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A new religious sect to be recognised in Vietnam

The provisional representative board of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church) was recognised in Vietnam at a ceremony on May 30. Pham Dung, head of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs handed over a government decision to the provisional representative board of the church and expressed Mormon believers will continue to

Archipelagos enter Vietnam Book of Records

Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos have been confirmed as record holders in the sea and island category of the Vietnam Book of Records, with the 2014 additions to the book announced in Ho Chi Minh City in May 29. Illustrative image Hoang Sa and Truong Sa have been confirmed as the archipelagos

Abe to speak about Japan’s security role in Asia

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, speaks to the media before his departure for Singapore at the prime minister’s official residence in Tokyo Friday, May 30, 2014. Abe will deliver a keynote speech Friday at the Asia Security Summit in Singapore, known as the Shangri-La Dialogue, becoming a first Japanese leader to do so at

Deputy FM condemns China in East Sea on CNN

In an interview granted CNN on May 29, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Quang Vinh voiced strong opposition to China’s illegal deployment of the Haiyang Shiyou-981 oil rig in Vietnam’s territorial waters. Vinh affirmed Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago as well as the country’s absolute jurisdiction over the sea areas in accordance

Quang Ninh Airport Project calls for foreign investment

The planning of Quang Ninh Airport

The Prime Minister of Vietnam has just issued Decision No. 631 to declare the list of national projects requiring the mobilization of foreign investment to 2020, including Quang Ninh Airport. The planning of Quang Ninh Airport The project for Quang Ninh Airport has a total investment of 244 million USD, in the forms of of

PM Dung: Consistently struggle to protect national sovereignty

Prime Minster Nguyen Tan Dung has called for combined efforts to defend the country’s sacred sovereignty but avoid affecting the implementation of socio-economic development targets. On May 29, PM Nguyen Tan Dung chaired a monthly cabinet meeting in Hanoi to review socio-economic situation in May and over the past five months. High on the agenda

Deputy PM talks bilateral ties with EU High Representative

The two sides affirmed to do their best to conclude negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement before the 10 th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM-10) Summit . They also vowed to work closely to ensure the success of the ASEAN-EU Ministerial Meeting scheduled for July 23 in Brussels. During their conversation, the two officials exchanged views on

Vietnam lashes economic growth forecast

At a conference releasing the Vietnam Annual Economic Report 2014 in Hanoi on May 29 in Hanoi, VEPR Director Dr. Nguyen Duc Thanh said that the Vietnamese economy’s recovery remains tenuous. He went on to say that the report hypothesises two alternative scenarios for the country’s economic growth in 2014. The less optimistic scenario projects

Noi Bai-Lao Cai highway to open in August

The Noi Bai-Lao Cai highway will open in August, project officials have confirmed. In August, 180 kilometres of the 245 kilometres will be opened to traffic. — Photo The highway is 245 kilometres long and passes through five provinces and cities, namely Hanoi, Vinh Phuc, Phu Tho, Yen Bai and Lao Cai. In August,

Vietnamese artists express love for country

More than 100 photos featuring the daily life of locals and soldiers based at sea and on the country’s islands are on display in downtown Hanoi. Illegal action: A photo by journalist Vien Su from Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper featuring a Chinese ship attacking a Vietnamese vessel near the illegal oil rig site is on