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Vietnam consistently respects, ensures right to religious freedom

Vietnam pursues a consistent policy of protecting and promoting human rights, respecting and ensuring the right to religious and belief freedom, which is clearly stipulated in the country’s Constitution and laws, and is enforced in reality, Deputy Spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry Đoàn Khắc Việt said.

Vietnam Buddhist Sangha supports Cambodian Buddhists amid COVID-19

The Executive Councils of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) and the HCM City Buddhist Sangha recently presented 250 million VND (10,800 USD) to Great Supreme Patriarch of Cambodia Samdech Tep Vong and Buddhist followers in Cambodia to help them cope with difficulties caused by the latest COVID-19 resurgence.

Religious communities offer support to Cambodia, Laos amid COVID-19 spread

The Archdiocese of Ho Chi Minh City on April 27 called on followers to make contributions to present 4 million face masks to people in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, in a bid to ease their difficulties amid the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic.

Death anniversary of the Hung Kings marked in Thailand’s Udon Thani province

The Vietnamese community in Thailand’s Udon Thani province gathered at Khanh An Pagoda on April 21 (the 10th day of the third lunar month) to mark the death anniversary of the Hung Kings, Vietnam’s legendary founders.

Thuong Thai Son temple festival kicked off in Ninh Binh

Thuong Thai Son temple located in Son Lai commune of Ninh Binh province’s Nho Quan district dedicated to Nhồi Hoa Princess of Lao opened its annual festival on April 14.

Embassy in Canada holds online Hung Kings worship ceremony

The Vietnamese Embassy in Canada held a virtual ceremony to commemorate Hung Kings - the legendary ancestors of Vietnam – for Vietnamese people living across Canada on April 17.

Lao students in Thai Nguyen, Ha Tinh and Hue celebrate Bunpimay festival

On April 10, Lao students studying in Vietnam joined gatherings held in provinces of Thai Nguyen, Ha Tinh and Thua Thien-Hue to celebrate Bunpimay, the traditional New Year Festival of Laos.

Vietnam requests businesses to respect its sovereignty over Hoang Sa, Truong Sa

Vietnam requests that businesses respect the country’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes, as well as its sovereignty, sovereign right and jurisdiction over related waters in the East Sea, said Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman Lê Thị Thu Hằng at the ministry’s regular press conference in Hanoi on April 8.

Vietnam assumes UN Security Council presidency

Vietnam will serve as United Nations Security Council (UNSC) president starting Thursday, its second time in the seat during the 2020-21 tenure.

Vietnam demands China end violation of Vietnam’s sovereignty in East Sea

China must end its violation of Vietnam’s sovereignty in the East Sea, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lê Thị Thu Hằng said.

UN Human Rights Council wraps up 46th regular session

The 46th regular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), held at the UN office in Geneva, concluded on Wednesday. 

Ha Tinh diocese has new apostolic administrator

Archbishop Marek Zalewski, the Holy See’s Apostolic Nuncio to Singapore cum Non-residential Pontifical Representative to Vietnam on March 19 announced the appointment of Auxiliary Bishop Louis Nguyễn Anh Tuấn, who currently serves in Ho Chi Minh city Archdiocese as Apostolic Administrator of Ha Tinh diocese.

Vietnamese martial arts seek UNESCO title

The People’s Committee of Binh Dinh province is currently working on submitting a request for UNESCO recognition of its traditional martial arts as an intangible part of humanity’s cultural heritage.

Vietnamese Ambassador states importance of religion to promote peace

Vietnamese Ambassador Đặng Đình Quý emphasized the importance of the role of religion and belief in promoting peace, understanding, tolerance, and mutual respect among various communities during a meeting of the UN Security Council (UNSC) held on March 19.

Vietnam’s consistent policy is to protect, promote human rights: Spokesperson

Hanoi (VNA) - Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lê Thị Thu Hằng has affirmed that Vietnam’s consistent policy is to protect and promote human rights, including basic rights to freedom specifically stipulated in the Constitution 2013 and many related legal documents.

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