Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh offered Vietnam’s opinions on directions and measures to achieve the formation of the ASEAN Community by the end of this year, as well as the bloc’s post-2015 vision at the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Retreat in Malaysia on January 27th-28th.
President Truong Tan Sang made a field trip to the Mekong Delta province of An Giang on January 28th to learn about its socio-economic life.
(CPV) – Total newly-licensed and added FDI capital in Vietnam in January 2015 reached more than USD663 million, a year-on-year rise of 67.1%, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment’s Foreign Investment Agency.
(CPV) - A Canadian man was arrested for illegally transporting nearly 50,000 ecstasy tablets at Tan Son Nhat airport, the Ho Chi Minh City Customs Department released on January 28th.
As many as 200 photos and documents on the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) and its development over the past 85 years are on display at an exhibition which opened in Hanoi on January 28th.
(CPV) - The national biodiversity database system (NBDS) became operational in Hanoi on January 27th.
There has been no report of Vietnamese casualties in the recent fighting in eastern Ukraine, Foreign Minister’s spokesman Le Hai Binh said in response to reporters’ queries in Hanoi on January 28th.
The Vietnamese Embassy in Ukraine hosted a get-together with representatives from the Vietnamese community in the Eastern European country on January 26th to review their coordination in overseas Vietnamese-related work.
The Viettel Sports Centre is in the process of setting up a football academy in collaboration with European giant Borussia Dortmund.
(CPV) – Foreign tourist arrivals to Vietnam in January 2015 reached over 700,000, a 6.6% rise against December 2014, but a 9.7 decrease over a year earlier, according to the General Statistics Office.
ASEAN foreign ministers have agreed to make all- out efforts to implement action plans to achieve the formation of the ASEAN Community at the end of this year, Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman told reporters following the closing of the ASEAN Foreign Minister Retreat in Malaysia on January 28th.
Vietnam’s exports massively outperformed its peers for 2014, with a gross domestic product (GDP) growing 5.98% on-year at a time when shipments from many members of ASEAN were falling.
An article named “Hanoi in three days: holiday itinerary” by a female British journalist Claire Boobbyer was published on the UK’s The Guardian on January 22nd.