☕ Afternoon briefing on May 22

The following is a brief review of the day’s events as reported by the Vietnam News Agency.

☕ Afternoon briefing on May 22

Hanoi, (VNA) - The following is a brief review of the day’s events as reported by the Vietnam News Agency.

– The 15th National Assembly (NA) on May 22 elected To Lam as the President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

Newly-elected State President To Lam takes oath of the office on May 22 (Photo: VNA)

After listening to a draft resolution on the election of To Lam, Politburo member, Minister of Public Security and deputy to the 15th NA as the State President for the 2021-2026 tenure, which was delivered by NA General Secretary and Chairman of the NA Office Bui Van Cuong, NA deputies voted to approve the resolution using the electronic voting system.Read full story

– Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh signed a decision on May 22, assigning Senior Lieutenant General Tran Quoc To, Deputy Minister of Public Security, to take the helm of the ministry.
According to the decision that takes effects the same day, Sen. Lt. Gen. To, who is also a member of the Party Central Committee and a deputy secretary of the Central Public Security Party Committee, will be in charge of the activities of the ministry until the competent authority appoints a new minister in accordance with the law.Read full story

– Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh extended congratulations to Buddhist dignitaries, monks, nuns and followers on Lord Buddha’s birthday (Vesak Day) while visiting Quan Su Pagoda, the headquarters of the Central Committee of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS), in Hanoi on May 22.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh at Quan Su Pagoda on May 22 (Photo: VNA)

Laying stress on the significance of the Vesak Day as well as Buddhism’s companionship with the nation for thousands of years, the Government leader highlighted that the religion has had positive impacts and significantly contributed to the struggles for national independence and reunification as well as construction and safeguarding.Read full story

– The Government on May 22 submitted to the 15th National Assembly (NA) a proposal on adjustments to the investment policy for the national target programme on boosting the socio-economic development of ethnic minority-inhabited and mountainous areas in the 2021-2030 period, aiming to facilitate the disbursement of capital for the programme.

Delivering the proposal, Minister-Chairman of the Government Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs Hau A Lenh noted that the disbursement of capital for the programme has yet to meet expectations.Read full story

– By 2023, Vietnam had fulfilled and exceeded 11 out of the 20 national targets set in the national strategy on gender equality until 2025, according to Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung.

Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung addresses the National Assembly's 7th session (Photo: VNA)

Reporting the implementation progress of the gender equality targets in 2023 at the 15th National Assembly (NA)’s 7th session on May 22, Dung said that three out of the 20 targets were partly completed, and two others were close to the targets set for 2030.Read full story

– An event was held at Vu Quang National Park in the central province of Ha Tinh on May 22 to call for joint actions for wild animals, with the support of the US Agency for International Development through the Biodiversity Conservation Activity, a component of the Sustainable Forest Management and Biodiversity Conservation Project (VFBC).

This event is among activities in response to the International Day of Biological Diversity (May 22), aiming to raise public awareness, responsibility and action on biodiversity conservation.Read full story

- Ban Gioc Waterfall in Dam Thuy commune of Trung Khanh district in the northern mountainous province of Cao Bang has been named among the 21 most beautiful waterfalls in the world by US travel magazine Travel Leisure.

Ban Gioc Waterfall among world's 21 most beautiful (Photo: VNA)

According to the magazine, the Ban Gioc Waterfall encompasses a series of cascades that straddle the border between Vietnam and China.Read full story/.


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