☕ Afternoon briefing on December 6 hinh anh 1
Hanoi (VNA) - The following is a brief review of the day’s events as reported by the Vietnam News Agency.

- Vietnam will strongly develop its strategic infrastructure system to lure more investment from the Republic of Korea (RoK), President Nguyen Xuan Phuc told more than 500 enterprises attending the Vietnam-RoK Business Forum in Seoul on December 6. Read full story

- Vietnam always treasures and gives high priority to strengthening ties with New Zealand via the Party, government and parliamentary channels and people-to-people exchanges, affirmed National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue.

Hue made the statement during his talks with Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives Adrian Rurawhe in Wellington on December 6  following the welcome ceremony. Read full story

- Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh chaired a meeting between permanent Government members and some ministries and sectors on December 6 to discuss macro-economic, fiscal, and monetary policies.

The PM said despite numerous difficulties and challenges, especially pressure from the global situation, economic recovery has been sustained with many encouraging outcomes thanks to the Party’s leadership, the National Assembly’s supervision and assistance, joint efforts by the entire political system and people nationwide, along with support from international friends. Read full story

- General Phan Van Giang, Vice Secretary of the Central Military Commission and Defence Minister, hosted a reception in Hanoi on December 6 for Divisional General Víctor Rojo Ramos, head of the Political Directorate of the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR).

Giang thanked the guest for accepting his ministry’s invitation to attend the Vietnam International Defence Expo 2022, affirming that the Cuban delegation’s presence will surely contribute to the success of the event. Read full story

- The Hamburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK) and the German Asia-Pacific Business Association (OAV) held a workshop on investment in Vietnam on December 5, attracting about 50 major enterprises from the German city and nearby areas.

Addressing the event held at the IHK headquarters, Vietnamese Ambassador to Germany Vu Quang Minh highlighted some outstanding outcomes of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s recent visit to Vietnam, noting the trip showed that Germany views Vietnam as a trustworthy partner in not only politics and security but also economy, trade, and investment. Read full story

- Domestic tourism is strongly bouncing back, recording more than 100 million visitors so far this year, higher than all forecasts and up 1.5 times compared to the yearly target of 60 million. Read full story

- Around 350 booths, including 50 of foreign companies, are promising to bring a lot of new and interesting experience to visitors to the Vietnam International Travel Mart (VITM) to be held in the central city of Da Nang from December 9-11.

The event, to be hosted by the Vietnam Tourism Association (VITA) and the municipal Department of Tourism, expects to attract the participation of about 2,000 domestic and foreign enterprises, and 30,000 visitors. Read full story

- Vietnamese students won a total of 19 medals, including three gold, at the recent 2022 International Mathematics and Science Olympiad (IMSO).

The students, all sixth graders, come from Hanoi schools. Read full story

- Hamy Academy, a centre of music, arts, languages and sports training in the UK, has freshly launched the V-Stella 2023, the first piano and singing competition for Vietnamese in Europe.

Targeting children and adolescents in the age groups of 5-12 and 13-20, the contest consists of four categories, each having one first, one second, and one third prizes. Competitors have to sing in Vietnamese using songs composed by Vietnamese musicians or the country’s folk songs. Read full story./.