By fighting in World War I, Do Huu Vi (1883-1916) was the first Vietnamese aviator to serve in the French Army more than 100 years ago. Late in June, a ceremony took place to name a small square in the center of the 16th arrondissement of Paris after Do Huu Vi, in the presence of Paris Deputy Mayor Laurence Patrice, Mayor of the 16th arrondissement Francis Szpiner, representatives of the Vietnamese Embassy in France, along with Do Huu Vi's relatives, local officials and residents. The naming ceremony of Do Huu Vi Square. Photo: C'est le Temps de l'amour Group Do Huu Vi Square is located at the intersection of Versailles Avenue and Quai Louis Blériot, 16th arrondissement, overlooking the Radio France headquarters and the Grenelle Bridge. A hero of Cholon, Saigon Do Huu Vi was born in Cholon as the youngest son of Governor Do Huu Phuong, a landowner in Cochinchina at that time, who was allegedly the second wealthiest man in the old Saigon. According to … [Read more...] about Who is the Vietnamese for whom a Paris square has just been named?
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A small square in the 16th arrondissement of Paris has been named after Vietnamese pilot Do Huu Vi, one of the first pilots in the French military, who died at age 33 in a combat in France during World War I (1914-1918). The naming was conducted at a ceremony held in the 16th arrondissement on Wednesday last week in the presence of Paris Deputy Mayor Laurence Patrice, Mayor of the 16th arrondissement of Paris Francis Szpiner, representatives of the Vietnamese Embassy in France, and relatives of Do Huu Vi, along with local authorities and residents. Do Huu Vi Square is located on the intersection between Versailles Avenue and Quai Louis-Blériot, overlooking the Radio France headquarters and Grenelle bridge. Vi, born in 1883 in Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City), fought and died on July 9, 1916, in World War I, when he, a captain, led his company to attack a fort of German troops in Somme Bay in northern France. In the archives kept at the French Military Museum, there is a note … [Read more...] about Square in Paris named after Vietnamese pilot Do Huu Vi
Hanoi (VNA) – The following is a brief review of the day’s events as reported by the Vietnam News Agency June 22. - President Nguyen Xuan Phuc hosted a reception for visiting President of the Mozambican Assembly Esperanca Laurinda Francisco Nhiuane Bias in Hanoi on June 22. At the reception (Photo: VNA) President Phuc welcomed the Mozambican top legislator’s visit, saying that it contributes importantly to the promotion of partnership between the two NAs and the traditional cooperation and friendship between the two countries. Read full story - Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan had a meeting with Governor of Udon Thani province of Thailand Sayam Sirimongkol on June 22 as part of her visit to Thailand to attend the Global Summit of Women 2022. Vietnamese Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan (L) and Governor of Udon Thani province of Thailand Sayam Sirimongkol at their meeting on June 22 (Photo: VNA) The Udon Thani governor expressed his wish for increasing cooperation with … [Read more...] about ☕ Afternoon briefing on June 22