December 12-18: National Resistance Day anniversary

Monday, 2016-12-19 03:44:01
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NDO - A Nhan Dan selection of notable events over the past week.

Vietnam marks 70th National Resistance Day

A grand meeting was held with the attendance of senior Party and State leaders to commemorate the 70th anniversary of National Resistance Day when President Ho Chi Minh appealed to the entire nation to resist French attempts to restore colonial rule in Vietnam.

In the run-up to the anniversary, a wide range of activities have been held throughout the country including photo and book exhibitions, film screenings on the anti-French resistance war and meetings with veterans who contributed to the resistance efforts.

National leaders attends the 70th anniversary of National Resistance Day.

NA Chair attends Global Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan attended the 11th Global Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates from December 12-13.

Ngan’s attendance at the summit represented Vietnam’s international integration, contributing to improving the position of the country and its legislative body in regional and global parliament forums, as well as affirming Vietnam’s policy on gender equality.

NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and delegates at the summit

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc talks with US President-elect Trump

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc talked on the phone with US President-elect Donald Trump on December 14 during which he congratulated Trump on his election as the 45th President of the United States of America and affirmed that Vietnam attaches great importance to its friendship and cooperation with the US.

The US President-elect applauded Vietnam’s achievements in past years as well as progress in bilateral ties. He also stated his desire to work with Vietnam in order to further strengthen the relationship.

Central provinces grapple with new wave of floods

Flooding triggered by heavy rains in the past week left at least 15 dead and missing, destroyed more than 130 houses, inundated 112,000 others and damaged over 10,000 hectares of crops as well as many infrastructure works in the central provinces.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked local authorities to quickly evacuate residents from flood-prone areas, ensure food and other supplies to stricken residents, ensure the safe operation of hydropower plants and reservoirs and make preparations to clean up in the aftermath of flooding.

International Conference on Vietnamese Studies takes place in Hanoi

The 5th International Conference on Vietnamese Studies took place in Hanoi from December 15 to 18 aiming to establish an international academic forum for experts to discuss and propose solutions dealing with temporary issues facing Vietnam in the context of global change.

It also gathered and connected researchers and experts from various fields and different countries in promoting the global network of Vietnamese Studies.

General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and researchers attending the conference

Man arrested for allegedly spreading banknote change rumour

A 34-year-old man named Nguyen Xuan Long from the southern province of Dong Nai was arrested for allegedly spreading false information that the Vietnamese government was planning to change banknotes.

Long confessed that he was one of the three administrators of a Facebook page called Vit Bau where the rumour originally appeared. The page frequently published posts that slandered the government and incited acts of sabotage.