Conference on spiritual tourism opens in Ninh Binh

The first international conference on Spiritual Tourism for Sustainable Development commenced at Bai Dinh pagoda in Ninh Binh province on November 21 with over 300 delegates attending from around the world.

NA continues questioning Cabinet members

Nhan Dan - The 13th National Assembly (NA) spent its 26th working session, November 21, continuing their Q&A with Cabinet members and heads of sectors.

Party leader visits Vietnam Embassy in India

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has asked the ambassador and embassy staff to work hard to strengthen ties between Vietnam and India and support Vietnamese nationals there.

Vietnam, Namibia raise diplomatic, agricultural cooperation

Vietnam and Namibia have signed agreements to boost their cooperation in diplomacy and agriculture.

Secretary General Nguyen Phu Trong pays State visit to India

General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong and a high-ranking Vietnamese officials have left Hanoi for a visit to the Republic of India from November 19-22 at the invitation of India Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Namibian President's visit to boost cooperation with Vietnam

Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba's November 18-20 visit to Vietnam affirms the African country's wish to foster cooperation with Vietnam, especially in investment, trade, agro-forestry, seafood, education and aviation.

NA reviews draft marriage, health insurance laws

The draft revised Marriage and Family Law and the draft Law on amendments and supplements to some articles of the Law on Health Insurance drew the most attention at the National Assembly's sitting in Hanoi on November 14.

PM Nguyen Tan Dung welcomes US Treasury Secretary

Vietnam favours the prompt signing of the Vietnam-US double taxation avoidance agreement and conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations this year, as pledged by leaders of member nations.

PM receives European Commission Vice President

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung highlighted Vietnam's desire to strengthen ties with the EU - particularly in economics, trade, investment and tourism - at a reception for a top European Commission official in Hanoi on November 13.

Russian President concludes State visit to Vietnam

Russian President Vladimir Putin left Hanoi late on November 12, successfully wrapping up his State visit to Vietnam at the invitation of President Truong Tan Sang.

VN elected to UN Human Rights Council

Viet Nam has officially been elected as a new member of the UN Human Rights Council for the 2014-2016 period in a vote held on Tuesday in New York.

Vietnam, Russia issue joint statement

Vietnam and Russia on November 12 issued a joint statement on the occasion of Russian President Vladimir Putin's State visit to Vietnam, affirming the continued strengthening of the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries.

Russian President begins visit to Vietnam

President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin arrived in Hanoi on November 12 for a state-level visit to Vietnam at the invitation of President Truong Tan Sang.

NA approves 2014 socio-economic development plan

The National Assembly (NA) on November 11 passed a Resolution on socio-economic development plan for 2014 with votes reaching 86.35%.

Vietnam attends ASEM FMM-11 in India

Foreign Ministers of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) convened their 11th meeting in Gurgaon, India on November 11. A Vietnamese delegation led by Deputy Foreign Minister Ha Kim Ngoc attended the event.

Vietnam, Russia approach new era

Russian President Vladimir Putin's November 12 visit to Vietnam will further the comprehensive strategic partnership and mutual understanding between the two countries while enhancing collaboration at regional and international forums.

Prime Minister pays tribute to UNDP support

Vietnam deems the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as an important development partner, which has provided practical assistance to the country in poverty reduction, socio-economic development and the realisation of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Vietnam introduces IAEA Resolution at UN General Assembly

Vietnam, as Chair of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), introduced a draft resolution entitled "Report of the IAEA" at a November 5-6 plenary session of the 68th UN General Assembly in New York.

Vietnam, Singapore look to optimise partnership

Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh have expressed their delight at growing ties between the two countries, evinced by many high-level visits and practical benefits for both peoples.