Updated  
October, 04 2012 09:16:40

Sympathy sent to Croatia

HA NOI (VNS)— National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung yesterday sent a message of condolences to the Croatian Parliament over the death of its leader, Boris Sprem.

Boris Sprem, 56, died of blood cancer last week. He was a member of the ruling Social Democratic Party and was elected Speaker of Croatian Parliament last December.

Also yesterday, Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh extended his condolences to Leung Chun-ying, Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China, over a deadly maritime accident that killed 38 people.

The accident occurred on the evening of October 1, when two passenger ferries collided off Lamma Island to the southwest of Hong Kong. — VNS

Send Us Your Comments:
Name:
Your E-mail address:
Title:
 

VietNamNews may edit your comments and not all emails will be published.

Highlight

PM's India visit to bolster strategic ties 4    PM's India visit to bolster strategic ties

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung begins an official visit to India today, aiming to consolidate the strategic partnership between both countries and take it to new heights.

Law to ease real estate restrictions 1    Law to ease real estate restrictions

Most National Assembly members yesterday agreed that the amended Housing Law should allow more foreigners to be eligible to buy or own houses in Viet Nam.

National team in training ahead of AFC challenge 1    National team in training ahead of AFC challenge

The Japanese coach of Viet Nam's national football team, Toshyia Miura, says that fitness and tactics will be his priorities in a 10-day training camp in the southern province of Binh Duong.

Bear bile tourism shuts down in Ha Long Bear bile tourism shuts down in Ha Long

Bear bile tourism in the northern province of Quang Ninh's Ha Long City has finally been shut down, according to the non-governmental organisation Education for Nature – Viet Nam (ENV).

Artist restores traditional values through paper Artist restores traditional values through paper

Artist Phan Hai Bang, who created a very special type of paper called truc chi, is now working with his team to bring back what he calls "old values" in a really big way.