National Assembly Chairwoman receives outgoing Cuban Ambassador

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan on Friday hosted Cuban Ambassador Lianys Torres Rivera, who came to say goodbye before ending her term in Vietnam. Read more »

Buddhist research expanded to meet social needs

A ceremony was held in Hanoi on Friday marking 30 years since the establishment of the Hanoi branch of the Vietnam Buddhist Research Institute and the first publication of Buddhism... Read more »

Vietnamese, Indian defense ministers hold talks

Vietnamese Defense Minister General Ngo Xuan Lich and Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday acknowledged effective bilateral defense cooperation in 2020 and each country’s efforts to contain the... Read more »

Techfest 2020 encourages transformation for breakthroughs

Techfest Vietnam 2020, Vietnam’s largest annual festival for innovative startups co-organized by the Ministry of Science and Technology, opened in Hanoi on Friday. Read more »

Two Vietnamese buildings win Dezeen Awards 2020

Two Vietnamese buildings have won Dezeen Awards 2020, which attracted 4,300 entries from 80 countries and territories competing in 12 different categories. Read more »

Politburo’s Directive 45 on Overseas Vietnamese affairs reviewed

A conference in Hanoi on Friday reviewed 5 years of implementing the Politburo’s Directive 45 on Overseas Vietnamese affairs in the new situation. Read more »

Vietnamese weightlifter promoted to 2012 Olympic bronze medal

Vietnamese weightlifter Tran Le Quoc Toan has been promoted to the men’s 56kg bronze medal after Azerbaijan’s Valentin Hristov was stripped of his third-place finish for doping. Read more »

Prime Minister attends Youth Startup Forum 2020

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has called the National Innovation and Entrepreneurship Day an opportunity for the young, passionate people to start a career, making their dream come true. Read more »

ASEAN for the first time becomes China’s largest trading partner: PM

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Friday attended the opening ceremony of the 17th China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO) and China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (CABIS) in Nanning, Guangxi, China. Read more »

Japanese retailer MUJI opens first store in Vietnam

The Japanese retailer of household and lifestyle products MUJI officially opened its first store in Vietnam on Friday. Read more »

Binh Thuan province preserves communal houses

Communal houses in Binh Thuan province embody the history of migration, land reclamation, and local cultural, and architectural development. Read more »

UK to help Vietnam fight antimicrobial resistance

Vietnam and the UK will cooperate in fighting antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Vietnam over the next three years, according to a Memorandum of Understanding signed in Hanoi on Thursday. Read more »

Can Tho ready for lantern festival 2020

The 4th “Tourism festival – Lantern night in Ninh Kieu, Can Tho” will open on Friday night in Can Tho city. Read more »

Da Nang boosts cooperation with EU

Da Nang has maintained sound cooperative relations with the EU in various fields, including export and import, according to a workshop on connecting Vietnam’s third largest city with the... Read more »

First commercial flight from Dubai lands in Tel Aviv

A FlyDubai airline flight from Dubai landed in Tel Aviv Thursday, the first commercial flight between the two cities. Read more »

President Trump says he will leave White House if Biden wins Electoral College vote

US President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will leave the White House if the Electoral College votes for Joe Biden, the closest he has come to conceding the Nov.... Read more »

Southern island launches zero plastic waste program

Local authorities of Con Dao island district have launched a Zero Plastic Waste program, in an effort to eliminate single-use plastic products. Read more »

Vinaphone, Mobifone set to launch 5G commercial networks in December

Two major Vietnamese telecom service providers Vinaphone and Mobifone are set to launch 5G commercial networks in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City next month, Tuoitrenews reported. Read more »

Maserati to electrify entire line-up in next 5 years – CEO

All vehicles of Fiat Chrysler’s premium brand Maserati will be electrified, either hybrid or full-electric, in the next five years, the unit’s chief executive said on Thursday. Read more »

Swiss music box features Vietnam’s nation

“The Marching Song”, the national anthem of Vietnam, is featured on a music box by Reuge, a leading global manufacturer of traditional musical devices based in Switzerland. Read more »

Farmers in Ben Tre improve value chains for key agricultural products

The Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre over the past 4 years has successfully developed value chains for its 8 key agricultural products in accordance with the provincial Party Committee’s... Read more »

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc visits National Defense Academy

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc appreciated the National Defense Academy’s innovation in training to fulfill its tasks assigned by the Party Central Military Commission and the Ministry of Defense. Read more »

US adjusts visa regulations for many developing countries

The United States imposed a financial guarantee up to 15,000 USD on citizens from 23 developing countries wishing to visit it in order to discourage them from remaining after the... Read more »

Vietnam to expand cooperation with Kazakhstan

Vietnamese National Assembly Vice Chairman Uong Chu Luu spoke highly of parliamentary cooperation between Vietnam and Kazakhstan at an online International Parliamentary Conference organized by Kazakhstan’s Assembly on Thursday. Read more »

Mekong Delta better zoned for sustainable development

Better planning of the Mekong Delta is needed to ensure sustainable growth in three pillars: economics, society, and environment, said delegates at the conference on the Mekong Delta national planning... Read more »

Logistics sector promoted to boost national development

The Logistics Forum Vietnam 2020 was held by the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) in Hanoi on Thursday , with more than 500 businesses attending. Read more »

More Vietnamese brought home from Singapore

The Vietnamese Embassy in Singapore, Vietjet Air, and relevant agencies conducted a flight on Thursday bringing home 240 Vietnamese citizens from Singapore. Read more »

3 million people in Syria need assistance during winter, warns UN official

More than 3 million people across Syria require assistance through what is likely to be an "incredibly hard" winter, the acting deputy UN emergency relief coordinator told the Security Council... Read more »

Five Vietnamese enterprises to compete at Asia-Pacific WEPs Awards

Nine Vietnamese enterprises received the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) National Awards on Thursday. Read more »

Top legislator visits Soc Trang

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and her entourage visited Soc Trang province on Thursday. Read more »

4 EU nations sign joint memorandum on migration

Greece, Italy, Spain, and Malta signed a joint memorandum stating their positions on the EU’s new Pact on Migration and Asylum, the Greek government announced on Wednesday. Read more »

Argentina declares 3 days of national mourning for Diego Maradona

The Argentinian government has announced 3 days of national mourning to commemorate football legend Diego Maradona, who died suddenly at the age of 60 on Thursday. Read more »

ASEAN ministers discuss fight against transnational crime

The 14th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Transnational Crime (AMMTC 14) was held via videoconference on Thursday. Read more »

India seeks further aquaproduct cooperation with Vietnam

Indian fishery businesses wants to share experience with Vietnam to develop the seafood industry, and hope that Vietnamese businesses will invest in aquaculture and seafood processing in India, said Aditya... Read more »

Turkey, Russia discuss involving other countries in Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire efforts

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday he and Russian President Vladimir Putin had discussed the possibility of involving other countries in efforts to maintain a ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh, but... Read more »

Vietnam’s educational institutions make QS Asia University Rankings 2021

Eleven Vietnamese schools made the global ranking of the top 634 universities in the QS Asia University Rankings 2021, released on Wednesday by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). Read more »

283 products named Vietnam National Brands

283 products from 124 companies were honored on Wednesday as Vietnam National Brands for 2020. This certification of their high quality and mastery of technology will elevate their prestige and... Read more »

Festival promotes investment, digitization among ASEAN startups

A festival that promotes investment and digitization among ASEAN startups opened in Hanoi on Wednesday. Read more »

Chinese President congratulates Joe Biden on election as US President

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday sent a message to Joe Biden to congratulate him on election as US President, Xinhua News Agency reported. Read more »

280 Vietnamese citizens repatriated from Australia

Over 280 Vietnamese citizens in Australia were brought home safely aboard a Bamboo Airway flight on Wednesday. Read more »