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Condolence sent to Zambia after former president dies

Update: June, 25/2011 - 09:37

HA NOI — President Nguyen Minh Triet yesterday sent a message of condolences to the President of the Republic of Zambia, Rupiah Banda, following the death of former President Frederick Chiluba.

Chiluba, who was president of Zambia from 1991 to 2002, passed away last Saturday at the age of 68.

First Vietnamese Ambassador received by Greek President

ATHENS — President Karolos Papoulias received the first Vietnamese Ambassador to Greece, Vu Binh, at an official introduction ceremony in Athens on Monday. During the reception, Papoulias said that he hoped the establishment of new Vietnamese embassy in Greece would boost a bilateral relationship focused on maritime, tourism and cultural exchange.

Binh thanked the President and the Greek people for their continued support of Viet in its current efforts to industrialise and modernise.

Academy Scholars debate Venezuela's social missions

HA NOI — The Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics and Public Administration and the Venezuelan Embassy in Viet Nam hosted a seminar entitled "Missions – the most outstanding social achievements of the Bolivar revolution" in Ha Noi yesterday.

Addressing the event, academy director Ta Ngoc Tan asked Vietnamese scholars to exchange their research about the Bolivar revolution and socialism in the 21st century with Venezuelan counterparts, jointly seeking ways to build up a new socialism with the goal of wealthy people, strong country and democratic, fair and civilised society.

Venezuelan Ambassador to Viet Nam Jorge Rondon Uzcategui said that on June 24, 1821, after 10 years of ceaseless struggle under the leadership of national liberator Simon Bolivar, Venezuelan people won the greatest military victory in the fight for national independence, defeating veteran forces of the Spanish empire in South America and marking the birth of national independence.

At the seminar, delegates discussed the appearance of Venezuela's social missions, which marked the progress of ensuring social welfare for the Venezuelan people, and shared their feelings about the Venezuelan country and Viet Nam's experience in national development. — VNS

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