China’s Shanghai should bolster cooperation with Vietnamese localities and improve the effectiveness of practical cooperation in the fields of economy, trade, tourism and culture, said Nguyen Van Binh, a Politburo member of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV).

National Assembly’s fifth session to commence on May 21

The fifth session of the 14th National Assembly (NA) will take place over the shortest period of time since the 12th NA, opening on May 21 and wrapping up on June 14, as decided at a meeting of the NA Standing Committee on in Hanoi on April 17.

Lawmakers discuss tax incentives for special economic zones

 The National Assembly’s Standing Committee discussed a draft Law on Special Administrative Economic Units on April 16 with a focus on preferential policies to attract investment.

Party chief commends An Giang for clear orientations for development

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has commended An Giang for defining clear orientations for its development, noting that the Mekong Delta province has good potential for growth and the local contingent of officials possess great determination.

Vietnamese in Cambodia support Truong Sa soldiers, residents

The General Association of Vietnamese-Cambodian People in Phnom Penh on April 12 raised nearly US$1,800 to support soldiers and local residents in Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago.

NA Chairwoman honoured with Cuba’s Solidarity Order

Chairwoman of the Vietnamese National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has been awarded the Solidarity Order of the Cuban State Council in recognition of her contributions to the fraternal friendship and special solidarity between the two countries.

Vietnamese, Japanese defence ministers hold talks

Vietnamese Defence Minister Ngo Xuan Lich and his Japanese counterpart Onodera Itsunori reiterated the importance of building a stable, free and open order in line with law in the Indo-Pacific region during their talks in Tokyo on April 10.

VFF leader extends New Year greetings to Khmer community in Tra Vinh

A delegation from the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee led by President Tran Thanh Man on April 9 visited the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh to extend greetings to Khmer people on the occasion of the Chol Chnam Thmay – the group’s traditional New Year.

Authority-people dialogue improves management in Cao Phong

(HBO) – Authorities from Cao Phong district, northern Hoa Binh province, have conducted a number of dialogues with people in recent time to collect their opinions to build a strong Party committee and administration. This is considered an effective way to seek public consensus on the local leadership, management and settlement of issues and create positive changes in the mass mobilisation work.

Overseas Vietnamese celebrate Chol Chnam Thmay festival in Cambodia

The General Association of Vietnamese Cambodians (GAVC) held a ceremony to celebrate the Cambodian traditional New Year Festival Chol Chnam Thmay in Phnom Penh, on April 7, which attracted more than 200 Vietnamese Cambodians.

PM’s summit attendance affirms Vietnam’s commitment to MRC cooperation

The participation in the third Mekong River Commission (MRC) Summit by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc is the affirmation of Vietnam’s care for and strong commitment to the cooperation within the MRC to the spirit of the 1995 Mekong Agreement towards enhancing the agency’s role and the solidarity and cooperation among member countries for mutual interests.

Symposium spotlights national protection war in southwestern border

Leading experts and scientists of Vietnam gathered at a symposium in Ho Chi Minh City on April 5 to look into some issues about the war defending the country in the southwestern border.

Bo town insists on building strong, transparent Party organisation

(HBO) – The Party organisation of Bo town in Kim Boi district has made Party building a key task. Its efforts to improve the Party’s leadership and capacity of Party members have paid off, earning the recognition as a strong and transparent Party organisation for many consecutive years.

Promoting sustainable development in the Mekong River

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc departed Hanoi for Cambodia on April 4, where he will attend the third Mekong River Commission (MRC) Summit in Siem Reap from April 4-5 at the invitation of Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen.

President Tran Dai Quang hails consolidated friendship with Mongolia

President Tran Dai Quang praised efforts made to boost the traditional friendship and economic, trade and investment ties between Vietnam and Mongolia while meeting with Amarjargal Gansukh, Secretary of the National Security Council of Mongolia in Hanoi on April 2.

Deputy PM holds talks with Chinese Foreign Minister

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh held talks with State Councillor and Foreign Minister of China Wang Yi in Hanoi on April 1 on the occasion of Wang Yi’s official visit to Vietnam and attendance at the 6th Greater Mekong Sub-region Summit (GMS-6) in Hanoi from March 29-31.

Party chief urges Vietnam, Cuba to bolster economic cooperation

Speeding up economic, trade and investment cooperation is significant to the Vietnam-Cuba bilateral ties, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong has said.

Party chief begins State visit to Cuba

General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong and the high-level Vietnamese delegation arrived in Havana on March 28 afternoon (local time), beginning his State visit to Cuba.

Party chief sends cable of gratitude to French President

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has conveyed his sincere thanks to President of France Emmanuel Macron, as well as to other French leaders and the French people, for their respectful reception during his official visit to France from March 25 to 27.

Vietnam calls for stronger cooperation to solve migration crises

Chairwoman of the Vietnamese National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has emphasised that to solve migration crises, it is necessary to enhance cooperation at global level with the active participation of countries and international organisations.

Patriotic emulation movement in Ky Son district

(HBO) – President Ho Chi Minh used to say that: "Emulation is patriotic, patriots must emulate, those who emulate are the most ardent patriots.” Following the late leader’s teaching, Ky Son district of Hoa Binh province has promoted the patriotic emulation movement in a practical manner, thus receiving a warm response from local officials, civil servants, labourers and people.

Vietnamese Party leader to visit France, Cuba

General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong will pay an official visit to France between March 25-27 and a state visit to Cuba from March 28-30.

Funeral held for former PM Phan Van Khai

The funeral for former Prime Minister Phan Van Khai who passed away in Ho Chi Minh City on March 17 started at 8am on March 20 at the city’s Thong Nhat Hall.

President congratulates UAE Ambassador on successful term in Vietnam

President Tran Dai Quang has congratulated Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Vietnam Khalid Ibrahim Abdulaziz Shohail Al-Qahtani on his successful term of office in Vietnam.

PM expects new wave of Australian investment in Vietnam

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has stated that he expects a new wave of Australian investment in Vietnam as the two countries have recently upgraded their relationship to a strategic partnership.