Daily Archives: February 11, 2018

Art exchange program on 1968 Spring General Offensive

Radio the Voice of Vietnam (VOV) hosted an art exchange program in Hanoi on Saturday night to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Spring General Offensive and Uprising.

50 years ago, under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam and President Ho Chi Minh, the Vietnamese army and people launched simultaneous attacks on the southern battlefields. The historic event created a breakthrough in the resistance war against the US and led to the final victory of the Vietnamese nation. General Pham Van Tra, former Minister of National Defense, who took part in the General Offensive and Uprising, said: We sacrificed a lot in the 1968 Spring campaign. But we gained a great victory, forcing the US to accept the Paris Peace Accord. Since then, we step by step won over the enemy and ended the war on April 30, 1975.

After interviews with war witnesses, the audience was treated to everlasting revolutionary songs.

Source: VOV5

US repeats tough stance toward North Korea

US Vice President Mike Pence said on Saturday that the US and its allies are united in their approach to North Korea’s nuclear program after the Olympic opening ceremonies in Pyeong Chang featured a joint appearance between the two Koreas.

He said the US, South Korea and Japan will continue to isolate North Korea economically and diplomatically until Pyongyang abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile program.

Source: VOV5

UN Chief concerned of mounting tensions in Syria

United Nations Chief Antonio Guterres on Saturday called for an immediate de-escalation in Syria after Israel carried out air strikes inside Syria.

UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in a statement that Guterres is following closely the alarming military escalation throughout Syria and the dangerous spillover across its borders.

On Saturday, Israel conducted airstrikes against Iranian facilities in Syria, claiming an Iranian drone had entered the Israeli airspace from Syria. Israel said the Syrian missiles shot down an F-16 fighter jet of the Israeli Air Force. The incident was the most serious confrontation between Iran and Israel since Syria’s war began in 2011.

Source: VOV5

Prime Minister works with 5th Military Region Command

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has praised the achievements of the 5th Military Region’s armed forces in 2017.

During a visit to military region’s command on Sunday, Mr. Phuc called for greater coordination with local authorities in accomplishing tasks. He also urged the armed forces to be closer the people, help them fight natural disasters, and build the militia forces. Prime Minister Phuc asked for better care of officers and soldiers in remote areas during Lunar New Year holiday: I am very glad that you have organized programs for soldiers, particularly those in disadvantaged areas. Today is the 26th day of the last lunar month, once again I extend my Tet wishes to commanders and all the others to enjoy a happy new year and fulfill tasks assigned by the Party and the Army.

Source: VOV5