Vietnam ready to protect citizens in Beirut Politics

Vietnam ready to protect citizens in Beirut

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has instructed the Vietnamese Embassy in Egypt and Lebanon to stand ready to protect citizens in Beirut if necessary, ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said on August 6.
Vietnamese Embassy seeks to protect citizens in Beirut after blasts Society

Vietnamese Embassy seeks to protect citizens in Beirut after blasts

As soon as explosions hit Lebanon’s capital of Beirut on August 4, the Vietnamese Embassy in Egypt, which is concurrently in charge of Lebanon, sought to contact local authorities and the Vietnamese honorary consular office as well as the Vietnamese community to grasp the situation and support those affected.
Fire-fighting drill held in Da Nang Society

Fire-fighting drill held in Da Nang

More than 1,500 people and 100 vehicles took part in a fire-fighting drill held on October 16 in the central city of Da Nang by the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Defence and the municipal People’s Committee.
Votive offering sales slump Society

Votive offering sales slump

Many Vietnamese practice the custom of burning votive objects for a variety of occasions. However, sales of votive papers slump this year as more people oppose this practice as a waste of money.
Thai House Speaker assures envoys of readiness for AIPA summit World

Thai House Speaker assures envoys of readiness for AIPA summit

The Speaker of the House of Representatives of Thailand, Chuan Leekpai, has addressed envoys from the ASEAN Parliament, assuring them that security measures are in place for the 40th ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA), which will take place later this month.
Thailand sets up monitoring centre following blasts World

Thailand sets up monitoring centre following blasts

Authorities of Thailand’s Bangkok city have set up a monitoring centre following small bomb blasts and other incidents at 11 locations across the city on August 2 morning, but no areas have been declared special security zones.