Viet Nam News Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly Tuesday acknowledges His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn as the new King of Thailand. NLA members stood up and chanted “Long Live the King” after the chair of the NLA meeting acknowledged the new King at 11 am. The NLA convened the special meeting after the Cabient and the National Legislative Assembly held a joint meeting on the new King agenda and immediately forwarded the agenda to the legislature. His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, 64, had been heir apparent to the Thai throne for more than 43 years. The Prince was born on July 28, 1952, as the second child and only son of Their Majesties, at Dusit Palace’s Ambara Villa in Bangkok. In December 1972, when Prince Vajiralongkorn was 20, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej bestowed him with the title of Crown Prince. The full title bestowed was “Somdech Phra Boromma-orasadhiraj Chao Fa Maha Vajiralongkorn Sayam … [Read more...] about NLA acknowledges HRH Crown Prince as new King of Thailand
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Vietnam-Australia: 35 Years of Friendship Milestones in Vietnam-Australia Diplomatic Relations On February 26, 1973, Vietnam and Australia established diplomatic ties and embassies opened in each country. Ever-since two countries have increasingly promoted their cooperation in all fields: diplomatic, economic, trade, investment, education, etc. The two sides have since then held many high-level meetings and discussions. Many high-ranking visits have been made by two since. Vietnam’s visits to Australia included former Prime Minister Vo Van Kiet in May, 1993; former General Secretary Do Muoi in 1995; National Assembly Chairman Nong Duc Manh in March 1998; former Prime Minister Phan Van Khai in 1999 and in 2005; vice State President Truong My Hoa in 2006; former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Manh Cam in 1995, 1997 and in 2000; State President Nguyen Minh Triet and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Gia Khiem attended … [Read more...] about Vietnam-Australia: 35 Years of Friendship
Encroaching seas in the far Pacific are raising the salt level in the wells of the Marshall Islands. Waves threaten to cut one sliver of an island in two. "It's getting worse," says Kaminaga Kaminaga, the tiny nation's climate change coordinator. The rising ocean raises questions, too: What happens if the 61,000 Marshallese must abandon their low-lying atolls? Would they still be a nation? With a U.N. seat? With control of their old fisheries and their undersea minerals? Where would they live, and how would they make a living? Who, precisely, would they and their children become? For years global negotiations to act on climate change have dragged on, with little to show. Parties to the 193-nation U.N. climate treaty are meeting again in this Caribbean resort, but no one expects decisive action to roll back the industrial, agricultural and transport emissions blamed for global warming — and consequently for swelling seas. From 7,000 miles (11,000 kilometers) away, the people of … [Read more...] about If an island state vanishes, is it still a nation?
Tuoitrenews briefs some of the leading stories published today on Vietnamese media: -- Vietnam attaches importance and makes every effort to promote the traditional friendship and cooperation with Iran on the ground of the time-honored traditional relations between the two countries, said National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung at a recent reception for visiting Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Hanoi. -- Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism and Sports, Chumpol Silapa-Archa, have signed the ASEAN Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) on Tourism Professionals in Bangkok under the witness of ASEAN Secretary-General Surin Pitsuwan and Ambassadors of ASEAN member countries. Society: -- UNESCO has reported that in 2000-2007, Vietnamese scientists registered 19 patents in the United States, or about two patents registered each year. Meanwhile, in the 2006-2011 period, Vietnam had only five patents registered in the United States, in which it did not have any … [Read more...] about Breakfast @ Tuoitrenews -November 11
Both are foreign educated and rose from the bureaucratic rather than Party system, and bring promise of professionalism and competence Vu Duc Dam (L), minister and chairman of the Government Office, and Pham Binh Minh, Minister of Foreign Affairs. Analysts are hopeful that the likely parliamentary approval of the appointments of Dam and Minh, both foreign-trained and familiar young faces in the West, will usher in a more professional administrative service in Vietnam. Photo by Ngoc Thang The National Assembly, Vietnam's legislature, is set to vote on the nominations of two deputy prime ministers -both foreign-trained and familiar to the diplomatic and business communities - as the government focuses on international economic integration to resuscitate the sagging economy. Analysts are hopeful that the likely parliamentary approval of the appointments of Vu Duc Dam, minister and chairman of the Government Office, and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh will usher in a … [Read more...] about High hopes as two young ministers nominated as deputy PMs