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Maritime security is among the issues drawing much attention at the ongoing 8th vice-ministerial Seoul Defence Dialogue in the Republic of Korea (RoK), according to Deputy Defence Minister, Sen. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh.


Former HCM City chairman faces strict disciplinary action

There are insufficient grounds to file criminal charges against former HCMC chairman Le Hoang Quan in the illegal handover of a public plot of land, but the 66-year-old should be subject to strict discipline.


Vietnam maintains economic growth despite global market volatility: PM

Vietnam maintained positive growth in most economic sectors in the January-August period despite global market volatility, including escalating trade tensions among major economies, said PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc.


ASEAN energy ministers’ meeting kicks off in Bangkok

The 37th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting and Associated Meetings (AMEM 37) officially opened in Bangkok, Thailand on September 4, focusing on “Advancing Energy Transition Through Partnership and Innovation.”


Russia’s look east policy suits regional countries’ interests: Vietnam official

Russia’s look east policy is in line with the interests of regional countries, including Vietnam, said a Vietnamese official at a seminar on September 4 as part of the 5th Eastern Economic Forum in Russia.


Vietnam willing to connect ASEAN and EAEU: Deputy PM Trinh Dinh Dung

Vietnam stands ready to work as a bridge to help Russia as well as the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) expand ties with ASEAN, towards a trade and investment agreement between the two regions.


Steering committee reviews anti-money laundering work

The Anti-Money Laundering Steering Committee convened a meeting in Hanoi yesterday to discuss activities serving the Asia-Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG)’s upcoming mutual evaluation of Vietnam’s mechanism 

Number of criminal cases decreases in 2019

Although the number of criminal cases has been decreasing, work is needed to rein in social crime, attendees heard at a meeting organised by the National Assembly (NA)’s Judicial Committee held in Hanoi yesterday.

Vietnam attends ASEAN-US naval exercise in Thailand

Navies from Vietnam and other member countries of ASEAN are participating in the first ASEAN-US Maritime Exercise (AUMX) that is taking place from September 2-6 in the Gulf of Thailand and off Vietnam’s southern Ca Mau province.


Foreign leaders congratulate Vietnam on National Day

Leaders of foreign countries have extended their congratulations to the Vietnamese Party and State leaders on the occasion of the 74th anniversary of Vietnam’s National Day (September 2, 1945).


Deputy FM attends Tokyo int’l conference on African development

A Vietnamese delegation led by Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Cuong attended the seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development in the Japanese prefecture of Yokohama from August 27 – 30.


Vietnam, Timor Leste look to promote relations

Timor Leste always appreciates the support of Vietnam for his country during the war time and in the last 20 years as well, Prime Minister of Timor Leste Taur Matan Ruak told the special envoy of Vietnamese PM Nguyen Manh Hung.


Prime Minister hosts reception celebrating National Day

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his spouse hosted a reception in Hanoi on August 29 evening for foreign ambassadors, charge d’affaires and heads of international organizations, on the occasion of the 74th National Day of Vietnam.


Unilateral actions in East Sea weaken regional maritime security: EU

Unilateral actions in the East Sea have deteriorated maritime security environment in the region, said a European Union spokesperson in a statement on August 28.



VN Party leader-President receives Malaysian Prime Minister

Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong hosted a reception for visiting Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad in Hanoi on August 28.


Vietnam, UK step up cooperation in administrative reform

The Government Office signed an MoU on administrative reform cooperation with the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in Hanoi on August 28.


Dong Nai's top legislator resigns

Ho Van Nam, serving as the head of the delegation of National Assembly deputies in Dong Nai, has tendered his resignation as a lawmaker, following the recent exposure of his errors while in office.


Vietnam’s top legislator meets with Thai Prime Minister

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan met with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha in Bangkok on August 27 as part of her official visit to Thailand.


Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia seek to foster defence-security bonds

The 4th meeting of the defence and and security committees of the National Assembly of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia kicked off in Phnom Penh today under the chair of Acting President of the Cambodian NA Nguon Nhel.


Vietnam, Botswana celebrate 10-year diplomatic relations

A ceremony was held in Hanoi on August 26 to mark the 10th anniversary of the Vietnam-Botswana diplomatic relations.