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Hong Kong prioritises granting visas to Vietnamese skilled workers, tourists

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China received 132 applications for working visas from Vietnam, Laos, and Nepal as of February 29 after it opened its visa programme for skilled workers from these countries on October 25 last year

Vice State President now Acting President

Mme. Vo Thi Anh Xuan, Vice State President, assumes the position of Acting President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam from March 21, 2024, until the National Assembly elects a new President.

Argentina keen to soon open direct air route to Vietnam

Vietnam and Argentina have discussed a draft proposal to establish a direct air route between Vietnam and Argentina and many other important contents such as cultural exchange, education and mutual support at multilateral forums.

Party Central Committee agrees to let Vo Van Thuong cease holding positions

The 13th Party Central Committee convened a meeting at its headquarters in Hanoi on March 20 to consider and give opinions on the wish to cease holding positions by Vo Van Thuong, Politburo member, President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

Vietnam’s Foreign Ministry negotiates visa waiver agreements with 15 countries

Since mid-August 2023, Vietnam has been issuing electronic visas to citizens of all countries, extending the duration from 30 to 90 days with unlimited entries.

Disciplinary measures against Party officials in Vinh Phuc, Quang Ngai

The Party Central Committee’s Inspection Commission scruntinised violations of and proposed disciplinary actions be taken against officials of the Party Committees of Vinh Phuc and Quang Ngai provinces, at its 38th session in Hanoi on March 18.

VN enhances ties with UNESCO to promote cultural diplomacy

To promote cultural diplomacy, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has proactively coordinated with international organisations, especially UNESCO, said Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son.

Vietnam’s upgrade of ties with major partners reflects enhanced political trust

Vietnam’s elevation of relations with major and important partners reflects the strongly enhanced mutual understanding and political trust between the country and the partners, Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son said.

Vietnam advances in human development index rankings

Vietnam has ascended eight places from 115th to 107th position in the latest Human Development Index (HDI) rankings, solidifying its position among developing countries with a high HDI.

Vietnam seeks broader cooperation on agricultural science and technology with US

Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan has suggested the US pay attention to sharing experience and cooperation in agricultural science and technology during a meeting with Secretary of Agriculture Thomas J. Vilsack.

Vietnam clarifies news about nationals shot dead in Malaysia

Vietnamese representative agencies in Malaysia are verifying the news that two Vietnamese men were recently shot dead in Malaysia by local police, according to Pham Thu Hang, spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Vietnamese citizens advised not to travel to conflict areas

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has advised Vietnamese citizens not to travel to places where conflicts are taking place, its spokeswoman Pham Thu Hang said at the ministry’s regular press conference in Hanoi on March 14.

VN urges China to comply to Boundary Delimitation Agreement in Tonkin Gulf

Vietnam requests that China respect and comply with the Agreement on the delimitation of the territorial sea, exclusive economic zones and continental shelf between the two countries in the Tonkin Gulf signed in 2000, and the 1982 UNCLOS,

Hanoi leads Provincial Innovation Index

Hanoi scores 62.86 points in the first-ever Provincial Innovation Index (PII) to become the best performer in Viet Nam in 2023.

VN, U.S. sign MoU on cultural cooperation

Representatives of the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the U.S. Department of State signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cultural cooperation and public affairs in Washington DC on March 13 (local time).

Vietnam calls for Macau’s relaxation of visa policy

Consul General in Hong Kong and Macau (China) Pham Binh Dam has suggested the authority of the Macau Special Administrative Region take measures to resume and expand two-way tourism, including relaxing visa policies for Vietnamese visitors.

Vietnam, WB address bottlenecks in project implementation

Deputy Prime Minister Tran Luu Quang lauded the World Bank (WB) for its continued support in mobilising funding for development projects in Vietnam at a reception in Hanoi on March 13 for WB Country Director Carolyn Turk.

Minister affirms effective protection of overseas Vietnamese

The protection of Vietnamese citizens and legal entities abroad has been carried out effectively and obtained many important results, said Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son.

Gac Ma soldiers remembered in ceremony in Quang Binh

A requiem was held on March 13 in the central province of Quang Binh in remembrance of the 64 soldiers who laid down their lives defending Gac Ma (Johnson South) Reef in Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) 36 years ago.

NA Standing Committee to discuss seven draft laws during 31st session

The National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee is holding its 31st session from March 14-19, with a focus on scrutinising seven draft laws.