Then Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Photo: VNA) Moscow (VNA) – The Vietnam - Russia comprehensive strategic partnership , and the significance of Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc 's visit to Russia from November 29 to December 2, was highlighted in an article published on Russia's Independent newspaper on November 28. The article written by Grigory Trofimchuk, an expert on international affairs, affirmed that Vietnam is a reliable partner of Russia not only in the period of the former Soviet Union but also at present. The trust in the bilateral relationship was once again affirmed in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic , when Vietnam was one of the first countries in the world that approved Russia’s vaccine, he wrote, noting that in August 2021, the first batch of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine was successfully produced in Vietnam. The article stressed that that the belief in Russia and Russian … [Read more...] about Russian newspaper highlights Vietnam-Russia fruitful relations
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Novartis and the Ministry of Health of Vietnam signed an MoU to provide a list of drugs for the treatment of severe COVID-19 symptoms at cost price On behalf of Novartis International AG, Lutz Hegemann, group head, Corporate Affairs and Global Health, and Associate Professor PhD. Luong Ngoc Khue, director of the Department of Medical Service Administration of the Vietnamese Ministry of Health signed and exchanged the MoU. Nguyen Xuan Phuc, State President of Vietnam, and Guy Parmelin, President of Switzerland, witnessed the signing during President Phuc’s state visit to Switzerland on November 26-28 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. The MoU is part of the broad range of solutions Novartis is providing to help low- and lower-middle-income countries mitigate the impact of the pandemic and support healthcare systems. It covers the provision of at-cost medicines for the treatment of severe symptoms of COVID-19 … [Read more...] about Novartis and Ministry of Health sign MoU on portfolio of affordable COVID-19 medicines
An additional 13,770 Covid-19 infections were reported in Vietnam on Monday, raising the total number of patients in the country to 1,224,110, according to the Ministry of Health. According to the ministry's report, 13,758 of the new patients are locally-transmitted cases confirmed in 59 out of 63 localities in the country including HCM City (1,554), Can Tho (913), Tay Ninh (719), Binh Duong (697), Ba Ria - Vung Tau (648), Dong Thap (608), Soc Trang (588), Binh Thuan (576), Tra Vinh (560), Vinh Long (559), Dong Nai (548), Bac Lieu (544), Binh Phuoc (516), Kien Giang (443), Hanoi (429), Ca Mau (396), An Giang (375), Ben Tre (335), Khanh Hoa (308), and Hau Giang (294). There were 12 imported patients confirmed today. The new infections showed an increase of 830 cases compared to yesterday's figure. There were 7,601 infections found in the community. As of Monday evening, 1,218,886 infections had been reported since the new outbreak occurred in the country in late April. Some … [Read more...] about Additional 13,770 Covid-19 infections confirmred on Monday
From November 28, Vietnam Airlines regularly operates two flights per week between Ho Chi Minh City and San Francisco. The airline plans to increase the number to seven flights per week after the COVID-19 pandemic is controlled and the Vietnamese Government allows the reopening of regular international routes. Vietnam Airlines also considers opening more routes between Los Angeles of the U.S. and Hanoi or HCM City. All flights between Vietnam and the U.S. will use the most modern wide-body aircraft, such as Boeing 787 and Airbus A350. According to Vietnam Airlines General Director Le Hong Ha, more than a year ago, Vietnam Airlines became the first Vietnamese airline flying directly to the U.S. to bring home Vietnamese citizens. Its direct flight to the U.S. marked a big step forward for the firm and a historic milestone for Vietnam’s aviation industry, he said. It took the direct flight 13 hours and 45 minutes to reach the U.S. The flight used Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, one of … [Read more...] about Vietnam Airlines successfully operates first direct flight to U.S.
At the places that the exchange and other external activities with Laos such as the Border Post of Lao Bao International Border Gate, Lao Bao International Border Gate, Lao Bao Primary School No.2 will be hosted, General Chien and his entourage commented on the protocol, logistic services, decoration, guarantee of security, safety, communication, healthcare, and disease prevention measures. They also gave conclusion on proposals made by relevant agencies and units. General Chien applauded and highly appreciated the Ministry of National Defense’s affiliates for their active and proactive preparation for the aforementioned events. He also thanked local departments and authorities for their close collaboration. Saying that the border defense friendship exchange is an important defense diplomacy activity that contributes to building up friendship, solidarity and building a borderline of peace, stability, cooperation and development between Vietnam and neighboring countries with the … [Read more...] about Preparation for the first Vietnam – Laos border defense friendship exchange checked
On a Saturday afternoon in November My Hanh of Thu Duc City and Hong Tham of District 5 met at a bicycle club in District 1. For two weeks the 23-year-old women had not been able to get bikes due to the huge demand, but they were third time lucky. It was the first time ever they had handled sports bikes and had to be shown the ropes by a club member. Unlike Hanh and Tham, Lan Anh and her two friends in District 1 have been hiring sports bikes for weeks. Since Oct. 1, when HCMC reopened, they have been to riding every weekend instead of eating and drinking as they used to before the lockdown. Huynh Quyet Thang (R) shows Tham and Hanh how to use sports bikes, Nov. 6, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Diep Phan Tran Uyen, 21, has been renting a bicycle almost every day for nearly two months and riding alone. Renting bicycles to ride around for exercise has become a trend among youngsters in Saigon, and bicycle shops and clubs do not have enough bikes for all of them. Huynh … [Read more...] about Young Saigonese take to cycling after long lockdown