President greets new envoys
State President Truong Tan Sang met with the new ambassadors of the Republic of Sierra Leone, the Republic of Iceland, the Republic of Tunisia, the United Republic of Tanzania, the Republic of Guatemala, the Republic of Gruzia, and the Republic of Mali who presented their credentials in Hanoi on September 17.
ADB pledges further support for Viet Nam
President Truong Tan Sang has called for the continued support of the Asian Development Bank to ensure the country's sustainable economic growth.
VN, US bolster ties with eye on TPP
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh met with US parliamentarians and businesses on Tuesday to discuss ways to enhance bilateral economic and trade ties with a focus on the acceleration of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Deputy PM visits US to further TPP talks
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh is on a working visit to the US from September 15-19 to accelerate negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) and bolster the two countries' economic ties.
Viet Nam boosts ties with ASEAN
Viet Nam continues to deepen its solidarity and co-operation with ASEAN countries in the lead up to the establishment of the ASEAN Community in late 2015, National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung said yesterday.
HCM City wishes to further connectivity with Indian localities
Ho Chi Minh City is keen on boosting links with Indian localities, especially in the areas of trade, investment, service and tourism, a city leader has said.
President says Laos relationship on track
President Truong Tan Sang yesterday said he believed Laos and Viet Nam would continue to co-operate for the prosperity and development of both countries as well as the region.
PM says Viet Nam must show strength
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said Viet Nam needs to demonstrate its economic, political, military and diplomatic strengths in a bid to safeguard its independence and sovereignty.
Foreign ministry denies human rights claims
Viet Nam rejected recent allegations by the Human Rights Watch organisation, Deputy Spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry Tran Thi Bich Van told reporters yesterday.
Deputy PM meets China counterpart
Viet Nam treasured its traditional friendship with China and was willing to increase comprehensive bilateral relations in a substantive manner, Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh said.
VN, Laos step up economic links
The Vietnamese National Assembly has urged its ministries and localities to intensify links with Laos in the fields of economics, education-training and security-defence, NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung said in Vientiane yesterday.
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Authorities step in to save old trees 1    Authorities step in to save old trees

The Ha Noi People's Committee has asked Ha Noi Urban Railway Management Unit to try to avoid chopping down many old trees to make way for a future metro line.

Young travellers rescue bus accident victims Young travellers rescue bus accident victims

A group of 16 young Vietnamese motorbikers were first on the scene at last Monday's tragic bus accident on its way from the resort town of Sa Pa, which killed 13 of the 50 passengers on a sleeper bus.

Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water

People living in apartment buildings of the capital's new urban areas are expressing concern over poor-quality tap water.

Minister acts on highway peril Minister acts on highway peril

The Ministry of Transport has urged Lao Cai People's Committee to co-ordinate the completion of the highway linking Noi Bai airport with Lao Cai and the resort town of Sa Pa.

VN film triumphs at Venice festival VN film triumphs at Venice festival

A film by Vietnamese female director Nguyen Hoang Diep beat seven other foreign debut features to win the Best Film prize at the 2014 Venice International Film Festival's International Critics' Week.