Vietnam runs for UNESCO Director-General position

Vietnam runs for UNESCO Director-General position

Ambassador Pham Sanh Chau, assistant to the Foreign Minister, presented his action plan as a candidate for the post of UNESCO General-Director to the Executive Board of UNESCO and ambassadors of the organisation’s member countries on April 27.

Vietnamese cuisine promoted in Jakarta

A Vietnamese cuisine week is being held at the Grand Melia Hotel in Jakarta , Indonesia from June 5-11, introducing such Vietnamese typical dishes including spring rolls, noodle soup (pho) with beef and chicken and grilled fish.

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Party Secretary receives Lao mass mobilisation officials

A Vietnamese Party Secretary on June 7 met with officials from the Lao National Construction Front, expressing hope for increases in the two countries’ mass mobilisation cooperation in the coming time.

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Vietnam triumphs at regional Taekwondo championships

Host Vietnam bagged 20 gold medals to come first at the ninth Southeast Asian Taekwondo Championships, after two days of competition in Ho Chi Minh City .

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Vietnam praises Sri Lanka in stablising people’s lives

Vietnam appreciates the efforts of the Sri Lankan Government to help civilians and particularly those persons displaced by the conflict to return to a normal life.

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Vietnam respects activities by progressive lawyers

Hosting the 17 th Congress of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL) proves that the Vietnamese Government respects and supports programmes of progressive lawyers in the world, who always act for peace, justice and development, affirmed State President Nguyen Minh Triet.

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Lang Co Bay enters list of world-class bays

The central province of Thua Thien-Hue on June 6 held a ceremony to announce the recognition of Lang Co Bay as the 30th member of the “World’s Most Beautiful Bays” club (Worldbays Club).

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Vietnam’s role in ASEAN after 15 years

Joining the ASEAN has brought about practical benefits to Vietnam in its drive for national construction and security, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem wrote in an article reviewing the past 15 years of Vietnam’s ASEAN membership, in which he also talked about ASEAN’s future targets, including establishing an ASEAN Community by 2015.

Vietnam among top movers for per capita GDP growth

Vietnam ranks eighth in the list of top ten movers in terms of per capita GDP growth, according to the UNDP’s 2010 Human Development Report launched in Hanoi on Nov. 9.

Vietnam Airlines launches online check-in service

The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines on August 16 officially launched a web check-in service for its outbound flights.

Vietnam to reduce rice exports in 2011

The Vietnam Food Association (VFA) has estimated that the country would export a total of 6 million tonnes of rice this year, 750,000 tonnes less than last year.

Top ten Vietnamese brand names announced

Nielsen Vietnam , a leading market research company in Vietnam , has recently announced top ten most famous brand names this year based on the number of customers of each brand.