From May 20th to 23rd, Dien Bien General Hospital and the Prosthetics Outreach Foundation (POF), organised the second examinations for people with deformities and disabilities in province.
During his visit to the Vietnam Association of Victims of Agent Orange (VAVA) on April 5th, President of the Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA) John Bachtell affirmed that his Party would continue to support Vietnamese AO victims overcoming difficulties, and encourage American people to support the victims’ struggle against US chemical companies.
(VNF) - The Vietnamese National Coordinating Committee for ASEAN People’s Forum (APF) on March 26th 2016 organised a meeting on ASEAN Community and the participation of Vietnamese NGOs in the APF 2016.
(VNF) - Mr Haike Manning, New Zealand’s Ambassador to Vietnam, traveled to Cao Bang province this week to visit communities involved in the New Zealand-funded project “Building strong and resilient communities in rural Cao Bang”.
To call for support for poor children in Vietnam, Simon Niggli from Switzerland and Christoph Obmascher from Austria have walked 7,000km from Europe to Asia, across 19 countries over the past 13 months.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and a high-level delegation left for the US on February 14th to attend the ASEAN – US Summit slated for February 15th-16th in California.
The biggest achievement of people-to-people diplomacy in the past 30 years has been the continued maintainance and consolidation of the network of Vietnam’s international friends during the renewal cause.
The last 30 years have been an important period of history in the national development process, marking comprehensive maturity of the Party, State and people. External relations work has made great contribution to the achievements during the renewal process.
On January 21st, in Cambodia’s province of Kampong Chhnang, some 100 kilometres from the capital city Phnom Penh, the Cambodian Ministry of Cult and Religion and the Kampong Chhnang provincial authority, together with the Vietnamese Military Attaché to Cambodia, inaugurated the upgrade of the monument to Vietnamese voluntary soldiers and the Independence Memorial in the province.
Yasuo Ogata, Deputy Chairman of the Japanese Communist Party, former Japanese senator, appreciated Vietnam’s renewal policy started in 1986, saying that it plays a crucial role for Vietnam’s socio-economic development.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto agreed on steps to boost bilateral ties across politics-diplomacy, trade-investment, culture, education-training, development cooperation, and national defence-security during their talks in Hanoi on January 12th.
Vietnamese Ambassador to Argentina Nguyen Dinh Thao on January 7th presented a Certificate of the Golden Heart from the Vietnam Association of Victims of Agent Orange/dioxin (VAVA) to Mr. Oscar Alberto Goldadler for his contributions and support for the association.
A ceremony took place in Laos’ Hua Phan province on January 3rd to open construction on the Hua Phan Friendship Hospital, funded by the largest ever amount of non-refundable assistance from the Vietnamese Government for the Lao Government and people.
Belarusian President Aleksandr Grigorievich Lukashenko began a State visit to Vietnam on December 9th, at the invitation of President Truong Tan Sang.
Danish Minister for Environment and Food Ms. Eva Kjer Hansen lauded the strong Vietnam-Denmark partnership in the areas of food, environment and green growth, building on the two nations’ overall Comprehensive Partnership Agreement of 2013 and the bilateral Strategic Partnership on Green Growth of 2011.
Fifty-five individuals from the Lao Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare (MLSW) joined in the first three-month Vietnamese language course which opened in Vientiane on November 9th.
The Vietnamese delegation led by Nguyen Dac Vinh, First Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee joined the 19th General Assembly of the World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY) which was kicked off in the Cuban capital city of Havana on November 9th.