Hanoi (VNA) – The Foreign Ministry held an annual meeting with the press at the Government Guesthouse in Hanoi on January 19, praising press agencies and reporters nationwide for their contributions to achievements made by the diplomatic sector in the past year. Speaking at the event, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh said the sector scored important achievements amid difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. He said Vietnam successfully accomplished the roles as ASEAN 2020 Chair, Chair of the 41st General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA-41) and a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the 2020-2021 tenure. Vietnam actively led and coordinated regional efforts to overcome challenges and achieve successes in building the ASEAN Community, effectively coped with the pandemic, flexibly held over 550 online meetings, and adopted a record number of documents in a year, he said. During the … [Read more...] about Foreign Ministry hails press agencies’ contributions
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Hanoi (VNA) – Senior officials of ASEAN member countries met online on January 19 to discuss preparations for the upcoming ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Retreat (AMMR) that is slated for January 21. Speaking at the event, the head of SOM ASEAN of Brunei said that with the ASEAN 2021’s theme of “We Care, We Prepare, We Prosper,” Brunei hopes to build on the achievements that the association gained in 2020, with focus on the people and sustainable development, building a regional architecture ruled by law, upholding multilateralism and supporting an open multilateral trade system. Participants exchanged their ideas on work that need to be done since after the 37th ASEAN Summit and related meeting, including a mid-term report on the implementation of the ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC) Blueprint and the strengthening of inter-pillar and inter-sectoral coordination towards the building of the Post-2025 ASEAN Community Vision. They … [Read more...] about ASEAN senior officials discuss preparations for AMM Retreat
A day later, another underdog team got the sweet taste of victory. SHB Da Nang went up against HCMC FC, a club that splashed out in the transfer window to recruit expensive foreign players and a new Brazilian coach. But Da Nang started the game with high energy by constantly threatening HCMC’s goal. After several missed chances, in the 17th minute, national team forward Ha Duc Chinh opened the scoreboard for Da Nang. With the early goal, Da Nang slowed down the pace and strengthened its defense to keep the score 1-0. … [Read more...] about First round V. League recap: Rise of the underdogs
New investors had flocked to the stock market in the past months to ride the VN-Index’s impressive recovery as Covid-19 dampened the charm of other investment channels such as savings and real estate. According to the Vietnam Securities Depository, last December, over 60,000 new accounts were opened at securities companies. … [Read more...] about Panic selling sends VN-Index to biggest losing session in six months
Gotcha: It's pho. A type of Vietnamese soup, typically made from beef stock and spices to which noodles and thinly sliced beef or chicken are added. That’s how Oxford, the dictionary, puts it. For a word of foreign language to land a place in the English speaking world, it definitely takes more than simple beef stock, spices and thin slices of beef. Pho has its own story and a taste that should be tasted rather than told. Note that the word “pho” is both the name of the soup and the flat rice noodle strings that make its foundation. … [Read more...] about Quiz: Vietnamese noodles, can you disentangle them?