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IPU Assembly focuses on security issues

23:10 | 03/30/2015

The Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly, ongoing for the first time in Hanoi, continued its discussions on March 30 with emphasis placed on the sustainable development, environmental protection and regional and global security.

Vietnam-Japan relations enjoy great progress

00:20 | 03/29/2015

Cooperation between Japan and Vietnam has progressed intensively and extensively over the past year, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida has stated in an exclusive interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency (VNA).

Vietnam confers Friendship Order on Sunwah chairman

08:38 | 03/28/2015

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh presented the Friendship Order to Dr. Jonathan Koon-shum Choi, Chairman of Sunwah Group and Sunwah Foundation in Hanoi on March 27.

RoK offers condolence over Vung Ang scaffold collapse

21:49 | 03/27/2015

The Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea, Yun Byung-se on March 27 offered condolences to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh over the scaffold collapse at the Vung Ang economic zone in central Ha Tinh province.

Vietnamese leaders extend condolences on Germanwings crash

21:31 | 03/25/2015

Vietnamese leaders extended their condolences to their German and Spanish counterparts on March 25 over the crash of a Germanwings plane the day before.

Condolences over death of former Australian PM

21:30 | 03/24/2015

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung sent his condolences to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot on March 24 on the passing of former Australian Prime Minister Sir John Malcolm Fraser.

Deputy PM expresses sympathy over Lee Kuan Yew’s death

21:48 | 03/23/2015

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh extended his heartfelt condolences to the Singaporean Government and people over the death of the country’s former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.

Vietnam extends condolences to Singapore over Lee Kuan Yew’s death

15:25 | 03/23/2015

Vietnamese leaders extended condolences to their Singaporean counterparts over the death of the former Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew on March 23.

Vietnam, Thailand eye US$15 billion in trade by 2020

21:52 | 03/20/2015

The Vietnam-Thailand Joint Committee on bilateral cooperation held its second meeting in Hanoi on March 20, during which both sides agreed to raise two-way trade to US$15 billion in 2020.

Turkish FM on Vietnam visit to foster ties

22:22 | 03/18/2015

President Truong Tan Sang made suggestions for more parliamentary and people-to-people diplomacy activities while receiving Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Hanoi on March 18.

Iran, Vietnam work towards stronger all-sided cooperation

10:03 | 03/18/2015

(VOV)- Deputy Prime Minister cum Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh affirmed Vietnam’s recognition of high importance to friendship and all-round cooperation with Iran while meeting Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Ibrahim Rahimpour in Hanoi on March 17.

Condolences sent to Myanmar over ferry accident

21:27 | 03/17/2015

State President Truong Tan Sang on March 17 cabled a message of condolences to Myanmar’s President Thein Sein over the ferry accident on March 13 leaving nearly 60 people dead.

Condolences to Vanuatu over Cyclone Pam

11:07 | 03/17/2015

President Truong Tan Sang on March 16 extended his condolences to President of the Republic of Vanuatu Baldwin Lonsdale over the losses of lives and property damage caused by Cyclone Pam last week.

Vietnam pledges support to Laos as 2016 ASEAN Chair

21:46 | 03/05/2015

Vietnam will work closely with and support Laos to successfully execute its role as Chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2016, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh told his Lao counterpart Thongloun Sisoulith at a working session in Hanoi on March 5.

Deputy PM Minh receives new Dutch Ambassador

21:42 | 03/05/2015

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh received new Ambassador of the Netherlands Catharina Trooster in Hanoi on March 5.