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Laos inaugurates Attapeu International Airport
Laos inaugurated Attapeu International Airport in the southern province of Attapeu on May 30 in the presence of Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang.

Party chief reiterates importance of ties with US
Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong has reiterated Vietnam’s consistent policy of attaching importance to ties with the US.
NA Chairman welcomes UN Secretary-General
NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung held a reception for UN chief Ban Ki-moon in Hanoi on May 23.
UN chief attends Vietnamese NA’s session
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has hailed the role of the Vietnamese NA.
Hoi An launches tourism promotions
Hoi An ancient town has launched a variety of tourism promotions between May and August.
Revising Accounting Law
The Finance Minister stressed the need to revise the Accounting Law to build a complete legal framework.
Vietnam pours 20 billion USD abroad
Vietnam poured a combined 20 billion USD in new and additional capital abroad as of this April.
Work starts on Samsung complex in HCM City
Work began on a production complex across 70 hectares at a hi-tech zone in HCM City.
President Ho Chi Minh statue unveiled
A 7.2m high bronze statue of President Ho Chi Minh was inaugurated on May 17.
Trade sees 1.87 billion USD deficit in first half of May
26/05/2015 | 15:53:00
Vietnam exported 6.32 billion USD worth of commodities in the first half of May, a decrease of 9.5 percent compared over the previous fortnight, the General Department of Customs reported.

Meanwhile, the country's imported goods were worth 8.19 billion USD, an increase of 34.7 percent compared to the second half of April.

This meant the country's trade deficit was 1.87 billion USD for the first two weeks of May. This compares to a trade deficit of 3.7 billion USD from the beginning of the year.
Politics
PM Nguyen Tan Dung works with Kazakh counterpart
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung had a working session with his Kazakh counterpart, Karim Masimov, on May 29 on the margin of the signing ceremony on the free trade agreement (FTA) between Vietnam and the Eurasia Economic Union (EAEU).
Society
Children health gets attention on Children Day
Some events have been held around the country on Children’s Day June 1 this year in an attempt to call on the community to better protect and care for children health.
Business
Vietnam, Eurasia Economic Union sign free trade agreement
The free trade agreement between Vietnam and the Eurasia Economic Union was signed in Kazakhstan on May 29, opening up a new chapter in the partnership between Vietnam and the union.
Culture-Sport
Vietnam open SEA Games campaign with resounding win
Vietnam began their quest for the elusive gold medal in the men’s football competition at the Southeast Asian Games with an emphatic 6-0 victory over Brunei.
Sci-Tech
First made-in-Vietnam smartphone hits shops
Bkav Corporation on May 26 launched its first made-in-Vietnam smartphone, Bphone, which in development for more than four years.
Health
Ministry calls for strong actions against tobacco use harms
The Ministry of Health organised a meeting in Ho Chi Minh City on May 30 in response to World No Tobacco Day (May 31) and the 2015 National No Tobacco Week (from May 25-31), calling for strong actions against tobacco use harms.
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