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Age-old artisan keeps the glow of ‘keo quan’ lanterns alive

Artisan Nguyen Van Quyen from Dan Vien hamlet, Cao Vien commune, Thanh Oai district in Hanoi, is one of the last few artisans who are masters of the art of making ‘keo quan’ lantern, a traditional hand-made lantern with vivid rotating paper-cut figures on the cover. Despite his old age, Quyen still works steadfastly to preserve the traditional craft.

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    Public: 11/7/2016 11:45:54 AM

    Books from Vietnam are now available at the “Vietnam Corner” which was inaugurated on November 4th at the National Library and Jadavpur University in the eastern city of Kolkata, India’s West Bengal State.

  • Lai Chau Union of Friendship Organisations visit injured Lao student

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    Vietnam Peace and Development Foundation meet delegates of Venezuelan Communist Party

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    On October 31st, at the headquarter of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO), Mrs. Nguyen Thi Binh, former Vice State President of Vietnam and Chairwoman of the Vietnam Peace and Development Foundation (VPDF) received Mr. Carolus Wimmer, Secretary of International Relations of Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV).

  • Friendship order bestowed upon UN Resident Coordinator

    Friendship order bestowed upon UN Resident Coordinator

    Public: 11/1/2016 3:18:03 PM

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    US helps Vietnam to protect forests and biodiversity in Central region

    Public: 10/21/2016 10:35:55 AM

    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on October 20th announced a new project that will assist Vietnam’s transition to climate-smart and low-emission development through improved forest protection, enhanced biodiversity conservation, and increased resilience of communities.

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    HAUFO calls for support to flood victims in Central Vietnam

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  • Vietnam urges China to share information on its nuclear power plants

    Vietnam urges China to share information on its nuclear power plants

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    Vietnam has asked China for early cooperation in regular information sharing mechanisms regarding the nuclear projects.

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