Monthly Archives: April 2018

Vietnam’s Reunification Day celebrated in Chile, Russia

A ceremony to mark the 43rd anniversary of the liberation of southern Vietnam was held in Santiago, Chile, on Saturday.

Addressing the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to Chile Nguyen Ngoc Son highlighted the significance of the victory in Spring 1975, which led Vietnam to a new era of independence and reunification. Mr. Son applauded achievements in the Vietnam-Chile comprehensive partnership. He said Vietnam has become Chile’s largest trade partner in ASEAN with bilateral trade reaching a record high of 1.28 billion USD last year. The Embassy is working with Chilean businesses to establish the Chile-Vietnam Chamber of Commerce. It will also implement projects to introduce Vietnam to the wider Chilean public.

On the same day, Vietnam’s Reunification Day ceremony was held by the Vietnamese War Veterans Association in Russia.

Source: VOV5

“Teacher Ba Doi” written by Nguyen The Ky staged in Ho Chi Minh City

A play featuring more than 60 talented artists was staged on Saturday in Ho Chi Minh City to celebrate 100 years of cai luong (reformed opera).

The show Thay Ba Doi (Teacher Ba Doi), portrays the career of famous musician Nguyen Quang Dai, a guru of cai luong who combined the royal court music, tai tu or amateur music, and classical theater to create cai luong in Vietnam. The play, which stars talented artists of the Vietnam Cai Luong Theater of Hanoi, Tran Huu Trang Theater of HCM City, Voice of Vietnam Theater and Long An Reformed Opera Art Troupe, includes both traditional and modern performance styles.

With script written by Associate Professor and Doctor Nguyen The Ky, the play was adapted to reformed opera style by Hoang Song Viet and Pham Van Dang.

“The play has touched the audience’s hearts. It was very emotional with excellent acting skills of all the actors. The organizers made great efforts in creating a beautiful stage which reminded the audience of an old Saigon,” said Tran Bao Chau, a spectator who lives in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 9.

Source: VOV5

“Teacher Ba Doi” written by Nguyen The Ky staged in Ho Chi Minh City

A play featuring more than 60 talented artists was staged on Saturday in Ho Chi Minh City to celebrate 100 years of cai luong (reformed opera).

The show Thay Ba Doi (Teacher Ba Doi), portrays the career of famous musician Nguyen Quang Dai, a guru of cai luong who combined the royal court music, tai tu or amateur music, and classical theater to create cai luong in Vietnam. The play, which stars talented artists of the Vietnam Cai Luong Theater of Hanoi, Tran Huu Trang Theater of HCM City, Voice of Vietnam Theater and Long An Reformed Opera Art Troupe, includes both traditional and modern performance styles.

With script written by Associate Professor and Doctor Nguyen The Ky, the play was adapted to reformed opera style by Hoang Song Viet and Pham Van Dang.

“The play has touched the audience’s hearts. It was very emotional with excellent acting skills of all the actors. The organizers made great efforts in creating a beautiful stage which reminded the audience of an old Saigon,” said Tran Bao Chau, a spectator who lives in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 9.

Source: VOV5

Vietnam welcomes 5.5 million foreign visitors in 4 months

Vietnam has received more than 5.54 million foreign visitors in the past four months, an increase of 29.5% from the same period last year, according to data released on Sunday by the General Statistics Office.

Asian visitors’ arrivals increased 36% from the same period last year, and most of them are from China, South Korea, Japan, and Malaysia. Vietnam also saw a rise of tourists from Europe, America, and Africa, thanks to global promotion and advertising programs carried out by the Vietnam Administration of Tourism.

Source: VOV5

Vietnam welcomes 5.5 million foreign visitors in 4 months

Vietnam has received more than 5.54 million foreign visitors in the past four months, an increase of 29.5% from the same period last year, according to data released on Sunday by the General Statistics Office.

Asian visitors’ arrivals increased 36% from the same period last year, and most of them are from China, South Korea, Japan, and Malaysia. Vietnam also saw a rise of tourists from Europe, America, and Africa, thanks to global promotion and advertising programs carried out by the Vietnam Administration of Tourism.

Source: VOV5

US urges sanctions on Iran missile program

The US is urging its European allies and others to impose sanctions on Iran to curb its missile program, which the US calls a threat to world peace and security.

Brian Hook, senior policy advisor to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, told reporters in Riyadh on Saturday that Washington is urging nations around the world to sanction any individual and entity associated with Iran’s missile program, and it has also been a big part of discussions between the US and Europe. Iran’s missile program will be a major topic in talks on Sunday between Pompeo and leaders from Saudi Arabia and Israel.

New Secretary of State Pompeo arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, the first stop of his 3-day trip to the Middle East.

Source: VOV5

US, South Korea seek measures for denuclearization

US President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have pledged close coordination to ensure that the meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will agree on concrete measures to denuclearize the North.

The South’s Presidential Office said Sunday that during a phone call on Saturday, US President Trump told his South Korean counterpart that he welcomed the two Koreas for reaffirming their common goal of complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

On the same day, South Korea’s Presidential Office said that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced plan to shut down his nuclear test site in May and invite experts and journalists from the South and the US into the country to witness its closure. Mr Kim said that there is no reason for the North to possess nuclear weapons if the US commits to end the war and promises non-aggression policy.

Speaking at a rally in Michigan on Saturday, President Trump said he expects to meet with the North Korean leader over the next three or four weeks.

Source: VOV5