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PM arrives in Kuala Lumpur for 26th ASEAN Summit
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung arrived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on April 26 to attend the 26 th ASEAN Summit held in both Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi cities.

Samsung’s new complex to be built
Samsung will start work on the Samsung CE HCM City Complex with an 1.4 billion USD investment.
Stamps on Hung King worship rituals issued
A set of three stamps featuring the Hung Kings was issued to mark the Hung Kings Tempe Festival.
President calls for Asia-Africa connectivity
President Truong Tan Sang called for Asia-Africa connectivity at the Bandung Conference.
Vietnam, Czech Republic traditional ties reviewed
Vietnam and the Czech Republic reviewed their traditional ties and future cooperation.
Vietnam treasures ties with Azerbaijan
Vietnam treasures its traditional friendship with Azerbaijan, said a Vietnamese diplomat.
Belgian lawmakers praise IPU-132 success
Belgian parliamentarians spoke highly of Vietnam’s organisation of IPU-132.
Vietnam-Norway joint communiqué
Vietnam and Norway issued a joint communiqué on the occasion of the Norwegian PM’s official visit.
First radioactive source installed
A piece of equipment containing radioactive material was installed with the first tracking device.
Politburo resolution on streamlining, restructuring public, civil personnel
21/04/2015 | 18:19:00
The Politburo has issued Resolution No 39-NQ-TW on streamlining and restructuring the contingent of public and civil workers.

The resolution said the goal of the streamlining and restructuring is to improve the quality of the contingent, attract people with talents and good moral quality to work for Party and State agencies and political-social organisations, thus meeting the requirements of the cause of national industrialisation, modernisation and international integration. The work also aims to improve the capacity and efficiency of the political system, while optimising spending and salary policy.

Politics
Party chief asks for stronger anti-corruption efforts
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has called for more efforts to combat corruption, with focus on accelerating the progress of works relating inspection, proceeding commencement and judgment and increasing coordination among relevant agencies in the work.
World
ASEAN senior officials meet to prepare for 26th Summit
ASEAN senior officials convened in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on April 25 for preparatory meetings for the upcoming 26th ASEAN Summit.
Society
Local, foreign experts discuss Vietnam’s development
Vietnamese and foreign researchers presented reports on Vietnam’s development and integration at an international conference in the southern province of Binh Duong on April 25.
Business
Vietnam, EU speed up FTA negotiations
Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang and European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstrom sought to boost Vietnam-EU Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations during their working session in Kuala Lumpur on April 25.
Culture-Sport
Vietnam-China friendship celebrated in Ha Giang
A music performance praising the traditional friendship between Vietnam and China was held in northernmost Ha Giang province on April 25.
Sci-Tech
Cable cut slows international transactions
A section of the Asia-America Gateway (AAG) submarine cable that connects international Internet traffic between Ho Chi Minh City and Hong Kong (China), was discovered to be cut at 5:17 am on April 23.
Health
Vietnam records 387 cases of stem cell transplant to date
Since the first stem cell transplant (SCT) was successfully performed in 1995 at the Blood Transfusion and Haematology Hospital (BT-H) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam has performed a total of 387 cases of SCT to date; among them, 218 were autologous SCT while the remaining were allogeneic SCT.
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