Daily Archives: February 4, 2018

Xang Khan festival of the Thai recognized national intangible cultural heritage

A spring festival and a ceremony to announce Xang Khan festival of the Thai as a national intangible cultural heritage took place in Que Phong district, Nghe An province on Saturday.

In his address, Vice Chairman of the Nghe An Provincial People’s Committee Le Minh Thong said Xang Khan is a unique folk religious festival of the Thai which needs further preservation and promotion. He said the festival is a heritage and a reflection of the culture of the Thai ethnic minority in Nghe An.

Source: VOV5

Overseas Vietnamese celebrate Lunar New Year

The Vietnamese Embassy in Japan organized a meeting to celebrate Lunar New Year 2018 on Saturday.

Speaking to overseas Vietnamese and Vietnamese people working and studying in Japan, Ambassador Nguyen Quoc Cuong reviewed major development of Vietnam-Japan ties in 2017 and exchanges of high-ranking visits in order to boost the extensive strategic partnership between the two countries.

A Tet celebration was also held in Fukuoka city by the Vietnam General Consulate and the Vietnam Students and Youth Association.

The Vietnamese embassy in Russia organized an art program at the Hanoi Moscow Trade Center to celebrate the Lunar New Year and the Party’s founding anniversary. Mr. Pham Vu Quang has lived in Russia for more than 20 years: To mark the occasion of the New Year, the Vietnamese Embassy and the Incentra Trade Center organize this program. We are very excited with such programs which feature Vietnamese culture. We particularly like Cheo theater. These program remind us of our homeland.

The Vietnamese Embassy in Australia organized a Tet gathering on Saturday at the Art Center in Canberra.

Source: VOV5

Golden Hammer and Sickle Award 2017 presented

A ceremony to present 2017 Golden Hammer and Sickle awards to outstanding press works about the Party building was held in Hanoi on Saturday.

Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong, President Tran Dai Quang, and senior Party and State officials attended the event. In his address, Head of the Party Central Committee’s Inspection Commission Tran Quoc Vuong said that since it was first launched two years ago, the award inspired journalists’ passion and aspiration for disseminating information about the Party and Party building. He congratulated award winners saying that Party building is the task of Party organizations and the whole political system and the public. He emphasized the importance role of media in fulfilling this task: Each press agency, each journalist needs to be well aware of Party guidelines on Party building and closely work with grassroots level organizations to honor achievements and criticize violations. Each Party member should maintain the stance of a communist and be a role model in Party building.

The Voice of Vietnam won one A prize, 1 B prize, and 1 consolation prize.

Source: VOV5

Syria rejects US allegations on chemical weapons

The Syrian foreign ministry on Saturday denied US allegations that it had used chemical weapons against rebel-held Eastern Ghouta enclave near Damascus, saying the accusations were lies without evidence.

In a statement, the ministry said the US’s allegations may undermine efforts to resolve the Syrian war through a peaceful settlement between the Syrians without foreign interventions. The Syrian government reaffirms its position against the use of chemical weapons, and Syria has handed over all its chemical arsenals to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the ministry added.

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday the Syrian government had repeatedly used chlorine as a weapon. On Thursday, Washington said it was prepared to consider military action if necessary to deter chemical weapons attacks by the Syrian government.

Source: VOV5