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Vietnam commits to promoting protection of human rights

Vietnam regards the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) as an obligation of a responsible member of the United Nations (UN) as well as an opportunity to introduce the country’s consistent policies, efforts and achievements in protecting human rights, according to Deputy Foreign Minister Lê Hoài Trung.

Exchange conference in religious affairs between Vietnam and Cambodia concluded

The exchange conference on religious affairs between the Government Committee for Religious Affairs and the Cambodian Ministry of Religions and Cults was successful concluded on January 15 in Lam Dong province.

Provincial authorities of Lam Dong receives Cambodian Ministry of Cults & Religion delegation

Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee in Lam Dong province Phan Văn Đa hosted on January 14 a reception for a visiting delegation of the Cambodian Ministry of Cults & Religion.

Government religious committee leader receives U.S Theological Methodist School

Vice Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Bùi Thanh Hà received a delegation from the Methodist Theological School from Ohio (MTSO) led by Prof. Park Joon Sik.

Vietnamese’s first Buddhist cultural centre in Czech Republic opens

A pagoda of Vietnamese people in Most city of Ustecky region, the Czech Republic, was inaugurated on January 5, becoming the community’s first spiritual cultural centre officially recognised by local authorities.

Lao Front for National Construction delegation visits Hoi An ancient town

A delegation from the Lao Front for National Construction Central Committee (LFNC) paid a visit to Hoi An ancient town on December 22.

Vietnam, Laos border localities share experiences in religious affairs

The Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) in collaboration with the Lao Front for National Construction Central Committee held on December 21 a meeting to share experiences in religious affairs between Vietnam and Lao border localities in Thua Thien Hue province.

Representative committee of Islamic community in Ninh Thuan holds training on Arabic teaching

The representative committee of the Islamic community in Ninh Thuan province in collaboration with the Humanitarian Care Malaysia Berhad (MyCARE) held from December 7-8 a workshop on Arabic teaching methods and skills in the province.

Religious affairs committee in Da Nang receives US Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh city

Chairman of the municipal Committee for Religious Affairs Ngô Khôi hosted on December 10 a reception for a visiting delegation led by Consul General of the United States Pamela Pontius from Ho Chi Minh city.

Binh Duong provincial leader receives Cambodian Ministry of Cults and Religion delegation

Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee in Binh Duong Đặng Minh Hưng hosted on November 26 a reception for a visiting delegation led by Secretary of the Cambodian Ministry of Cults and Religion Khenh Hang Huon.

Christmas concert for supporting disadvantaged people to be held in Hanoi

Built on successes of previous Christmas concerts, Goethe Institute will hold on December 12 a charitable concert for supporting disadvantaged people at Cua Bac church in Hanoi.

Vietnam’s third-cycle UPR national report released

Vietnam has implemented 175 out of the 182 recommendations by the UN Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) second-cycle Universal Periodic Review (UPR) which it accepted in June 2014, heard a seminar in Hanoi on December 3.

Winter meditation course opens in Phuoc Son Monastery

An opening ceremony for a winter meditation course was held on December 1 at Phuoc Son Monastery in Dong Nai province’ Bien Hoa city.

Japanese Buddhist delegation visits VBS’s Southern Office

A delegation led by Most Venerable Yoshimizu Daichi, former Chairman of the Japanese Pure-Land Buddhist Church, visited the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha’s Southern Office in Ho Chi Minh City on November 28.

Da Nang municipal leader receives Special Envoy of Vatican

Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Huỳnh Đức Thơ hosted on November 26 a reception for visiting Archbishop Marek Zalewski - Special Envoy of Vatican to Viet Nam.

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