Beirut explosion: Lebanon calls for international support

At Wednesday’s cabinet meeting, Lebanese President Michel Aoun called on the international community to speed up aid package to the country following the deadly blast in Beirut a day earlier. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that Tehran is

Prime Minister underlines tasks of EVFTA implementation

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Thursday chaired a video conference on a plan to implement the Viet Nam-EU free trade agreement (EVFTA) which has taken effect since the beginning of this month. Addressing the opening ceremony, Prime Minister said

China denounces Pompeo’s assertion of failed engagement with China

  Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday denounced US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s assertion that the policy of engagement with China pursued by successive US administrations has failed. The assertion is the denial of all

Vietnam strengthens EVFTA enforcement

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc chaired an online meeting on Thursday on the enforcement of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement. In his address, the Prime Minister said the EVFTA will contribute 3.35% to Vietnam’s growth in its first five years, 5%

Deputy PM demands faster SOE Equitisation State capital divestment

 On Thursday, Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh requested the utmost effort from ministries, sectors, and State-owned enterprises (SOEs) to achieve the best results possible in equitising SOEs and divesting State capital from businesses. Speaking at the meeting for the Steering Committee for

CPTPP countries discuss post-pandemic recovery plan

  Economic and trade ministers of signatories to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) met online on Thursday to discuss how to best intensify cooperation and prepare an action plan to boost post-pandemic economic recovery. The third meeting

Vietnam’s Covid-19 death toll rises to 10, infections to 747

    A 67-year-old woman died in Da Nang Thursday afternoon, becoming Vietnam’s second Covid-19 fatality of the day and the 10th overall. The woman died of malignant myeloma, diabetes, sepsis and Covid-19, said Nguyen Truong Son, Deputy Minister of Health.

Vietnam protests China for sending fighters to Subi Reef

Vietnam Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang on Thursday commented on Chinese media’s video clips posted about China’s recent drills and deployment of fighters to Subi reef in Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago. Speaking at a regular press briefing in

Vietnam prepares for 53rd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

   As ASEAN Chair 2020, Vietnam is finalizing preparations for the 53rdASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting and related meetings to be scheduled for the first half of September. Speaking at a regular press briefing in Hanoi, Vietnam Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi

Vietnamese citizens of difficult circumstances to be brought home

  Vietnamese citizens abroad who wish to return home could be arranged as requested depending on the pandemic situation and quarantine capacity at home. Vietnam Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang told the press on Thursday that Vietnamese foreign representative