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
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
The three localities with the highest number of new cases were Ho Chi Minh City with 1,554 cases, Can Tho with 913 cases, and Binh Duong with 719 cases. Of the day's tally, 7,601 cases were detected in the community. Health authorities also confirmed 16,088 recoveries on Monday, bringing the total tally of recovered cases so far to 974,724. The Covid-19 death toll in Vietnam rose to 25,055 with the confirmation of another 173 deaths. The average daily number of new cases in the country for the past seven days has been 12,596, while the death rate has been 158 a day on average. Over 71 million people have been vaccinated, with more than 49.7 million having received two doses. … [Read more...] about Vietnam records 13,758 new local Covid cases
What characterizes bún mắm nêm Da Nang (Danang rice vermicelli with fish paste) is its stronger flavor as well as the addition of pork, slices of boiled pig’s ears and beef bologna. Yet the “soul” of this dish in Danang style relates to the dipping sauce made from fish paste, which is considered the make-or-break phase of the preparation. Danang rice vermicelli with fish paste. First, the dipping sauce made from fish paste is diluted with water. Other spices—lemon juice, red chili slices, garlic, sugar and chopped pineapple—are added to the dipping sauce, which decides the quality of the rice vermicelli bowl. According to Danang cooks, their secret is the fish paste to be used must be made from fresh fish. It seems Danang rice vermicelli with fish paste can be prepared without a hitch because the ingredients are easy to find, including fresh rice vermicelli (which is available at any market across Vietnam), boiled pork, fermented pork rolls, beef bologna and … [Read more...] about Danang rice vermicelli with fish paste