On May 20, Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh, Deputy Minister of National Defence, received Mr. W. M. Winfield, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence for Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) Office on the occasion of his working visit in Hanoi.
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on May 18 arrived in Hanoi, successfully completing his official visits to Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus from May 12-17.
(CPV) – Rice export volume reached more than 2.38 million tonnes from the start of the year to May 16, valued at more than USD1.03 billion, according to the Vietnam Food Association (VFA).
(CPV) - Ho Chi Minh City customs officers at Tan Son Nhat Airport seized over 5kg of rhino horn illegally smuggled in by an air passenger on May 20.
The Red River Delta province of Hung Yen has started the construction of the Pho Hien (Hien Street) museum to introduce more than 10,000 objects and documents featuring the historical and cultural values of Pho Hien over the past time.
(CPV) - A new contingent of 88 Australia awards scholarships recipients will soon depart Vietnam to commence study in Australia, said the Australian Embassy to Hanoi on May 16.
(CPV) - Within the framework of the Franco-Vietnamese scientific cooperation, Mr Michel Laurent, President of the French Research Institute for Development (IRD) will visit Vietnam from May 22-24.
Over the past twenty years, though their life is still difficult and strenuous, overseas Vietnamese in Mondol Seima district, Koh Kong province, Cambodia still maintain a Vietnamese teaching class as an attempt to preserve and promote their national cultural identity in a foreign country.
Vietnam has triumphed at a Southeast Asian Rowing Championships in Malaysia, bringing home five golds, four silvers and a bronze.
As of April 2013, the total number of tourists to the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa reached 220,000. Of this, Russia led the market with nearly 40,000 tourists, a year-on-year rise of 60 percent.
Thailand and Laos will hold the second joint cabinet retreat (JCR) in Chiang Mai later this week to discuss ways to boost bilateral cooperation, Thai Foreign Ministry has announced.
Interest rates may not be lowered for fear that local consumers will stop depositing their money in banks.
Japan’s prestigious economic daily “Nihon Keizai” on May 14 ran an article saying that Vietnam is becoming a leading smart phone producer in the world.