HA NOI — Head of the Viet Nam Buddhist Sangha (VBS), Most Venerable Thich Pho Tue, was awarded the Ho Chi Minh Order yesterday for his contributions to Buddhism in Viet Nam.
The Order was presented to the VBS head, now 95, by Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan at Vien Minh Pagoda in Ha Noi's outlying district of Phu Xuyen.
Minister lauds growing military co-operation with Japan
HA NOI — Military co-operation between Viet Nam and Japan was on the right track, said Minister of National Defence General Phung Quang Thanh while receiving Japanese Parliamentary Vice Minister of Defence Mitsu Shimojo in Ha Noi yesterday.
The Japanese army delegation, led by Shimojo, also met with Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh, Deputy Minister of National Defence, earlier in the day.
Both sides agreed to foster ties with delegation exchanges, training and searching for co-operation opportunities in policy research, and search-and-rescue activities at sea. — VNS