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2018 PAPI Report: Citizens more satisfied with public services

The 2018 Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI) Repor reveals that general improvement in provincial and local government performance, with citizens reporting less corruption in health care and education.

Government convenes meeting to review socio-economic performance in first quarter

 The Government convenes its regular monthly meeting for March 2019 in Ha Noi on April 2 under the chair of PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc

Vietnamese, French top legislators hold talks

 The sound political relations between Vietnam and France will pave the way for the bilateral cooperation in other fields.

Fresh policies come into force since April

 New regulations on tontine interest rates, registration fee prices of houses and land, and internal auditing shall take force from April, 2019.

Six patrol boats transferred to Vietnam coast guard by the US

 The U.S. Embassy Hanoi officially handed over six 45-foot Metal Shark patrol boats to the Vietnam Coast Guard (VCG) in Khanh Hoa, Region III, on March 29.

Vietnam takes all measures to protect citizens: spokesperson

 The Vietnamese Government, Foreign Ministry, relevant agencies, and Vietnam Bar Federation have implemented citizen protection measures to protect the legitimate rights and interests of Vietnamese national Doan Thi Huong in her trial in Malaysia.

UN Senior National Planners Course kicks off in Hanoi

 The Department of Peacekeeping Operations under the Ministry of National Defence is hosting the United Nations (UN) Senior National Planners Course, which opened in Hanoi on April 1.

Cooperation between Vietnamese, French localities in spotlight

 The 11th conference on cooperation between Vietnamese and French localities was held in Paris on April 1 with a series of cooperation documents and economic contracts signed between businesses of the two nations. 

Vietnam vows to create optimal conditions for French firms: top legislator

Vietnam pledged to continue perfecting the legal system in order to create favourable conditions for foreign enterprises, including those from France, to operate in the Southeast Asian country, said the top lawmaker.

NA leader meets organisers of Vietnam Global Leaders Forum in Paris

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan on March 31 met organisers of the Vietnam Global Leaders Forum as part of her ongoing visit to France.

Indian Coast Guard Ship “VIJIT” calls at Tien Sa port in Da Nang

 Indian Coast Guard Ship, ICGS “VIJIT” commanded by Commandant T Ashish, will pay a four-day goodwill visit to the Vietnamese port of Da Nang from April 1 to 4. 

NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan begins official visit to France

 National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan arrived at Orly Airport in Paris at 17:25 on March 30, beginning an official visit to France at the invitation of President of the French NA Richard Ferrand.

Vietnam attends 32nd ASEAN-US Dialogue

 Deputy Foreign Minister and head of Vietnam ASEAN SOM Nguyen Quoc Dung led a Vietnamese delegation to the 32nd ASEAN-US Dialogue held in Washington DC from March 27-28. 

Vietnamese, foreign female diplomats meet in Hanoi

 The ASEAN Women’s Circle of Hanoi (AWCH) and women from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a get-together in Hanoi on March 29.

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc hosts Special Advisor to Japanese Cabinet

 Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc lauded the strong growth across all fields of the Vietnam-Japan extensive strategic partnership as he received Special Advisor to the Japanese Cabinet Isao Iijima in Hanoi on March 29.

Vietnam joins int’l efforts in preventing financing of terrorists: Ambassador

 Vietnam has committed to joining international efforts in combating the financing of terrorists, Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, Head of Vietnam’s Permanent Mission to the UN said at the UN Security Council (UNSC)’s open debate on March 28.

Vietnam's NA Chairwoman meets Morocco's leaders in Rabat

Vietnam always places importance to developing the friendship and multi-dimensional cooperation with African countries, seeing Morocco as her prioritized partner in North Africa, said NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.

Vietnam, Morocco sign deals to boost environmental, trade, industrial ties

Vietnam and Morocco signed several memoranda of understanding on environmental, trade and industrial cooperation on March 28, during an official visit to the African nation by Chairwoman of the Vietnamese National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.

China’s recent activities in Hoang Sa violate Vietnam’s sovereignty: spokeswoman

 Vietnam has once again demanded that China respect its sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes in response to China’s live-fire drills and construction plan in Hoang Sa.

NA Chairwoman pays official visit to Morocco

Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan arrived at Rabat-Salé Airport, Salé city, Morocco, beginning her official visits to the Kingdom of Morocco from March 27 to 30.