The Politburo convened a national conference in Hanoi on May 28th to launch directions for personnel work and the process of nominating candidates to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam (12th tenure).
The collaboration between Vietnam and the Republic of Korea, which is based on the establishment of a bilateral strategic cooperative partnership in 2009 and a high level of mutual political trust, actively contributes to regional peace, stability and development.
Commodity export turnover in May 2015 reached an estimated USD13.5 billion, up 1% from the previous month, according to the latest statistics of the General Statistics Office.
On May 26th, central agencies of the Vietnam Red Cross (VRC) worked with the National Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion to organise the third humanitarian blood donation day at the VRC headquarters in Nguyen Du Street, Hanoi.
Ten German fairytale movies by the Brothers Grimm will be screened every weekend on Vietnamese public television channel Voice of Vietnam (VOV TV) from May 31st to August 8th.
On May 26th, in Hanoi, the Ministry of Education and Training held a ceremony to honour achievements made by Vietnamese delegation to Asia-Pacific Informatics Olympiad 2015.
Vietnam demands China to immediately stop the construction currently underway on Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Le Hai Binh said with regard to China’s erection of two lighthouses on Truong Sa islands.
Overseas Vietnamese students in Canberra (Australia) recently held a photo contest themed "Autumn Canberra in me" organized by the Executive Board of the Vietnamese Youth and Student Association. Each photo shows angles of view, colors and different feelings towards dreamy Canberra.
Vietnam’s Ly Hoang Nam jumped two spots to 12th in the world junior rankings, after his entry into a clay-court tournament’s quarter-finals Trofeo Bonfiglio in Italy last week.
The northern province of Quang Ninh greeted nearly 735,000 tourist arrivals in May, bringing the total figure for the first five months to over 4.77 million arrivals, 62% of the year’s plan or a year-on-year rise of 12%, reported the Quang Ninh provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
The Nepalese government said it would re-open the heritage sites of Kathmandu valley for tourists from June 15th.
Vietnam exported USD6.32 billion worth of commodities in the first half of May, a decrease of 9.5 percent compared over the previous fortnight, the General Department of Customs reported.
The US’s famous tourism site Smarter Travel has announced a list of 27 amazing natural wonders in Asia, including three from Vietnam, Ha Long bay, Son Doong cave and the Can Gio mangrove forest.