“Children of Peace International” (COPI) is a charitable organisation, founded in 1996 and operating in both Vietnam and the U.S. The organisation has been honored with the World Service Medal Award for its dedication to the community. With appreciation for what COPI has done for Vietnamese children, Kathy O’Brien, an American businesswoman in Singapore, initiated a group called “Friends of COPI” in 2010 to raise funds for poor children.
(VNF) - On June 6th, New Zealand Minister for Economic Development, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment and Science and Innovation, the Honourable Steven Joyce, announced Nguyen Huy Cuong as the winner of the “New Zealand, New Horizon 2016” competition, awarding him a week-long trip for two to New Zealand.
General Ngo Xuan Lich, Politburo member, Minister of National Defence, on June 5th held an official reception for his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrika.
During his visit to Laos from May 29th to June 1st, Dinh La Thang, Politburo member and Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh city Party Committee, held talks with Sinlavong Khoutphathoune, Lao Politburo member, Secretary of the Vientiane capital Party Committee and Mayor of Vientiane.
Representatives from the Lao Embassy in Vietnam on May 30th presented USD257,000 from the Lao Government and people to assist Vietnamese people affected by drought and salt intrusion in overcoming the consequences of the natural disasters.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s working visit to Japan from May 26th-28th looks to further enhance the strategic partnership between the two countries.
Stability, security and development in Vietnam – China land border areas have been promoted as a result of the implementation of three bilateral legal documents on the land border, Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Le Hoai Trung has said.
A Vietnam – Laos Friendship Association (VLFA) delegation led by Mr. Doan Minh Chau, Vice Chairman of VLFA, had talks with Prime Minister of the People’s Democratic Republic of Laos, Mr. Thongloun Sisoulith, who is paying an official visit to Vietnam at the invitation of Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Mr Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
On May 11, during the working trip to Vietnam, Mr. Renato, former Chairman of Italy - Vietnam Friendship Association in Veneto region, met with representatives of Ho Chi Minh Museum to present the original disc recording of Uncle Ho’s Message to the people of Italy.
On May 19th, the Cambodian Ministry of National Defence and the Vietnamese National Defence Attaché Agency inaugurated the construction of a hall at the Cambodian National Defence General University, a project funded by the Vietnamese Ministry of National Defence.
On May 12th, the Vietnamese Defence Attaché Agency worked with the authority of Cambodia’s Battambang province to start the construction of the Vietnam – Cambodia friendship statute in the Cambodian province.
On May 12th, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen received a delegation from the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security led by senior Lieutenant-General To Lam, Politburo member and Minister of Public Security, who paid a working visit to the Kingdom of Cambodia from May 11th-12th.
Politburo member and Secretary of Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh city Party Committee Dinh La Thang on May 12th held talks with Politburo member and Secretary of the Party Committee of China’s Shanghai city Han Zheng, who is leading a delegation from the Chinese Communist Party to visit Vietnam.
Vietnam’s Dong Thap province and Cambodia’s Pray Veng province on May 10th signed an agreement on cooperation for 2016 in different areas.
On 27th April in Hanoi, Mr. Bui Van Nghi, Secretary General of Vietnam – US Aassociation, received the delegation “Journey of Brotherhood” led by Mr. Edward Lewis, chairman of this organization, to come and work in Vietnam from 25th -27th April, 2016.
(VNF) - On April 19th, a ceremony to mark the 55th anniversary of the Hiron Victory was held by the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations, Vietnam – Cuba Friendship Association and the Military Academy of Logistics under the Ministry of National Defence.
The Royal Cambodian Armed Forces on May 4th inaugurated and put into use the officer training school’s headquarters in Kampong Speu province, funded by the Vietnamese Ministry of National Defence.