Ties with Algeria are foreign policy priority, says PM Dung

The Vietnamese Government wants to consolidate co-operation with Algeria, which is a priority in the Southeast Asian nation's foreign policy, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung told Algerian President Abdel-aziz Bouteflika on Monday.

Ties with Algeria are foreign policy priority, says PM Dung

Ties with Algeria are foreign policy priority, says PM Dung

The Vietnamese Government wants to consolidate co-operation with Algeria, which is a priority in the Southeast Asian nation's foreign policy, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung told Algerian President Abdel-aziz Bouteflika on Monday.

Foreign Minister thanks the Swiss

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh thanked the Swiss Government for its ODA provision to Viet Nam while holding talks with Head of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs Didier Burkhalter in Ha Noi yesterday.

Foreign Minister thanks the Swiss

Foreign Minister thanks the Swiss

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh thanked the Swiss Government for its ODA provision to Viet Nam while holding talks with Head of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs Didier Burkhalter in Ha Noi yesterday.

Debate continues over Long Thanh Airport

Most participants at a conference held on Monday agreed on the need to build Long Thanh International Airport to reduce heavy pressure on Tan Son Nhat International Airport.

Debate continues over Long Thanh Airport

Debate continues over Long Thanh Airport

Most participants at a conference held on Monday agreed on the need to build Long Thanh International Airport to reduce heavy pressure on Tan Son Nhat International Airport.

Beach projects cut short

The central city of Da Nang has shortlisted 12 coastal development projects whose business licences will be revoked next month because they have been two slow or unduly delayed.

Beach projects cut short

Beach projects cut short

The central city of Da Nang has shortlisted 12 coastal development projects whose business licences will be revoked next month because they have been two slow or unduly delayed.

Deputy PM welcomes World Bank VP

Deputy PM welcomes World Bank VP

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai welcomed visiting Vice President of the World Bank (WB) Joachim von Amsberg in Ha Noi yesterday.
Police blame truck driver for five road deaths

Police blame truck driver for five road deaths

HCM City Police yesterday said a truck driver's negligence caused the deaths of five people at the intersection of National Highway No 1A and Linh Trung Processing Zone on Sunday.
Garments, footwear on export high

Garments, footwear on export high

Textile and garment industries, as well as leather and footwear, recorded high growth in production and exports during the first five months of this year.
Ha Noi to celebrate world yoga day

Ha Noi to celebrate world yoga day

A record number of 500 people will perform yoga in Ha Noi on June 21 as they celebrate the International Day of Yoga, held in Viet Nam for the first time.
Singapore vows action against match-fixing

Singapore vows action against match-fixing

Singapore has pledged to take tough action against fraud in sports. The move follows the arrest of four people over alleged match-fixing charges three days ago, ahead of the opening of the 28th SEA Games on Thursday.

Your Say

What is your attitude toward products made in your country? 1   

A Vietnamese tech firm launched the first domestically produced smartphone on May 26. Many Vietnamese are proud of the product, and foreign experts have lauded it as a great technical achievement. But some others who dislike all products made in Viet Nam have criticised the phone even before using it.

Op-ed

Stakes are high if science bows to business interests

If you commit a mistake once, others may think it was an accident. But if you do the same thing twice, others will conclude it reflects your nature and that you are not likely to change.

Travel

Bac Ha plum tree gardens lure visitors for harvest in late May

People from the south – especially big cities like HCM City and Can Tho – think of plums as a Ha Noi specialty. But in reality they're grown on Bac Ha Plateau, 340km from the capital.

Expat Corner

Equity: something to work for

To mark Argentina's National Day, I would like to refer to events that took place on May 25, 1810, when the first Argentine National Government was formed, politically independent from Spanish colonial rule. This achievement initiated a long process that culminated in our organisation as a nation.
    Recapturing a snapshot of history Recapturing a snapshot of history

    The crew of one of the tanks that broke through the gates of the Independence Palace in Sai Gon in 1975, and the journalist on hand to capture that historic moment, enjoyed a reunion recently. Hoang Trung Hieu reports.