Vietnam participates in Francophone festival in France

Vietnam participates in Francophone festival in France

NDO/VNA – Vietnamese representatives attended the Francophone festival held in Yebles commune, Seine et Marne province, in the outskirts of Paris, on March 25-26.  (Mar 26, 2017)

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Lifting hope of peace, cooperation and development

  Jan 31, 2017
NDO—2016 saw a multitude of dramatic changes in the situation of the world, challenging forecasts by policymakers and the public with increases in instability, violence, conflict, terrorism, the spread of extremist nationalism and the risk of confrontation between the major world powers. As we enter 2017, international highlights are expected to contribute to preserving world peace, stability, cooperation and development.  

Brocade weaving of the Bahnar ethnic group in Gia Lai

  Feb 01, 2017
NDO – In the Bahnar ethnic group’s community in Glar commune, Dac Hoa district, Gia Lai province, the trades of sculpting, forging and carpentry are considered as men’s jobs while wine making and brocade weaving are the typical trades of women.  

Cultural identities of etthnic minority people during Tet festival

  Jan 29, 2017
NDO—The Lunar New Year (Tet) is a much-anticipated festival for all people, including ethnic minority groups. People in remote areas are very enthusiastic to invite guests to eat dinner and drink wine either on New Year’s Eve or in the first days of the Lunar New Year. 

Clearing the path toward prosperity

  Jan 25, 2017
NDO - Vietnam must carry out both tasks of economic restructuring and international integration at the same time in order to boost growth. Recent developments in international relations show that headwinds to globalisation will affect Vietnam’s economy. But this is a necessary break for Vietnam to refine its restructuring action programme. 

Outstanding young faces in arts

  Jan 30, 2017
NDO—In the Vietnamese entertainment market, which experienced many ups and downs in 2016, numerous outstanding young artists, with their ambition and creative capacity, have left an initial impression on arts lovers.  

Overcoming challenges to create momentum for economic growth

  Jan 30, 2017
NDO - The year of 2016 was considered as a year full of challenges for Vietnam's economy as internal problems remained cumbersome while the international situation witnessed unpredictable developments. Nevertheless, Vietnam’s macro-economy continues to be maintained and consolidated, creating momentum for economic growth in 2017.  

Swimmer Anh Vien and dream of standardisation

  Jan 29, 2017
NDO – The decision to send swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien to the United States for long-term training five years ago has brought about a landmark of changes which has resulted in the formation of a model for discovering and training sport talents in accordance with international standards, featuring both subjective and objective factors. 

Tourism to peak during Tet holiday

  Jan 20, 2017
NDO – In recent years, instead of welcoming in the Lunar New Year at home, many Vietnamese families have opted to go travelling to experience the Tet atmosphere in domestic and international destinations. Aiming to meet the demand, during this year’s Tet holiday, travel agents have launched attractive tours, along with a range of promotional programmes. 

Prime Minister meets with int’l finance and business executives

  Jan 19, 2017
NDO/VNA—Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc met with President of the World Bank (WB) Jim Yong Kim, Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Roberto Azevêdo and Chairman of the Chinese Alibaba Group Jack Ma on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland on January 19.  

Message of peace

  Jan 18, 2017
NDO—A conference on peace in the Middle East took place on January 15 in Paris with the attendance of diplomats from over 70 countries, igniting international efforts seeking to terminate the prolonged conflict between Israel and Palestine. As the international community was concerned about the possible outbreak of a new spell of violence in the Middle East, the conference issued a joint statement in favour of a peaceful solution to the problems between the two states, claiming it was the only way to bring peace to the region.  

No place for enterprises with short-term strategies

  Jan 14, 2017
NDO - One year on, opportunities and challenges from the AEC are becoming evident to Vietnamese enterprises. Expectations for increased export revenues to ASEAN are waning but it also affords domestic enterprises a moment to reflect on their weaknesses and strengths, and then work to restructure themselves in order to achieve the desired growth.  

EU faces major challenges ahead

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Goals and challenges for UN

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NDO – In his impressive address to staff on his first working day as the new Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), Antonio Guterres stressed the need for the UN to reform in order to address global challenges as well as terrorism and conflicts. The request to reform is both a goal and challenge for the world’s largest multilateral organisation. 

Disappointing export figures after AEC comes into effect

  Jan 05, 2017
NDO - In late 2015 Vietnam officially joined the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), a region of over 600 million people and GDP of nearly US$3,000 billion. A huge market full of potential was anticipated but after one year, such expectations have yet to materialise.