World

Indonesia names new army chief

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on May 20 approved the appointment of Lieutenant General Moeldoko as the new Army Chief of Staff, replacing his predecessor Pramono Edhie Wibowo whose term will expire later this month.
Vietnam assumes post of ASEAN Secretary General Politics

Vietnam assumes post of ASEAN Secretary General

Vietnam’s former Deputy FM Le Luong Minh officially assumed his role as ASEAN Secretary General for the 2013-2017 tenure, in a transfer ceremony at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia, on January 9.
Politics

Singaporean ambassador receives Friendship Order

Singaporean Ambassador to Vietnam Simon Wong Wie Kuen has received the Friendship Order for his active contributions to fostering the friendship and comprehensive cooperation between the two nations.
Politics

Chairman receives outgoing ambassadors

NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung received outgoing Czech, French and Singaporean Ambassadors before ending their term of office in Vietnam at separate occasions in Hanoi on July 18.
Defence leader greets US army attaché Politics

Defence leader greets US army attaché

Vietnamese Deputy Defence Minister, Sen. Lieut. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh received Col. Patrick D. Reardon, the outgoing US Army Attaché and Col. Earnest C. Lee, who will take Reardon’s place, in Hanoi on July 2.
Politics

Hungarian Ambassador receives Friendship Order

The outgoing Hungarian Ambassador, Vizi Laszlo, was awarded the friendship order for the contributions he has made to the friendly relationship between the two countries during his term in Vietnam.
Society

JICA official awarded friendship title

Outgoing Vice Chief Representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Masaei Matsunaga was presented with the “For peace and friendship between nations” insignia from the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO).
Business

Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan talk FTA with VN

Russia , Belarus and Kazakhstan are negotiating for a free trade agreement (FTA) with Vietnam to set up a four-party free trade area, according to Viktor Khristenko, President of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EAEC).
NA chairman receives EU, UK diplomats Politics

NA chairman receives EU, UK diplomats

National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung received outgoing Ambassador Sean Doyle, Head of the European Union delegation to Vietnam and Antony Stokes, Ambassador of the UK and Northern Ireland to Vietnam, in Hanoi on Oct. 18.