A get-together was held in Ho Chi Minh City on August 21 by the Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organisations to mark the 45th anniversary of the establishment of Vietnam - Canada diplomatic relations (August 21, 1973-2018).

Top Chinese leader affirms desire to develop ties with Vietnam

General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and President of China Xi Jinping has affirmed that the Chinese Party, Government, and people attach great importance to and are willing to work, together with their Vietnamese counterparts, to continuously consolidate and develop relations between the two Parties and countries.

Provincial Youth Union holds “all people protect national security” day

HBO – The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union of Hoa Binh province has organised an "all people protect national security” day in 2018. Attending the event were Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Bui Van Cuu, who is also head of the Steering Board for Nine Provinces, and Major General Luong Ngoc Duong, deputy head of the department on "all people protect national security” movement (V28) under the Ministry of Public Security.

Fighting corruption an arduous, long-term work: Party leader

The Central Steering Committee on Anti-Corruption held its 14th meeting in Hanoi on August 16 to review its performance so far this year, as well as its general progress since its establishment five years ago.

PM asks for measures to improve Vietnam’s e-government index

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked the ministries, sectors, and localities to focus on launching online public services effectively at level 3 and 4, as stated in Decision No.846/QD-TTg, dated June 9, 2017, and Decision No.877/QD-TTg, issued on July 18, 2018.

NA leader receives UNDP, UNICEF representatives

National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan hosted a reception in Hanoi on August 15 for Kamal Malhotra, UN Resident Coordinator and UN Development Programme (UNDP)’s Resident Representative; and Youssouf Adbel-Jelil, the UN Children Fund’s (UNICEF)’s Representative for Vietnam.

18th Vietnam-China youth friendship meeting opens

The 18th Vietnam-China youth friendship meeting officially kicked off in Hanoi on August 14.

Training course provides updated knowledge for CPVCC members

General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee (CPVCC) Nguyen Phu Trong on August 14 attended and delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of a training course providing updated knowledge for CPVCC members.

NA Standing Committee to open 27th session in September

The Standing Committee of the National Assembly (NA) will convene its 27th session in September to discuss several important issues, said NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.

30th Diplomatic Conference opens in Hanoi

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pham Binh Minh, affirmed at the 30th Diplomatic Conference, which opened in Hanoi on August 13, that the diplomatic sector has completed the major tasks set by the 12th National Party Congress.

Yen Mong commune’s Party Committee develops strongly

(HBO) – Since its inception 70 years ago (June 12, 1948), the Party Committee of Yen Mong commune has improved the number and quality of Party members, while significantly contributing to local socio-economic development.

19th National External Affairs Conference convenes in Hanoi

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and heads of Vietnamese representative missions abroad are ready to work alongside domestic cities and provinces in comprehensively fostering external relations with other countries, said Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh on August 12.

President praises war veteran-entrepreneurs’ contributions to national development

President Tran Dai Quang has praised the positive contributions made by the Vietnam Veterans Business Association (VVBA) towards national construction and development.

Leader encourages enterprises to cooperate in modernising agriculture

Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) Agricultural JSC and Truong Hai Automobile JSC (THACO) announced their strategic cooperation agreement in Ho Chi Minh City on the evening of August 8, under the witness of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

Vietnam looks to deepen relations with Rwanda, Guinea

Vietnam always attaches importance to promoting the friendship and cooperation with traditional friends in Africa, including Rwanda and Guinea, said President Tran Dai Quang.

PM: Public security force must effectively implement plans

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on August 7 asked the public security force to effectively implement plans in order to protect the absolute safety of the country’s major events as well as activities of Party and State leaders, and build a society of order and safety.

Long-Haired Army receives Hero title

The Women’s Liberation Association – Long-Haired Army, which was an all-female armed force in Ben Tre province during the resistance war against the US, was presented with the ‘Hero of the People’s Armed Forces’ title at a ceremony in Ben Tre province, on August 6.

Phu Luong commune suffers from poor transport infrastructure

(HBO) – Phu Luong commune in Lac Son district covers a large area but has a small number of cemented roads, causing difficulties for the local economic growth.

Tuyen Quang asked to speed up admin reform to lure investors

 Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh has urged the northern mountainous province of Tuyen Quang to further promote infrastructure development, personnel training and administrative reform in order to attract more big and strategic investors to the locality.

51st ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, related meetings fruitful: Deputy FM

The recent 51st ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM-51) and other related meetings hosted by Singapore have secured many important outcomes, Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung told the media recently.

Party leader lauds information-education sector

General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee (CPVCC) Nguyen Phu Trong lauded achievements made by the CPVCC’s Commission for Information and Education during a working session with its key officials in Hanoi on August 1.

Politburo member Truong Thi Mai meets newly-appointed Vietnamese ambassadors

Politburo member, Secretary of Party Central Committee (PCC) and Head of the PCC’s Commission for Mass Mobilisation, Truong Thi Mai, hosted a reception in Hanoi on August 1 for newly appointed Ambassadors and representative agencies of Vietnam abroad for 2018-2021 term.

Deputy PM Trinh Dinh Dung urges Hoa Binh to promptly evacuate residents from landslide-prone areas

(HBO) - On July 31, a Government delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung made a fact-finding trip to the northern mountainous province of Hoa Binh, and had a working session with the province’s representatives on landslides in lowland areas of Da River triggered by torrential rains, and the operation of the Hoa Binh hydropower plant. Nguyen Van Quang, Vice Secretary of the provincial Party Committee and Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee; and Nguyen Van Dung, Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee attended the meeting.

Vietnam, Malaysia enjoy thriving relations

The Vietnam-Malaysia relations have been consolidated and developed across the fields of politics-diplomacy, defence-security, economy, and cultural exchange over the past 45 years, according to Vietnamese Ambassador to Malaysia Le Quy Quynh.

Vietnam, Argentina forge stronger collaboration

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh held talks with Argentine Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship Jorge Faurie in Hanoi on July 30, aiming to seek ways to boost bilateral ties.