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Vice President receives Francophone administrator

Update: January, 11/2012 - 09:50

HA NOI — Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan hosted a reception in Ha Noi yesterday for International Francophone Organisation administrator Clement Duhaime.

Doan spoke highly of the organisation's recent activities in Viet Nam, saying that its projects were implemented effectively and benefited priority fields such as education, language, culture and development.

She affirmed Viet Nam's commitment to support the organisation's goals, especially in fostering its role and image in the international arena by joining hands with others to manage and solve global issues.

Clement said he highly valued Viet Nam's participation in the organisation, affirming that it was a friend and active member of the organisation.

He expressed his belief that Viet Nam would continue to contribute to the Francophone community's development and that the organisation's member countries would continue to co-operate effectively with each other.

Also yesterday, Clement and representatives from the organisation's seven partners signed a co-operation agreement for the second phase of the project to enhance French language teaching in Southeast Asia.

Cambodia, Laos and Viet Nam are among countries that have carried out the project since 2006.

Nation dedicates new border marker with Laos, upgrades others

DIEN BIEN — Viet Nam's northern Dien Bien Province and Lao province of Luang Prabang yesterday inaugurated border marker No 144 and completed the upgrade of 28 others along the borderline.

Hoang Van Nhan, Deputy Chairman of Dien Bien Province People's Committee, said the new border marker would serve as a legal basis for the two countries and peoples to define national sovereignty and territory, making a foundation for the long-term socio-economic development in each country's border area.

Khamdua Yiakuanorher-vang, Deputy Secretary of Luang Prabang Province Party Committee, said the border marker inauguration manifested friendship and special solidarity between Viet Nam and Laos, contributing to strengthening and promoting mutual understanding between the two Parties, Governments and peoples. — VNS

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