The National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee convened its 33rd session in Ha Noi yesterday under NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung.
Party chief greets Cuban minister of armed forces
Minister of the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces Leopoldo Cintra Frias reiterated his strong desire to strengthen the fraternal friendship and co-operation with the Vietnamese Party, State and people when he met Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong yesterday in Ha Noi.
Vietnamese, Cuban Defence Ministers hold talks in Ha Noi
Viet Nam and Cuba sought to bring the defence co-operation to the next level of development during talks between their defence ministers in Ha Noi yesterday.
President Sang confident Cambodia ties will grow
Viet Nam and Cambodia had plenty of room to further their ties, President Truong Tan Sang told Rasmei Kampuchea, the largest daily Khmer newspaper in Cambodia ahead of his visit to the country from December 23-24.
PM urges greater Mekong River co-operation
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has called on all Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) member countries to manage and use Mekong River water resources in a sustainable and responsible manner.
Army honoured to mark 70 years  of dedication to national cause
President Truong Tan Sang on Saturday awarded the nation's highest honour, the Gold Star Order, to the Viet Nam People's Army (VPA) for the fifth time, in recognition of its recognition of its great contributions to the revolutionary cause of the Party and State.
Party draws roadmap for Army advance
 Every military officer, Party member and soldier should fully and deeply understand that the Vietnamese Army is the "revolutionary force of the people, from the people and for the people under the close leadership of the Party," says Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong.
VN comments on missing brides
Deputy Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Pham Thu Hang said yesterday Viet Nam's Foreign Ministry had directed the Vietnamese Embassy in Beijing to work promptly with relevant Chinese offices to clarify the situation regarding the disappearance of 100 Vietnamese brides in China.
State President to visit Cambodia
State President Truong Tan Sang will pay a State visit to Cambodia on December 23-24 at the invitation of Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni.
Northern border provinces tighten ties with China
Several co-operation agreements were signed at the fifth meeting of a working group between Viet Nam's four northern mountainous provinces of Ha Giang, Lao Cai, Lai Chau and Dien Bien and China's Yunnan province yesterday.
US, Cuba announce historic thaw in ties
Viet Nam applauded Cuban President Raul Castro and his US counterpart Barack Obama for their statements on restoring diplomatic ties, Foreign Ministry's deputy spokesperson Pham Thu Hang said yesterday.
Lakeside information centre risks ruining historic view

Last week, Viet Nam News asked readers to share their thoughts about building an information and culture centre next to Ha Noi's Hoan Kiem Lake, which has sparked a storm of criticism from members of the public. Most readers do not agree with the idea. Here are some comments:

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HCM City struggles to control influx of substandard produce 1    HCM City struggles to control influx of substandard produce

High demand for farm produce and the sheer variety of ways in which it is brought into HCM City from other localities makes quality control a very difficult task, officials say.

Hoi An hosts silken rendezvous Hoi An hosts silken rendezvous

Top craftsmen and women from seven silk villages in Viet Nam will participate in the Viet Nam Silk Culture Day at Hoi An city's Silk Village centre on December 28.

Local art smashes auction record Local art smashes auction record

Days after noted Vietnamese artist Le Pho's View from the Hilltop set a new auction record, art collector Nguyen Minh still has a lingering feeling of regret.

Long Bien Bridge preservation divides planners 3    Long Bien Bridge preservation divides planners

Architecture and cultural managers discussed Long Bien Bridge's future at a seminar held on Wednesday in Ha Noi.

Malaysia crush VN in AFF semis Malaysia crush VN in AFF semis

Viet Nam suffered a nightmare yesterday at My Dinh Stadium in Ha Noi as they were knocked out of the ASEAN Football Federation-Suzuki Cup.