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Party leader grants interview to US press prior to US visit
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong met and granted an interview to the US press prior to his official visit to the US on July 3.

Vietnamese, Japanese PMs talks ways to promote ties
PM Nguyen Tan Dung held talks on July 4 in Tokyo with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe who pledged that Japan will support Vietnam in infrastructure building.
Vietnam’s GDP growth in Q2 reaches 5-year record
Vietnam’s gross domestic product growth hit 6.44 percent in Q2.
Disbursement of FDI up 9.6% in first half
FDI disbursement in the first half of 2015 reached 6.3 billion USD, up 9.6 percent year on year.
NA’s ninth session closes after 30 days
The 13th National Assembly closed its month-long ninth session in Hanoi on June 26.
Six-month GDP growth rate estimated at 6.11%
GDP growth rate was estimated at 6.11 percent in the first half of 2015.
PM proposes solutions to boost CLMV cooperation
Measures were proposed to bolster cooperation between Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam.
VN-China cooperation committee meets
The 8th meeting of the Vietnam - China Steering Committee on Bilateral Cooperation took place.
Visa exemption granted to 5 European countries
Citizens from the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy will now be able enjoy visa exemptions.
China’s land reclamation triggers major concern
30/06/2015 | 10:52:14
The Diplomat, an online international news magazine covering politics, society and culture in the Asia- Pacific, on June 24, published an article about China’s land reclamation in the East Sea, internationally known as the South China Sea.

The article “The truth about ‘aggression’ in the South China Sea” was written by Nguyen Hong Thao, an Assistant Professor in Law at the National University of Hanoi, Vietnam.
Politics
Vietnamese, Japanese PMs talks ways to promote ties
PM Nguyen Tan Dung held talks on July 4 in Tokyo with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe who pledged that Japan will support Vietnam in infrastructure building.
Society
Associations in France concerned about East Sea situation
Thirty-one Vietnamese, French and French-Vietnamese associations and organisations have signed a petition showing their concerns over China’s recent actions that complicated tensions in the East Sea.
Business
Finance Minister underlines Vietnam’s market economy policy
The conference held recently in the US by the Ministry of Finance and US partners wants to clarify Vietnam’s consistent policy of developing the market economy and the wish to attract more foreign investment, especially that from the US, according to Finance Minister Dinh Tien Dung.
Culture-Sport
Thailand’s PRD makes TV reports on Vietnamese culture, tourism
A delegation of the Public Relations Department (PRD) of Thailand has made TV reports on Vietnam’s culture and tourism during their working visit to Nha Trang seaside city, central Khanh Hoa province.
Sci-Tech
Increased State funding for Binh Dinh space science complex
The Prime Minister has approved an increase in State funding for a space science complex in the central coastal province of Binh Dinh, which is expected to cost a total of over 171.1 billion VND (8.1 million USD).
Health
Liver cancer treatment prolongs life
The Bach Mai and Military 108 hospitals in Hanoi have successfully used a new method called selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) Spheres Y-90, to treat liver tumour.
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