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Friendship concert marks cooperation relations between Vietnam and

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:08 am

A ‘friendship concert’ featuring Chinese and Vietnamese musicians will take place at the Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music on December 12.

The concert will present music lovers with sweet melodies from compositions including: Flying Partridge; Song of the Chu Kingdom; Song of Zhaojun; Milou River Carriccio; Fishing Birds Playing on Water; Fishermen’s Song at Dusk; and Flower music.

Musicians of the China Conservatory of Music and Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music will join the event.

The music show aims to mark the development and cooperation for better relations between China and Vietnam.

Source: SGGP

Vietnamese writer receives Russia’s Order of Friendship

In Uncategorized on November 5, 2010 at 3:55 pm

Vietnam and Cambodia friendship tightened

In Uncategorized on November 5, 2010 at 11:19 am

Vietnam-Laos friendship association meets

In Uncategorized on August 2, 2010 at 7:19 pm

Friendship – a precious asset

In Uncategorized on May 18, 2010 at 1:04 am

Friendship – a precious asset

QĐND – Tuesday, May 18, 2010, 7:55 (GMT+7)

State President Nguyen Minh Triet paid an official visit to Belarus from May 12-15. In the current economic climate both countries have good reason to strengthen their economic ties and increase bilateral trade value.

The population of Begoml, a town in Vichev province, more than 100km from the capital Minsk, was eager to welcome the Vietnamese delegation. They invited their hounoured guests to bread and salt, a Belarusian custom. On receiving President Triet, Mr and Mrs Grishanov enthusiastically talked about memories of Vietnam’s victory 35 years ago, about Hanoi, and Ha Long Bay.

“I am moved to tears to receive the Vietnamese president, said Mrsgrishnov. “Vietnam is in my heart. I hope that the visit will bring both countries closer, together for the benefit of their people.”

Vietnam’s great victory was attributed to the former Soviet Union, which included Belarus. After the war, Vietnam faced a number of difficulties during its economic development process and received significant support from its traditional friend. Many Vietnamese people still remember MAZ trucks or Minsk motorbikes.

Mr Triet told President Alexander Lukashenko and other Belarusian leaders that their support is unwavering and the Vietnamese people will never forget. Both parties agreed that their friendship provides a firm foundation for steeping up co-operation in the future and turning their friendship into economic strength.

President Lukashenko and Prime Minister Sidorsky reaffirmed that they will work with Vietnam to expand co-operation in engineering, producing and assembling trucks, agricultural machinery and fertilizer. These are Belarus’ strengths.

Deputy Prime Minister Andrey Kobyakov emphasised that Belarus has closely followed Vietnam’s development in recent years. Belarus is a developed country in the Commonwealth of Independent States (SNG), and is keen to boost bilateral co-operation with Vietnam. Bilateral trade value has increased despite the impact of the global economic crisis. Belarus will help increase the volume of MAZ trucks assembled in Vietnam and will supply tyres and hydraulic equipment to Vietnam. Both countries will also step up co-operation in agriculture.

Mr Triet and Mr Lukashenko signed a joint statement on their policy of strengthening ties between the two countries, to mutually recognise each other’s market economy status and consider the possibility of liberalising trade between the two countries.

Vietnam supports Belarus desire to join the World Trade Organisation (WTO). On this basis, both parties expressed their willingness to continue facilitating long-term cooperation for the sake of both the Vietnamese and Belarusian peoples.

Mr Triet said that Belarus is a close and trusted friend of Vietnam. “Vietnam is expanding its co-operative ties with all countries, especially its traditional friends or those facing difficulties. Now we are turning the revolutionary spirit into the strength necessary to boost economic co-operation. I hope that Belarus will share its development experiences with Vietnam.”

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Russia-Ukraine summit may show limits of friendship

In Uncategorized on May 15, 2010 at 12:57 pm

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has stunned many with his embrace of the Kremlin, but analysts say he will resist falling deeper into Moscow’s orbit when he meets his Russian counterpart this week.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (L) and Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych speak at a news conference after they signed documents in Kharkiv on April 21.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is set to visit Kiev on Monday and Tuesday for talks with Yanukovych, and his trip has raised fears among the pro-Western opposition that Moscow will expand its influence in Ukraine.

Last month, Yanukovych outraged opposition parties by signing a deal with Medvedev that allows Russia to maintain a naval base on Ukraine’s Crimea Peninsula until at least 2042 in exchange for cheaper natural gas.

The deal sparked chaos in Ukraine’s parliament as opposition lawmakers threw eggs and smoke bombs and brawled with their pro-Yanukovych counterparts during the session in which the naval base agreement was ratified.

The head of Ukraine’s largest opposition party, Yulia Tymoshenko, has warned that Yanukovych’s policies will undermine the sovereignty of Ukraine, which won independence in 1991 after being ruled by Moscow for centuries.

But analysts say such concerns are overblown, and Yanukovych has sought in recent days to allay fears that he plans to give up Ukraine’s most prized assets to Russia.

In fact, the Yanukovych team is likely to start balancing its pro-Russian foreign policy with outreach to the European Union, predicted Nico Lange, director of the Kiev office of Germany’s conservative think tank Konrad Adenauer Foundation.

“It is not in their interest to hand Ukraine completely over to Russia,” Lange said. “Their idea is to play with both sides and get some gains for Ukraine.”

On Friday, Yanukovych rejected as “impossible” one of the most contentious proposals for Russian-Ukrainian cooperation — the idea of merging Ukraine’s state gas firm Naftogaz with Russian energy giant Gazprom.

The idea of a tie-up between Naftogaz and the much larger Gazprom was suggested last month by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, in comments that apparently caught Ukrainian officials off guard.

Last week, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Klyuyev said no energy agreements would be signed during Medvedev’s visit.

But the two ex-Soviet neighbours are still set to sign five agreements during Medvedev’s visit, including a potentially controversial deal on demarcating the Russian-Ukrainian border.

Opposition leader Tymoshenko has warned the border deal may lead to Ukraine giving up offshore oil and gas deposits in the Azov Sea as well as the island of Tuzla, the subject of previous Russian-Ukrainian border disputes.

Any surrender of territory to Russia would be a “sensation” and would give more ammunition to Ukraine’s pro-Western opposition, said Volodymyr Fesenko, head of the Penta centre for political research in Kiev.

“If this happens, it will clearly lead to a new wave of accusations, because now we won’t be talking about abstract and symbolic losses like the presence of the Black Sea Fleet, but actual losses of territory,” Fesenko said.

However the head of Yanukovych’s administration, Sergei Liovochkin, said last week there would be “nothing anti-Ukrainian or revolutionary” in the agreements signed during Medvedev’s visit.

Besides the border deal, Moscow and Kiev are to sign agreements on GLONASS, a space-based navigation system that Russia is promoting as a rival to the United States’ GPS, as well as in banking, science and culture.

Medvedev and Yanukovych will pay a symbolic joint visit to the Kiev Caves Monastery, one of the holiest sites in the Orthodox Christian faith shared by Russia and Ukraine, the Kremlin said in a statement ahead of Medvedev’s visit.

The Kremlin said it expected Medvedev’s visit to build on the “serious positive changes” that Russian-Ukrainian ties have enjoyed since Yanukovych’s inauguration less than three months ago.

Yanukovych was elected president in February, replacing Viktor Yushchenko, a pro-Western politician who had chilly relations with Russia.

Source: SGGP

Vietnam, China enhance friendship and strategic partnership

In Uncategorized on May 3, 2010 at 3:15 am

Vietnam, China enhance friendship and strategic partnership

QĐND – Sunday, May 02, 2010, 21:32 (GMT+7)

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s visit to China has deepened the ties of friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and China and created an important legal framework for making comprehensive strategic partnership more substantive and effective.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and his entourage returned to Hanoi on May 1, successfully concluding their visit to Shanghai city, Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces.

Mr Dung’s visit aimed to promote the comprehensive strategic and cooperative partnership between the two countries with top priority given to economics, trade and investment.

Mr Dung, Chinese Party General Secretary and State President Hu Jintao, and local leaders praised their respective country’s potential for cooperation and expressed their wish to further mutually beneficial cooperative relations.

At the meeting with PM Dung in Shanghai, President Hu Jintao confirmed that the Party and Government of China always attach great importance to developing relations with Vietnam and are ready to join hands with Vietnam to speed up the development of the comprehensive strategic partnership.

The two leaders agreed to take specific measures to further boost bilateral cooperation, under which, Vietnam and China will maintain and increase high-ranking visits and meetings as well as expanding exchanges between ministries, branches and localities of both countries.

They also agreed to boost the efficiency of cooperation in all fields, particularly in economics, trade, investment, culture, education and tourism, striving to reach two-way trade turnover of US$25 billion this year.

Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang said that the governments, ministries, sectors will continue to build favourable legal frameworks for business operations. In terms of trade, PM Dung asked the Chinese side to accelerate the signing of a five- year plan for trade development between Vietnam and China in the near future.

The Vietnam-China Economic and Trade Cooperation Forums held in Zhejiang and Jiangsu attracted thousands of Chinese businesses, showing their keen interest in investment, business and trade links with Vietnam.

A series of cooperative documents, particularly on tourism between Vietnamese relevant agencies and administrations of Chinese cities and provinces were signed.

Strong political commitments by leaders from both countries and the legal frameworks signed during Mr Dung’s visit have added a fresh impetus to promoting the comprehensive strategic and cooperative partnership for the two countries’ benefits.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Friendship meeting enhances Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos ties

In Uncategorized on May 3, 2010 at 3:14 am

Friendship meeting enhances Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos ties

QĐND – Sunday, May 02, 2010, 21:32 (GMT+7)

A friendship and cooperation meeting of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos has put forward many proposals on how to increase exchanges and cooperation among the three countries as well as sub-regional and regional cooperation.

The friendship, solidarity and cooperation among Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos are valuable treasure of the three peoples, said the four-day meeting that closed on May 1.

It suggested the organisation of “Green Summer” in which Vietnamese youths take part in voluntary activities in Laos and Cambodia and vice versa.

The three countries’ delegates also proposed their governments and ministries of education and training set up a common university to offer training in Vietnamese, Lao and Thai languages, culture, society, medical care and information technology and mobilise the three countries’ businesses to involve in these programmes.

Within the framework of the meeting, the three countries’ delegates were received by State President Nguyen Minh Triet and met former Vietnamese volunteer soldiers, officials and experts who worked and fought in Laos and Cambodia.

They also met international friends who are in HCM City for the 35th anniversary of the liberation of Southern Vietnam and national reunification and toured a number of socio-economic establishments and landscapes in HCM City and the southern coastal city of Vung Tau.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Korean actress to perform in HCMC friendship concert

In Uncategorized on March 24, 2010 at 4:56 am

South Korean actress Lee Yo Won will take part in a Ho Chi Minh City concert tiled “Love and friendship,” held to celebrate the 18th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between South Korea and Vietnam.

South Korean actress Lee Yo Won

The show will take place at the Lan Anh music venue in District 10 on March 22.

Joining Ms. Won onstage will be Korean violinist Park Eun Joo, singer Yang Yi Gu, the Yeca traditional music troupe; and Vietnamese singers including the Nam Dong Ke band, Minh Quan, and Doan Trang among others.

The concert will be broadcast live on Vietnam Television’s VTV9 channel. It will also be shown in South Korea by KBS World TV.

Ms. Won will also meet with Vietnamese fans at Diamond Plaza in the city’s District 1 before the performance on the same day

The Korean actress was first introduced to the public in 1997 and stared in KBS’s TV series “Kkokji” (Tough Guy’s Love.)

After taking a hiatus from acting to get married abroad, the actress returned home in 2005 and rose to stardom once again in the TV series “Fashion 70’s,” which aired in Vietnam.

In addition to the “Love and friendship” concert, a host of other cultural exchange activities will be held in the city in honor of Vietnam and South Korea’s friendly relationship.

A fine arts exhibition will take place featuring contemporary works by Korean painters Kim Kyung Han and Yoon Yang Sik; and Vietnamese artists Le Phi Hung, Dang Van long and Nguyen Trung Tin at the HCMC University of Fine Arts on March 18.

Other activities include an Ao dai (traditional Vietnamese tunic) fashion show at the Rex Hotel on March 21, and a display of different kinds of Korean kimchi (a dish of pickled cabbage) at the Rex Hotel March 21-22.

Source: SGGP Bookmark & Share

Senior officials of Prudential receive Friendship Medals

In Politics-Society on October 21, 2009 at 1:09 am

Senior officials of Prudential receive Friendship Medals

QĐND – Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 20:52 (GMT+7)

“During their 10 years of operations in Vietnam, Prudential Group has not only contributed to the development of the Vietnamese financial market, but also actively participated in many social support programmes in the country,” remarked Deputy Prime Minister Pham Gia Khiem.

Due to its contributions, 3 senior officials of Prudential, namely Mark Tucker, former General Director of Global Prudential; Peter Williams, former UK Ambassador to Vietnam and member of the Board of Directors of Prudential Vietnam; and Jack Howell, General Director of Prudential Vietnam, were given the State’s Friendship Medals.

This is viewed as the Vietnamese Government’s appreciation to the group for their collective and individual contribution to Vietnam’s sports.

Especially, Mark Tucker and Jack Howell were also honored for their noteworthy contributions contributing to the friendly ties and economic cooperation between Vietnam and the UK.

At present, the Prudential Fund for Vietnamese sports and education is working very effectively.

Source: baothuongmai

Translated by Thu Nguyen    

Source: QDND Bookmark & Share