Vietnamese and Lao women legislators attending the conference on the role of women deputies in parliament activities in Hanoi visited the central province of Quang Nam on August 8.

Determination to build united, self-reliant ASEAN Community

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has affirmed Vietnam’s determination to join other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in building a united, self-reliant ASEAN Community when delivering a speech on Vietnam Television for the occasion of the association’s 50th founding anniversary (August 8, 1967-2017).

Vietnam, Laos seek to step up labour cooperation

The fifth Vietnam-Laos Ministerial Conference on Cooperation in Labour and Social Welfare was held in Vietnam’s central province of Da Nang, on August 4.

Lac Son district honours outstanding youths following Uncle Ho’s teachings

(HBO) – The youth union of Lac Son district in the northern province of Hoa Binh held an art programme entitled "Mau hoa do” (Red flower colour) to celebrate the 70th anniversary of War Invalids and Martyrs Day and the success of the union’s 25th congress. During the event, excellent youths following Uncle Ho’s teachings in the 2012-2017 period were also honoured.

PM hopes for stronger Vietnam-Tanzania trade, investment ties

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc voiced his hope for stronger trade and investment ties between Vietnam and Tanzania, while receiving two ministers from the African country, in Hanoi on August 2.

For an ASEAN Community of mutual help and sharing

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the ASEAN establishment (August 8, 1967 – 2017), Politburo member, Deputy Prime Minister, and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh published an article, emphasising the important contributions of Vietnam to the building of a strong ASEAN Community.

Youth assisted to stay “immune” to “peaceful evolution” plot

(HBO) – Amid the strong development of social networks, some organisations and persons have posted false articles and video clips smearing the prestige of officials at different levels and triggering suspicion among the public. Due to insufficient awareness, some people, including officials, civil servants and young people have watched, downloaded and shared those information and clips, thus unintentionally abetting such propaganda. Youth union committees at all levels, with the main function of education, have been making efforts to raise the youth’s awareness, helping young people to stay "immune” to the "peaceful evolution” plot.

Kim Boi district multiplies patriotic emulation models

(HBO) - Kim Boi district in Hoa Binh province has seen many outstanding collectives and individuals in the patriotic emulation movement. One of the typical examples is the management board of Men Doi hamlet in Hop Kim commune which leads the movement to encourage local people to join hands in building the new-style rural areas. It persuaded 24 households to donate a total of 11,350 sq.m of land to build the commune’s culture house and sports ground.

Vietnam, Malaysia hold 5th meeting of joint cooperation committee

The fifth meeting of the Vietnam-Malaysia joint Committee for Economic, Scientific and Technological Cooperation in Hanoi on July 27 has decided on a range of measures to increase bilateral and multilateral collaboration.

President welcomes Russia Security Council leader

Vietnam wishes to strengthen partnership with Russia in an extensive and effective manner to bring benefits to both countries, stated President Tran Dai Quang at a reception for visiting Secretary of the Security Council of Russia General Nikolai Patrushev in Hanoi on July 25.

Formosa should consider environmental issue as crucial to its survival: PM

Formosa should regard the environmental issue as crucial to its survival, said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, during his July 24 working session with leaders of the Hung Nghiep Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Co. Ltd. (FHS), which was responsible for the severe sea environmental incident in four provinces across central Vietnam last year.

Hoa Binh actively responds to Vietnam-Laos friendship year

(HBO) – On the occasion of the Vietnam-Laos Friendship and Solidarity Year 2017, Hoa Binh Online has an interview with Nguyen Van Chuong, Vice Chairman of the Hoa Binh provincial People’s Committee and President of the Hoa Binh chapter of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations.

Party chief visits Cambodia’s top Buddhist monks in Phnom Penh

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong on July 21 visited Most Venerable Monk Tep Vong at Unalom pagoda and Most Venerable Monk Bukri at Svay Pope pagoda in Phnom Penh as part of his ongoing State visit to Cambodia.

Party leader arrives in Phnom Penh, begins State visit

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong arrived at Pochentong airport in Cambodia’s capital city Phnom Penh on July 20 morning, beginning a State-level visit to Cambodia from July 20-22 at the invitation of King Norodom Sihamoni.

Party chief’s upcoming visit to boost Vietnam-Cambodia relations

The upcoming visit to Cambodia by General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong from July 20-22 will help elevate the bilateral traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation to a new height, Vietnamese Ambassador to Cambodia Thach Du said in a recent interview to Vietnam News Agency.

Vietnam’s top leaders send anniversary congratulations to Laos

Vietnam’s top leaders have sent flower baskets and messages of congratulations to their Lao counterparts on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic ties (September 5) and 40 years of the signing of the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (July 18).

NA Chairwoman visits Quang Ngai ahead of Martyrs’ Day

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan hailed the socio-economic achievements of central province of Quang Ngai over the years during a working session with local authorities on July 16.

NA Chairwoman meets heads of Vietnam’s overseas representative offices

National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan hosted a meeting in Hanoi on July 13 with newly-appointed ambassadors and heads of Vietnam’s overseas representative offices for the 2017-2020 tenure.

Foreign rep offices urged to promote national images

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong met on July 12 in Hanoi Ambassadors and Heads of Vietnam’s foreign representative offices who begin their term from now until 2020.

PM receives WEF Managing Director in Netherlands

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked for the World Economic Forum (WEF)’s coordination in promptly designing an implementation plan for the Vietnam-WEF cooperation agreement, with a focus on supporting Vietnam to effectively enforce free trade agreements (FTAs), accelerate administrative reforms, strengthen competitiveness, and to develop information technology infrastructure and human resources.

Vietnamese, Lao legislatures urged to bolster ties

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has asked the National Assemblies of Vietnam and Laos as well as their committees to enhance cooperation, especially in sharing experience in making laws, supervising and making decisions on important issues.

Vietnam aspires to boost ties with Hamburg

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has affirmed Vietnam's readiness to further enhance ties with Germany’s Hamburg state in of science-technology, logistics and shipping-seaports.

Vietnam, Germany seek to raise trade to US$20 billion

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has expressed his desire that Germany, as the largest economy and an influential member of the European Union (EU), would help attract global resources for Vietnam, particularly in mechanical engineering, automation, vocational training and tertiary education.

Festival enhances exchange among Vietnam - Laos border areas

The second Cultural, Sports and Tourism Exchange Festival for Vietnam – Laos border areas officially opened in Son La province on July 5, with Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and Lao NA Chairwoman Pany Yathotu in attendence.

Visiting first money-printing factory in Hoa Binh

(HBO) – At Chi Ne plantation relic site where North Vietnam’s first money-printing factory was based during the war, we offered incense to a memorial dedicated to late President Ho Chi Minh, who visited the site twice.