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EC President to visit Vietnam in late August
President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Durao Barroso will pay an official visit to Vietnam from August 25-26.

RoK-VN FTA negotiations to conclude at year’s end
The RoK expects to conclude the negotiations and sign a FTA with Vietnam by the end of this year.
Over 1,000 workers return home safely from Libya
As of August 12, 1,024 Vietnamese workers have been successfully evacuated from strike-torn Libya.
VN, EU work to enhance bilateral cooperation
VN and the EU have pledged to step up efforts to conclude negotiations for a bilateral FTA by October
PM stresses importance of multilateral diplomacy
Multilateral diplomacy forms an important part of VN’s policy on external relations, said the PM.
ASEAN FMs concerned over East Sea tensions
ASEAN FMs on August 10 expressed their deep concern over recent tensions in the East Sea.
VN, Chinese FMs hold meeting in Myanmar
Deputy PM and FM Pham Binh Minh met with Chinese FM Wang Yi Myanmar on Aug. 8.
Vietnamese workers in Libya airlifted via Egypt
As many as 682 Vietnamese guest workers will be evacuated from Libya via Egypt.
VN to host first-ever Asia- Europe music festival
The Asia-Europe New Music Festival 2014 will be held in Vietnam for the first time.
President urges firm protection of national independence, territorial integrity
20/08/2014 | 15:57:00
President Truong Tan Sang has urged the nation to uphold vigilance and resolve to firmly safeguard the motherland’s independence, freedom, national unification and territorial integrity in any circumstance.

“This is our sacred and noble duty to our ancestors and older generations, as in the teaching of Uncle Ho: the Hung Kings founded the country, you and I must protect it, as well as to later generations,” President Sang wrote in an article to mark the anniversaries.

Politics
Vietnam – Sri Lanka ties hoped to thrive substantively
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh has said he hopes that Vietnam – Sri Lanka relations will further develop in a result-oriented manner for the two peoples’ interests.
World
Malaysia holds national mourning for MH17 victims
A national mourning for Malaysian victims of the flight MH17 tragedy was organised on August 22, marking the first time the civilians have been commemorated in a national-level ceremony.
Society
New decree aims to boost offshore catching
A newly-devised decree provides a spate of basic policies supporting the strong development of modern off-shore fishing methods to raise incomes for fishermen, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh has said.
Business
Vietnam posts small trade surplus
The country posted a small trade surplus of 17 million USD in the first half of August after reporting a trade deficit the previous month, the General Department of Customs said.
Culture-Sport
Vietnam defeats Thailand to set up Myanmar final
Le Van Son scored the only goal in Vietnam's 1-0 win over Thailand in the second semi-final match of the ASEAN Youth Football Championship in Brunei on August 20.
Sci-Tech
Vietnam, Japan to work on hi-tech agriculture
Vietnam hopes for Japan’s further support in hi-tech agriculture and rural development, said Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Tran Viet Thanh.
Health
Vietnam closely observes people coming from Ebola-hit regions
The Ministry of Health is keeping a close watch on 83 airline passengers who came from Ebola-hit regions recently, affirmed Tran Dac Phu, head of the ministry’s Preventive Medicine Department on August 22.
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