Daily Archives: March 4, 2018

US-ASEAN ties contribute to regional peace, security, cooperation: Ambassador

-The US-Asia Institute (USAI) has hosted a Lunar New Year reception in Washington D.C. The event was attended by officials from the US government, congress, organizations, and business and representatives from Asian countries.

In an opening address, the Institute President Glenn Lau Kee underlined the role of Asia to the US and pledged to support the development of ties between the US and Asia. Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Pham Quang Vinh praised the US’s cooperation with Asian countries, including those from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which he said will substantially contribute to regional peace, security, and development cooperation. He applauded the Institute’s contributions and expected that the Institute will continue to forge closer cooperation with embassies of Asian countries.

Earlier the same day, Ambassador Vinh hosted a reception for Kelly McKeague, Director of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency under the US Department of Defense. They appreciated the development momentum between Vietnam and the US, including cooperation in humanitarian aid and addressing war consequences such as disarming unexploded bombs and mines left over from war, Agent Orange/Dioxin remediation, and search for the remains of US servicemen missing in action during wartime in Vietnam.

Mr. McKeague said he is scheduled to visit Vietnam later this month to boost bilateral cooperation.

Source: VOV5

US-ASEAN ties contribute to regional peace, security, cooperation: Ambassador

-The US-Asia Institute (USAI) has hosted a Lunar New Year reception in Washington D.C. The event was attended by officials from the US government, congress, organizations, and business and representatives from Asian countries.

In an opening address, the Institute President Glenn Lau Kee underlined the role of Asia to the US and pledged to support the development of ties between the US and Asia. Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Pham Quang Vinh praised the US’s cooperation with Asian countries, including those from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which he said will substantially contribute to regional peace, security, and development cooperation. He applauded the Institute’s contributions and expected that the Institute will continue to forge closer cooperation with embassies of Asian countries.

Earlier the same day, Ambassador Vinh hosted a reception for Kelly McKeague, Director of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency under the US Department of Defense. They appreciated the development momentum between Vietnam and the US, including cooperation in humanitarian aid and addressing war consequences such as disarming unexploded bombs and mines left over from war, Agent Orange/Dioxin remediation, and search for the remains of US servicemen missing in action during wartime in Vietnam.

Mr. McKeague said he is scheduled to visit Vietnam later this month to boost bilateral cooperation.

Source: VOV5

Iran sets condition for missile talks

Iran’s Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri said on Saturday that there can be no talks on Iran’s missile program without the West’s destruction of its nuclear weapons and long-range missiles.

US President Donald Trump has threatened to terminate the 2015 Iran nuclear deal for several times. The deal between Iran and six world powers � the US, UK, Russia, France, China, and Germany was signed during Barack Obama’s presidency, which lifted economic sanctions on Iran in return for limitations to Iran’s uranium enrichment.

Source: VOV5

Mong’s making patterns on costumes recognized as national intangible cultural heritage

The art of making patterns on traditional costumes of the Mong ethnic minority people has been recognized as national intangible cultural heritage at a ceremony on Saturday in Dien Bien province.

The art, which features the traditional technique of using wax, weaving, and brocading to make patterns, creates unique cultural and historical values and reflect the skills of the Mong people. Chang A Lu, Vice Chairman of Muong Cha District People’s Committee, said: “The ceremony attaches great political and cultural importance. We look forward to receiving more encouragement from the government so that we will continue preserving and promoting our indigenous culture. We will soon propose other arts to be recognized as national intangible cultural heritages.”

Source: VOV5

South Korea supplies Vietnam with rice

5300 tons of rice, a foreign aid from South Korea, arrived at Cam Ranh seaport in Khanh Hoa province on Saturday.

The rice will be distributed to six Vietnam’s provinces severely affected by natural disasters in 2017 namely Khanh Hoa, Phu Yen, Binh Dinh, Gia Lai, Kon Tum, and Dak Lak.

The donation is part of the South Korean government’s plan to offer Vietnam 10,000 tons of rice through the ASEAN+3 Emergency Rice Reserve.

Source: VOV5

South Korea supplies Vietnam with rice

5300 tons of rice, a foreign aid from South Korea, arrived at Cam Ranh seaport in Khanh Hoa province on Saturday.

The rice will be distributed to six Vietnam’s provinces severely affected by natural disasters in 2017 namely Khanh Hoa, Phu Yen, Binh Dinh, Gia Lai, Kon Tum, and Dak Lak.

The donation is part of the South Korean government’s plan to offer Vietnam 10,000 tons of rice through the ASEAN+3 Emergency Rice Reserve.

Source: VOV5

Leicester explosion: three men charged with manslaughter

Three men were charged in connection with a blast that killed five people in Leicester, the UK, late February.

They were charged with manslaughter and arson with intent to endanger life on Sunday. The three men, all in their 30s, are due to appear in court on Monday. On Friday, two other men were arrested over the blast and continue to be questioned by police.

Source: VOV5