Political News 27/8
Argentina’s Lower House praises Vietnam’s Revolution
Argentina’s Chamber of Deputies (Lower House) on August 26 highly valued the significance of the Vietnamese Revolution in the history of safeguarding and building the country on the occasion of the 70th National Day (September 2).
Chairman of the Argentina-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Group Ricardo Cuccovillo -- Photo: VNA
The chamber’s statement reviewed Vietnam’s important historical milestones since French colonialists began invading Vietnam in 1858, including the establishment of the Indochinese Communist Party in 1930 and the Viet Minh Front in 1941 and the successful August Revolution (August 19, 1945).
On September 2, 1945, President Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence giving birth to the Democratic Republic of Vietnam and this day has become the country’s National Day since then.
The Lower House also spoke highly of the Dien Bien Phu triumph in 1954 and the Great 1975 Spring Victory, which completely liberated the south and reunified the nation.
The statement concluded with a praise of the Vietnamese people’s struggle for national independence and their efforts to develop the country over the past seven decades, affirming that they deserve to live in peace.
The statement was put forward by members of parliament Ricardo Cuccovillo and Miriam Gallardo, Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Chamber of Deputies’ Friendship Parliamentarian Group with Vietnam.
Viet Kieu return for National Day, August Revolution celebrations
Thirty-two outstanding Vietnamese expatriates from around the world to join celebrations for the 70th anniversary of the August Revolution (August 19) and National Day (September 2).
The expatriates were invited by the Foreign Ministry's Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs.
During their visit, the overseas Vietnamese will join a series of events such as paying floral tributes to fallen soldiers, and offering incense at the mausoleum of late President Ho Chi Minh and incense to the late General Vo Nguyen Giap.
The delegates will be welcomed by leaders of the Viet Nam Fatherland Front Central Committee.
Deputy PM promotes ties with Israel at Ha Noi reception
Viet Nam wanted to promote its friendship with Israel, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh told Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely at a reception in Ha Noi yesterday, August 26.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh receives Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely in Ha Noi yesterday -- Photo: VNA/VNS
Minh welcomed his guest's visit to Viet Nam and said he was delighted at the positive strides made in the two nations' relations in recent years, especially in trade, agriculture, science-technology and education-training.
He urged the two sides to increase all-level delegation exchanges and raise trade to US$2 billion in the near future while pushing ahead with negotiations to sign a bilateral agreement on science and technology and a cooperation programme on education and training between 2016 and 2018.
In turn, Deputy FM Tzipi Hotovely said she valued Viet Nam's position in the region and considered Viet Nam a key partner in Asia.
She said she was pleased that some cooperative projects have been effectively implemented, such as a dairy cow project in HCM City and the TH True Milk project in central Nghe An Province.
NA vice chairwoman welcomes Japanese official
National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan suggested increased exchanges between Vietnamese and Japanese legislatures during a working session with President of the House of Councillors of Japan, Masaaki Yamazaki, in Tokyo yesterday.
Ngan, who is visiting Japan, also asked Japan to continue supplying official development assistance to Viet Nam, particularly in infrastructure and economic restructuring.
She hoped that Japan would continue to receive more Vietnamese trainees and nurses to study and work in the country.
In a meeting with president of the Japan-Viet Nam Friendship Parliamentarian Alliance Toshihiro Nikai, Ngan said she appreciated the alliance's role in enhancing relations.
Meeting the Governor of Gunma prefecture, Osawa Masaaki, the Vietnamese guest said the locality was home to the fifth largest Vietnamese community in the country.
More than 3,000 Vietnamese are living in Gunma and 23 Gunma companies are operating in Viet Nam, Governor Masaaki said.
Vietnamese army delegation visits Laos
A delegation from the Vietnamese People’s Army led by Deputy Minister of Defence Senior Lieutenant General Do Ba Ty is on a working visit to Laos at the invitation of Lao Deputy Minister of Defence Lieutenant General Suvon Luongbunmi.
The visit, which lasts until August 27, is designed to assess the result of bilateral defence cooperation in 2014 and the first six months of 2015 between the Vietnamese People’s Army and the Lao People’s Army.
The two sides will discuss orientations and measures to implement the cooperation plan during the remaining months of 2015.
The visit will also help strengthen the traditional friendship and long-lasting special solidarity between the armies and peoples.