Having worked in diplomacy for 37 years and two terms as an ambassador to Austria and Representative of Vietnam at the UN office in Vienna, and Canada, Nguyen Thi Hoi - former Head of Department and Secretary General of National Commission for UNESCO of Vietnam left many imprints, contributing to the diplomatic outcomes of Vietnam.
Huynh Khanh Ly, whose parents are Vietnamese, was born and grew up in France. She has always been passionate about cooking and loves Vietnamese cuisine. In 2015, she became famous for winning Master Chef France 2015 with dishes of both French and Vietnamese tastes.
Eminent Physician, Dr. Nguyen Hong Ha who is the Deputy Director of the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases has been engaged in the treatment of infectious diseases for over 30 years. He has many times coped with dangerous “pandemics” to save the lives of patients.
Prof. Nguyen Dinh Dau has devoted his whole life to conducting research on Vietnam’s territory and collecting old maps about Vietnam’s sea and islands, including those drawn by the Vietnamese, Chinese and people from western countries.
On August 7, 2016 Vietnamese sports enthusiasts held their breath while watching Vietnamese marksman Hoang Xuan Vinh compete at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. Their happiness came when the 41-year-old marksman made his near-perfect final shot to secure a gold in the men’s 10m air pistol event, becoming the first Vietnamese to win an Olympic gold medal. To be this successful, few people know that Vinh did his utmost to overcome tremendous difficulties caused by his short-sightedness and heart problems.
Researcher Bui Chi Thanh has been credited with demonstrating and defining the origin and history of the dancing art of the Muong ethnic group in Tay Bac (the Northwest region) of Vietnam. He has also made a contribution to reviving a valuable cultural heritage that once was at risk of falling into oblivion.