. Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Deputy PM Nhan highly valued Prof. Sinoussi’s active and effective assistance, the AIDS and Viral Hepatitis Research (ANRS) and the contributions Pasteur Institute in Paris has made for HIV/AIDS prevention in Vietnam over the past 20 years. As one of the first person in the world to discover the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Sinoussi came to Vietnam to improve the capacity of Vietnamese health workers to diagnose HIV and help the country build an HIV test laboratory where the first HIV patient in Vietnam was diagnosed in December 1990. In addition to providing on-the-spot training and technological transfers for health officers and equipment for health facilities in Vietnam, the professor organised training courses for Vietnamese scientists in France. A world-acclaimed scientist who received the 2008 Nobel Prize in medicine, Dr. Sinoussi has helped Vietnamese officers implement programmes for physiology, clinical and sociological research.... [read more]




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