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.
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.
Viet Nam, India lift strategic ties
President Truong Tan Sang and his Indian counterpart, Pranab Mukherjee, yesterday agreed to intensify the Vietnamese-Indian strategic partnership.
Cuban VP visits to implement co-operation deals
Viet Nam and Cuba should focus on raising co-operation on economic, trade, scientific, cultural and education matters to a new level, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong said yesterday.
The National Agricultural Co-operative Federation (NACF) of Korea will share expertise with its Vietnamese counterparts, President Truong Tan Sang said yesterday while receiving federation chairman, Choi Won Byung.
India-Vietnam relations are excellent: Indian President
Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has granted an interview to the Vietnam News Agency in New Delhi before visiting Viet Nam from September 14-17, highlighting the excellent relations between the two countries.
S Korean air chief visits
Defence Minister General Phung Quang Thanh hosted a reception in Ha Noi on Friday for visiting South Korean Air Force Chief of Staff, Choi Cha-Kyu.
Vinh Phuc team visits S Africa
Representatives from the northern province of Vinh Phuc presented business opportunities to more than 70 South African enterprises at a conference in Johannesburg, one of South Africa's economic and financial hubs.
NA chairman off to Laos
Chairman of the Viet Nam National Assembly, Nguyen Sinh Hung, will lead a delegation to the 35th General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-parliamentary Assembly (AIPA-35) being held in Vientiane, Laos, from September 15-20.
VN, Australia vow more co-operation
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong urged Viet Nam and Australia to bolster economic and trade ties as he welcomed Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives Bronwyn Bishop on Saturday during her official visit to Ha Noi, which wrapped up yesterday.
PM praises former Japanese leader
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung hailed the contributions of former Japanese Prime Minister Hatoyama Yukio to the friendship and co-operation between Viet Nam and Japan.
Will a new ban on sleeper buses travelling on steep and winding routes actually save people's lives?
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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.