Politics

VN supports UN call for compliance with int’l law

Vietnam supports the United Nations report’s calls for compliance with international law as part of efforts to avoid the recurrence of reprehensible violations and contribute to efforts aimed at a peaceful settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Society

Adoption law puts local families first

Encouraging Vietnamese couples to adopt local children was a main topic in the Draft Law on Adoption under discussion at Nov. 2 National Assembly meeting in Hanoi.
Politics

Vietnam appreciates developments in Lebanon

A Vietnamese representative to the UN said Vietnam welcomes positive developments in Lebanon in the past six months but still expressing concerns about challenges currently facing the country.
Vietnam to successfully assume ASEAN Chair Politics

Vietnam to successfully assume ASEAN Chair

Vietnam will successfully perform its duties as ASEAN chair next year, contributing to enhancing ASEAN solidarity and connectivity and to implementing the goal of building the ASEAN Community.
Society

Let’s unite for AO/dioxin victims: British advocate

Len Aldis, General Secretary of the Britain-Vietnam Friendship Association (BVFA), on October 26 called on people in Ho Chi Minh City and the international community to continue fighting for justice for victims of Agent Orange/dioxin.
Politics

Vietnam attends 121st IPU Assembly in Geneva

The 121st meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly opened in Geneva, Switzerland, on October 19, bringing together around 1,000 delegates from 153 member and associated nations.
Politics

ASEAN tops Vietnam’s foreign policy priorities

ASEAN is the top priority in Vietnam ’s foreign policy and the assumption of the chairmanship of ASEAN in 2010 will have a great significance for the country, said Deputy Prime Minister Pham Gia Khiem.
Politics

UNSC adopts VN-drafted resolution on women, peace

The UNSC has adopted a resolution drafted by Vietnam that calls for int'l community and member states to ensure women have full participation in all stages of conflict settlement and post-conflict reconstruction.
Business

Scheme to track Mekong seafood

A pilot programme to monitor origins and quality of seafood processed in the Cuu Long ( Mekong ) Delta provinces has been undertaken in response to an EU regulation requiring Vietnamese seafood imports to certify the location of the catch, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Society

Malaysian company presents 100,000 USD to Tra Vinh

Janakuasa Company, a leading investor in Malaysia in the energy sector, has granted a check of 100,000 USD to the southern province of Tra Vinh, where the company is scheduled to invest in a 1.5-billion-USD power plant.