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PM attends seventh Mekong-Japan Summit The Japan-Mekong cooperation is necessary to the Mekong sub-region’s socio-economic development and the ASEAN integration process, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said at the 7th Mekong-Japan Summit held in Tokyo, on July 4.


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.
Trade deficit recorded in first five months of 2015
Vietnam recorded a 3-billion-USD trade deficit, despite a rise in exports in the first 5 months.
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
Vietnam actively contributes to human rights council’s session
The Vietnam delegation, led by Ambassador and Head of Vietnam’s Permanent Mission to the UN Nguyen Trung Thanh, actively participated in and contributed to discussions of the United Nations Human Rights Council’s 29th session, which wrapped up in Geneva, Switzerland on July 3.
World
Vietnam commits to developing ASEAN-NZ relations
Vietnam pledges to support the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in strengthening the relations between the bloc and New Zealand.
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
A350 plane makes maiden Hanoi-HCM City voyage
Vietnam’s national flag carrier, Vietnam Airlines, began using its brand-new A350-900XWB aircraft for flights between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City on July 3.
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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