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 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.
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.
Deputy Foreign Minister Ha Kim Ngoc welcomed Rose Gottemoeller, the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, US State Department, during her first visit to Viet Nam yesterday.
Public Security Minister Tran Dai Quang received Dan Harel, Director-General of the Israeli Ministry of Defence, in Ha Noi yesterday.
Viet Nam, Israel enhance defence ties
Defence Minister General Phung Quang Thanh has asked the defence ministries of Viet Nam and Israel to accelerate the implementation of their agreements in order to further strengthen bilateral cooperation in defence.
Deputy PM calls for conference security
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked relevant agencies to work to ensure security and safety for the upcoming 132nd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU-132) in Ha Noi.
Crime probes must avoid errors: NA
The National Assembly Standing Committee yesterday discussed the draft Law on Criminal Investigations.
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Last week, Viet Nam News asked its readers about whether Vietnamese parents should give their daughter a big dowry - money and/or valuable jewelry - as a token of parental love and also financial support as she leaves to set up her home elsewhere.

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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.