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Vietnam Women Award honours 18 units, individuals
The Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) Central Committee on October 17 presented the Vietnam Women Award 2017 to eight units and 10 individuals with outstanding contributions to social development.
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Party Central Committee wraps up sixth session

The 12th Party Central Committee wrapped up its sixth session in Hanoi on October 11 after seven working days in a serious, democratic and responsible manner.Go »
Party Central Committee discusses reform of public non-business agencies

The discussions were part of the sixth plenary meeting of the 12th Party Central Committee, which opened on October 4.Go »
Italian book on Vietnam’s island sovereignty introduced in Rome

The book was written by Sandra Scagliotti, Director of the Centre for Vietnam Studies in Turin of Italy, aiming to show that the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes belong to Vietnam.Go »
VASEP highlights risk of IUU fishing

The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) has urged seafood processors, importers and exporters to participate in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.Go »
Tra fish exports to US on course

Despite a new US requirement that foreign exporters demonstrate their food safety control system is equivalent to American regulations, no backlog has been recorded in Vietnamese tra fish exports to that country.Go »
Vietnam realises commitments to human rights promotion

Vietnam has issued the Ordinance on Belief and Religion, the Law on Press and the Law on Publication. Illustrative image (Source: VNA)Go »
Vietnam Airlines to increase flights during National Day holiday

The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has announced it will offer an additional 40 one-way flights, or nearly 8,000 seats on seven routes from September 1-4, to celebrate National Day (September 2).Go »
PM: Vietnam pledges to build united, self-reliant ASEAN

Vietnam is committed, along with other member countries, to build a united and self-reliant ASEAN Community, said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on the 50th founding anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) today.Go »
Vietnam objects to China’s opening of cinema on Phu Lam island

China’s construction and opening of a cinema on Phu Lam island in Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago violate Vietnam’s sovereignty over the archipelago, said Vietnamese Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang.Go »
Vietnam Red Cross asked to continue ensuring social welfare

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc asked the Vietnam Red Cross (VRC) to continue promoting its role in ensuring the country’s social welfare at a working session with the association in Hanoi on July 19.Go »
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