☀ Morning digest on May 31 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 hosted a reception in Hanoi on May 30 for British Ambassador to Vietnam Gareth Ward.

☀ Morning digest on May 31 hinh anh 2NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue (R) receives British Ambassador to Vietnam Gareth Ward. (Photo: VNA)

Ambassador Gareth congratulated Vietnam on overcoming difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, as its socio-economic activities have returned to normal. Recently, Vietnam successfully organised the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31) – the largest regional sport event, which demonstrates the recovery of Vietnam in particular and other countries in the region in general. Read full story

- There is no ground to eliminate nuclear power planning, Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Hong Dien said on May 30 during the 15th National Assembly (NA)’s third session while explaining deputies’ ideas on canceling plans for a nuclear power construction site in the central coastal province of Ninh Thuan.

The legislative body voted on a resolution to suspend the construction of the Ninh Thuan nuclear power plant, Dien said, stressing that the resolution was to suspend, not cancel. Read full story

- Due to China's strict zero-COVID policy and disrupted supply chains, more and more German companies in Asia are looking for alternatives and neighbouring Vietnam has become a new target, the German weekly business news magazine WirtschaftsWoch wrote in an article published on May 29.

☀ Morning digest on May 31 hinh anh 3Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)

In Asia, many German companies are looking at Vietnam as a new location for production. Read full story

- The total import and export value of agro-forestry-aquatic products in the first five months of 2022 has been estimated at 41.3 billion USD, up 8.6 percent year-on-year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).

Of the total, export turnover was estimated at 23.2 billion USD, up 16.8 percent, while imports reach 18.1 billion USD, down 0.3 percent. Read full story

- Vietnam has great potential to increase fruit exports to the US in the future, said Hoang Trung, director of the Plant Protection Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

☀ Morning digest on May 31 hinh anh 4Illustrative image (Photo: nld.com.vn)

During Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh's trip to the US in early May, Vietnamese businesses accompanying the Prime Minister met US companies, and the two sides signed many fruit export contracts to the US market, according to Trung. Read full story

- The capital city of Hanoi welcomed 6.53 million tourists in the first five months of 2022, more than double the figure in the same period last year.

☀ Morning digest on May 31 hinh anh 5The Huc bridge in Hanoi (Photo: VNA)

The city greeted 126,200 foreign visitors, particularly during SEA Games 31 held earlier this May. It earned an estimated 18.9 trillion VND (815.36 million USD) from tourism, doubling the previous year's figure./.Read full story