Vietnam welcomes COP21's climate deal Viet Nam has welcomed the Paris Agreement, which attempts to limit the rise in global temperature to less than 2oC, saying that it will open a new chapter in coping with climate change. In a statement yesterday, Vietnamese Foreign Minister Spokesman Le Hai Binh said that the ratification of the deal at the 2015 United National Climate Change Conference on Saturday night was also an important step in global efforts in dealing with climate change. "The world community needs to have strong political determination and effective co-operation to seriously and appropriately implement the Paris deal," Binh said. "Developed countries should take the lead to limit the greenhouse effect, support and enhance capacity for developing countries to implement the deal together," he stressed. Binh noted that being among the most-affected countries, Viet Nam had actively implemented measures to cope with climate change and seriously implemented international … [Read more...] about Social News 15/12
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John Kerry congratulates Vietnam on National Day US Secretary of State John Kerry has sent a message of congratulation to the Vietnamese people on Vietnam's National Day, expressing his pleasure at the fruitful development of bilateral relations. In a press statement released on August 29, John Kerry said: “On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to congratulate the people of Vietnam as you celebrate your National Day on September 2.” The US top diplomat emphasized that the Vietnam-US relationship has grown in ways many would never have predicted. “We have moved past war and division. In the years since the embargo was lifted and we achieved normalization and trade, Vietnam has become a modern nation and an important partner for the United States. Vietnam is a country on the move and Vietnam’s moving,” he noted. “My own journey with Vietnam came full circle when I visited Vietnam last December for my first … [Read more...] about John Kerry congratulates Vietnam on National Day
World food prices reached a new historic peak in January 2011, exceeding prices reached during the food crisis of 2007-08. A global food crisis could be looming and local media has discussed a possible rice price fever scenario in Vietnam as seen in 2008. Following are expert views on the issue. Excerpts: Bui Ba Bong, deputy minister of Agriculture and Rural Development: “Food price hikes on the global market would probably have little impact on Vietnam’s rice prices as the nation still has large rice supplies for the whole year. Moreover, the 2011 food crisis, despite being seen as a danger, will not happen like in 2008 as many countries are better prepared and have measures to prevent food speculation. In response to the food crisis threat, the ministry this year will hold fast to food production to ensure rice supply and prepare to cope with natural disasters, bad weather and diseases. The potential of a food crisis will remain in coming years, so the ministry will … [Read more...] about Will Vietnam have a food crisis?
Exhibition "Purple - Love without Limitation" Exhibition: 10 - 14 May 2013 Gallery 29 Hang Bai Str, Hanoi To respond to the International Day of the Elimination of Prejudice and Discrimination against Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual and Transgender (IDAHO) (May 17th), we welcome you to the exhibition "PURPLE" with the expectation that people will show their love more and will respect the beauty of diversity - the beauty of rainbow. Exhibition "Flowers and Birds" Exhibition: 29 Apr - 25 May 2013 Noble Moment Cafe A51 Hoang Ngan, Trung Hoa, Cau Giay Dist, Hanoi Come to the first exhibition by Korean Artist Yoo Hae Jung. For more information about the artist see below: Artist's biography 1997: M.F.A Graduate School, EWHA Womans University Seoul, Korea 1997-2007: Art teacher at Seoul Art Highschool 2009-2010: Art teacher at Hanoi Korean School. 3-3-2011: Exhibition in Hanoi, Korean Cultural Center. 1995: EWOO Exhibition, Deokwon Gallery in Seoul. 1994: EWOO Exhibition, Hong Gallery. 1994: Coterie … [Read more...] about EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR MAY 1-15 (daily updated)