People-to-people diplomacy vastly contributes to the country’s foreign affairs, said Vice President in-charge cum General Secretary of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO) Don Tuan Phong on August 12 at the 19th National External Conference.
Vietnam’s Da Nang city and Laos’ Sekong province have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the Vietnamese city’s continued assistance worth nearly VND23 billion for development in the Lao province in the 2018-2020 period.
During his visit to Laos, Nguyen Xuan Anh, Party Central Committee member, Secretary of the Da Nang city Party Committee and Chairman of the provincial People’s Council, paid a working visit to Laos’ Attapeu province on October 24th.
Vietnam’s Consulate General in Nepal went into operation on October 23rd after an inauguration ceremony in Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital city.
On October 22nd, the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Vietnam organized a ceremony celebrated the 25th anniversary of Independence Day of Azerbaijan (October 10th, 1991 – 2016) at Melia Hotel Hanoi.
The ceremony to debut and put into operation the Vietnamese Consulate in Nepal was held in the country’s capital Kathmandu on October 23rd.
During a recent press conference, Italian Ambassador to Vietnam Cecilia Piccioni said Italy was making thorough preparations for the official visit to Italy by Vietnamese State President Tran Dai Quang, which is scheduled in November.
Newly appointed French Ambassador to Vietnam Bertrand Lortholary met with the media in Hanoi on October 20 to provide details about France’s four priorities for co-operation with Vietnam, which were identified by French President François Hollande during his September visit to the Southeast Asian country.
Vietnam and the United States marked the start of the second and final phase of thermal treatments at Da Nang on October 18th, to clean up dioxin contamination stored during the war between the countries.
President Tran Dai Quang led a high-ranking delegation of Vietnam’s State, National Assembly and Government to the Thai Embassy in Hanoi on October 17th to pay respects to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
Vice Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City’s Party Committee Vo Thi Dung on October 15th had a meeting with a visiting delegation from the Cuba’s Young Communist League led by Second Secretary Ronald Hidalgo.
The Vietnamese Embassy in Greece on October 12th worked with the Women’s International Club (WIC) to hold a program entitled “Meet my country” in Athens, Greece, in which the Vietnamese country, people and culture were introduced to Greek and international friends.
The Delegation of Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO) led by Vice President Bui Khac Son, has visited and worked in Bac Ninh province. Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of People's Committee, Nguyen Tu Quynh has met and worked with the delegation on October 10th.
Sudan has a wide range of advantages in agricultural production, communications infrastructure, oil and gas, mining, garment goods and sportswear, and will offer favourable conditions for Vietnamese enterprises to invest in these areas in the future.
The Switzerland-Vietnam Friendship Association and its two female members have received certificates of merit from the Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh for their dedicated service.
Vietnamese Government Deputy Inspector General Nguyen Duc Hanh on October 10th received a delegation from the Malaysian Committee on Corruption Prevention led by Sazali Bin Salbi, Deputy Head of the Committee’s Investigation Department, in which the two agencies exchanged experience in corruption prevention.
The Ho Chi Minh city Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union and the Management Board of the dormitory for Lao and Cambodian students on October 9th honoured 112 outstanding students chosen from over 450 Lao and Cambodian students studying across 21 universities and academies in the city.