President Nguyen Minh Triet visits residents in Ben Nghe Ward of District 1, HCM City. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoang Hai HA NOI — "As the Year of the Tiger is upon us, I send my best wishes to all people, comrades and soldiers in all regions of the country, as well as to those who are living and studying abroad," said President Nguyen Minh Triet. In a New Year greetings letter sent nationwide on Lunar New Year's Eve on Saturday, Triet said that over the past year, thanks to the concerted efforts of the whole Party, army and people, Viet Nam had gradually overcome the negative impacts of the global financial and economic crisis, as well as the consequences of natural disasters and diseases to obtain great achievements in all aspects, especially politics, socio-economics, culture, security and defence. The position of Viet Nam had been improved in the international arena, he said, adding that those successes once again affirmed the strength of the national great unity bloc and the … [Read more...] about President offers New Year greetings
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HA NOI — General Secretary Nong Duc Manh held an informal reception for an international delegation in town to attend the workshop "Ho Chi Minh Heritage in the Present Era" hosted by the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics and Public Administration yesterday at the Central Communist Party Committee Office. The reception was also attended by Hoang Binh Quan, a member of the Party Central Committee and Director of the External Relations Commission under the committee, Le Huu Nghia, Director of the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics and Public Administration, and Ho Tien Nghi, assistant to the Party General Secretary. Manh warmly applauded the international delegates for their contribution to the success of the workshop, their respect for Ho Chi Minh's life and career as well as their support for the cause led by the Communist Party of Viet Nam. He also expressed his appreciation for the workshop as a practical activity to affirm Ho Chi Minh's dedication to the cause of … [Read more...] about Party General Secretary greets Ho Chi Minh enthusiasts
Hundreds of tables lined the Mall, the grand avenue leading to the palace, for the Patron's Lunch which saw representatives of the more than 600 charities and other organizations of which Elizabeth is patron enjoying food from wicker picnic hampers. Organized by her grandson, Peter Phillips, the lunch was the final event in a weekend of celebrations which has included a church service at London's St Paul's Cathedral and a traditional Trooping the Colour parade of soldiers in ceremonial uniforms. Elizabeth turned 90 in April but in keeping with tradition also has an official birthday to ensure celebrations take place in the summer. That did not guarantee good weather, however. Guests were handed plastic ponchos to protect them from rain which got progressively heavier ahead of the lunch, while others brought along Union Jack emblazoned umbrellas. As the rain passed, members of the royal family including Prince William, his wife Kate and brother Harry, emerged from the palace to … [Read more...] about Thousands take part in street party for British Queen’s 90th birthday
The Hanoitimes - On the occasion of Lord Buddha’s 2559th birth anniversary, Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Pham Quang Nghi visited the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) headquarters in Hanoi on May 27. On behalf of the municipal leaders and people, Secretary Nghi extended their best wishes to the VBS and Buddhist dignitaries, monks, nuns and followers. Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Pham Quang Nghi visited the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha headquarters in Hanoi on May 27 He stressed contributions of the VBS and its Hanoi chapter as well as Buddhist followers over the past years to the municipal socio-economic development. He said he hopes that the VBS will continue contributing to the city’s development. Most Venerable Thich Thanh Nhieu, Vice Chairman of the VBS, thanked Hanoi's authorities for their support for the VBS’s activities. The Most Venerable confirmed that the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha will continue to promote the national unity tradition and … [Read more...] about Hanoi Party Secretary extends greetings on Buddha’s birthday
Dear valued readers, Tuoi Tre News is celebrating its fifth birthday today, June 18. We have been around for five years with a mission of being a news gateway to Vietnam for everyone who wants to know what is happening in the country through accurate, updated news stories published in English. To celebrate this milestone, we have asked readers to tell us what they expect from our website, and what they think needs to be improved. And our call received an enthusiastic reply. We owe you, readers, great appreciation for this. But allow us to first show off our birthday wishes, which kept arriving and overwhelming us over the week. Another heartfelt thank you to all our valued readers. “Congrats. Long may you continue,” Mark McKellar-Harding told us on Facebook, while Graeme Marr hailed our good work and Choat Gemini said she loves Tuoi Tre News and what we are doing. “It's great to find an English publication for news and happenings in Vietnam,” Vickie Le said as she thanked us for … [Read more...] about Happy birthday to us! Thank you for reading Tuoi Tre News!