Vietnamese Gov’t To Advance Repatriation Cost Of 39 Essex Lorry Victims

HANOI, Nov 21 (NNN-VNA) – The Vietnamese government will advance payment, to bring back remains of 39 local people found dead in a lorry in Britain, a senior official of the country’s foreign ministry said today (Thursday).

The government decided to make advance payments, to make sure the victims are brought home as ashes or in coffins, as soon as possible, Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bui Thanh Son, said.

U.S. to provide Vietnam with coast guard ship, eyes South China Sea

HANOI (Reuters) - The United States announced on Wednesday it will provide Vietnam with another coast guard cutter for its growing fleet of ships, boosting Hanoi’s ability to patrol the South China Sea amid tensions with China.

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper disclosed the decision during an address in Vietnam, which has emerged as the most vocal opponent in Asia of China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea.

In the same speech, Esper sharply criticized China.

Vietnamese Security Ministry Releases Identities Of 39 Victims In Britain

HANOI, Nov 9 (NNN-VNA) – The Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security, announced here on Friday, the list of all 39 Vietnamese victims, in the incident of the container truck detected in the British county of Essex.

After determining the 39 people’s identities, Vietnam’s relevant authorities contacted each bereaved family, to provide them with information related to the victims, the ministry said in a statement, posted on its website.

Vietnamese police launch illegal immigration probe following lorry deaths

HANOI, Oct. 31 (Xinhua) -- Police of Vietnam's central Ha Tinh province have filed charges against criminal activities of organizing, brokering illegal immigration and residence in foreign countries following reports of local families seeking for their missing relatives in Britain.

Russia resumes wheat export to Vietnam’s market

HANOI, October 29. /TASS/: Russia has resumed wheat supplies to Vietnam, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Maxim Akimov, who chairs a bilateral intergovernmental commission for trade and economic, scientific and technical cooperation, said on Tuesday.

"We have ironed out the issue on supplies [of wheat]. <...> We had some issues related to weed seeds found in the grain. We have solved this issue and settled this with the Vietnamese side, and Russia’s grain has already entered the Vietnamese market," Akimov said.

‘I’m dying’: Relatives await answers in smuggling case

DO THANH, Vietnam (AP) — One family received a final text from their daughter saying she couldn’t breathe and was dying. Another grieving family set up a makeshift altar for their missing daughter who paid $10,000 in hopes of pursuing a career as a nail technician in Britain. A desperate father is searching for his son, who frequently calls home but hasn’t since last week.

Majority of 39 UK truck victims likely from Vietnam - priest

YEN THANH, Vietnam (Reuters) - The majority of the 39 people found dead in the back of a truck near London were likely from Vietnam, a community leader from the rural, rice-growing community where many of the victims are believed to have come from told Reuters on Saturday.

The discovery of the bodies - 38 adults and one teenager - was made on Wednesday after emergency services were alerted to people in a truck container on an industrial site in Grays, about 32km (20 miles) east of central London.

Russia offers most advanced types of military hardware to Vietnam

HANOI, October 4. /TASS/: Russia is prepared to provide to Vietnam its cutting-edge weapons and other military hardware, for it faces no external restrictions in this field, Russian export and import giant Rosoboronexport’s delegates told TASS on the sidelines of the international exhibition Defense and Security Expo underway in Hanoi on October 2-4.

Vietnam rolls out red carpet for Dr Mahathir

HANOI, Aug 27 (NNN-BERNAMA) — Vietnam rolled out the red carpet to welcome visiting Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad for his three-day official visit to the socialist republic Tuesday.

Dr Mahathir was accorded an official welcome at the Presidential Palace where he was greeted on arrival by Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

Dr Mahathir inspected the guard of honour before the national anthems of Malaysia and Vietnam were played. 

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