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President urges firm protection of territorial integrity

08:44 | 08/21/2014

President Truong Tan Sang has urged the nation as a whole to uphold vigilance and resolve to firmly safeguard the motherland’s independence, freedom, national unification and territorial integrity in any circumstance.

Deputy FM: Vietnam actively contributes to ASEAN solidarity

12:05 | 08/11/2014

Vietnam’s delegation to the 47th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and related meetings in Myanmar made active and responsible contributions to enhancing ASEAN’s solidarity and common voice, said Deputy Foreign Minister Pham Quang Vinh.

ASEAN Ministers stress importance of peace in East Sea

16:53 | 08/10/2014

(VOV) - In a Joint Communiqué released in Myanmar on August 10, ASEAN Foreign Ministers expressed serious concern over recent tensions in the East Sea and reaffirmed the importance of maintaining peace, stability, maritime security as well as freedom of navigation in and over-flight above the sea.

East Sea tensions take centre stage at ASEAN meetings

11:21 | 08/10/2014

(VOV) - Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh has expressed deep concern about recent East Sea tensions, especially Chinese placement of its oil platform Haiyang Shiyou-981 in Vietnam’s waters, and said more efforts are needed to prevent similar actions in the future.

Deputy Prime Minister: Solidarity key to strong ASEAN

17:44 | 08/05/2014

Solidarity is the key to the success of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) in overcoming poverty and separation to become a united bloc with dynamic development over the past five decades, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh has stated.

Dialogue to promote human rights

18:19 | 08/03/2014

(VOV) -A dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteurs on human rights is an important cooperative activity between Vietnam and the UN’s Universal Periodic Review on human rights.

Cuba hails Vietnam's renewal achievements

18:13 | 08/03/2014

(VOV) - The Granma newspaper of an official organ of the Communist Party of Cuba has recently covered Vietnam’s tremendous achievements in renovation and economic development.

Resisting the designs of major powers

19:03 | 07/20/2014

The signing of the Geneva Accords in 1954 is a seminal event in Vietnamese history that offers a crucial lesson - knowing the full story is crucial for understanding behind-the-scenes manipulation by big powers.

VN Ambassador to EU decries China’s illegal acts in East Sea

11:05 | 07/19/2014

(VOV) -Vietnamese Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg, and the European Union (EU) Pham Sanh Chau on July 17 posted an article on the European Political Newspaper NewEurope, showing his strong opposition to a wrongful view on the East Sea by the Chinese Ambassador to Belgium and EU.

Hanoi Hilton' receives grim title

09:15 | 07/17/2014

Hoa Lo Prison in downtown Hanoi has been listed as one of five "macabre destinations" in Southeast Asia, according to CNN Travel.

Samsung selects Vietnam as site for US$982 million facility

19:00 | 07/16/2014

(VOV) - Samsung Electronics has select Vietnam over the Republic of Korea (RoK) as the location for a new factory to produce mobile phones, according to an article by editorial writer Choi Yong-hae on Donga Ilbo newspaper (East Asia Daily).

President Office announces newly-approved laws, resolution

01:17 | 07/11/2014

The State President’s Office on July 10 held a press conference to announce new laws and a resolution that were approved during the seventh session of the 13th National Assembly in late June.

German media cover Hoang Sa-Truong Sa seminar

17:37 | 07/10/2014

(VOV) - Finanzen.net – one of Germany’s largest financial e-portals on July 9 reported on an international seminar on Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos which was held in the central city of Danang from June 19-21.

Ambassador to Thailand opposes Chinese colleague’s view

00:40 | 07/09/2014

Vietnamese Ambassador to Thailand Nguyen Tat Thanh on July 7 wrote an article on the country’s daily Matichon, opposing the wrongful view of Chinese Ambassador to Thailand Ning Fukui on the East Sea published earlier on the same newspaper.

Finance ministry mulls rubber export tax break

09:02 | 07/06/2014

The Ministry of Finance is considering scrapping the rubber export tax with the aim of removing difficulties for companies amid falling latex prices and declining exports.