Vietnam makes progress in human development, poverty reduction

Vietnam has made great progress in human development and multidimensional poverty reduction, but it still faces challenges in minimizing differences between regions and population groups, the gender gap, and e…

UK faces 47 billion USD Brexit bill if no trade deal

The UK will have to pay the EU 47 billion USD if it fails to agree a trade deal, UK Chancellor Philip Hammond told his cabinet on Wednesday.

He said there is no chance the UK can win a legislative

Russia, Egypt become comprehensive partners

Russian President Vladimir Putin and visiting Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on Wednesday signed a Comprehensive Partnership and Strategic Cooperation agreement.

Yuri Ushakov, a Russian Presidenti…

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc receives EU senior officials

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc met with Bernd Lange, Chairman of the European Parliament's International Trade Committee on Wednesday.

At the meeting, Lange expressed his pleasure at the decision to send the EVF…

Vietnam, US enhance cooperation in science, technology

The 10th Vietnam-US Joint Committee Meeting on Scientific and Technological Cooperation (JCM10) took place in Washington DC from Monday to Wednesday.

The event discussed new initiatives to develop an innovatio…

NA Chairwoman urges more resources for sustainable poverty reduction

A ceremony in Hanoi marking Day for the Poor in Vietnam 2018 was broadcast live on Vietnam's VTV1 television channel on Wednesday.

At the event, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan said the Party and Gov…

HCM City leader greets US Secretary of Defence

Vietnam always considers the US one of its important partners, said Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan while hosting a reception for US Secretary of Defense James Mattis on Tuesday.

M…

National folk song festival to open in Quang Ninh

A 5-day national folk song festival will open on Saturday as part of the the 2018 Tourism Year Ha Long-Quang Ninh.

Over 1,000 performers representing cultural centers across Vietnam will deliver traditional folk s…

People express concern over “minor corruption”

The National Assembly's Standing Committee on Wednesday continued to discuss the aftermath of voters' opinions and petitions.

The Committee said voters are concerned about "minor corruption", but appreciated …

Vietnamese, Belgian PMs agree on further economic cooperation

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Belgian counterpart, Charles Michel held talks in Brussels on Tuesday afternoon (local time). They agreed to enhance economic cooperation and improve the effec…

US announces sanctions on business network financing Iranian paramilitary force

The US Treasury Department on Tuesday slapped sanctions on a network of businesses that provide financial support to an Iranian paramilitary force that Washington says recruits and trains child soldiers for Iran…

National Assembly to elect State President at upcoming session

The National Assembly (NA) will elect the State President at the beginning of the upcoming year-end session, said NA General Secretary and Chairman of the NA Office Nguyen Hanh Phuc.

He made the remark on Tuesday whe…

Vietnam firms attend sixth India International Silk Fair

More than 20 Vietnamese enterprises are showcasing their products at the sixth India International Silk Fair, which opened in New Delhi on Tuesday.

The event, which gathers 120 leading Indian silk producers and 25…

ASEAN Joint Consultative Meeting prepares for 33rd Summit

A Joint Consultative Meeting (JCM) to prepare for the 33rd ASEAN Summit and related meetings was held in Singapore on Monday and Tuesday.

The Vietnamese delegation to the meeting was led by Deputy Foreign Minister N…