Defence Ministers Phan Van Giang (L) and Samdech Pichay Sena Tea Banh salute Border Marker No. 69 on the Vietnam - Cambodia borderline on May 15. (Photo: VNA) Binh Phuoc (VNA) – Vietnam and Cambodia held the first border defence exchange in the border areas of Loc Ninh district of the former’s Binh Phuoc province and Snuol district of the latter’s Kratie province on May 15. Co-chairing the event, Vietnamese Minister of National Defence Gen. Phan Van Giang and Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence Samdech Pichay Sena Tea Banh saluted Border Marker No. 69, planted friendship trees, witnessed a joint patrol, cut the ribbon to open a military - civilian medical centre in Loc Ninh, and visited two primary schools in the districts. At the following talks, Giang said this was the first border defence friendship exchange between the two countries at the ministerial level. It became even more meaningful as 2022 is the two countries’ Friendship Year … [Read more...] about Vietnam, Cambodia hold first border defence exchange
The talks were co-chaired by Chief of the Vietnam Border Guard Command Lieutenant General Le Duc Thai and General Sao Sokha, the Deputy Commander of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and Commander of the Royal Cambodian Army Gendarmerie. At the event, Lieutenant General Le Duc Thai expressed his joy in working with General Sao Sokha and the delegation of the Royal Cambodian Army Gendarmerie to exchange views on coordination in border management work. During the talks, Lieutenant General Le Duc Thai and General Sao Sokha agreed that over the past time, despite the complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, the two sides have effectively coordinated in managing and protecting security in border areas, contributing to building a shared borderline of peace, stability, cooperation, and development. They emphasized that the successful organization of important events have contributed to disseminating the bilateral friendship to troops and people of the two countries. Notably, … [Read more...] about Vietnam Border Guard Command and Royal Cambodian Army Gendarmerie hold talks
Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou arrived in Hà Nội's Nội Bài International Airport on Sunday, beginning her official visit to Việt Nam. VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou arrived in Hà Nội on Sunday, beginning her official visit to Việt Nam at the invitation of Vietnamese President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc. Within the framework of the five-day visit, the Greek President will visit the Monument to Heroic Martyrs and Hồ Chí Minh Mausoleum, hold talks with President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, pay a courtesy visit to Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng, and meet with Chairman of the National Assembly Vương Đình Huệ. She will also attend a document signing ceremony and meet with the press, visit the Temple of Literature and attend some local events. The visit is expected to contribute to consolidating political trust and deepening the multi-faceted cooperation between the two countries. The visit takes place in the context that the traditional friendship … [Read more...] about Greek President’s Việt Nam visit expected to deepen multi-faceted cooperation
He was speaking during a meeting with the US business community in Washington DC on May 12 (US time), as part of the Vietnamese leader’s trip to the US. The meeting was held by the US-ASEAN Business Council and the US Chamber of Commerce. PM Chinh affirmed that Vietnam always considers the US as a leading, important partner. He said the impressive growth of bilateral trade of between 17-20 per cent a year proves that there remains ample room for economic development between the two countries. Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh meets US investors and business leaders in Washington DC on May 12 (US time) — VNA/VNS Photo Vietnam is the ninth largest trading partner of the US. Two-way trade turnover between the two countries in 2021 reached nearly US$112 billion in spite of difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the PM said. PM Chinh added that Vietnam is focusing on technology renovation, digital transformation and diversification of the supply chain. The … [Read more...] about PM Chinh meets US business community
At the event, the Vietnamese PM congratulated Laos on the positive results in the country’s fight against COVID-19 and reopening, and highly valued the two countries’ sound cooperation in the bilateral framework as well as at regional and international forums. The Lao PM spoke highly of Vietnam’s important achievements in the recent time, especially in bringing the COVID-19 pandemic under control and promptly reopening its borders for socio-economic recovery and development, and thanked Vietnam for cooperation and support for Laos over the years. The two PMs rejoiced at the stable development of the Vietnam-Laos great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation. Since the start of 2022, the countries have exchanged delegations at all levels, notably an official visit to Vietnam by the Lao PM in January. They have collaborated in effective implementing high-level agreements and those adopted at the 44th meeting of the Inter-Governmental Committee chaired by the … [Read more...] about Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh meets Lao counterpart in U.S.
World champion Carlos Edriel Yulo bags the gold medal in the men’s rings on May 15. Inquirer/ANN Photo Thanh Hà fcProving that gymnastics is a gold mine for Team Philippines, Carlos Edriel Yulo won two gold medals and Filipino-American Aleah Finnegan took another on May 15 in Hà Nội. Yulo, the two-time world champion, opened the day’s competition at Quần Ngựa Sports Palace with an electrifying performance in floor exercise, the event he won the 2019 Worlds. He grabbed 15.200 points for his second gold of the meet, highlighting his all-around triumph. Singapore’s Terry Tay Wei An took silver (14.033) and Vietnamese Trịnh Hải Khang bagged the bronze (14.000). Yulo followed up the performance with an impressive triumph in rings for his third gold medal. The 22-year-old scored 14.400 to defeat two Vietnamese athletes, Nguyễn Văn Khánh Phong (13.800) and Lê Thanh Tùng, to hold the bench lead. He said he was very happy because he didn’t expect to win. But he was proud of … [Read more...] about Yulo, Finnegan secure three golds for Filipino team