☕ Afternoon briefing on March 30 hinh anh 1
- Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen has said the traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Cuba have been constantly fostered and developed over the past 60 years. 

At a reception for Cuban Consul General in HCM City Ariadne Feo Labrada on March 29, Nen said the two peoples have always stood shoulder to shoulder, overcoming all difficulties and challenges together, adding that the Vietnam – Cuba ties are considered a model of a strong and reliable relationship. Read full story

- A delegation of the Ministry of National Defence attended the virtual conferences of the ASEAN Defence Senior Officials’ Meeting Working Group (ADSOM WG) and the ADSOM-Plus WG on March 28 and 29. Read full story

☕ Afternoon briefing on March 30 hinh anh 2
- Vietnamese automaker VinFast and the government of North Carolina in the US on March 30 signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the construction of VinFast's first electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing factory in North America, which has total investment of 2 billion USD in its first phase and will create thousands of jobs. Read full story

- Deputy Prime Minister Le Minh Khai has signed Decision No. 390/QD-TTg approving a project to build a national database on asset and income, aiming to promote digitalisation and modernisation in the management of assets and incomes. 

The project aims to modernise and digitalise the management of assets and incomes, thus providing accurate, full and updated information on assets and incomes and other relevant data to serve the prevention, detection and handling of corruption. Read full story

☕ Afternoon briefing on March 30 hinh anh 3Construction of Long Thanh International Airport accelerated (Photo: VNA)
- Construction of the Long Thanh International Airport project in the southern province of Dong Nai is accelerated to ensure the project's scheduled pace. Read full story

- The 2021 Kovalevskaya Award will be given to two Vietnamese university professors in recognition of their outstanding research achievements and great contribution to the national development, the award committee has announced.

The awardees are Prof., Dr. Nguyen Thi Thanh Mai, Vice President of the University of Science at the Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City (VNUHCM); and Prof., Dr. and Meritorious Teacher Nguyen Minh Thuy from the Department of Food Technology, College of Agriculture, Can Tho University. Read full story

- Vietnamese cyclist Nguyen Thi That won a gold medal at the Asian Road Cycling Championship in Tajikistan on March 29.

The national No 1 cyclist finished first in the women’s elite 111km road race clocking a time of 3 hours 11.37min on the last day of the five-day tournament in Dushanbe city./. Read full story