Politics

CPV seeks enhanced ties with United Russia party

The Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) maintains a policy of enhancing its ties with the United Russia (ER) party to help strengthen and further develop traditional friendship and all-sided, trustful and mutually beneficial cooperation between Vietnam and Russia, a CPV senior official said at the ER’s 11 th congress.
World

Cambodian gov't ensures safety for all Thais

Cambodia will guarantee safety and security for all Thai citizens in the country including diplomats, business people and travellers, a government official said on November 14.
Society

Former Vietnamese teachers hold congress

Former Vietnamese teachers nationwide gathered in Hanoi on November 12 for a congress to review their activities as well as set forth new orientations for the operation of Vietnam’s Association of Former Teachers during the 2009-2014 term.
Society

More relief for typhoon Ketsana victims

The Vietnam Red Cross has received more than 989 million VND as relief aid from the Philip Morris Vietnam Company and the Singapore Business Association in Vietnam (SBA) for victims of typhoon Ketsana.
Politics

Vietnam worries about use of force against civilians

Vietnam ’s representative to the UNSC expressed deep concern about indiscriminate and excessive use of force against civilians, widespread attacks against civilian targets, and hindrances to humanitarian activity access of civilians in conflict areas.
Politics

APEC contributes greatly to Vietnam’s integration efforts

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum has made important contributions to Vietnam’s integration efforts since the country was admitted more than a decade ago. Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem made the remark in a written statement in anticipation with APEC’s 20th founding anniversary and the upcoming 17th APEC Summit in Singapore.
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.