Vietnamese And U.S. Holidays In 2006

The Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in the United States of America hereby informs that our office will be closed on the following dates in the year of 2006 in observance of the indicated holidays:

JANUARY:

MONDAY 02:      NEW YEAR'S DAY

MONDAY 16:       MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY

MONDAY 30:       VIETNAMESE LUNAR NEW YEAR

TUESDAY 31:      VIETNAMESE LUNAR NEW YEAR

FEBRUARY:

WEDNESDAY 01: VIETNAMESE LUNAR NEW YEAR

THURSDAY 02:     VIETNAMESE LUNAR NEW YEAR

Support Sought For Agent Orange Victims’ Suit

WASHINGTON DC — Vietnamese Agent Orange victims have called on more support from the US public in their lawsuit against US chemical companies.
The call comes after a meeting in Washington DC on Sunday between two AO victims, Dang Hong Nhut and Ho Si Hai, and US social activists.

VIET NAMESE FILM FESTIVAL AT SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE.

The event, from Dec. 2, 05 to Dec. 18, 05, features the following film:

1. Mê Thảo thời vang bóng – Glorious Times in Me Thao Hamlet
(Director: Nguyen Viet Linh)
7.00 p.m. Friday Dec. 2, 2005

2. Đời Cát – Sandy Lives
(Director: Nguyen Thanh Van)
2.00 p.m. Sunday Dec. 4, 2005

3. Vua bãi rác – King of Rubbish Dumps
(Director: Do Minh Tuan)
2.00 p.m Sunday Dec. 11, 2005

4. Của rơi – Lost and Found
(Director: Vuong Duc)
7.00 p.m. Friday Dec. 16, 2005

Notice on VTV4 Signal Reception

Nhằm tăng cường chất lượng, hình ảnh âm thanh trên kênh VTV4 tại khu vực Bắc Mỹ, kể từ ngày 1/10/2005, VTV sẽ thay đổi thông số thu VTV4 qua vệ tinh Telstar 5 tại khu vực Bắc Mỹ. Chi tiết như sau (nhấn vào đây để xem hướng dẫn và sơ đồ):

• Tần số : 11966 Mhz
• Symbol rate: 22000 Ksymbol/s
• Mã sửa sai FEC: 3/4
• Phân cực: H

Trong quá trình chuyển đổi, nếu quý khán giả cần thêm thông tin giải đáp xin liên hệ theo các số điện thoại sau:

Đài THVN:

Remarks by Ambassador Nguyen Tam Chien on the 60th Independence Day

REMARKS BY AMBBASSADOR NGUYEN TAM CHIEN  ON THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF VIETNAM'S INDEPENDENCE DAY (02 SEPTEMBER 1945 - 02 SEPTEMBER 2005)

7:00 p.m., August 31, 2005, 2251 R Street, NW, Washington, DC

Mr. Christopher Hill,
Mr. Peter Rodman,
Ladies and gentlemen,
Friends,

I would like to begin by offering our sympathy to the American people and friends on their losses and sufferings caused by Katrina hurricane and wishing them quick recovery.

White Paper on Human Rights

On August 18, 2005, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam released a White Paper on Human Rights. Please click here for the full text.

Vietnam Goes Global

Strategic Media, in cooperation with Foreign Affairs magazine, profiles Vietnam, a country poised to become the next Southeast "Asian tiger" economy. With one of the fastest growing economies in the world, long-gone are the bleak associations with war, poverty and strife that once plagued the country. Vietnam now boasts one of the best records in cutting poverty numbers, an increasingly industrialized economy and a burgeoning relationship with the United States. Thirty years after the U.S.-Vietnam War, as the Vietnamese Prime Minister completes a landmark U.S.

Vietnam Festival in Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of U.S. - Vietnam Relations

Join this weekend celebration of Vietnamese culture in recognition of the 10th anniversary of the normalization of relations between the United States and Vietnam.

This event is organized jointly by the Freer Gallery of Art and the Sackler Gallery, the U.S. Department of State, the Embassy of Vietnam, and the US-Vietnam Trade Council
at The Freer Gallery of Arts and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery - Independence Avenue, at 12th Street, SW Washington, DC, Metro: Smithsonian.

Vietnam on the Path of Reform

By Phan Van Khai

The Washington Times, June 21, 2005

A Breakthrough in Legal Building Program of Vietnam

Imbued with the determination of building an efficient administration, creating a favorable and transparent environment for economic development and attraction of both domestic and foreign investment, and meeting the demands of international economic integration process and accession to the World Trading Organization (WTO), Vietnam 11th National Assembly convened the 11th Session on May 5th 2005. This can be regarded as a special session which lasts half month longer than a regular session and focuses on discussing and approving various Laws.

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