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The Embassy of Saudi Arabia hosted a ceremony in Hanoi on September 22 evening to mark Saudi Arabia’s 93rd National Day.
On September 22, within the framework of Hanoi Pride 2023, the Free and Equal Journey gala took place to report the achievements of the 2023 Freed and Equal campaign and open up discussion among the LGBTIQ+ community and experts, lawmakers, units, social organizations, businesses, and the press.
"An array of investor-friendly attributes are turning Vietnam into one of Southeast Asia’s most powerful magnets for foreign direct investment," said Global Finance Magazine in a recent article.
Running from September 15 to September 24, Hanoi Pride 2023 offers a series of more than 20 colorful and exciting events, from career discussions, talks, to art performances, to celebrate freedom of expression and love regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
This visit by PeaceTrees Vietnam has the participation of veterans and their families, and Americans who love Vietnam. This is an opportunity for the two sides to meet, discuss, and interact, thereby strengthening friendship.
The Vietnam-Saudi Arabia Business Forum was launched on September 11 at Vietnam's Ministry of Foreign Affairs Office.
The UK Festival 2023 was organized by the British Embassy in Hanoi on Sep. 9-10, to commemorate the 50 years of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and the UK.
From September 8-10, the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan coordinated with the government of Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan to organize the Vietnam Festival in Kanagawa 2023, which includes a series of economic and cultural events.
The ASEAN People's Forum (APF 2023) was held from September 1-3, 2023 in Jakarta, Indonesia in both virtual and in-person forms with the participation of more than 800 delegates that are organizations and people in Southeast Asia, regional and international NGOs.
Le Thanh Hong, a university student at Chemical Engineering, Singapore Polytechnic School, Singapore, was amused when she won the first prize in the logo design contest for Vietnam - Singapore's 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations.
On August 27, in Da Nang, Duy Tan University and Suganuma Joint Stock Company and Fore Joint Stock Company (Japan) signed a MoU of cooperation on training and research on cyber safety and security.
In her four years in Vietnam, Tatiana Pugh Moreno, Venezuelan Ambassador to Vietnam, has significantly contributed to promoting solidarity, friendship, and understanding between the Vietnamese and Venezuelan people.
FPT University signed MoUs to cooperate with Khon Kaen University (KKU), Chulalongkorn University (CULI), and King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) of Thailand in research, academic exchange, and student exchange in Hanoi on August 23.
Vietnam - Hungary Friendship Association announced the establishment of four new units at a Friendship Meeting on Hungarian National Day on August 20, in Hanoi.
Tetseo Sisters - a famous Indian folk music band perform in Hanoi on August 15, as a part of a cultural program held by the Embassy of India and the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism of Vietnam.
Japanese students had firsthand experience living in a happy Hanoian home.
Learning to play the keyboard with the Ambassador; painting with famous Chilean painters; organizing cultural festivals; visiting the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam - through those activities, teachers and students of Chu Van An Secondary School (Tay Ho, Hanoi) become young ambassadors connecting Vietnamese cultures with other countries.
Let's Feast Vietnam - Amazing Journey brings together 14 talented content creators from 6 Asian countries to join an exciting journey with culinary, travel, discovery experiences, and interaction with Vietnamese people in four cities: Ho Chi Minh City, Phu Quoc, Ha Long, and Hanoi.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Viet Thao, the Standing Vice Chairman of the Vietnam - Cuba Friendship Association discusses the Association's experiences in teaching, propagating, and fostering the spirit of the Vietnam-Cuba special friendship and comprehensive cooperation to the younger generations, members of the Youth Union, youngsters and students.
Leaving Phu Tho and Ninh Binh, on July 23, 120 young overseas Vietnamese came to Thanh Hoa - the next stop in the journey of Vietnam Summer Camp 2023, where they had many interesting experiences.
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