Former US Presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton have expressed their gratitude to Viet Nam for its generous contribution to the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund, which was set up following Hurricane Katrina that struck the American Central Gulf Coast and northern regions last August.
On 18 October, 2005, the Central Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) conferred the Merit Medal “For the Development of Women in Vietnam” on Mme. Nancy Fee – Country Coordinator of the United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS in Vietnam
All observers of Mrs. Tamiko Hattori's exhibition at her residence in Hanoi were very impressed by her professional hand-made lacquer paintings, which follow the Vietnamese style. Mrs. Tamiko Hattori is the spouse of Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam