Over 1,400 unexploded ordnances (UXOs) left from the war were safely moved from two underground pits in the central province of Quang Tri, said the Mines Advisory Group (MAG) on Aug 14.
The International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) in Monaco on September 2nd organised a flag raising ceremony for the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to mark Vietnam’s official joining of the organization as its 84th member.
Assc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Hong Son, Director of the Vietnamese Military Hospital 175 has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the University of Sydney on support for training Vietnamese doctors with Prof. Bruce Robinson, President of the Hoc Mai Foundation and Dean of the Medical School of the University of Sydney.
Chairman of the National Assembly (NA) Nguyen Sinh Hung had a meeting with Speaker of the House of Representatives of Japan Tadamori Oshima on August 31st while attending the 4th World Conference of Speakers of Parliament in New York, the United States.
During a visit to Japan from August 24th-30th, Politburo member and Vice Chairwoman of the National Assembly (NA) Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and the NA delegation joined a workshop on “Developing Vietnam economy and training human resources”.
Nguyen Duc Long, Deputy Secretary of the Quang Ninh provincial Party Committee and Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee on August 27th received Richy Tan, President of the Singapore’s KinderWorld Education Group.
A delegation from the Cambodian sponsoring association for post-war victims led by its Honourable President Seang Bun Leang has recently worked with the Vietnam Association for Victims of Agent Orange (VAVA) to seek cooperation in assisting AO victims.
On September 25th, in Cambodia’s capital of Phnom Penh, Tep Ngorn, the second Vice President of the Senate of Cambodia, received a working delegation of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) led by Nguyen Huy Tang, Vice Head of the CPV Commission for External Relations.
A delegation from the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) led by its President Vu Xuan Hong paid a working visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) from August 13th-18th to attend celebrations of the country’s 70th Liberation Day and the 50th founding anniversary of the Vietnam-DPRK and DPRK-Vietnam Friendship Associations.
Defence Minister General Phung Quang Thanh received Lieutenant General Tim Keating, Chief of the New Zealand Defence Force, on August 17th as Keating is leading a high-ranking defence delegation from New Zealand to visit Vietnam from August 15th – 20th.
The Vietnamese Embassy in Greece on August 14th held a solemn meeting involving over 150 guests to mark the 70th year of the founding of the Vietnamese foreign affairs sector.
A golf tournament was organised in Vientiane, Laos on August 9 as one of the activities to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Vietnam People’s Police Force’s Traditional Day and 10th anniversary of the “All people protect the national security” festival.
Defence Minister General Phung Quang Thanh underscored defence cooperation as a pillar in the Vietnam – China comprehensive strategic partnership while meeting Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the China People’s Liberation Army Sun Jianguo in Hanoi on August 10th.
The Vietnam Supreme People’s Court (VSPC) and the US Supreme Court have agreed to increase cooperation activities in order to raise the transparency of judgments.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s visits to Malaysia and Singapore from August 7-9 brought Vietnam’s relations with the two Southeast Asian countries to a new level, said Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Le Hoai Trung in an interview afterwards.
The Vietnamese and Malaysian governments have issued a joint statement on framework for the bilateral strategic partnership.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh had talks on August 7 in Hanoi with visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry pledging to push forward with projects to decontaminate dioxin at Da Nang and Bien Hoa Airports.