The exhibition aims to introduce a broad range of typical images of the daily life in Vietnam and other ASEAN countries in all fields including culture, science and technology, economics, politics, diplomacy and sports.

As the U.S. and Vietnam mark the 15th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic ties, Hanoi has published its first “human rights magazine” at a time when some in the U.S. are demanding that concerns about human rights abuses in the communist-ruled state get greater attention.

Young Vietnamese artist Hoang Duong Cam will join his Japanese colleague Takayuki Yamamoto in an exhibition of their joint works in Hanoi from July 23 to August 5. The exhibition entitled “On each kilometre” is part of the arts cooperation assistance project of the Japan Culture Exchange Centre in Vietnam.

The Viet Nam-US relationship is at its strongest point since diplomatic ties were resumed in 1995 and ties continue to grow each day. US Ambassador to Viet Nam Michael Michalak made the statement at a press conference held in Ha Noi yesterday, which celebrated the 15th anniversary of the normalisation of Viet Nam-US relations.

Vietnamese like Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quyn are embracing the internet in full force. There are 24 million internet users right now, nearly a third of the population.

Australian Consul General Graeme Swift said, "...The performance will feature a large Australian presence, furthering strengthening people-to-people links between Australia and Vietnam and enhancing an understanding of Australian contemporary art."

A congress was held in Hanoi on June 4 to establish the Vietnam-Brazil Friendship Association. Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Nguyen Van Lang was elected as Chairman of the Association. The congress adopted an action plan to promote cultural exchange and boost education and sports cooperation between the two countries.

A seminar on the promotion of post-war Vietnamese literature in the US and other countries was held in the northern province of Hoa Binh on June 2 with the participation of Vietnamese and US writers. The seminar...underlined the role of Vietnamese writers and poets in promoting Vietnam’s image to foreign countries.