During his official visit to the UK on October 9-10, on behalf of the Acting President of Vietnam, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh presented friendship medal to Katrin Kandel, Executive Director of Facing the World - a UK-based medical charity, in recognition of her contributions to Vietnamese children and bilateral friendship.
Leaders of Ho Chi Minh city on June 9th received a delegation of heads of Vietnamese representative agencies abroad, term 2016-2019.
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat on June 7th presented an insignia to Victoria Kwakwa, the World Bank (WB)’s Vice President for East Asia and the Pacific and the previous WB Country Director for Vietnam, for her contributions to Vietnam’s agriculture and rural development.
The Vietnamese Embassy in Greece on June 6th organised a conference introducing the Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) and Vietnam’s marine shipping and shipbuilding industries to nearly 50 Greek partners.
(VNF) - Hutech University and the Hong Bang International University will be connected via a New Zealand-Vietnam friendship bridge on Dien Bien Phu street in Ho Chi Minh city.
(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.