Party official welcomes visit by US senators Politics

Party official welcomes visit by US senators

Politburo member and permanent member of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat Tran Quoc Vuong welcomed a delegation of US senators, led by Vice Chairman of the US Senate Committee on Appropriations Patrick Leahy, during a reception in Hanoi on April 18 to mark the beginning of their visit to Vietnam.
Military official demands resumption of AO victim’s lawsuit Society

Military official demands resumption of AO victim’s lawsuit

Major General Tran Ngoc Tho, former Chief of Staff of Military Region 7, sent a letter on April 16 to US courts to demand the resumption of the lawsuit filed by Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange (AO) in 2004 against 37 US chemical firms, including Monsanto and Dow Chemical.
Vietnam, US review cooperation in settling war consequences Politics

Vietnam, US review cooperation in settling war consequences

Vietnam and the US have reviewed their cooperation in dealing with the consequences of war during a conference in Washington DC on March 26, which was jointly held by the National Steering Committee on the Settlement of Post-war Unexploded Ordnance and Toxic Chemical Consequences (Office 701) and the US Institute of Peace (USIP).
Vietnam, US hold 10th political, security, defence dialogue Politics

Vietnam, US hold 10th political, security, defence dialogue

The political, security and defence dialogue serves as an effective channel for information exchange helping promote Vietnam-US relations, said participants at the 10th annual political, security and defence dialogue in Washington DC, the US, on March 25.
Deputy PM pays pre-Tet visit to Nam Dinh province Society

Deputy PM pays pre-Tet visit to Nam Dinh province

A government delegation, led by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, visited and extended New Year greetings to poor families and workers in the Red River Delta province of Nam Dinh on January 22.
Poor people to receive chung cake ahead of Tet Society

Poor people to receive chung cake ahead of Tet

A programme to make chung cake (square, glutinous rice cake) for disadvantaged communities will take place at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism from January 24-26, said the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism (MCST) on January 14.
Non-governmental organisations active in social welfare Society

Non-governmental organisations active in social welfare

Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have been very active in social welfare projects across Vietnam, said Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Le Tan Dung at a conference in Hanoi on December 19 to promote cooperation with NGOs in this field.