Highlights from April 3, 2023

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Slovakian artists perform on the opening night of the seventh Vietnam International Choir Competition on April 2. Photo: Bao Quang Nam

The 7th Vietnam International Choir Competition is set to begin! This event will bring together choirs from all over the world to compete in a range of categories. Participants will have the chance to showcase their talents and demonstrate their skill in choral singing. The competition promises to be an exciting event that will draw in choirs from across the globe. With top-notch performances, the 7th Vietnam International Choir Competition is sure to be an unforgettable experience.

The seventh Vietnam International Choir Competition opened on April 2 in Quang Nam Province’s ancient town of Hoi An. Eighteen troupes with nearly 600 artists from seven different nationalities, including Vietnam, Slovakia, India, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia, will compete in 13 categories with eight grades. The competition, co-hosted by Interkultur and authorities of Hoi An Ancient Town since 2011, will provide a platform for people to enjoy and learn about the varied cultural traits and beauties of the participating nations, thus helping to foster international relationships.

Hanoi has recently launched a communication project to spread awareness about human rights among its citizens. The project is part of the city’s efforts to improve the human rights situation in the capital.

The project focuses on raising public awareness of human rights and encouraging citizens to take part in activities that promote and protect human rights. It will also provide legal and psychological support to victims of human rights violations.

The project consists of various activities such as training courses, workshops, seminars, and public forums. These activities will help to educate the public on their rights and responsibilities as citizens, and will provide them with an opportunity to voice their opinions and concerns.

The project also aims to create a platform for dialogue between the government and citizens, where they can discuss issues related to human rights. This dialogue will help to develop a culture of respect for human rights in the city.

Hanoi’s Department of Information and Communications has teamed up with the United Nations Development Programme to implement the project. The project is expected to have a positive impact on the lives of citizens in the capital.

The authorities of Hanoi have announced a plan to carry out comprehensive communication activities promoting human rights. The aim of the plan is to ensure that local people are fully aware of their social welfare and their rights. To achieve this, local government officials will participate in training courses on human rights, as well as take steps to reduce the prevalence of false information circulating in the community. Furthermore, they will also strive to create a diverse range of positive and humane news stories to boost public morale. Additionally, local residents will be granted access to international laws and Vietnam’s agreements on human rights, and provided with better living conditions so that nobody is left behind.

Cuc Phuong National Park’s Jungle Paths 2023 Event Ends in Success

The 2023 edition of Cuc Phuong National Park’s Jungle Paths event came to a successful conclusion this week. Hundreds of visitors were able to explore the park’s diverse flora and fauna, with guided tours taking them along the winding jungle paths.

The event was organized by the park’s officials with the help of volunteers from a variety of local organizations. The participants were able to take part in a range of activities, such as trekking, bird-watching, and educational lectures.

The event was a great success, with a large number of visitors enjoying the park’s unique environment. Park officials stated that they plan to organize the event again in the near future. This is sure to bring even more people to the park, helping to promote the conservation of the environment and its wildlife.

The two-day Cuc Phuong Jungle Paths 2023 marathon competition concluded on April 2nd in the Cuc Phuong National Park area and several communes of Ninh Binh, Hoa Binh, and Thanh Hoa provinces. The event, themed “Run for Preservation,” saw the participation of 2,200 Vietnamese and 120 foreign competitors across five categories of distance ranging from 10 kilometers to 100 kilometers. It was held to commemorate the 1,055th anniversary of the ancient Dai Co Viet (Great Viet) dynasty, which was established in 968, and to promote the natural and cultural beauties of Ninh Binh Province and the National Park to international friends.

Vietnam and Israel have agreed to sign a free trade agreement, marking a major milestone in their growing economic ties. The agreement, which is expected to be signed in the near future, is set to significantly boost trade between the two countries.

The agreement is expected to open up new opportunities for Vietnamese enterprises to expand their export markets, while Israeli enterprises will gain access to a new and growing consumer market. Both countries are hoping that the free trade agreement will lead to increased investment and trade between them.

The deal marks a major shift in the economic relationship between the two countries. Vietnam has traditionally been an export-driven economy, but the free trade agreement will open up new opportunities for Vietnam to diversify its economy. Vietnam is already a major supplier of agricultural and seafood products to Israel and the free trade agreement is expected to expand this trade.

At the same time, the agreement is expected to benefit Israeli businesses by giving them access to a new and rapidly growing market. Israeli companies are already active in the Vietnamese market, and the agreement should make it easier for them to expand their operations.

The free trade agreement is the latest step in the strengthening of economic ties between Vietnam and Israel. The two countries have been working closely together for some time, and the agreement is expected to further strengthen the relationship.

On April 2, Vietnam and Israel agreed to conclude the discussions over the Vietnam-Israel Free Trade Agreement (VIFTA). This new FTA is expected to significantly bolster both countries’ bilateral trade. Vietnam stands to benefit from Israel’s expertise in high technology, green economy, and sustainable growth through the reduction of both tariff and non-tariff barriers, as well as the improvement of business and trade conditions.

Currently, Israel is the third-largest export market and the fifth-largest trade partner of Vietnam in West Asia. In 2022, the bilateral trade between the two countries increased by almost 18% year-on-year, reaching a total of US$2.2 billion.