VN, China military leaders hold talks
Defence Minister Gen Ngô Xuân Lịch held talks yesterday with Vice Chairman of China’s Central Military Commission, Gen Fan Changlong, as part of the fourth Việt Nam-China border defence friendship exchange.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has taken measures to protect Vietnamese citizens in the Philippines after receiving reports that the Philippine coast guard force fired at fishing vessel PY 96173 TS of Phú Yên Province, killing two and seizing a number of other fishermen.
The HCM City People’s Procuracy has asked the municipal People’s Court to abolish the ruling in the VN Pharma case due to “possible signs of failures in spotting crime."
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and his spouse arrived in Hà Nội yesterday, beginning an official three-day visit to Việt Nam at the invitation of Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc.
ASEAN foreign ministers have endoresed a proposal by Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh for the ASEAN-China Summit in November to issue an official statement on the start of negotiations over a Code of Conduct for the East Sea.
Hungarian Prime Minister Orbán Viktor and his wife will pay an official visit to Việt Nam from September 24-26.
President Trần Đại Quang has asked the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (IRIC) to continue providing support for member organisations in Southeast Asia, including Việt Nam.
Governments have been asked to encourage the private sector, particularly small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs), to get involved in the fight against natural disasters, given their vulnerability to extreme weather.
The National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee yesterday reviewed the development of the marine economy along with national defence and security in 2011-16.