During the event, Dr. Vu Tien Loc, chairman and president of VCCI, acknowledged that although the contribution was modest compared to the United States’ real demand for medical supplies, it was still “a beautiful gesture from Vietnamese businesses and organizations toward the Americans during the difficult period.” … [Read more...] about Vietnamese businesses donate 1.4 million medical supply units to US
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The repatriation flight was arranged with assistance from relevant Vietnamese agencies, the Vietnamese Embassy in Singapore and Singaporean agencies, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Passengers on board the flight were children under 18, pregnant women, sick people, guest workers with expired visas and labour contracts, and travelers, and other cases in especially difficult circumstances. … [Read more...] about VietJet Air repatriates over 240 Vietnamese nationals from Singapore
New York (VNA) – Merle Ratner, Coordinator of the US-based Vietnam Agent Orange (AO) Relief and Responsibility Campaign, highlighted certain achievements in the fight for the sake of Vietnamese AO victims during an interview with the Vietnam News Agency. In the interview on the occasion of 25 years since the normalisation of bilateral relations, Ratner, an activist who have struggled for justice for AO/dioxin victims for many years, said that the most obvious changes in Vietnam-US relations are in the development sector and people-to-people ties. The countries went from war to economic embargo and then normalisation of relations, and their ties now have become much better, according to her. She noted many US war veterans have come to Vietnam, taken part in charitable activities, and helped seek justice for AO victims. During the war, a large number of US people demanded the Washington administration to stop spraying Agent Orange in Vietnam, but it was not until … [Read more...] about Joint efforts made for the sake of Vietnamese AO victims
Meanwhile, Ms. Robyn Mudie, Ambassador of Australia to Viet Nam, affirmed Australia’s strong partnership with Viet Nam in building an e-government. “For the past few years, Australia has walked alongside Vietnam in its e-governance journey in sharing lessons and experience from both sides. I’m impressed by how much Viet Nam has achieved and honored to take another step on this path today,” she said. … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s National Public Service Portal targets people and businesses: Minister Mai Tien Dung
As the great ideals expressed in our own Declaration of Independence are meeting an ominous challenge from those dark forces of our national history, we Americans should stop telling the Vietnamese people how to deal with their problems and instead deal with our own problems as well as problems we are inflicting on the world, including wars on other nations and on the Earth itself. Perhaps we have much to learn from Vietnamese people, including, first of all, how to respond to the global pandemic threatening us all. … [Read more...] about What does the future hold for relations between Vietnam and US?