General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong has offered congratulations to Xi Jinping on his re-election as General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee.

Son La province offers 500 million VND to help flood victims in Hoa Binh

(HBO) – A working delegation of Son La province led by Hoang Van Chat, Secretary of the provincial Party Committee and Chairman of the People’s Council of Son La, paid a visit to Hoa Binh province on October 17 and presented 500 million VND (22,000 USD) to support flood victims of the province.

14th National Assembly’s fourth session scheduled for October 23

National Assembly Secretary General Nguyen Hanh Phuc chaired a press conference in Hanoi on October 20 to announce planned agenda for the fourth session of the 14th legislature slated for October 23.

Legislative leaders pay fact-finding trip to flood-hit Hoa Binh, Yen Bai

National Assembly (NA) Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong on October 18 paid a fact-finding trip to Da Bac district in the northern mountainous province of Hoa Binh where she inspected the settlement of consequences caused by recent downpours and floods.

Provincial Party official instructs evacuation in Lau Bai hamlet

(HBO) – Vice Secretary of the Hoa Binh provincial Party Committee and Chairman of the provincial People’s Council Tran Dang Ninh, along with officials of the provincial departments of agriculture and rural development, science and technology, and natural resources and environment, the People’s Committee and relevant boards of Da Bac district, has inspected and instructed the evacuation of residents in Lau Bai hamlet, Vay Nua commune, from dangerous areas.

Prime Minister values US Congress’s support to relations with Vietnam

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc met with a delegation of US parliamentarians led by Ted Yoho, Chairman of the Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee at the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs, in Hanoi on October 16.

PM: Da Nang should leverage APEC Economic Leaders’ Week

While successfully hosting the upcoming 2017 APEC Economic Leaders’ Week, Da Nang should spare no effort to become the most livable city in the country, a must-visit tourism destination and a major investment attraction, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said on October 15.

Vietnam calls for positive contributions to East Sea stability

Vietnam continues to demand the countries make positive contributions to maintaining peace, stability in the East Sea on the basis of international law, said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang at a press briefing on October 12 in Hanoi.

Vietnam to disband regional steering committees in bid to downsize public sector

The steering committees for the Northwestern, Southwestern and Central Highlands regions will be dissolved as part of the Communist Party of Vietnam’s efforts to downsize and streamline its political apparatus.

Vice President greets former Vietnamese teachers in Thailand

The Vietnamese Party and Government always give attention to overseas Vietnamese, including those living in Thailand, said Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh.

Chi Thien commune learns and follows Ho Chi Minh’s moral example

(HBO) – Learning and following the moral example of late President Ho Chi Minh has come into reality and created important momentum for Chi Thien underprivileged commune (Lac Son district) to reap practical outcomes in socio-economic development.

Vietnam-Cambodia exchange programme opens

The fourth Vietnam-Cambodia people cooperation and friendship meeting programme opened in Ho Chi Minh City on September 7.

Vietnam backs world efforts to fight terrorism

Vietnam will continue its efforts to expand cooperation with other countries and support the international community’s efforts to counter terrorism and extremism on the basis of respecting the UN Charter and international law.

Party Central Committee to focus on socio-economic development

The 12th Party Central Committee’s sixth meeting opened in Hanoi on October 4, expected to discuss the socio-economic and financial-budgetary situation in 2017 and draft a socio-economic development plan and financial-budgetary estimates for next year.

Party chief requests stronger Vietnam-Laos trade, connectivity

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has urged the Governments of Vietnam and Laos to work out measures to increase two-way trade and boost connectivity in economy, transport infrastructure and energy.

Vietnamese PM backs cooperation with Boeing

Vietnam considers cooperation with Boeing a long-term and strategic plan and the Government will create all favourable conditions for the US company to expand investment in the country.

Deputy Prime Minister meets voters in Ha Tinh

Deputy Prime Minister VuongDinh Hue met with voters from districts of Huong Son and NghiXuan, central Ha Tinh province on September 30 and October 1 to collect feedback and proposals for the upcoming fourth meeting of the 14th National Assembly.

President: Vietnam ready to bridge Bulgaria-ASEAN relations

Vietnam is willing to serve as a bridge to support Bulgaria and the EU in enhancing relations with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its member nations.

President welcomes newly-accredited foreign ambassadors

President Tran Dai Quang hosted separate receptions on September 26 for the Ambassadors of Israel, Bangladesh, Finland, Austria and Cuba, after the ambassadors presented their credentials before taking office in Vietnam.

Vietnam, Hungary seek ways to further all-around cooperation

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban have discussed a score of measures to promote comprehensive cooperation between the two nations.

Changes in a remote village worshipping Uncle Ho

(HBO) - Locals in Nuoc Ruong village inhabited by Muong ethnic people do not remember when the tradition of hanging the picture of late President Ho Chi Minh (Uncle Ho) on a solemn place near the ancestral altar began. They only know that from the hard time struggling with poverty in the past to the prosperous today, every family in the village has always hung the late leader’s photo.

Vietnam’s integration achievements highlighted at the UN General Assembly debate

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh emphasised Vietnam’s proactive international integration at the General Debate of the 72nd Session at the UN General Assembly in New York on September 22.

Vietnam expects Japan to maintain ODA in prioritised areas

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh expressed his hope that Japan would continue to maintain Official Development Assistance (ODA) for Vietnam in prioritised areas, including infrastructure development, hi-tech agriculture, climate change adaptation and the enhancement of State management capacity.

President: Vietnam-UN relations unceasingly grow over four decades

Vietnam and the United Nations (UN) have spared no effort to nurture their cooperative ties over the past four decades, thus achieving remarkable results, President Tran Dai Quang said in a press interview on the 40th anniversary of Vietnam’s UN membership.

Vietnam always treasures ties with China: Party chief

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has assured Liu Yunshan, Politburo Standing Committee member and Secretary of the Secretariat of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee that Vietnam attaches special importance to ties with China.