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Belize Ambassador to Taiwan Candice Pitts visits Vietnam

Posted: Sunday, July 31, 2022. 11:28 am CST.

Photo Credit: Ambassador Candice Pitts

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Belize Ambassador to Taiwan Candice Pitts recently made a visit to Vietnam.

“Caught walking the streets of Ho Chi Min and the Flowers Market; tasting the national dish (beef noodle soup); and rowing the Mekong River Delta,” Ambassador Pitts posted on social media.

“Great couple of days in Vietnam,” she said.

Vietnam is considered one of the fastest growing economies of the 21st century.

But in the second half of the last century, for 20 years, the Vietnamese people suffered through the Vietnam war which lasted from 1955 to 1975.

Aware of that, Ambassador Pitts made sure to visit the War Remnant Museum and the Cu Chi Tunnels in Ho Chi Min.

“I was only able to stay approximately 20 seconds in the tunnels (as can be detected in the short videos); still can’t imagine how Vietnamese lived in these tunnels for 20 years during the Vietnam War,” she wrote.

Interesting country with a particular history. The Socialist Republic of Vietnam, simply called Vietnam, is a country in Southeast Asia with an area of 120,348 square miles and a population of 96 million, the 15th-most populated country in the world. Vietnam has borders with China to the north, Laos, and Cambodia to the west. Vietnam also shares its maritime waters with Thailand through the Gulf of Thailand, and the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia through the South China Sea.

After the Vietnam war ended in 1975, North and South Vietnam were rejoined. Hanoi, the capital of North Vietnam, became the capital of the reunified country while Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam and the country’s biggest city, was renamed Ho Chi Minh City, in honour of their main hero, Ho Chi Min.

 

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