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Ven. Vice President of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s Executive Council Thích Thanh Nhiễu hosted on August 5 a reception at Quan Su pagoda located in Hanoi for the new Ambassador of India to Viet Nam, Pranay Verma.
The first Halal certification centre in the Mekong Delta province has been established in Can Tho city.
The 290th General Chapter of the Preachers Order concluded on August 4 at a solemn mass held in Bien Hoa City of Vietnam Southern Province of Dong Nai.
Tokyo (VNA) - As many as 63 organisations and 206 individuals, including four Vietnamese, were honoured on July 23 in a ceremony in Tokyo for their prominent contributions to developing diplomatic ties between Japan with countries and regions.
On July 21, Deputy Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Organisation Nguyễn Thanh Bình led a delegation to offer incense to fallen soldiers at the Truong Bon National Historical Site in My Son commune, Do Luong district, in the central province of Nghe An.
An image of Hoi An ancient city in Vietnam’s central province of Quang Nam with symbols of Chua Cau (Bridge Pagoda) and colourful lanterns was featured on Google’s homepage on July 16.
Parama Dhamma Chetiya Pirivena Institute (Institute of Buddhist Education) in Sri Lanka presented Award of Abhidhamma and Philosophy to Senior Venerable Thích Nhật Từ in a ceremony held on July 14.
The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has adopted a resolution on climate change and human rights co-authored by Việt Nam, the Philippines and Bangladesh, during its 41st session in Geneva, Switzerland on July 11-12.
On April 29 2019, the US Commission for International Religious Freedom released its annual report, and later the US Department of State issued its report on international religious freedom 2018 on June 21.
The first Vietnam Festival was organised in Lyon, France on July 6-7, entertaining visitors with traditional music, lion dances and ao dai (long dress) performances.
Vietnam accepts 241, or nearly 83 percent, of 291 recommendations made by UN member countries within the framework of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism, said Deputy Foreign Minister Lê Hoài Trung.
Experts from India and Russia have visited My Son sanctuary in the central province of Quang Nam from late June to early July 2019 to help with the restoration of the world cultural heritage site, director of the sanctuary’s management board Phan Hộ said on July 3.
Vietnam respects and guarantees citizens’ rights to freedom of belief and religion, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lê Thị Thu Hằng said at a regular press conference in Hanoi on July 4 while responding to reporters’ question about Vietnam’s assessment of the US State Department’s recent Report on International Religious Freedom.
Buddhist nun Thích Nữ Giới Tánh, head of the Vietnamese Buddhists’ Association in the Republic of Korea (RoK), on July 1 received the Buddhist Peace Prize Awards presented by the RoK’s Buddhism.
The 11th General Assembly of the Asian Buddhist Conference for Peace (ABCP) was held in the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar on 21–23 June, marking the 50th anniversary of the ABCP.