Vietnam, Cuba hold fifth political consultation Politics

Vietnam, Cuba hold fifth political consultation

Vietnam’s Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son conducted the fifth political consultation with Cuba’s First Deputy Foreign Minister Marcelino Medina González as part of his official visit to Cuba on September 19-21.
Master plan aims to improve ethnic minorities’ lives Politics

Master plan aims to improve ethnic minorities’ lives

Members of the National Assembly Standing Committee on September 18 discussed a draft resolution approving a master plan on socio-economic development in ethnic and mountainous areas as well as regions with extreme difficult situation in the 2021-2025 period.​
NA Standing Committee discusses draft law on PPP Politics

NA Standing Committee discusses draft law on PPP

The National Assembly Standing Committee discussed a draft law on public-private-partnership (PPP) projects, composed by the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), during its 37th session in Hanoi on September 16.
Vietnam, Cuba to boost balanced trade development Politics

Vietnam, Cuba to boost balanced trade development

Vietnam and Cuba agreed to boost the balanced development of bilateral trade and promote Vietnamese investment in the Caribbean nation during the 37th session of their Intergovernmental Committee that concluded on September 12.
ICT role in promoting economic, cultural, social rights discussed in Geneva Politics

ICT role in promoting economic, cultural, social rights discussed in Geneva

The Vietnamese permanent mission to the UN, WTO and other international organisations in Geneva on February 27 held a seminar on the role of information and communication technology (ICT) in promoting economic, cultural and social rights, and reducing inequality, on the sidelines of the 37th session of the UN Human Rights Council.
Vietnam attends UN Human Rights Council’s 37th session Politics

Vietnam attends UN Human Rights Council’s 37th session

Vietnamese Ambassador Duong Chi Dung, head of the Vietnamese permanent mission to the United Nations, the WTO and other international organisations in Geneva attended the 37th session of the UN Human Rights Council which opened in Geneva on February 26.
New pact expected to raise Vietnam-Laos trade to 2 bln USD Politics

New pact expected to raise Vietnam-Laos trade to 2 bln USD

The signing of a new trade agreement between Vietnam and Laos is expected to raise the bilateral trade to 2 billion USD in 2015, heard a working session between Vietnamese State President Truong Tan Sang and Lao Party General Secretary and State President Choummaly Sayasone in Vientiane on May 30.
Death penalty restrictions discussed Politics

Death penalty restrictions discussed

Lawmakers discussed abolishing the death penalty for several crime categories as well as criteria for commuting capital punishment sentences to life imprisonment in Hanoi on April 7.
NA Standing Committee debate revised Penal Code Politics

NA Standing Committee debate revised Penal Code

Members of the 13th National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee scrutinised amendments to the Penal Code during the committee’s ongoing 37th session in Hanoi on April 7, voicing contrary opinions on the restriction of the death penalty.
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NA Standing Committee to convene 37th session on April 6

The 13th National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee will convene its 37th session in Hanoi on April 6, during which a report on outcomes of the freshly concluded 132nd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU-132) will be revealed.