☀ Morning digest June 8 hinh anh 1
Hanoi (VNA) - The following is a list of selected news summaries last night by the Vietnam News Agency.

- National Assembly (NA) Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue has emphasised the need to build mechanisms and policies to encourage firms’ investment in science and technology and promote the connection with domestic and foreign sci-tech research organisations and overseas investors, while concluding the June 7 question-and-answer session on sci-tech matters of the ongoing 15th National Assembly’s fifth sitting in Hanoi. Read full story

- Minister of Transport Nguyen Van Thang cleared up queries regarding transport infrastructure and the registration of road vehicles and inland waterway vessels, at a question-and-answer session of the 15th National Assembly’s fifth session in Hanoi on June 7. Read full story

- Vietnamese Ambassador to the Czech Republic Thai Xuan Dung has stressed that Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son’s coming visit to the European country from June 8-10 will once again affirm the positive developments of bilateral relationship. Read full story

- A high-ranking Vietnamese defence delegation led by Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People's Army (VPA) and Deputy Minister of National Defence Sen. Lieut. Gen. Nguyen Tan Cuong attended the 20th ASEAN Chiefs of Defence Forces Meeting (ACDFM 20) that opened in Bali, Indonesia on June 7. Read full story

- Deputy Minister of National Defence Senior Lieutenant General Hoang Xuan Chien received in Hanoi on June 7 Director of the US Defence Prisoners of War/Missing In Action (POW/MIA) Accounting Agency Kelly K. Mc Keague. Read full story

- A delegation from the Ministry of Public Security led by Deputy Minister Le Van Tuyen participated in Asia Tech X Singapore (ATxSG) that is taking place in Singapore from June 6-9.

Asia’s flagship tech event where technology intersects with society and the digital economy is organised by Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and Informa Tech, and supported by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB). Read full story

- The Vietnamese Embassy in Cambodia in coordination with the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT)'s Asia–Africa Market Department held a trade forum in Phnom Penh on June 7, which brought together more than 100 businesses of the two countries.

In his remarks, Ambassador Nguyen Huy Tang noted that economic cooperation has received the attention of the two countries’ high-ranking leaders, saying it is necessary to foster the economic, trade and investment links to maximise potential and advantages of the two neighbouring countries. Read full story

- The CICON 2023 – the second international conference that combines the initials of Creative Urban, Culture, Convergence, and Industry took place in Ho Chi Minh City on June 7, offering opportunities for Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) to participate in the smart city and blockchain industry, build a network of businesses from the two countries.

The event was co-organised by Korea CEO Summit (KCS), Ho Chi Minh City Union of Business Associations (HUBA), Young Business People Association of Ho Chi Minh city (YBA HCM), and Imex Pan Pacific Group (IPPG). Read full story

- Vietravel Airlines on June 7 officially ran its first two flights linking Hanoi with Da Lat city in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong and Cam Ranh city in the central province of Khanh Hoa.

Carrying 400 passengers together, the flights using the Airbus A321 aircraft landed in Da Lat’s Lien Khuong airport and the Cam Ranh international airport. Read full story

- Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Phung Duc Tien asked the central coastal province of Thua Thien-Hue to continue rolling out concerted solutions to illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing during his field trip to the locality on June 7.

Thua Thien-Hue needs to step up the communications work to raise the awareness of farmers, organisations and individuals about the observance of relevant international regulations, towards sustainable exploitation, he said. Read full story

- Vietnamese swimmers bagged 11 gold medals and set six records on June 7 – the fourth competition day at the 12th ASEAN Para Games, which is taking place in Cambodia. Read full story./.