Daily Archives: June 3, 2018

US delegation holds 3rd round of summit prep talks with North Korea

According to Yonhap news agency, a US delegation held the third round of summit preparation talks with North Korea’s team in the border village of Panmunjom on Saturday.

The US delegation was led by Sung Kim, US ambassador to the Philippines and the North’s team was led by Pyongyang’s Vice Foreign Minister, Choe Son-hui.…

Catalonia government sworn in

New government of Catalonia was sworn in on Saturday, a move to end direct rule from Madrid by Spain’s central government.

13 members of the Executive Council of Catalonia led by Quim Torra took oaths of allegiance to Catalonia in Barcelona.…

Bac Ha Tourism Culture Week opens

The Bac Ha Tourism Culture Week 2018 opened on Saturday in Lao Cai province, under the theme Colors of the White Highland.

The event features a traditional horse race, a cycling tournament from Bac Ha (Lao Cai) to Xin Man (Ha Giang), and a street festival with traditional performances and arts.…

Shang-ri La Dialogue 2018: Vietnam seeks defense ties with Australia, France, Japan

Defence Minister Ngo Xuan Lich on Saturday had bilateral meetings with his counterparts from Australia, France, and Japan, on the sidelines of the Shang-ri La Dialogue 2018 in Singapore.

Mr. Lich and Australian Defence Minister Marise Payne applauded development in Vietnam-Australia relations, noting that defence cooperation has been in accordance with the memorandum of understanding signed in 2010.…

Vietnam marks 70th anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh’s appeal for patriotic emulation

The Vietnam People Army’s General Department of Politics hosted a talk in Hanoi on Saturday night, where the army’s staff exchanged views with exemplary people who are heroes of the armed forces, heroes of labor, and others who have made great contribution to the army building and national construction and defense.…

Singapore to bear some costs of June 12 summit

Singaporian defence minister Ng Eng Hen said on Saturday that Singapore will bear some of the cost of the planned summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.…