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According to a source from the Czech government, during the current visit of Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala to πŸ‡»πŸ‡³#Vietnam, major cooperation in security-defence is planned.

1/5 PM Petr Fiala with his Viet...
Vietnam is particularly interested in additional L-39NG aircraft, of which it has ordered 12 in 2021 and deliveries of the first units are due to start this year. The delivery of L-410NG transport aircraft was also discussed. Both products are under @Omnipol1934 group.

2/5 L-39NGL-410NG
Omnipol officials also held talks about possible sale of dual-use radars to be installed in civilian and military airports.
@stv_group and @CSG_HOLDING discussed possible contracts to upgrade Vietnam’s Soviet-made tanks and armoured vehicles with advanced technologies, including…… T-72EA - modernized soviet ...Image
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Ancient Coin of the Day: A couple of days early for his birthday, but here's a sestertius of Titus from AD 80-81 showing the Flavian Amphitheatre, also known as the Colosseum. #ACOTD #Titus

Image: RIC 2.1 Titus 184; British Museum (1844,0425.712). Link -… ImageImage
As Titus' reign was so brief, he "achieved little remarkable" (Dio 66.25.1), but one major event that did fall within the course of his reign was the dedication of the Flavian Amphitheatre.
The Reverse of this coin shows much of the detail of the building, including the statues and shields displayed in the arches of the Amphitheatre - as well as giving an impression of the host of Romans gathered within. One can also see the Meta Sudans in the left of the field. Image
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Listening to Julia Spiegelman call out the way that French language textbooks present French colonization as justifiable (it is not), Francophone places as places to leave (they are not), and as the Francophonie as a product to consume (it is not). #ddfc @DdfcTweets 1/4
She notes the essentializing discourses that occur in our textbooks that --if not laid bare, questioned, and upended-- leave our students with MISrepresentations. This plays out through: 2/4
Power & domination, reduction and devaluation of francophone cultures, misalignment with intercultural understanding, justification of colonization as an endorsement of (White) French supremacy, & a strategic alignment of an American tourist role w/ a French tourist role 3/4
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