Vietnamese top leaders confirmed yesterday that Viet Nam will do its utmost to deepen its bilateral relationship with Laos across sectors.
Viet Nam opposes China's illegal construction and expansion on Viet Nam's Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelago and has requested China immediately desist these wrongful actions, Deputy Spokesperson of the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry Pham Thu Hang said at a press conference yesterday in Ha Noi.
Defence Minister General Phung Quang Thanh affirmed that bilateral defence co-operation between Viet Nam and Cuba has greatly contributed to the enduring independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of each country.
President Truong Tan Sang hosted receptions for newly-accredited ambassadors to Viet Nam from Russia, Algeria, Brazil and Peru yesterday in Ha Noi.
PM discusses major expressway investments with Ha Noi leaders
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and four deputy PMs held a meeting yesterday with Ha Noi's leaders to discuss the capital city's socio-economic development for 2015.
The head of the Party Central Committee's Commission for External Relations, Hoang Binh Quan, held talks with his Lao counterpart Thoonglun Sisulith in Ha Noi yesterday on ways to enhance the joint work of the two commissions in the coming years.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday said Viet Nam was thankful for advice and recommendations that would enable the nation make progress on its way to a full market economy and deeper global integration.
The Vietnamese Government hopes to achieve 75 per cent health insurance coverage this year and 80 per cent by 2020, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said yesterday.
Viet Nam has spoken out about its role at the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC).
Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai thanked former UK Prime Tony Blair for his contributions towards fostering Viet Nam-UK co-operation, while welcoming him in Ha Noi yesterday.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh held a reception in Ha Noi yesterday for Russia's First Deputy Foreign Minister Vladimir Titov during his working visit to Viet Nam.
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March 8, International Women's Day, is always a special occasion for Vietnamese women. They are treated extra nicely for 24 hours. Women are given beautiful bouquets of flowers and gifts from their beloveds, and taken out in the evening.

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Confiscated bikes set for charity sale 1    Confiscated bikes set for charity sale

The National Traffic Safety Committee plans to sell motorbikes and bicycles driving on expressways that have been banned for their use.

Cycling race escort dies in accident Cycling race escort dies in accident

A member of a motorbike escort group for the Binh Duong Open International Women's Bike Race died yesterday after being hit by a motorbike tour group.

Vietnamese cuisine book journeys out of 5-star resort's kitchen Vietnamese cuisine book journeys out of 5-star resort's kitchen

The five-star Furama Resort has released a 120-page cookbook titled A Journey Through Viet Nam's Cuisine, featuring recipes from the resort's culinary library.

HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels

A series of activities on climate change and energy have been launched by 350.org Viet Nam aimed at raising people's awareness about the threat of a carbon bubble.

Da Nang to teach archipelago history Da Nang to teach archipelago history

The history of Da Nang and its relationship with the Hoang Sa Archipelago (Paracel Islands) will be introduced into the curricula at secondary and high schools in the central coastal city this year, officials have announced.