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Vietnam requests Taiwan to stop illegal drills on Truong Sa’s Ba Binh island

Vietnam resolutely opposes to and requests Taiwan (China) to stop live-fire drills in the waters around Ba Binh island of Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago and not to repeat the action in the future, spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry Lê Thị Thu Hằng has said.

Hue seeks UNESCO recognition for royal dings

Hue city is preparing to seek UNESCO’s world heritage recognition for nine dings of the Nguyen Dynasty, Vietnam's last royal rulers.

Vietnam elected to Intergovernmental Committee of 2005 Convention of UNESCO

Vietnam and Bangladesh (two representatives of the Asia-Pacific region) have just been elected to the Intergovernmental Committee of the Convention for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (Convention 2005) for the term 2021-2025.

Vietnam cannot grant free reign to operations of religious groups

Taking unfair advantage of religion to further political activities, boosting those aiming to overthrow the Government, and actions which threaten unity should not be tolerated by any country, not just in Vietnam.

Ho Chi Minh City Buddhist Sangha donates 33 ventilators for India

The Ho Chi Minh City Buddhist Sangha on May 28 presented its donation of 33 ventilators to Indian people amid COVID-19 at a ceremony held at the Indian Embassy in Hanoi.

Vietnamese in Mozambique celebrate Buddha’s birthday

A Vesak ritual was hosted by the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) and the Embassy of Vietnam in Mozambique to mark Buddha’s 2,565th birthday and to pray for peace on May 26 in the capital Maputo.

Buddha’s birthday celebrated virtually in New York

Ambassador Đặng Đình Quý, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the United Nations, on May 25 emphasised the need to promote core values of Buddhism, and enhance friendship and cooperation between nations.

Vietnam Buddhist Sangha offers medical aid for India’s COVID-19 fight

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) has handed over medical supplies worth VND1.8 billion (US$78,320) to help the India government and people battle COVID-19.

HCM City: Monks, Buddhist followers offer prayers to COVID-19-hit India

Special prayers were offered to India, which has experienced a great deal of loss from COVID-19, by Vietnamese monks and Buddhist followers in Ho Chi Minh City at a ceremony held on May 15.

Spokeswoman: Vietnam always respects policy on freedom of religion and belief

Vietnam always respects and consistently implements a policy of ensuring citizens’ right to freedom of religion and belief and to follow or not follow a religion, guarantees equality and non-discrimination based on religion or belief, and protects operations of religious organizations in line with the law, the Foreign Ministry's spokeswoman Lê Thị Thu Hằng has said.

Vietnam Buddhists present ventilators to India for COVID-19 fight

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) on May 12 delivered 100 portable ventilators and 50 oxygen generators worth VND14 billion to Indian representatives as part of efforts to assist the Indian Government in their ongoing COVID-19 fight.

700 boarding nuns at Buddhist Institute in Ho Chi Minh City hold prayers for India

On May 5 evening, more than 700 boarding nuns at the Vietnam Buddhist Institute in Ho Chi Minh City lit 1,000 candles and prayed for India.

International community criticise China's new moves in East Sea

The international community has voiced protest against China's new moves in the East Sea, including its enforcement of a fishing ban that took effect on May 1 on the sea area covering part of the Gulf of Tonkin and Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago and its continued deployment of ships to Bai Ba Dau (Whitsun Reef) in Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago.

VBS appeals to help Buddhists and people in India

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s Central Executive Council released on May 3 a dispatch calling for donations for helping Buddhists and people affected by the current wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in India.

Vietnam to assist Laos contain Covid-19

Vietnam's Health Ministry will send experienced experts to Laos to help set up test systems and field hospitals for Covid-19 patients.

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