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Inspectors slam manufacturers of poor quality black boxes

VietNamNet Bridge – Transport officials inspecting 19 manufacturers of black boxes – devices installed in vehicles to supervise their operation – have discovered nine of them to be falling short of national standards. The Ministry of Transport’s inspection campaign, which runs until June 29, is concentrating its investigations in HCM City, the southern province of ... Read More »

Chinese Ambassador: China values President Sang’s visit

China values the upcoming visit by President Truong Tan Sang, which has an important significance to common perception in the China-Vietnam comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership, Chinese Ambassador to Vietnam Kong Xuanyou has said. In an interview granted to the Vietnamese press on the threshold of President Sang’s State level visit to China from June 19-21, the Chinese Ambassador noted that ... Read More »

French amphibious assault vessel visits Vietnam

The French Navy’s most modern amphibious assault vessel, Tonnerre, docked at Baria Serece port in southern coastal Ba Ria-Vung Tau province on June 18. The crew and cadets on board were briefed on Vietnam’s national defence policy by representatives from the Department of Foreign Relations and the Military Strategy Institute under the Vietnam Ministry of National Defence, and the Ho ... Read More »

VN’s book on cooperation in territorial waters launched

A book on cooperation for development in territorial waters in international law and reality was introduced to the public on June 18. It is part of the Vietnamese Ministry of Information and Communications’ efforts to build a document system guiding the media and public opinion, and popularising the management, protection and development of Vietnam’s sea and islands. The book, compiled ... Read More »

Vietnam attaches importance to developing ties with China

President Truong Tan Sang will pay a State-level visit to China from June 19 to 21 at the invitation of its President Xi Jinping. On this occasion, President Sang granted an exclusive interview to Chinese journalists based in Hanoi on a range of issues, from prospects of the two nations’ relations in the future to economic and trade potentials, and ... Read More »

NA deputies continue debating laws

Legislators at the 13th National Assembly (NA)’s on-going fifth session on June 18 heard reports on plans for the NA programme of law and ordinance building in 2013 and 2014, and debated the amendments to several laws. After passing a resolution on necessary changes of the plan for the law and ordinance building programme in 2013 and 2014, the deputies ... Read More »

CPV delegation visits Ukraine to foster ties

A high-ranking delegation of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) led by Politburo member Le Hong Anh is paying a working visit to Ukraine to boost the two countries’ traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation. Le Hong Anh, who is also the standing member of the Secretariat of the CPV, on June 18 held talks with Pyotr Simonenko, the First Secretary ... Read More »

PM calls for veterans to uphold political will

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has hailed the Vietnam War Veterans’ Association for its past achievements, making practical contributions to the country’s socio-economic development. The Prime Minister delivered the praise at a working session with leaders of the association in Hanoi on June 18. The Government leader expressed his wish that the association will continue bringing into full play its ... Read More »

Public Security Minister meets with Japanese envoys

The sound diplomatic ties between Vietnam and Japan have reaped many successes since both countries established their comprehensive strategic partnership, said Public Security Minister, General Tran Dai Quang. Minister Quang made the assertion when he received Vietnam-Japan Special Friendship Ambassador cum Japan-ASEAN Special Envoy Sugy Ryotaro, and Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Yasuaki Tanizaki in Hanoi on June 18. At the ... Read More »

Lao northern provinces hope to expand cooperation with Vietnam

Lao northern provinces of Luong Prabang and Saynhabuly have a wealth of favourable conditions to expand their cooperation with Vietnamese localities, especially in industrial tree planting and tourism development. The statement was made by Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos Nguyen Manh Hung at a reception hosted by Governor of Luong Prabang province Khampheng Saysompheng and Governor of Saynhabuly province Lien Thikeo ... Read More »