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Weekly Update Jul 02: President Triet’s USA Visit, Cargill Cares, Facebook

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President Triet’s USA Visit Praised
President Nguyen Minh Triet’s historic U.S. visit is being lauded as a triumph, with the red carpet rolled out for American businesses to enter Vietnam. President Triet also witnessed the signing of many commercial agreements between Vietnamese companies and US and international partners.

Independence Day, July 4th
Celebrates the 231st Anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776. U.S. Government offices closed. AmCham office closed. Click the link to learn more about this holiday. Click here for a list of Vietnamese and U.S. holidays.

Sat, Jul 14, Cargill Cares Annual Fundraising Event 2007 Cargill Cares raises funds every year to support education in Vietnam by building schools in the countryside and providing equipment and facilities to support selected universities. Customers, suppliers, partners, and employees have supported this program, which has raised US$ 700,000 over the past years. Click on the link for more information and to register.

Computing Tips: Facebook – the online social network
Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. More then 25 million people use Facebook to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet. Microsoft is Facebook’s biggest business partner. Last year it contracted to broker banner ads for Facebook, reportedly guaranteeing a minimum of US$ 100 million a year through 2011. Click the link to see what it’s all about, and register to visit the networks for Vietnam, HCM City, etc. 27 Jun 07.

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