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PM congratulates UN agencies on UN founding anniversary
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung hosted a reception for the head of UN agencies in Vietnam in Hanoi on October 24 on the occasion of the UN’s 69th founding anniversary.

Vietnam, Finland sign air transport agreement
Vietnam and Finland signed an aviation agreement in Hanoi on October 20.
Institutional reform high on development agenda
Institutional reform is a priority in Vietnam’s socio-economic development strategy for 2011-2020.
Imported brews, grub at Hanoi's Oktoberfest
A celebration of Germany's Oktoberfest will be held in Hanoi on October 23-24.
Prime Minister’s Europe trip deemed a success
PM Nguyen Tan Dung’s Europe visit and his participation in the ASEM-10 are successful.
NA convenes 8th session
The 13th National Assembly's 8th session opened in Hanoi on October 20.
Vietnam puts forth initiatives at ASEM-10
The PM proposed strengthening mechanisms on dialogue and cooperation at ASEM-10 in Milan.
Germany to bring East Sea issue to ASEM-10
Germany and other EU countries will raise the East Sea issue at the 10th ASEM in Milan on October 16-17.
PM calls for investment from Germany
Vietnam is accelerating the equitisation of SOEs, offering opportunities for foreign investors.
Agriculture to eliminate “bottlenecks” in bid to attract FDI
20/10/2014 | 14:15:00
Agriculture, one of the most competitive economic sectors in Vietnam, needs to develop a long-term strategy to attract foreign direct investment (FDI), which has fallen in recent years.

Fifteen years ago, FDI inflows into the agriculture, forestry and fishery sector accounted for 15 percent of the country’s total FDI, but this declined to less than 0.5 percent in the past three years.
Politics
Vietnam, Japan hold fifth Strategic Partnership Dialogue
The fifth Vietnam-Japan Strategic Partnership Dialogue took place in Hanoi on October 24, under the chair of Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Ho Xuan Son and his Japanese counterpart Shinsuke Sugiyama.
World
Deal reached on Asian infrastructure investment bank
Twenty-one Asian countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on establishing the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) which has authorised capital of up to 100 billion USD and a proposed initial subscribed capital of around 50 billion USD.
Society
Thanh Hoa province prepares for tourism year
The north-central province of Thanh Hoa will upgrade transportation infrastructure and accommodations in preparation for hosting the 2015 national tourism year, heard a conference in Ho Chi Minh City on October 24.
Business
Business with Vietnam Forum held in Canada
Vietnamese Ambassador to Canada To Anh Dung affirmed Vietnam’s efforts to improve the business environment and called for Canadian enterprises to invest in Vietnam at a business forum organised in Halifax, Canada.
Sci-Tech
Summit to look at IT in agriculture industry
The upcoming Asian-Oceania regional summit on information and communication technology (ICT) is expected to jump-start the application of ICT in the agriculture sector, organisers said on October 23.
Health
Hanoi, Lao Cai ready to tackle Ebola virus
Hanoi’s health sector and relevant authorities have implemented a number of Ebola response measures, from preparing healthcare facilities and equipment to training personnel and organising drills.
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