Prime Minister Dung pledges to tackle trade of illegal narcotics
Viet Nam gave high priority to fighting the illegal drug use and would work closely with the United Nations and Mekong region nations to stop the global drug trade, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said yesterday.
Japanese PM vows to support Viet Nam's development
Japan treasures its ties with Viet Nam and will continue its cooperation and assistance for Viet Nam's development, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stated while receiving Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh in Tokyo yesterday.
The Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago was an integral part of Viet Nam and its waters had long been traditional fishing grounds for Vietnamese fishermen, Vietnamese Foreign Ministry spokesman Le Hai Binh said yesterday.
Deputy PM discusses Asian development
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh shared his thoughts on the major trends deeply influencing Asia's development at the 21st International Conference on The Future of Asia in Tokyo yesterday.
UN head Ban Ki-moon arrives in Viet Nam
General Secretary of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon will visit Viet Nam for two days from today. It will be his second visit since he took office in 2007.
Deputy PM asks tech academy to do more research
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has urged the Viet Nam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) to reform management and implement policies to promote scientific and technogical research.
PM Dung encourages US to  invest in agriculture
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung expressed support for agriculture programmes conducted by the US's Dupont Corporation during his reception for CEO Ellen Kullman yesterday.
GDP sees biggest increase in five years as NA's ninth session opens
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) rose by 6.03 per cent in the first quarter of this year, the highest level in five years, the National Assembly was told yesterday on the first day of its ninth session.
Prime Minister receives RoK legislator
Viet Nam hoped to tap co-operative prospects with the Republic of Korea (RoK) towards achieving US$70 billion in trade before 2020, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung told RoK National Assembly Member Ahn Sang-soo at a meeting in Ha Noi yesterday.
S Korea to approve trade deal
South Korea's National Assembly will ratify the Viet Nam – South Korea Free Trade Agreement to complete the necessary legal corridor, accelerating investment and trade between the two countries.
VN, Bolivia to enhance  all-round collaboration
Bolivia wants to strengthen its co-operation with Viet Nam for both countries' benefit, Bolivian Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera told his Vietnamese counterpart during her visit to Bolivia on Monday and Tuesday.
Is it necessary to stipulate the length of names?

According to a draft amendment to the Civil Code, the full name of a Vietnamese citizen should not have more than 25 letters, or any numbers or symbols. The change was proposed at a National Assembly Standing Committee meeting last week and will be debated at 9th session of the 13th National Assembly. Tell us what you think about the proposed amendment? Do you think a long name really causes that much trouble?


Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier

Seventy-nine-year-old former Vietnamese commando Lam Son Nao still feels uncomfortable whenever he thinks about the moment he tried to recover 84 kilos of explosives that had been left near the USNS Core aircraft carrier.

When festivals lose sight of the people 1    When festivals lose sight of the people

Last year I visited George Town in Penang, Malaysia. I was excited to find a lot of similarities between it and my hometown, Hue.

Cultural events lead to fireworks competition 1    Cultural events lead to fireworks competition

An International cuisine event will be held in the central city as a lead up to this weekend's scheduled seventh Da Nang International Fireworks Competition, a contest between teams representing five countries.

Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS 1    Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS

Da Nang plans to use the geographic information system (GIS) in the city's public tree management work, the municipal People's Committee spokesman Vo Van Thuong said.

Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys

The Nghe An Province's environmental crimes division said this morning that it has detained a man for allegedly trafficking monkeys following a tip-off.