Vietnam Airlines on August 6-7 conducted a special flight bringing home 280 Vietnamese citizens stranded in the United Kingdom and various parts of the European Union (EU) including Germany, Switzerland, Denmark and the Czech Republic.
More than 80 flights have been operated so far, bringing home safely more than 21,000 Vietnamese citizens with majority of them were people under 18, pregnant women, elderly people, the ill and those in challenging circumstances, from some 50 countries and territories, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang has said at the ministry’s regular press conference on August 6.
The United States sending Peace Corps Volunteers to teach English in Vietnam will contribute to promoting the comprehensive partnership between the two countries as well as educational cooperation and people-to-people exchanges, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang has said.
A project to plant 10,000 trees began its final phase in the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai, when a community meeting was held in March 2020 in Tram Tau District.
In response to the news that China sent warships and fighters to Vietnam's Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelagos in Bien Dong Sea (South China Sea internationally known) that China had unlawfully occupied in Vietnam, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said: "Vietnam resolutely opposes", report Thanh Nien (The Youth) newspaper.
A total of 220 Vietnamese citizens (5 people transited from Mexico) were repatriated home safely from Japan on August 5 by a flight of budget carrier Vieit Air in coordination with relevant agencies and the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan.
The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO) on August 5 just handed over to Da Nang Center for Disease Control 500 COVID-19 test kits and other medical supplies to help Da Nang - a coronavirus hotspot - to fight the pandemic.
Cuban Ambassador to Vietnam, Lianys Torres Rivera, and Sen. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh, member of the Party Central Committee and Deputy Defence Minister, joined in a ceremony of symbolic acceptance of Cuban drugs, sent by the island to Vietnam to support the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
The National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, who is also Chair of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA 41), revealed the information while chairing the second meeting of the National Steering Committee and the Organising Committee for AIPA 41 in Hanoi on August 5.
A total of 47 Vietnamese trainees working at Ariake shipyard in Nagasu town of Kumamoto Prefecture (Japan) have been tested positive for COVID-19 and currently in isolation at local healthcare station, the Vietnamese Consulate General in Fukuoka confirmed.
Under the UK Prosperity Fund’s Global Future Cities Programme, the British Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City and the HCMC Department of Transportation co-organised a workshop introducing the smart ticketing system, challenges, difficulties and lessons learned from integrators that have implemented the system in the world.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on August 5 said that establishing an Indo-Pacific alliance will be a "critical priority" for his government, warning the pace of militarization in the region was unprecedented, reported Reuters.
Two huge explosions rocked Lebanon’s Beirut capital on August 4, killing 100 and wounding nearly 4,000, including a Vietnamese citizen, according to VNS.
Algeria is a potential market for Vietnamese agricultural products, reported VGP citing the latest statistics of the Vietnamese trade office in Algeria.
Half of the Japanese businesses that receive support from the Japan's Government to expand supply chains, have chosen Vietnam, and the Government will continue assisting firms in diversifying supply chain, said Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
An injured drunken man admitted to a hospital in India allegedly stole an used personal protective equipment (PPE) kit, thinking that it was a raincoat, and later tested positive for COVID-19 infection.
Vietnamese Ambassador to Tanzania Nguyen Nam Tien recently had a meeting held with Tanzanian President John Pombe Joseph Magufuli in Dar es Salaam immediately after presenting his credentials to the leader of the East African country.
Amid surge in COVID-19 cases, a total of 300 Vietnamese citizens were flown home from Canada and the Republic of Korea (RoK) on Vietnam Airlines flight on August 2-3.
Many Vietnamese and Chinese have been arrested for illegally entering Vietnam in recent days. Since June, local public security forces and border guards have uncovered 21 cases involving 177 illegal Chinese immigrants.
The Self-Helping Intergenerational Club model in Vietnam, submitted by HelpAge International, received the 2020 HAPI Grand Prize Winner in the Community-based Initiative category of the first Healthy Aging Prize for Asian Innovation.