The Vietnamese delegation at the meeting (Source: VNA) Vientiane (VNA) – Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalid and Social Affairs Le Van Thanh led a Vietnamese delegation to attend the 10th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Social Welfare and Development (AMMSWD) on strengthening social protection for vulnerable children in ASEAN in Vientiane, Laos on November 21. Speaking at the event, Thanh affirmed that along with regional efforts, Vietnam has been realising its commitments through many policies for disadvantaged children. The Vietnamese Government is committed to working with other ASEAN member countries and the international community to promote the enforcement of documents that have been adopted by ASEAN leaders towards inclusive development for all children, with no child left behind, he stressed. He added that Vietnam has also paid attention to completing legal corridors to ensure the rights, benefits and access of target groups such as the elderly, people with … [Read more...] about Vietnam attends ASEAN meeting on social protection for vulnerable children
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U.S. Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City Marie Damour paid a three-day visit to the Mekong Delta province of An Giang this week, where she met with provincial leaders, attended the 20th anniversary of An Giang University, and opened an American Hangout at its campus. In meetings with local leaders, Consul General Damour reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to a strong, prosperous, and independent Vietnam, and discussed ways to increase cooperation between Hanoi and Washington as the two countries prepare to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the normalization of their relations in 2020. Damour met An Giang chairman Nguyen Thanh Binh on Monday to discuss opportunities for greater cooperation, including in education, smart cities, and agricultural trade. “The future of Vietnam and the U.S.-Vietnam relationship will be determined not only by Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City but in all 63 provinces and cities of Vietnam," she was quoted as saying in a press release. … [Read more...] about US launches second American Hangout in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (right) receives US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper The host said that Vietnam wants to promote bilateral relations and cooperation in bilateral relations on the basis of mutual respect for each other’s independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and political system, contributing to peace, stability, security and development in the region and world. He hailed the outcomes of the talks held earlier between Vietnamese Defense Minister Ngo Xuan Lich and the visiting US Defense Secretary, as well as the practical outcomes of the bilateral defense cooperation in line with the Vietnam-US comprehensive partnership and agreements signed by the two countries’ leaders. The Vietnamese PM confirmed the Vietnamese Governments support for the bilateral defense ties, suggesting that the two defense organizations should take measures to effectively realize signed agreements, including the joint statements on defense cooperation between the … [Read more...] about Defense leaders highly value bilateral defense cooperation on US Defense Secretary’s visit to Vietnam
About 20 minutes into the second episode of the new season of "The Crown," President Lyndon B. Johnson, a head of state slightly more profane than the queen of England, unzips his trousers at a urinal. As he audibly dribbles through the process of relieving himself, Johnson's chief of staff updates him about some tension with the British government. Johnson, on the show and in real life, is peeved that Prime Minister Harold Wilson isn't supporting his Vietnam policy. Wilson, on the show and in real life, is worried his country is about to go broke. Both sides need a way to make nice. Johnson's chief of staff has found one. After Johnson zips up, his aide shows him the front page of a newspaper. There's a huge picture of a beautiful, smiling woman. "Who in God's name is that?" Johnson says. It's Princess Margaret, sister of Queen Elizabeth II. She's on tour with her husband in the United States - eating lavishly, drinking mightily, burnishing her image as a carefree royal bad girl. … [Read more...] about Fact-checking ‘The Crown’: Did Princess Margaret really trade dirty limericks with LBJ?
At the scene where the truck was found with the dead victims in Essex (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam has not received any information on the UK’s financial support for the return of the bodies/ashes of 39 Vietnamese nationals found dead in a refrigerated lorry last month in Essex, the UK, said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang. Responding to reporters’ questions related to the issue, and on the Vietnamese Government’s support measures in this regard, Hang said at a regular press conference of the Foreign Ministry on November 21 that Vietnam’s relevant agencies are actively coordinating with the British side to assist the victims’ families in an humanitarian spirit and in accordance with regulations of international law and the laws and customs of Vietnam and the UK. The Ministry will release specific information about the work early, she added./. VNA … [Read more...] about No information on UK’s support for repatriation of truck death victims: spokesperson