HCM City (VNA) – A get-together was held in Ho Chi Minh City on January 7 to celebrate the 61st National Day of Cuba (January 1, 1959). The event was organised by the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) and the HCM City chapter of the Vietnam – Cuba Friendship Association, with Cuban Consul General Indira López Arguelles and her spouse in presence. In her remarks at the event, Arguelles recalled Cuba’s revolution and national construction over the last six decades and its long-standing diplomatic ties with Vietnam. Last year, Cuba adopted a new constitution and ratified decentralisation of the economy and the country is preparing for the 8th Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba in April, she said. The diplomat went on to say that Cuba wants to expand ties in economics, investment, trade, scientific and technology research and more with Vietnam. It also wishes to keep the special brotherhood between the two countries forever and revive the … [Read more...] about HCM City get-together marks Cuba’s 61st National Day
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Speaking at the ceremony, Chairwoman of the HCMC Vietnam-Cuba Friendship Association Truong Thi Hien affirmed that there has been rarely special relationship like Vietnam-Cuba relationship. Over more than a half-century, the faithful relationship between the two nations has enhanced increasingly. The two states are currently expanding mutual cooperation in the fields of agriculture, industry, oil and gas, construction, culture, education, science and technology, etc. In 2019, the Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam- Cuba Friendship Association and its chapters actively collaborated with the Cuban Consulate General to launch many plentiful and meaningful activities to mark the 60th anniversary of Cuba's National Day via a range of activities such as a celebration of the Cuban National Day at the Municipal Theater, sending a Cuban delegation to visit the Central Office for South Vietnam in Tay Ninh province. Additionally, the association and the Cuban Consulate General … [Read more...] about HCMC celebrates 61 years of Cuba’s National Day
One people seriously injured and three automobiles were damaged in an accident at 3.30pm on Saturday in the northern province of Yen Bai. — VNA/VNS Photo Tuan Anh Over the three day period, there were 73 accidents in total which also saw 46 people injured. … [Read more...] about 73 traffic accidents reported in Vietnam during holiday
Da Nang International Fireworks Festival: This is a major summertime tourism event in the central region. This year’s festival will last for two months, from April 30 to June 30, and feature fireworks displays by teams from Vietnam, Poland, France, the U.S., Italy, Hong Kong, Switzerland, and Portugal. The best thing about this festival is that there is plenty of time to travel around central Vietnam between the firework events. Since Hoi An, Da Nang, and Hue are fairly close to each other, getting around is relatively simple. … [Read more...] about April in Vietnam is big!
Vietnam has gone through many wars and lost millions of lives while many others have become invalids, he said. July 27 could therefore be a symbol of the Vietnamese culture of being grateful to one's benefactor, he pointed out. … [Read more...] about Vietnam mulls making War Invalids and Martyrs Day a public holiday