Daily Archives: May 18, 2018

President Ho Chi Minh’s 128th birth anniversary commemorated

Top Vietnamese leaders paid tribute to President Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum in Hanoi on Friday ahead of the late leader’s 128th birth anniversary (May 19).

The group included Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, President Tran Dai Quang, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, and President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Tran Thanh Man.…

US hospital ship joins Pacific Partnership Program

The US Navy’s hospital ship USNS Mercy docked in Nha Trang port on Thursday, beginning its Pacific Partnership Program 2018 until June 2.

More than 500 US officers and crewmembers and their Vietnamese partners will work with Nha Trang hospitals to provide health examinations and treatment to people, administer first-aid to victims at local beaches, and repair and upgrade local medical facilities in localities.…

Vietnam ratifies Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga, head of the Vietnam Permanent Mission to the United Nations, deposited with the UN Secretary General Vietnam’s instrument of ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on May 17, becoming the 10th country to do so.…

Vietnam welcomes AES’s gas investment

Vietnam welcomes AES Corporation and its investment in the Mong Duong 2 power plant in Quang Ninh province, Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue said at a reception in Hanoi on Thursday for AES Vietnam’s President David Stone.…

The Philippines, Usually a Receiver of Foreign Aid, Offers Some

The Philippines, usually a receiver of international aid, got a unique chance this week to give some as the government agreed to help struggling Papua New Guinea with rice cultivation.

Philippine and Papua New Guinean officials signed an agreement Wednesday on cooperation in agriculture, particularly rice production, inland fish farming and industrial crops, the presidential office in Manila said.…

Indonesia tightens security to minimize terrorism risks

Indonesia’s national police chief Tito Karnavian on Thursday said security has been strengthened to deal with terror threats following a recent series of suicide bombings.

Talking to representatives from embassies and international organizations in Jakarta, the general confirmed that bomb attacks targeting Christian churches and police stations were acts of revenge by JAD and JAT � two terrorist groups – after Indonesian police arrested their leaders.…

US President says no “Libya model” for North Korea

US President Donald Trump on Thursday said he will not implement a Libya model for denuclearization that would force Pyongyang to give up its arms and see the North Korean President ousted.…