The signing ceremony (Source:

The Vietnamese students will also receive language lessons, accommodation and long-term employment in Japan in the future.

Director of the Healthcare and Social Welfare Bureau of Nagasaki Nakata Katsumi made the announcement during an online ceremony to mark the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on human resources training and recruitment between Nagasaki and the Da Nang-based Dong A College, reported VNA.

It is the seventh city in Japan to sign a recruitment agreement with a college in Da Nang.

“We are very happy and will welcome the first students from central Vietnam to Nagasaki for working and studying. Nagasaki will offer the most favourable conditions and priorities for Vietnamese students with skills training, education and working opportunities,” Nakata Katsumi said after the ceremony.

“Nagasaki and Vietnam has a prolonged historic relationship, and Da Nang is a part of Vietnam that Nagasaki has built very close ties with,” he said, adding that Dong A College and Nagasaki University had previously inked a comprehensive co-operation agreement.

Chairman of Dong A College Council Luong Minh Sam said more than 200 students from the college had already been working in Japan, and at least 500 more students would be sent to Japan next year.

290 Vietnamese return from Czech Republic

A Bamboo Airways plane brought home 290 Vietnamese citizens, including children under 18, the elderly, the illnesses, students who completed their studies, workers with expired contracts, and others in extremely disadvantaged circumstances, from the Czech Republic on November 21 and 22.

VNA reported that the Vietnamese Embassy in the host country sent staff to the airport to assist the Vietnamese citizens with boarding procedures.

In-flight safety and preventive measures against the COVID-19 pandemic (Source: CPV)

In-flight safety and preventive measures against the COVID-19 pandemic were rigorously enforced to protect the passengers’ health and prevent the spread of the disease.

Upon arrival at the Can Tho international airport in the Mekong Delta city of the same name, all passengers and crew members received medical check-ups and were sent to quarantine in line with regulations.

The repatriation of Vietnamese citizens in disadvantaged circumstances abroad will continue to be conducted in line with their wishes, the developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, and quarantine capacity in Vietnam.

According to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control,  Vietnam recorded one imported case of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours from 6pm on November 21, raising the national count to 1,307.

13 movies premiere at European Film Festival 2020

A total of 13 movies are being screened during the European Film Festival 2020 which has opened at the National Cinema Centre in Hanoi.

“Perfect stranger” is among the selected movies to premiere
during the European Film Festival 2020 taking place in big cities in Vietnam.

Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Ta Quang Dong said the event would serve to strengthen the mutual friendship that exists between Vietnam and European countries, while also helping local people to gain a better understanding of different aspects of European culture.

The films on show have been selected from more than 14 European countries, with many of them previously claiming several renowned national and international awards, reported VOV.

Among the selected movies are “That time of the year” of Denmark, “Louis by the shore” of France, “Perfect stranger” of Italy, “The silence of others” of Spain, and “Mr Twister at the pitch” of the Netherlands.

Audiences are able to watch the movies at the National Cinema Centre in Hanoi, the Cinestar Cinema in Hue city, Cinestar Quoc Thanh in Ho Chi Minh City, and Lotte Ninh Kieu in Can Tho. The festival is scheduled to run until December 7.

The event has been organised by the EU Delegation to Vietnam and enjoys the support of the European Public Outreach Program, along with the participation of the EU Member State Embassies and European Cultural Centers in Vietnam.

This year’s event marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and the EU./.

Compiled by BTA