VN & India promote further diplomatic ties

VietNamNet Bridge – Four scooters riding around a cage is one of the thrilling acts audiences will witness during a unique international circus programme in Ha Noi. Spin me round: Circus performers in a gravity-defying stunt. — Photo courtesy of the Circus Federation The Viet Nam Circus Federation will co-ordinate with the Happy Dream Circus Company from Japan to present a daily show in Ha Noi except on Mondays until December 1. The troupe from Japan has gathered numerous talented artists from many countries around the world, including Venezuela, Argentina, Columbia, Mexico and Ecuador. In one of the highlighted acts, performers will ride scooters around a cage. The drivers for this stunt are Bryan Zuniga, Aldo Romero, Dierce Reyes and De Paula Silva Josselio. The event is expected to enhance cultural exchange and mutual understanding between the two peoples, contributing to tightening the co-operation between circus artists from Viet Nam and Japan, said Ta Duy Anh, director of the Viet Nam Circus Federation. Audiences will have a chance to enjoy adventurous, attractive and artistic performances that have been honoured at many international circus festivals. “It’s also an opportunity for Vietnamese circus actors to exchange and learn from international artists,” he said. “International circus festivals have been organised in Viet Nam five times but they have only been a week long,” said Anh. “Now, we signed a contract with the troupe from Japan so the international circus artists will perform in Viet Nam for many months to meet audience demand.” In…... [read more]

Celebration of Vietnam's National Day in Germany (Photo: VOV) Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnamese Embassy in Germany held a ceremony in Berlin on August 31 to celebrate the 72nd anniversary of Vietnam’s August Revolution Day (August 19) and National Day (September 2). Ambassador Doan Xuan Hung affirmed that the Vietnamese Party and State always attach great importance to developing the strategic partnership with Germany. A similar event was held in Canada’s capital of Ottawa with the participation of over 200 people. Vietnamese Ambassador to Canada Nguyen Duc Hoa said the relations between the two countries have been thriving since they established diplomatic ties in 1973. Currently, Vietnam is the biggest trade partner of Canada in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) with two-way trade reaching nearly 5 billion USD, he noted. Nearly 7,000 Vietnamese students are pursuing education in Canada, which is expected to increase in the coming time, he said. On September 2, 1945, President Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence, declaring to the world the foundation of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, now the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Over the past 72 years, the country has gained significant achievements in various fields such as economics, trade, defense-security, external affairs, and international integration.-VNA... [read more]

Former Party General Secretary Le Kha Phieu visits the exhibition (Source: nhandan.vn)   Hanoi (VNA) – An exhibition spotlighting the friendship among Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia opened at the Vietnam Military History Museum (VMHM) in Hanoi on August 30. The event is held to mark 40 years since Vietnam and Laos signed a Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (July 18, 1977-2017), the 55th anniversary of Vietnam-Laos diplomatic ties (September 5, 1962-2017), and the 50th anniversary of Vietnam-Cambodia diplomatic ties (June 24, 1967-2017). Speaking at the opening ceremony, VMHM Director Nguyen Xuan Nang said that the Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia special relationship is an example for the pure and faithful attachment between the three nations in their struggles for national liberation and social progress. The exhibition showcases over 300 photos, documents and objects divided into three parts. The first part includes photos, documents and objects highlighting the solidarity of the three Indochinese nations during the anti-French resistance war from 1945 to 1954. Meanwhile, their solidarity in the anti-US resistance war during 1954-1975 is highlighted in the second part which contains photos and objects related to the Truong Son strategic transportation route – a symbol of the Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia relations. The third part focuses on the friendship and comprehensive cooperation in the nation building and development between the three nations from 1975 until now.-VNA... [read more]

Vientiane, August 30 (VNA) – A scientific workshop featuring Ho Chi Minh’s thoughts on Vietnamese revolution and Kaysone Phomvihane’s thoughts on Lao revolution took place in Vientiane on August 30.  The event was part of activities within the framework of a scientific cooperation agreement signed between the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics, the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, the Lao National Academy of Politics and Public Administration and the Lao Academy of Social Sciences.  Speaking at the event, head of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party Central Committee’s Commission for Propaganda and Training Kikeo Khaykhamphithoune hailed the workshop for enriching theory and reality treasures of the two Parties, contributing to refining policies and guidelines of each Party and State and bringing practical benefits to the countries’ people.  More than 100 Vietnamese and Lao theorists and scientists delivered over 40 presentations on thoughts of the two preeminent leaders and their contributions to the Vietnamese and Lao revolutions, their influences in the country, the region and the world, as well as theories on Party and people’s administration building, among others.  Participants agreed to facilitate exchanges between the four academies and the two nations in order to popularise Ho Chi Minh and Kaysone Phomvihane’s thoughts on Vietnamese and Lao revolutions, respectively.  Concluding the event, Director of the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics Nguyen Xuan Thang said the event and the similar one held in Binh Thuan in June afford the four academies a…... [read more]

NDO – An array of activities have been held across the country, as well as abroad, in the past few days in celebration of the 72nd anniversary of Vietnam’s National Day (September 2). On August 30, the leaders of the Quang Tri provincial authorities, together with officials and local people, offered incense at the memorial complex dedicated to late General Secretary Le Duan, the Truong Son and Road 9 National Martyrs’ Cemeteries and the Quang Tri ancient citadel, to commemorate the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the cause of national liberation and reunification. ★ On the same day, the General Association of Vietnamese Cambodians (GAVC) organised activities to mark 72 years of the August Revolution (August 19) and the National Day, in addition to 50 years of Vietnam-Cambodia diplomatic ties. Among the attendants were representatives from the GAVC, Vietnamese Ambassador to Cambodia Thach Du, overseas Vietnamese and Vietnamese businesses operating in Cambodia. Delegates participated in traditional musical and artistic performances of both Vietnam and Cambodia, reflecting the solidarity and friendship between the two countries. ★ The Vietnamese Embassy in South Africa held a ceremony on Wednesday to celebrate the 72nd anniversary of Vietnam’s National Day, with the participation of representatives from the South African Foreign Ministry; Ambassador Bene M'Poko, Dean of the Diplomatic Corps accredited in South Africa; and over 400 invitees, together with overseas Vietnamese living, studying and working in South Africa. ★ A musical and art festival for Da Nang’s religious organisations…... [read more]

NDO – An exhibition highlighting the friendship between Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, opened at the Vietnam Military History Museum, in Hanoi, on August 30. The opening ceremony was attended by Former General Secretary Le Kha Phieu, Lieutenant General Nguyen Trong Nghia, member of the Party Central Committee, Deputy Director of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People's Army. Addressing the exhibition, Major General Nguyen Xuan Nang, who is Director of the Vietnam Military History Museum, affirmed that Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia are three close neighbours with a long-standing tradition of solidarity. The Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia special relationship is an example of the pure and faithful relationship between the three nations in their struggles for national liberation and social progress, he added. The exhibition, featuring 300 photos, documents and artifacts, is divided into three parts. The first of which includes photos, documents and objects, highlighting the solidarity of the three Indochinese nations during the anti-French resistance war from 1945 to 1954. Meanwhile, their solidarity in the anti-US resistance war, during 1954-1975, is highlighted in the second part which contains photos and objects related to the Truong Son strategic transportation route – a symbol of the Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia relations. The third part of the exhibition focuses on the friendship and comprehensive cooperation in the nation building and construction between the three nations from 1975 until now. The event is held to mark 40 years since Vietnam and Laos signed a Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (July 18,…... [read more]

At the meeting (Source: VNA) Tokyo (VNA) – Politburo member Pham Minh Chinh met Chairman of the House of Councillors of Japan Date Chuichi and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono in Tokyo on August 30, the last day of his working visit to Japan. Chinh, who is also Head of the Party Central Committee’s Organisation Commission and Chairman of the Vietnam – Japan Friendship Parliamentarians’ Group, said Vietnam will continue pushing forward administrative reform and improving business climate to create favourable conditions for foreign investors in Vietnam, including those from Japan. He asked Japan to continue providing Vietnam with official development assistance (ODA) in the near future. Date Chuichi said the Japanese House of Councillors will continue to support bilateral ties and increase exchanges between the two countries’ parliamentarians and people to further bolster trust and mutual understanding between the two nations. Taro Kono, for his part, expressed wish to further develop the bilateral extensive strategic partnership. He committed to working closely with Vietnam in regional and global issues to maintain peace, stability and development in the region and the world. The Japanese side vowed to assist Vietnam in projects regarding infrastructure, administrative reform and high-quality workforce training funded by Japanese ODA. They underscored Japan’s full support for Vietnam to fulfill its role as host of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit 2017. The two sides promised to effectively work together to celebrate…... [read more]

Folk music performances have been held every day inside the Vietnam pavilion at Expo 2017 Astana. (Photo: Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism) Astana (VNA) – Vietnam’s National Day was marked at Expo 2017 Astana in the capital of Kazakhstan on August 29, featuring folk music performances that attracted a large audience. The event took place to celebrate the 72nd anniversary of National Day (September 2, 1945) and the 25th anniversary of Vietnam-Kazakhstan diplomatic ties.   Vietnam is among 115 exhibitors from across the world at the Expo 2017 Astana, themed “Future Power”, underway from June 10 to September 10. The 25-hectare grounds enable participating countries to introduce their beauty, potential and initiatives in using power sources for sustainable development. Vietnam’s pavilion at the exhibition is themed “Fusion of Tradition and Modernity – Vietnam’s Future Energy”. The pavilion features various photos and videos telling the story of a country with beautiful landscapes, world heritages and rich cultures, and the richness of the Mekong Delta region. It also showcases ways of Vietnamese ancient people to get energy from nature, for example, traditional water mills for irrigation and water-driven rice pounding mortars. The country’s tourism potential is also on show, with handicrafts available on site. Additionally, the pavilion hosts traditional performances every day, together with shows by artists from the Vietnam Music Academy and Vietnam Puppetry Theatre. Speaking at the event, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc…... [read more]

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien talked with Kazakh Minister of Culture and Sports Arystanbek Mukhamediuly, in Kazakhstan's capital of Astana on August 28, to boost the cooperation between the two ministries. The event was part of the two-day working visit to Kazakhstan (August 28-29) made by Minister Thien to host the Viet Nam National Day at the  Astana Expo 2017. At the meeting, the two ministers affirmed their determination to continue enhancing the cooperation in the fields of culture and sports between the two countries in the time ahead. Kazakh Minister Arystanbek Mukhamediuly thanked Viet Nam for its active support given to Kazakhstan, as well as its participation in the Astana Expo. The year 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of Viet Nam – Kazakhstan diplomatic ties and Viet Nam’s major cultural events at this year’s Astana Expo 2017 not only contributed to the expo’s success but were considered as important landmarks in the friendship between the two nations. The Astana Expo 2017 is taking place from June 10 to September 10, featuring the participation of 115 countries, territories and international organisations. At the expo, the Vietnamese pavilion, themed ‘Traditional and modern fusion – Viet Nam’s future energy’, has impressed visitors with a space imbued with the national identity and large-scale models. In May 2015, the two ministries signed a cooperation agreement on culture and sports and, since then, the two countries have implemented numerous meaningful…... [read more]

A ceremony to mark the 72nd anniversary of National Day was held by the Vietnamese Embassy in the Republic of Korea (RoK) on August 29. (Photo: VNA) Seoul (VNA) – The Vietnamese Embassy in the Republic of Korea (RoK) on August 29 held a ceremony to mark the 72nd anniversary of National Day (September 2) and the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries. The event was attended by RoK Minister of Interior and Safety Kim Boo-kyum, RoK Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Cho Hyun, representatives from foreign embassies and international organisations in the host country, RoK-Vietnam friendship association, and Vietnamese people in the country. Speaking at the ceremony, Vietnamese Ambassador to the RoK Nguyen Vu Tu recalled the country’s historical milestones, including when President Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence at Ba Dinh Square 72 years ago, officially giving birth to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. The seven-decade road has seen Vietnamese people’s efforts to protect national freedom and independence and promote national construction, he said. He expressed his delight that Vietnam has become a middle income country and experiences average annual economic growth of about 7 percent. The country has diplomatic ties with more than 170 nations worldwide and is a proactive member of many international organisations, Tu said, adding that Vietnam is hosting the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit 2017. Vietnam cherishes relations with the RoK, he said, stating that similarities in culture and history…... [read more]




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