Daily Archives: December 10, 2017

Hanoi hosts Food Fest 2017

Food Fest 2017 was held in Hanoi on Sunday.

Representatives from several embassies, foreign cultural centers, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs attended the event, hosted by the Service Department for Diplomatic Corps.

The 5th Food Fest featured more than 100 stores promoting the cuisine of Vietnam and other countries. Visitors could also find handicraft products and sovernirs of well-known craft villages and enjoy the traditional dances. At the opening ceremony, Nguyen Nguyet Nga, spouse of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh, said this fundraising event promotes friendship and humanity in the community. She added: This is the fifth Food Fest, where people come for friendship, sharing, and sympathy. We want to thank all the participants, particularly foreign friends for your passion and support.

Source: VOV5

UN calls for diplomatic solution to Korean Peninsula

A UN envoy said the current most urgent issue is to reduce tensions on the Korean Peninsula peacefully.

Jeffrey Feltman, the UN’s under-secretary-general for political affairs made the statement on Saturday, after his 5-day visit to Pyongyang. He said a diplomatic solution could be achieved through sincere dialogue. His visit was hoped to create the momentum for UN’s attempts to resolve North Korea’s missile issues.

Source: VOV5

Iraq says war against ISIS is over

Iraq said Saturday that its war on the ISIS is over after more than three years of combat operations drove the extremists from all of the territory they once held.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi formally announced the victory in an address to the nation aired on Iraqi state television, saying the liberation dream has become a reality despite difficult circumstances.

The US applauded the end of barbarous acts by ISIS. UK Prime Minister Theresa May congratulated Iraqis on this historic moment but she warned that ISIS is not yet defeated.

Source: VOV5

Exchange program addresses unexploded ordnance

An art and exchange program entitled For a peaceful life was held in Dak Lak province on Saturday night as part Vietnam’s communication campaigns to raise people’s awareness of the accidents caused by unexploded landmines.

Reports, plays, and stories told by the victims highlighted the danger of war remnants and provided the public with skills to protect themselves. On this occasion, the Fund for overcoming landmine aftermath presented 20 gifts worth 12 million VND each to landmine victims in Dak Lak. The province has 12,700 ha land contaminated by landmines of which only 4% is under review.

Source: VOV5