Party chief emphasises importance of culture
Culture is a measure of national progress on par with politics, the economy and the environment, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong said on Saturday to senior officials of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in Ha Noi.
Vietnamese, Chinese military officials hold talks
Defence Minister General Phung Quang Thanh held talks with Vice Chairman of the Chinese Party Central Committee's Military Commission Fan Changlong in Beijing on Saturday before concluding his visit to China.
Prime Minister wraps up Europe tour with visit to Pope Francis
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung met with Pope Francis and His Eminence Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State of the Holy See during his visit to the Vatican on Saturday.
PM addresses ASEM summit
Viet Nam contributed three initiatives to the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit, which ended yesterday.
Party leader opens new school year
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong beat the drum to open the 2014-2015 academic year at Ha Noi's People's Security Academy (PSA) yesterday.
UN appreciates Viet Nam's peacekeeping efforts
The UN appreciates Viet Nam's participation in peacekeeping operations and believes the country will be a reliable partner in coming peace efforts, high-level UN officials have said.
Defence Minister fosters China ties
Viet Nam and China's defence ministers met yesterday in Beijing, and shared their wish to strengthen neighbourly friendship between the two countries.
Justice Ministry steps in on ID debate
The Ministry of Justice has said that birth and marriage certificates should not fall under the purview of the Citizen Identity Law that is being drafted by the Public Security Ministry.
Vietnamese, French communist parties forge links
The French Communist Party (PCF) plays a special role in the Vietnam-France strategic partnership, and its relations with the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) are developing well in various fields, Politburo member Le Hong Anh has said.
PM: Asia, Europe must work together
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung stressed that sustainable development was the key to fighting rising global challenges in his address to the second plenary session of the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM10) held in Milan yesterday.
Lawmakers approve Vietnam's proposals for IPU-132
The 131st Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU-131) held in Geneva, Switzerland, approved Vietnam's proposal on the main topic for IPU-132, which it is hosting in 2015, with a focus on the role of parliament and the implementation of the post-2015 sustainable development agenda.
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Oil tanker towed to safety after pirate hijacking attack Oil tanker towed to safety  after pirate hijacking attack

Vietnamese oil tanker Sunrise 689 that was hijacked by pirates was towed to Vung Tau safely on Saturday.

Credit quality of Viet Nam banks has improved: Moody's Credit quality of Viet Nam banks has improved: Moody's

The credit quality of Vietnamese banks has improved, thanks to the combination of macroeconomic stability and improved governance, Moody's said on Thursday.

VN reconsiders ban on French beef VN reconsiders ban on French beef

Viet Nam is reviewing the possibility of opening of its market to French beef, which was banned from the country for 16 years because of mad cow disease.

Visitors enjoy mixture of VN, S Korean dishes at craft fair Visitors enjoy mixture of VN, S Korean dishes at craft fair

The culinary arts of South Korea and Viet Nam were honoured here on Friday as part of the 2014 Ha Noi Traditional Craft Village Festival.