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ASEAN transport ministers’ meeting ends with important agreements

The 25th ASEAN Transport Ministers’ Meeting (ATM 25) and related meetings have been a success with the signing of a number of important agreements to facilitate air, maritime and land transportation.

Toyoda Gosei to build another airbag factory in Vietnam

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. of Japan announced on November 13 that it will increase its production of airbag in Vietnam by 1.5 times to meet the increasing demand in the world. ​

HCM City to host Asia-Pacific Bonsai and Suiseki Exhibition

Ho Chi Minh City will host the 15th addition of the Asia-Pacific Bonsai and Suiseki Exhibition at Suoi Tien Theme Park from November 15-18, the Vietnam Ornamental Creature Association.

Vietnam, US cooperate to strengthen infrastructure finance

The Ministry of Finance inked a cooperation framework to strengthen infrastructure finance with the US Department of the Treasury in Hanoi on November 6.

First Vietnam festival held in Fukushima, Japan

The first Vietnam festival held in the Japanese city of Fukushima drew hundreds of Vietnamese people residing in the prefecture of the same name and neighbouring areas.

Vietnamese Deputy FM works in UK over lorry deaths

Deputy Foreign Minister To Anh Dung on November 4 held working sessions with representatives from the UK Home Office, signed funeral book and laid a wreath for the 39 victims found dead in Essex, northeast of London.

Vietnam potential market for fintech companies

Vietnam is a promising market for fintech companies thanks to its young demographic, strong e-commerce growth, and increasing smartphone and internet users, heard a conference in Ho Chi Minh City on October 31.

An Giang most populous in Mekong Delta: census

Housing over 1.9 million people, An Giang is the most populous province in the Mekong Delta region, said a local official at an October 29 conference reviewing the local population and housing census in 2019.

Chinese official affirms working closely with Vietnam in truck death case

Chinese Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Geng Shuang on October 28 firmed that the Chinese Embassy in Vietnam is keeping close contacts with Vietnamese agencies for the case of 39 people found dead in a container truck in the UK.

14th NA’s eighth session to open on October 21

The eighth session of the 14th National Assembly (NA) will open on October 21 and close on November 27, deputy head of the NA Office Nguyen Manh Hung told a press conference in Hanoi on October 18.

Malaysian police arrest two politicians from ruling party

Malaysian police on October 10 arrested two members of the Democratic Action Party, a member of Malaysia's ruling coalition, for alleged links to the now-defunct Sri Lankan Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) separatist group.

Vietnam – a natural partner in Russia’s look east policy: Russian expert

Vietnam has become a natural partner of Russia in its look-east policy for various reasons, said Ivan Timofeev, Director of Programmes at the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC).

Mekong Delta’s sea level rise alarming: US professor

Rising sea levels and saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta are becoming alarming, said Prof. David Dapice, Senior Economist, Vietnam and Myanmar Programme, Harvard Kennedy School, at a meeting with leaders of Can Tho city on October 8.

Indonesia to sue EU over palm oil industry concerns

The Indonesian government is preparing for legal action at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to challenge the EU over its Renewable Energy Directive II (RED II) and Delegated Regulation (DR).

Vietnam makes list of world’s top 30 countries to work, make friends, raise family

Vietnam has taken the second spot out of the world’s top 30 countries to work, make friends and raise a family in 2019, according to the US financial and business news website Business Insider.

Hanoi honours 10 outstanding citizens of 2019

An annual conference was held in Hanoi on October 5 to honour its 10 outstanding citizens for 2019 on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the liberation of capital city.

From everyday use to fine art

Hundreds of fine art works designed to be used in daily life such as interior decor and fashion are on display at an exhibition in Hanoi.

Indonesia's Aceh says wildlife poachers to get 100 lashes

Indonesia’s Aceh province has issued a new law under which poachers who threaten endangered wildlife could receive up to 100 lashes, which is usually reserved for morality crimes under Islamic law.

Vietnam, UK sign MoU on educational cooperation

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on educational cooperation between the governments of Vietnam and the United Kingdom was signed in Hanoi on October 3.

Vietnam-India ties to play increasingly important role in region, world: Ambassador

Indian Ambassador to Vietnam Pranay Verma has granted an interview to the Vietnam News Agency on the occasion of the 150th birthday anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.