President welcomes DPRK defence leader
Viet Nam treasures the friendship with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and wants to enhance co-operation between the two countries, President Truong Tan Sang affirmed to the DPRK's defence leader.
Prime Minister leaves for Paris for UN climate change meeting
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung left Ha Noi yesterday for Paris to attend the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) at the invitation of French President Francois Hollande.
Bulgarian VP praises Vietnamese progress
Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan held talks with her Bulgarian counterpart Margarita Popova in Ha Noi yesterday.
NA Chairman welcomes new Lao ambassador
Chairman of the National Assembly Nguyen Sinh Hung gave a warm welcome to the recently appointed Lao ambassador to Viet Nam Thongsavanh Phomvihane yesterday in Ha Noi.
Brazilian President to pay official visit to VN
Brazilian President Dilma Vana Rousseff will pay an official visit to Viet Nam from December 1-2.
Revised legislation signed off as National Assembly session closes
The tenth session of the 13th National Assembly has been completed with many important decisions made, said NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung yesterday in Ha Noi.
PM urges ministers to reduce expenses
Government members stressed the importance of the fight against corruption and waste in the country's effort to improve its national budget during the Government monthly meeting held yesterday in Ha Noi.
Clear borders key for VN, Cambodia
The recent construction of two border markers along the Viet Nam – Cambodia border was significant to the countries' border demarcation, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Le Hai Binh said at a regular press conference yesterday.
President meets Merkel, commits to strengthen strategic partnership
Viet Nam attaches great importance to developing the strategic partnership with Germany, President Truong Tan Sang told German Chancellor Angela Merkel during their talks on Wednesday as part of his visit to the European nation.
NA Chairman meets CAJ journalists
National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung hosted a reception for the President of the Confederation of ASEAN Journalists (CAJ) Benny Antiporda and other ASEAN journalists in Ha Noi yesterday.
VN to boost ASEAN IT, telecommunications
Viet Nam commits to promote regional co-operation as an active and responsible member, and contribute to building an ASEAN Community with unity, solidarity with a regional and global reputation, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said at the opening ceremony of the ASEAN TELMIN 2015 in Da Nang.


Environmental issues hinder new rural areas Environmental issues hinder new rural areas

In the five years since the Government put in place Decision No 49/QD-TTg on 19 criteria for new-style rural areas for the 2010-20 period, the majority of communes across the nation fail to meet the 17th criterion on environment. Both local and central authorities find it difficult to fill all five norms, as set down.

Baby vaccinations remain a cause for concern Baby vaccinations remain a cause for concern

Parents are concerned about post-vaccine reactions after the recent death of babies after receiving Quinvaxem vaccine, although the Health Ministry has repeatedly confirmed the safety of the vaccine.

Photos strengthen confidence of Mong girls Photos strengthen confidence of Mong girls

Wearing her most beautiful dress, Vu Thi Vu smiles broadly as she shows to her friends one of her photos which are on display at the Can Chu Phin secondary school in Meo Vac district of northernmost Ha Giang Province.

Lack of fire safety a risk in high-rises Lack of fire safety a risk in high-rises

Negligence and ignorance of fire safety regulations by both investors and residents at high-rise buildings have again come to the fore following the latest blaze in Ha Noi.