Ha Minh Thanh wins a gold medal in the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnamese shooters secured a gold and one silver on May 16, the first competition day of shooting at the ongoing SEA Games 31. Ha Minh Thanh defeated his Malaysian opponent Hafiz Adzha to win gold in the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol with 27 points. Young shooter Phi Thanh Thao bagged a silver medal after scoring 246.2 points in the women’s 10m air rifle, only 0.8 point behind gold medallist Mubarokah of Indonesia in the final. Preliminaries and finals of men’s 10m air rifle and 50m slow fire pistol are set to take place the next day. SEA Games 31 , themed “For a Stronger South East Asia”, is being held in Hanoi and 11 neighbouring provinces and cities until May 23. It features 40 sports with 523 events, attracting around 10,000 participants. The biennial event was initially slated for late 2021 but delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic./. VNA … [Read more...] about SEA Games 31: Vietnam enjoys good start in shooting
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Medal-winning dancesport duos stand on the podium. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnamese dancers brought home five bronze medals on May 16, the second and last competition day of dancesport at the ongoing SEA Games 31. Three of them were brought by Nguyen Duc Hoa and Nguyen Thi Hai Yen in Waltz, Tango and five Standard Dances. Vu Hoang Anh Minh and Nguyen Truong Xuan won two in Viennese Waltz and Quickstep. On the day, the Philippines gained four gold and two silver medals; and Thailand pocketed two golds and four silvers. In total, both Vietnam and the Philippines won five gold medals across 12 categories. The hosts bagged one silver and five bronze while the Philippines had five and two, respectively. SEA Games 31 , themed “For a Stronger South East Asia”, is being held in Hanoi and 11 neighbouring provinces and cities until May 23. It features 40 sports with 523 events, attracting around 10,000 participants. The biennial event was initially slated for … [Read more...] about SEA Games 31: Vietnam gain five bronzes in dancesport
At the reception (Photo: Vietnam Government Portal) Hanoi (VNA) - Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam on May 16 hosted a reception for Deputy PM and President of the National Olympic Committee of Thailand Prawit Wongsuwon. The Thai official is paying a visit to Vietnam and attending activities of the ongoing SEA Games 31 . At the reception, Dam congratulated Thailand on bringing COVID-19 under control, reopening its borders and promptly promoting socio-economic development. He thanked Thailand for sending the largest delegation of about 1,400 members to SEA Games 31 and hailed their outstanding achievements in SEA Games editions. At present, Thailand ranks second in the medal tally. He underlined that as the host of this year’s SEA Games, themed ‘For a Stronger South East Asia’, Vietnam is determined to uphold sportsmanship, honesty and solidarity for peace, cooperation and development in the region and the world. For his part, the Thai Deputy PM said the country … [Read more...] about Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam welcomes Thai counterpart
Việt Nam laboured to a 2-0 win over minnows Timor Leste on Sunday night. — Photo vietnamplus.vn Peter Cowan So far, so shaky. Việt Nam may have topped Group A and reached the semi-finals of the SEA Games men’s football, but their performances in Phú Thọ Province have been far from convincing. The opening night 3-0 win over Indonesia aside, coach Park Hang-seo’s young charges have flattered to deceive in every outing. From where I sit the main problem has been an inability to break down the packed defences that the pre-tournament favourites were always bound to come up against. Sunday night’s 2-0 win over Timor Leste was another example. Even though Park chose to rest most of his top players for the game against the group’s weakest team, Việt Nam still should have been much more comfortable winners. Instead, they needed two headed goals from good but not particularly creative deliveries to pull away from a side that conjured up a few dangerous … [Read more...] about The Local Game: History is written by the victors
The following is the full text of the speech. “SINCERITY, TRUST AND RESPONSIBILITY FOR A BETTER WORLD” Dear Dr. John Hamre, President and CEO of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Ladies and gentlemen, I am very happy to visit the Center for Strategic and International Studies for the first time today, though this is far from the first time I hear of the CSIS, a top American think tank in the field of foreign strategies and policies and international issues. Seventy-seven years ago, President Ho Chi Minh, the national hero of Vietnam and great man of culture, prefaced the Declaration of Independence establishing the Democratic Republic of Vietnam with this untarnishable fact, “All men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of happiness.” This was the spirit enshrined within the 1776 Declaration of Independence of the United States of America; it … [Read more...] about Remarks by PM Pham Minh Chinh at CSIS in Washington D.C.
Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính held a meeting with UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed in New York on May 16 (local time). — VNA/VNS Photo Dương Giang HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam will continue bringing into play its role and making more active and constructive contributions to the common work of the United Nations in all the three pillars – security-politics, development and human rights, Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính has said. At a meeting with UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed in New York on May 16 (local time), the PM stressed that the year 2022 is of great significance as it marks the 45th anniversary of Việt Nam’s UN membership. Appreciating the UN’s valuable contributions and support to Việt Nam over more than four decades, the PM asked Amina to convey his invitation to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and other UN leaders to visit Việt Nam this year to foster multi-faceted cooperation between the two sides. Chính reiterated Việt Nam’s strong commitments … [Read more...] about Việt Nam to play more active role at UN: PM