Indonesia, Japan agree on disaster mitigation cooperation World

Indonesia, Japan agree on disaster mitigation cooperation

The Japanese and Indonesian governments have agreed to foster cooperation in disaster mitigation following humanitarian aid and disaster mitigation programmes in the wake of powerful earthquakes and tsunami in Central Sulawesi province.
Vietnam, New Zealand looks towards closer defence ties Politics

Vietnam, New Zealand looks towards closer defence ties

Vietnamese Minister of National Defence General Ngo Xuan Lich held talks with his New Zealand counterpart Ron Mark in Wellington on November 5 following an official welcome ceremony with traditional Maori rituals for the former.
Vietnam, US step up defence cooperation Politics

Vietnam, US step up defence cooperation

Sen. Lieut. Gen. Phan Van Giang, Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) and Deputy Minister of National Defence, hosted a reception on August 20 for Commanding General of the US Army Pacific Command (USARPAC) Gen. Robert B. Brown.
Religions promote role in environmental protection, humanitarian aid Society

Religions promote role in environmental protection, humanitarian aid

The Standing Board of the Vietnam Fatherland Front’s (VFF) Central Committee and the Nordic Assistance to Vietnam- Norwegian Church Aids co-organised a training course in Ho Chi Minh City on August 10, focusing on the Humanitarian Charter and other criteria of humanitarian aid for religious dignitaries and followers.
Death toll from quake in Indonesia rises to 91 World

Death toll from quake in Indonesia rises to 91

The death toll from a 7-magnitude earthquake that recently struck Indonesia’s tourist island of Lombok on August 5 has risen to 91, said the Indonesia National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB).
 FM Pham Binh Minh attends related meetings of AMM-51 Politics

FM Pham Binh Minh attends related meetings of AMM-51

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh attended the 19th ASEAN Plus Three Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, the eighth East Asia Summit (EAS) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and the 25th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) in Singapore on August 4.
More aid from Vietnam reaches survivors of Lao dam collapse Society

More aid from Vietnam reaches survivors of Lao dam collapse

The National Committee for Disaster Response and Search and Rescue has asked the Ministry of National Defence to join disaster relief efforts for victims in the collapse of the Sepien-Senamnoi hydropower dam in Laos following the instruction of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
PM meets Presidents of Nauru, Marshall, Guyana on GEF-6 sidelines Politics

PM meets Presidents of Nauru, Marshall, Guyana on GEF-6 sidelines

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc had meetings with leaders of the South Pacific countries of Nauru and Marshall, and Guyana, a South American country, on the sidelines of the sixth Assembly of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) in the central city of Da Nang on June 27.