Update news Belgium

Vice President of the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam Nguyen Hung Son has presented the “An Nam dai quoc hoa do” (Map of the Great Country of An Nam) to the House of European History in Brussels, Belgium.

Vietnamese-Belgian painter uses wavelength prints to depict life in Vietnam

Vietnamese-Belgian artist Thy Nguyen Truong Minh opened his solo exhibition in Brussels on October 4, displaying artworks depicting life in Vietnam.

Vietnam, Belgium agree to bolster bilateral relations

National Assembly (NA) Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue had a meeting with Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Pierre-Yves Dermagne in Brussels on September 9.

Vietnam Railways launches freight train service to Belgium

Vietnam Railways (VNR) on July 20 added a new rail freight link from Vietnam to Belgium, with the first train departing from Yen Vien station, Hanoi, and expected to arrive at Liege City in Belgium.

Exhibition links young Belgian and Vietnamese people

Young European and Vietnamese have the chance to spark conversations about values in a pandemic-hit world through a project supported by the Belgian embassy.

Vietnam wins trust worldwide: Belgian Ambassador to UN

Vietnam has a strong voice and has won trust worldwide, especially in Asia, Africa, the Europe as well as the US, Ambassador Philippe Kridelka, Permanent Representative of Belgium to the UN has told VNA.

Vietnam conclude 2020 in 93rd position in final FIFA rankings

The Vietnamese men’s national football team have been placed 93rd in the world according to the final FIFA rankings of the year released this month.

Vietnam to imports 100,000 tons of pork in Q1 to offset shortage

Vietnam would import 100,000 tons of pork in the first quarter this year to stabilize the domestic market and lower pork prices, which have surged since the outbreak of African swine fever.

Belgian Ambassador visits Kon Tum to review Belgian-funded projects

Belgian Ambassador to Vietnam Paul Jansen paid an official visit to the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum last week in order to get informed of the progress of Belgian-funded projects there.


HCM City International Music Festival opens

The Ho Chi Minh City International Music Festival 2019 (HOZO 2019) kicked off at the Nguyen Hue pedestrian street, District 1, HCM City on December 13.

Cong Phuong given number 15 jersey at Sint-Truidense FC

 Vietnamese forward Cong Phuong signed a one-year deal with Sint-Truidense FC of Belgium in Ho Chi Minh City on July 5.

Vietnam reasserts to realise int’l commitments on labour

Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung paid a working visit to the EU and Belgium on June 20-21 to speed up the signing of the EU-Vietnam free trade agreement.

PM concludes participation at ASEM 12, visits to EU, Belgium

 Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc left Brussels on October 19 afternoon (local time), concluding his attendance at the 12th Asia-Europe Meeting Summit, a working visit to the European Union and an official visit of Belgium.

Government News 26/3

 Vietnamese, Thai legislative bodies bolster relations, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc hails 2017 outstanding youths, Vietnam enhances agricultural cooperation with EU, Belgium, NA Chairwoman meets Indonesian Lower House Speaker in Geneva 

Belgium to seek damages over contaminated egg scandal

 Belgium will seek damages over a contamination scandal that saw millions of chicken eggs pulled from supermarket shelves there and in other countries, 

Belgium probes station bomber fatally shot by soldiers

Belgian counter-terrorism police are probing the identity of a suspected suicide bomber shot dead by troops guarding a Brussels railway station after he set off explosives that failed to injure anyone.

St. Nicholas, bringer of sweets, reaches Brussels

 Children gathered with parents in Brussels's medieval main square on Saturday to await the arrival of St. Nicholas, a pre-Christmas tradition in Belgium, the Netherlands and other parts of northern Europe held in honor of the legendary gift-giver.

17-year-old is first minor to be granted euthanasia in Belgium

 A 17-year-old has committed doctor-assisted suicide in Belgium, the first minor to do so under rules adopted in 2014 allowing euthanasia for people of all ages,

Belgium, Vietnam foster cooperative ties

  Vietnam appreciated multi-faceted cooperation with Belgium, particularly in economics, trade, investment, said Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung.

'Fake fish' fracas hits Belgium

 Diners in restaurants in the Belgian capital may be in for a surprise after a report found 30% of fish is being substituted with cheaper alternatives.