Daily Archives: May 7, 2020

Vietnam, US strengthen agricultural cooperation

Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Ha Kim Ngoc talked by phone with US Under Secretary of Agriculture Ted McKinney in Washington on Wednesday to promote agricultural cooperation between the two countries. The two agreed that phone talks between Prime Minister

World Bank predicts Vietnam’s economy will rebound

Vietnam’s economy will make a strong recovery, according to the World Bank, who pointed out that Vietnam’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the first quarter of this year has proven to be effective.  In spite of declining economic indicators

Celebrations of 130th birthday of President Ho Chi Minh

Activities will take place in Hanoi to celebrate President Ho Chi Minh’s 130th birthday, May 19. A national ceremony will be held on May 18 by city authorities and social organizations. Other events, including exhibitions displaying photos and documents and a

Indonesia concerned about East Sea tensions

Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi expressed on Wednesday concern over recent developments in the East Sea (known internationally as the South China Sea), noting that tensions could escalate when global collective efforts are needed to fight COVID-19. At an online

Dien Bien Phu victory resonates down decades

Vietnam on Thursday celebrated the 66th anniversary of its Dien Bien Phu victory over French colonial rule. The victory on May 7, 1954, left the French colonialists with no other choice than to sign the Geneva Agreement to restore peace and

US Defense Secretary accuses China of provocations in East Sea

US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said on Monday that Beijing has not been consistent in following international maritime norms. During an online discussion sponsored by the Brookings Institution, Esper said the US is continuing to closely monitor what the

Exhibition of President Ho Chi Minh

An exhibition featuring materials, objects, photos, propaganda posters, and articles about President Ho Chi Minh opened in Hanoi on Thursday.  Vu Manh Ha, Director of Ho Chi Minh Museum, said: “ The exhibition portrays President Ho Chi Minh as a great

WHO warns of more lockdowns if restrictions eased too soon

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned of a surge in cases and a return to lockdowns if countries easing coronavirus restrictions do not manage transitions “extremely carefully”.  Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in a virtual briefing from

UN appeals for 4.7 billion dollars more to fight coronavirus pandemic

The United Nations on Thursday issued a new appeal for 4.7 billion USD in funding to “protect millions of lives and stem the spread of coronavirus in fragile countries.”  The money is in addition to the 2 billion USD the

Thua Thien Hue resumes tourism activities

Thua Thien Hue province will implement a number of stimulus programs and offer big discounts to attract more tourists.  Le Huu Minh, Acting Director of the Provincial Tourism Department said that in addition to ensuring safety for tourists, the province