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Party General Secretary begins RoK visit
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong arrived in Seoul on October 1 afternoon, beginning his four-day state visit to the Republic of Korea (RoK) at the invitation of President Park Geun-hye.

Direct air route hoped to fuel Vietnam-Singapore ties
A new air route linking Phu Quoc island and Singapore will create a new impetus for bilateral ties.
VNA, PL enhance information exchange
VNA General Director Nguyen Duc Loi held talks with the visiting PL delegation in Hanoi on Sept. 30
China’s National Day marked in Hanoi
The Chinese Embassy in Hanoi hosted a reception on Sept. 29 to mark China’s 65th National Day.
Education costs push Sept. CPI up by 0.4 pct
Vietnam’s CPI for September rose by 0.4 percent compared to the previous month.
Mekong Delta produces 20.6 mln tonnes of rice
The Mekong Delta has harvested 20.6 million tonnes of rice during the two main seasons.
Singapore Senior Minister visits Vietnam
Singapore's Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong's visit to Vietnam is sure to boost bilateral strategic partnership.
ADB continues to assist VN
The (ADB will continue to support VN's development process by providing 1.3 bln USD in loans each year.
President Sang offers incense to Hung Kings
President Truong Tan Sang offered incense to Vietnam’s founding fathers, Hung Kings, on Sept. 18.
Party leader’s visit to deepen VN-RoK strategic partnership
29/09/2014 | 16:11:00
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong’s upcoming state visit to the Republic of Korea (RoK) is to further deepen the two countries’ five-year-old strategic partnership, with a focus on boosting economic collaboration.

The October 1-4 visit will also help strengthen political understanding and trust between the two countries’ high-ranking leaders as well as promote cooperation between the two ruling parties and the friendship between the two peoples
Politics
Lawmakers look at supervision of economic restructuring
The implementation of economic restructuring processes in public investment, State-owned enterprises and the banking system was the focus of the ongoing 31 st session of the National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee on October 1.
World
ASEAN, RoK work to foster stronger forestry cooperation
A meeting was held in Vientiane, Laos between ASEAN, the Republic of Korea (RoK) and other Asian nations on September 30-October 1, looking forward setting up a Dialogue-ASEAN-RoK Forest Cooperation (AFoCO) in 2015.
Society
Increased efforts needed to tackle tobacco smuggling
The Prime Minister asked relevant ministries and agencies to step up their efforts in the fight against tobacco trafficking, which is becoming a serious problem in many provinces and cities throughout Vietnam, especially in border localities.
Business
VASEP files claim against US’ anti-dumping duties on shrimp
The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Processors (VASEP) has decided to launch a case against the US Department of Commerce (DOC) via the US International Trade Commission (ITC) over its imposition of duties on Vietnam ’s warm-water shrimp.
Culture-Sport
Vietnamese films to screen in Busan
Five Vietnamese film directors will present their movies at the 19th Busan International Film Festival that will open on October 2.
Sci-Tech
Vietnam values WIPO assistance in promoting intellectual property
The growing technical cooperation between Vietnam and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) has helped the country establish regulations and technical facilities for the intellectual property system.
Health
Free measles vaccination: no negative side effects reported
As many as 43,000 children aged 1-14 have received free measles-rubella vaccinations, with no post-vaccination side effects recorded so far.
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