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Mexican intellectuals commend Vietnam’s achievements,Deputy PM requests suitable time for power price changes next year,Vietnam-Netherlands diplomatic ties anniversary marked,Cao Bang to host 5th VN-China border defence friendship exchange
Mexican intellectuals commend Vietnam’s achievements, Deputy PM requests suitable time for power price changes next year, Vietnam-Netherlands diplomatic ties anniversary marked

Party, State leader attends national unity festival in Hanoi

Mexican intellectuals commend Vietnam’s achievements, Deputy PM requests suitable time for power price changes next year, Vietnam-Netherlands diplomatic ties anniversary marked


General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam and President Nguyen Phu Trong joined a great national unity festival with locals in his residential area in Nguyen Du ward, Hai Ba Trung district, Hanoi on November 14.

The event was held to celebrate the 88th anniversary of the traditional day of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF).

Together with local residents, Trong reviewed the glorious tradition of the VFF since its establishment and the achievements it has made in building new-style rural areas and civilised urban areas.

He praised the VFF for initiating the event to uphold the spirit of solidarity among the public.

He applauded local residents for upholding a spirit of solidarity to ensure political security and social order in residential areas.

Local residents had continued to support each other in economic development to improve their living conditions, he noted. The area no longer had any poor households and all children had access to education.

Agreeing with local residents’ development plans and tasks for next year, Trong asked them to continue to unite and abide by policies of the Party, State and Hanoi in order to ensure security and social order. 

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc backs ASEAN-China cooperation

Mexican intellectuals commend Vietnam’s achievements, Deputy PM requests suitable time for power price changes next year, Vietnam-Netherlands diplomatic ties anniversary marked

ASEAN leaders posed together with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (fifth from left) at the 21st ASEAN-China Summit held in Singapore on November 14 

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said he supports the efforts of China and ASEAN in developing their foundation of connectivity in terms of mutual trust, physical connection, and human connection.

PM Phuc made the statement at the 21st ASEAN-China Summit held in Singapore on November 14, as part of the 33rd ASEAN Summit framework. The event also celebrated 15 years of strategic partnership between the two sides.

Highlighting the importance and huge benefits of the partnership for both parties involved and for peace, stability, and cooperation in the region, Phuc agreed that ASEAN and China should increase dialogue efforts and collaboration, as well as build mutual trust and uphold international law, contributing to the formation of codes of conduct for an open, transparent, and rule-based regional structure.

The Vietnamese Government leader said the East Sea issue remains complex, causing concern for all sides involved and possible negative impacts on regional stability.

He underscored that ASEAN and China should continue upholding the principles they had agreed upon, which involve boosting dialogues; building mutual trust; respecting international law, especially the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), in the peaceful settlement of disputes; avoiding the militarisation or complication of the situation; developing an effective and substantive code of conduct (COC); and fully and seriously implementing the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC).

At the summit, ASEAN and Chinese leaders reiterated the importance of their partnership and acknowledged the strong growth of their ties based on mutual trust, understanding, and respect.

China has been ASEAN’s biggest trade partner and the bloc’s top foreign investor for years. Their dialogues at all levels have been held regularly, while bilateral cooperation has been deepened across politics-security, economy, socio-culture, and people-to-people exchange.

The leaders lauded positive outcomes achieved in the ASEAN-China Year of Innovation 2018 and agreed to work together for an effective ASEAN-China Media Exchange Year 2019. 

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang took note of ASEAN’s international role and position, highlighting that the positive results of cooperation between the bloc and China have laid solid grounds for the partnership’s expansion.

He affirmed that their principles have encouraged mutual respect for shared benefits and the boosting of win-win cooperation. 

Li said both sides should strive for stronger economy-trade-investment connection toward the goals of 1 trillion USD in bilateral trade and 150 billion USD in foreign direct investment in 2020. He urged the sides to focus on upgrading and effectively implementing the ASEAN-China free trade agreement and to support a multilateral trade system of openness, transparency, and rule of law.

China announced its plan to add an additional 10 million USD to the ASEAN-China cooperation fund and invite 1,000 ASEAN youths to visit China.

Li also stated that China will continue working with ASEAN in completing the COC within the next three years and in fully implementing the DOC, contributing to peace, stability, safe and free navigation and flyover, and free trade in the East Sea.

Binh Duong to host Horasis Asia Meeting 2018

The Horasis Asia Meeting 2018 will take place in the southern province of Binh Duong on November 25 – 27, said Tran Thanh Liem, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee.

The event will bring together about 400 guests from 60 countries and international organisations, along with 500 domestic guests, including leaders of the Government, ministries, agencies and representatives of cities, provinces and enterprises.

The event will include four plenary meetings and 35 dialogues with the participation of world leading speakers. The sessions will focus on challenges, opportunities and visions for organisations in the Fourth Industrial Revolution and trend on smart city planning and building. 

The Horasis Asia Meeting 2018 is an opportunity for Binh Duong to introduce its potential and cooperation opportunities, and raise management capacity and scientific-technological level, contributing to developing the Binh Duong smart city project. It also helps local enterprises to meet and connect with the high-level partner network, and leaders of Asian leading businesses.

Founded in 2005, the Horasis Asia Meeting is an international investment promotion organisation with an aim of connecting investors who are multinational groups. 

New impulse for Vietnam-Malaysia business cooperation

The Vietnam Malaysia Business Association (VMBIZ) and the Malaysia-Vietnam Commerce Chamber (MVCC) signed a memorandum of understanding in Kuala Lumpur on November 14, which is expected to create a new impulse for business partnership and economic-trade ties between the two countries.

Addressing the signing event, Vietnamese Ambassador to Malaysia Le Quy Quynh said, VMBIZ and MVCC, though established in 2017, have actively provided information and supported activities of the two countries’ businesses.

Vietnam and Malaysia traded nearly 9 billion USD in the past nine months, an expansion of 17 percent from the same period last year. Malaysia is the seventh biggest investor in Vietnam, having involved in 500 projects capitalized at 12 billion USD, Quynh said.

Potential for bilateral cooperation remains vastly untapped, the diplomat said, expressing his hope that the MoU will serve as a new driving force for bilateral trade-investment cooperation.

Under the document, VMBIZ and MVCC committed to supporting the health of the two business communities, trade promotion activities, and information sharing, and creating a platform for businesses to seize opportunities and enhance their connectivity.

MVCC President Howard Choo said Vietnam is one of the most dynamic economies in ASEAN and the country’s official ratification of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) would enable the two countries to make new strides in their economic-trade ties.

MVCC will work together with VMBIZ to realize ambitious goals in bilateral trade and investment cooperation set by the two countries’ leaders, he said.

Ngo Sy Tuyen, VMBIZ President, said the signing of the MoU with MVCC will allow businesses to accelerate their partnership and activities and explore their strength for the enhanced friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and Malaysia.

Conference highlights Belt and Road initiative, Vietnam-China partnership

Mexican intellectuals commend Vietnam’s achievements, Deputy PM requests suitable time for power price changes next year, Vietnam-Netherlands diplomatic ties anniversary marked

Director of the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam Nguyen Vu Tung addresses the event 

The Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam and the Chinese Embassy in Hanoi jointly held a conference in Hanoi on November 14 to discuss the Belt and Road initiative and cooperation between Vietnam and China.

The event, the second of its kind, was part of activities to mark the five years since the introduction of the Belt and Road initiative.

Addressing the conference, Director of the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam Nguyen Vu Tung said that amidst the changing regional and global situation, especially the fierce competition among world powers, Vietnam and China share a high demand for building trust, increasing mutual understanding, and promoting their partnership for the maintenance of peace, stability, and prosperity in the region and the world.

The conference offered a chance for participants to seek measures for win-win cooperation based on common regulations and standards, he said, expressing his hope that Vietnamese and Chinese scholars will give specific and practical recommendations to boost the Vietnam-China partnership, especially within the memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the linking of the Belt and Road and “Two Corridors, One Belt” initiatives.

Newly-accredited Chinese Ambassador to Vietnam Xiong Bo noted that the Vietnam-China trade has exceeded 100 billion USD. In the coming time, China is willing to work closely with Vietnam to successfully implement the common perspectives of senior leaders of both countries, especially activities within the Belt and Road and “Two Corridors, One Belt” initiatives.

The diplomat underlined that the two countries should invest more in promoting bilateral economic and trade affiliation, benefiting people of both sides and contributing to regional and global growth.

Hu Zhengyue, Vice President of China’s Public Diplomacy Association and former Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, said that the Belt and Road initiative is based on five principles, including equality and mutual benefits, win-win cooperation, and openness and tolerance.

At the conference, participants also discussed various issues related to the current situation and outlook of the Belt and Road, initiative as well as new opportunities in the Vietnam-China collaboration.

PM attends 2nd RCEP leaders’ meeting

Mexican intellectuals commend Vietnam’s achievements, Deputy PM requests suitable time for power price changes next year, Vietnam-Netherlands diplomatic ties anniversary marked

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) needs to be in the form of a cooperation framework that fosters trade and investment, rendering common prosperity for the region.

He made the statement while attending the second Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) leaders’ meeting in Singapore on November 14, which took place as part of the framework of the 33rd ASEAN Summit.

Apart from the 10 member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), other RCEP signatories include China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, India, Australia, and New Zealand. When inked, the RCEP will form the world’s largest trading bloc, making up a third of the world’s gross domestic product.

Addressing the meeting, the Vietnamese PM said that the efforts and results of the RCEP negotiations in 2018 are incredibly important as the current global trends towards protectionism and anti-trade liberalisation are emerging, adding that this is an appropriate moment to hold the negotiations. 

He pledged that Vietnam is willing to work with other countries to seek innovative and flexible solutions towards common goals and to boost the building of the RCEP into a comprehensive, high-quality, and balanced interests, which bridges the development gap among members.

At the meeting, leaders of RCEP countries passed a joint statement on RCEP negotiations, lauding the substantial progress that has been made this year to advance the talks, noting that negotiations are in their final stages.

They also reiterated their determination to achieve a modern, comprehensive, high-quality, and mutually beneficial economic partnership agreement in 2019; as well as to bolster regional trade development and investment, contributing to global economic growth and development. 

Cao Bang to host 5th VN-China border defence friendship exchange

Mexican intellectuals commend Vietnam’s achievements, Deputy PM requests suitable time for power price changes next year, Vietnam-Netherlands diplomatic ties anniversary marked

Major General Nguyen Van Duc speaks at the press conference (Source: https://tuoitre.vn)

The Vietnam-China border defence friendship exchange will take place in Cao Bang city’s Phuc Hoa district, in the northeast province of Cao Bang, and the Longzhou district in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China from November 19-21. 

The information was announced at a press conference held by the Ministry of Defence in Hanoi on November 14. 

Accordingly, Defence Minister Ngo Xuan Lich will lead a Vietnamese delegation to the event, while the Chinese delegation will be led by his Chinese counterpart Wei Fenghe. 

Major General Nguyen Van Duc, Director General of the Department of Information and Training under the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA), said that the exchange aims to build friendship and solidarity among the local authorities, people, and border protection forces of the two countries, thus promoting political trust, bilateral relations, and ties between the two armies. 

It will contribute to building a shared border of peace, friendship, stability, and long-term development between the two nations, and counteract allegations that distort the Vietnam-China relationship, he added.

The exchange will be comprised of numerous activities, including a welcome ceremony for the two countries’ defence delegates, a ceremony to salute demarcation markers, a joint patrol on the border river, as well as a general talk and meeting to review the event’s organisation over the last five years. 

Seminars, cultural and sporting exchanges, a ceremony to launch a centre for cultural exchange and tourism promotion at the Ta Lung international border gate, and a joint drill on disaster and disease relief, will also be included in the event. 

The first Vietnam-China border defence friendship exchange programme was held in 2014 in Mong Cai and China’s Dong Xing, the second took place in Lao Cai in 2015, the third in Lang Son in 2016, and the fourth in Lai Chau last year.

ASEAN, Russia upgrade ties to strategic partnership

Mexican intellectuals commend Vietnam’s achievements, Deputy PM requests suitable time for power price changes next year, Vietnam-Netherlands diplomatic ties anniversary marked

ASEAN leaders posed together with Russian President Vladimir Putin (fifth from left) at the 3rd ASEAN-Russia Summit held in Singapore on November 14 

ASEAN and Russia decided to lift their relations to strategic partnership by adopting a joint statement on Strategic Partnership at their third Russia-ASEAN Summit in Singapore on November 14.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, other ASEAN leaders, Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the summit, which is part of the 33rd ASEAN Summit and related meetings.

The ASEAN countries lauded Russia for promoting its responsible and active role to contribute to peace, stability and cooperation for mutual development in the region and effectively respond to newly emerging challenges.

They expected that Russia would continue supporting the central role of the bloc and actively get involved in the efforts to foster dialogues, cooperation, trust-building, international law compliance, and common norms of conduct via mechanisms headed by ASEAN.

The two sides agreed to bolster their cooperation in trade, investment, science, technology, agriculture, energy, national disaster and calamity response, healthcare, education, counter-transnational crime, and information technology security, and others. They adopted a statement on cooperation in security.

President Putin welcomed the upgrade of Russia-ASEAN ties to strategic partnership on the basis of mutual respect and mutually beneficial cooperation for peace, stability and cooperation for mutual development in the region.

He said Russia agrees to step up all-faceted cooperation with ASEAN in its strong fields which draw ASEAN’s interests, and supports connectivity and strengthened economic ties with ASEAN and between the bloc and the Eurasian Economic Union.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said the ASEAN-Russia strategic partnership will help boost practical and efficient cooperation in responding to traditional and non-traditional security challenges that threaten security and stability in the region while pushing the implementation of roadmaps and comprehensive frameworks pertaining to trade and investment.

He expressed his hope that Russia supports the standpoint and principles of ASEAN in safeguarding peace, and stability in the East Sea, addressing peacefully disputes based on international law, exercising self-restraint, avoiding complicating the situation, fully implementing DOC, and negotiating COC in a practical and efficient manner.

19th communiqué of 14th NA’s sixth session

Mexican intellectuals commend Vietnam’s achievements, Deputy PM requests suitable time for power price changes next year, Vietnam-Netherlands diplomatic ties anniversary marked

Vinh Phuc province's representative Tran Van Tien speaks at the NA's sixth session 

National Assembly (NA) deputies discussed a report on the settlement of citizens’ complaints and petitions in 2018 as well as others on the verification of the report and the results of supervision over the handling of complaints and petitions that citizens sent to the NA this year, on November 14 as part of their ongoing sixth session.

Ten deputies gave their opinions, focusing on the completion of institutions and laws on socio-economic management, the responsibilities of the local government and heads of agencies and organisations related to complaints and petitions settlement.

They also commented on the time and quality of complaints and petitions settlement, measures to improve efficiency of the work in localities, as well as the dealing with complaints and denunciations related to land reclamation and ground clearance, and the collaboration between the Government Inspectorate and localities.

The deputies also discussed the building of a national database on complaints and petitions settlement.

Concluding the morning session, Inspector General Le Minh Khai clarified a number of matters raised by the deputies.

In the afternoon, the deputies listened to a report by Chairman of the NA Committee on Finance and Budget Nguyen Duc Hai on the absorption of deputies’ ideas on the central budget distribution in 2019, along with a draft NA resolution on central budget allocation in 2019. With 438 “yes” votes, or 90.31 percent of total deputies, the NA then adopted the resolution.

After the vote, the deputies debated the draft Law on Architecture. They agreed on the significance of the law, while giving opinions on various relevant matters, including the architecture development strategy of Vietnam, State policies on architecture, the authority of granting architect licences, and prohibited activities in the field.

Minister of Construction Pham Hong Ha came up to clarify a number of issues raised by the deputies.

As scheduled, on November 15, the NA will discuss the draft revised Education Law and listen to clarifications from Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha. In the afternoon, the deputies will vote to approve the Law on Protection of State Secrets, and debate a draft revised Law on Tax Management. Minister of Finance Dinh Tien Dung will give his explanations on a number of contents of the bill.

Vietnam-Netherlands diplomatic ties anniversary marked

Mexican intellectuals commend Vietnam’s achievements, Deputy PM requests suitable time for power price changes next year, Vietnam-Netherlands diplomatic ties anniversary marked

At the ceremony to mark the 45th anniversary of the Vietnam-Netherlands diplomatic relations

A ceremony marking the 45th anniversary of the establishment of the Vietnam-Netherlands diplomatic relations was held in Ho Chi Minh City on November 14 by the municipal People’s Committee.

In his remarks at the event, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Huynh Cach Mang said cooperatives between the two countries have developed in various sectors, with strategic partnership set up in important fields like climate change response, water management, food security and sustainable agriculture.

Mang noted that in that context, the Ho Chi Minh City-the Netherlands ties have reaped fruitful achievements. Delegation exchanges have been held regularly, which opens up cooperative opportunities between the two sides. 

The Dutch Government has carried out a number of environmental and agricultural projects in city, including the Ho Chi Minh City Flood and Inundation Management Project and the construction of a centre for the cultivation of flowers, ornamental plants and fishes, he highlighted, adding that they are vivid illustrations of the practical collaboration between the two sides.

Also, he stressed that promoting exchanges in the fields of politics-diplomacy, and cooperation in economy-trade-investment and culture-education will help deepen the bilateral cooperative relations, contributing to bolstering mutual understanding and bringing benefits to the two peoples.

Dutch Consul-General in Ho Chi Minh City Carel Richter, for his part, affirmed that the special relations between his country and Vietnam were built up on the basis of their friendship. As an important market of the northwest European country, Vietnam has been among its prioritised economic partners. 

Over the past years, the bonds between Vietnam’s southern hub and the Netherlands have been strengthened through cooperative activities in trade and investment, he said, describing HCM City as a favoured destination of Dutch firms to land investments. 

The city was also chosen to build “Dutch house” to support Dutch enterprises operating business in the city, he added.

The diplomat said that both sides possess huge potential to cooperate more in tourism and education-training.

Last year, two-way trade reached 7.7 billion USD. The Netherlands is the second largest export market of Vietnam in Europe. By the end of 2017, it secured 8.17 billion USD in investments in Vietnam, ranking 11 out of the 116 countries and territories investing in the country.

Can Tho enhances cooperation with Hungary

Mexican intellectuals commend Vietnam’s achievements, Deputy PM requests suitable time for power price changes next year, Vietnam-Netherlands diplomatic ties anniversary marked

The groundbreaking ceremony of Can Tho City Oncology Hospital (Source: nhandan.com.vn)

Chairman of the People’s Committee of Can Tho city Vo Thanh Thong had a working session on November 14 with Csaba Balogh, Minister of State for Public Administration under Hungary’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, to discuss bilateral cooperation prospects.

Csaba Balogh spoke highly of the socio-economic development potential of the city which is the centre of the Mekong Delta region.

Regarding the agricultural field, the official suggested Can Tho consider importing several fish varieties with high productivity from Hungary.

The Hungarian side will work with the locality to provide assistance for farmers in foodstuff costs, pond dredging, aeration machines, and technical documents, he stated, adding that if the model proves successful, it can be expanded to the entire Mekong Delta region.

Hungary will encourage travel agencies and associations and local enterprises to intensify cooperation activities and support the city in tourism promotion, Balogh committed.

He also called on the municipal authorities to help promote Hungary’s tourist attractions such as Buda Castle, Lake Neusiedl and Heroes’ Square to locals.

In the healthcare aspect, Hungary is aiding the construction of the 500-bed Can Tho City Oncology Hospital with a total capital of over 1.7 trillion VND, or 70.5 million EUR.

According to him, the hospital focuses on not only treating, but also preventing cancer with cutting-edge equipment that serves the early detection of cancer. 

About the hospital’s progress, Thong said that construction on the hospital started in October 2017, and it will be put into operation next year.

As for the guest’s proposals, Thong affirmed Can Tho city and the Mekong Delta region always attach importance to consolidating and developing relations with Central and Eastern Europe nations, among which Hungary is a priority partner.

He expressed his hope that Can Tho and Hungary will step up their comprehensive partnership, and promote two-way trade, and asked Hungary to support its enterprises in visiting Can Tho to learn about the city’s investment environment, thus contributing to boosting bilateral ties.

Deputy PM requests suitable time for power price changes next year

Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue has asked that electricity prices, which affect many sectors, be adjusted at appropriate points of time next year so as to keep inflation in 2019 at under 4 percent.

He made the request while chairing a recent meeting on price management for the next year.

Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Dang Hoang An said to realise the Government’s resolution, electricity prices haven’t been raised in 2018 to help control inflation as targeted by the National Assembly.

He affirmed that the power sector is still able to ensure electricity supply for 2019.

Although retail prices have been kept unchanged, input costs have been rising, and gas supply for power generation has hit its exploitation limit. Meanwhile, El Nino is forecast to hit Vietnam and cause drought next year, affecting the operation of hydropower plants.

All these factors have caused and will cause difficulties for the sector, An noted.

At the meeting, Deputy PM Hue asked the ministry to take into account next year’s inflation target of under 4 percent to propose power price changes at appropriate points of time to the Prime Minister.

According to the Ministry of Finance and the General Statistics Office, the consumer price index (CPI) in November is likely to stay flat or decline, helping keep this year’s CPI hike rate under 4 percent.

Hue ordered relevant ministries and sectors to not be complacent but keep a close watch on domestic and global prices through December to ensure the supply and demand balance and stable prices, especially in the Christmas and New Year holidays.

They also need to actively build price scenarios and adjust public services prices in line with the inflation target for next year.

Mexican intellectuals commend Vietnam’s achievements

Mexican intellectuals commend Vietnam’s achievements, Deputy PM requests suitable time for power price changes next year, Vietnam-Netherlands diplomatic ties anniversary marked

Students, lecturers, scholars and researchers have expressed their admiration for Vietnam’s glorious history and development achievements during a scientific seminar recently held at the Autonomous University of Guerrero in the Mexican state of Guerrero. 

Speaking at the event, Rector of the Autonomous University of Guerrero Javier Saldaña Almazán spoke highly of Vietnam’s achievements during the reform process and expressed his wishes to promote bilateral educational ties with Vietnamese universities via scientific research, exchange of students and joint cultural activities. 

Vietnamese Ambassador to Mexico Nguyen Hoai Duong said over the past four decades since the end of the war, Vietnam has been on its way to becoming an industrialised and modernised country with improving position and role on the international arena and huge achievements in politics and socio-economy. 

Vietnam has formed diplomatic ties with 180 countries and trade ties with nearly 200 economies worldwide, he said. 

Duong said Vietnam has achieved an average annual growth rate of 6-7 percent in the past two decades, ranking 27th among the biggest exporters globally. Its products have been present in 180 markets worldwide, he said, adding that the country also signed 16 free trade agreements with important partners. 

According to the ambassador, thanks to its socio-political and macro-economic stability as well as a range of incentives, Vietnam has become a trustworthy destination for foreign investors. In the first ten months of this year, Vietnam lured nearly 28 billion USD in foreign direct investment. 

Since the establishment of diplomatic ties on May 19, 1975, Vietnam-Mexico relations have grown in all spheres such as politics, economy, trade, culture, education, healthcare and tourism. Mexico is now the third biggest trade partner of Vietnam in Latin America and vice versa, Vietnam is the eight largest market of Mexico in Asia. Two-way trade neared 5 billion USD last year and the figure amounted to 3 billion USD in the first eight months of 2018. 

Duong affirmed that once the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) comes into force, economic, trade and investment ties between Vietnam and Mexico will further thrive. 

On the occasion, the Vietnamese Embassy in Mexico and the university launched a photo exhibition introducing images of Vietnam and its people to local residents. 

During his trip, the ambassador laid a wreath at a statute of President Ho Chi Minh City in the beach city of Acapulco.


Source: Vietnamese Ambassador to Mexico Nguyen Hoai Duong speaks at the event  - Bridge

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