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Ambassador Duong Chi Dung chaired the final plenary sessions of the Conference on Disarmament (CD) on August 14-15 under Vietnam’s presidency of the conference from June 24-30 and from July 29 to August 18.

Swiss firms interested in HCM City's smart urban development

Leaders of Switzerland’s Credit Suisse and Aebi Schmidt Holding (ASH) Company expressed interest in smart urban development in HCM City during a meeting with Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Tran Vinh Tuyen on July 8.

Vietnam named among world’s top ten destinations for expats

Many receive salary increases which, given the relatively low cost of living, provide them with far more spending power to enjoy everything the country has to offer.

Vice President active in Switzerland

Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh is leading a Vietnamese delegation to attend the 29th Global Summit of Women and conduct several bilateral activities in Switzerland from July 3-7.

Switzerland crash: Twenty dead in WW2 plane crash

 Twenty people have died after a World War Two vintage aircraft crashed into a mountainside in eastern Switzerland, 

ASEAN reinforces relations with UN, Switzerland

 Secretary-General of ASEAN Le Luong Minh held working sessions at the United Nations Office in Geneva and met with Swiss leaders during a working visit to Switzerland from September 11-15.

New bird flu outbreaks reported in Germany and Switzerland

 Germany and Switzerland reported new outbreaks of a severe strain of bird flu on Saturday in the latest in a series of cases across Europe.

Chaplin’s World museum opens its doors in Switzerland

 After 15 years of planning, Chaplin's World, an interactive museum showcasing the life and works of Charlie Chaplin, has opened in the Swiss village of Corsier-sur-Vevey on Lake Geneva.

Fifa corruption: Jeffrey Webb pleads not guilty in US

 Former Fifa Vice-President Jeffrey Webb has pleaded not guilty in connection with a massive corruption scandal in the world football governing body.

Swiss franc impact Vietnamese overseas

VietNamNet Bridge – The franc surged after the Swiss central bank abandoned its bid to artificially keep its value down, a move which has taken a profound toll on a number of Vietnamese residing overseas, especially those in Eastern Europe.

PM praises UN’s operations in Vietnam

 Vietnam hopeful of close links with Switzerland; Vietnam hopes for stronger Swiss support; PM praises UN’s operations in Vietnam; Vietnam, Iran share brighter outlook

GOVERNMENT IN BRIEF 19/9

 President begins Denmark visit; PM Dung to visit France, attend UN session in US; Leaders bid farewell to Japanese Ambassador; Vietnam contributes to use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes

Vietnam wins four medals at Int’l Biology Olympiad

 VietNamNet Bridge – All four Vietnamese students won bronze medals at the 25th International Biology Olympiad in Switzerland from July 14-21, according to the Ministry of Education and Training.

Robot that runs like a cat springs to life in Switzerland

 Swiss researchers said Monday they have created a small four-legged, high-speed robot that runs like a cat in a bid to create a new breed of robots for use in search and rescue operations.