Sen. Lieut. Gen Nguyen Phuong Nam (R) and deputy head of the National Immigration Administration of China Zhao Changhua (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army Sen. Lieut. Gen Nguyen Phuong Nam hosted a reception in Hanoi on November 12 for a delegation from the National Immigration Administration of China led by its deputy head Zhao Changhua. Nam hailed defence ties as one of the important pillars in the bilateral comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership, evidenced by the Vietnam visit by Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe in May 2019 and Vietnamese Minister of National Defence Gen. Ngo Xuan Lich’s attendance at the Beijing Xiangshan Forum in late October 2019. A highlight of bilateral defence relations was the successful organisation of five editions of border defence friendship exchanges, and the sixth of its kind is scheduled for early 2020, contributing to raising mutual understanding, … [Read more...] about Chinese immigration officials welcomed in Hanoi
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She returned to Vietnam in August after Chinese authorities raided and deported undocumented immigrants. More about how she returned later. Cut to the present. In a countryside garment factory in the northern Bac Giang Province, Bien sits beside a bunch of red cloth bags. Around her dozens of other workers are making bags on sewing machines, but not Bien: Her job is to affix the company label on the bags, and she gets less than VND100,000 ($4.32) a day for it. She was given that job after failing to learn sewing despite eight days of training at the factory. "It's too difficult, I can't sew," she says. Bien is one of many Vietnamese trafficking victims rescued from China who returned lost, damaged, with little assurance their life would ever go back to the normal old days. Before being trafficked to China, she had been quite resourceful, working her family's rice field in Dong Lo Commune in Bac Giang while also attending a babysitting class. On October 2, 1991, when she was 23, Bien … [Read more...] about The plight of human trafficking survivors: Back from hell but to what?
Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Phung Quoc Hien (R) and Bhutanese Auditor General Tshering Kezang (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Bhutanese Auditor General Tshering Kezang has said it was an honour for the Royal Audit Authority of Bhutan to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the State Audit Office of Vietnam to strengthen relations and improve the quality of audit activities of the two countries in the coming time. Kezang described the MoU as a concerted effort of the two audit agencies and countries while meeting with Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Phung Quoc Hien in Hanoi on November 12. The official said the audit agencies of Vietnam and Bhutan have similar roles and responsibilities in the Asian Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI), therefore, the bilateral cooperation will help them have more opportunities to work together and share experience to benefit the community. Vietnam’s successful hosting of the 14th ASOSAI Assembly … [Read more...] about Vietnam, Bhutan seek stronger audit cooperation
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks at the forum (Photo:news.un.org) Paris (VNA) – A Vietnamese delegation led by Deputy Foreign Minister Le Hoai Trung attended the second Paris Peace Forum that opened on November 12 under the chair of French President Emmanuel Macron. The event attracted 30 heads of State, leaders of countries and major international organisations, experts and businesspeople. Deputy FM Trung attended and delivered a speech at a session on the 70th anniversary of Geneva Conventions. Speaking at the event, President Macron said extreme nationalism, war and non-cooperation will destroy all that humans have built over the past years. Europe is the place where the price of non-cooperation is best known, he said. In order to cope with challenges amid changing world order and difficulties in multilateralism, the forum called on entities to make commitments and promote specific solutions to global governance. The event is part … [Read more...] about Vietnam attends second Paris Peace Forum
Launched eight months ago, the contest received 4,533 videos from youths of civilian and military units. After qualification rounds, 227 entries were selected to compete in the military wide contest for 15 first, 25 second, and 35 third place prizes. Entries reflect effective models and exemplary people in studying and following President Ho Chi Minh’s thought, morals, and style and tell touching stories related to organizing the movement. Photo for illustration. Source: bienphong.com.vn. The video contest is held by the Military Youth Board and relevant agencies and units under the instruction of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) for young officers and youths from youth committees. It aims to discover, nourish, and popularize effective models and exemplary individuals. The event is also to promote the implementation of directives of the Politburo and the Standing Committee of the Central Military Commission … [Read more...] about Videos on troops following President Ho Chi Minh’s examples compete for awards