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 Hanoi, December 3 (VNA) – Vietnam demands that China respect Vietnam’s sovereignty over the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang said at the Foreign Ministry’s regular press conference on December 3.

Hanoi, December 2 (VNA) - Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh has affirmed that Vietnam supports the official upgrade of ASEAN - European Union ties to the strategic partnership level.

Brussels, December 2 (VNA) – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the European Union (EU) agreed to elevate their relationship to “Strategic Partnership” during the 23rd ASEAN-EU Ministerial Meeting (AEMM) held on December 1 via videoconference.

Vientiane, November 29 (VNA) – Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs  Pham Binh Minh and Lao Minister of Foreign Affairs Saleumsay Kommasith on November 29 shared the view that the Vietnam-Laos relationship has been thriving despite a range of difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hanoi, November 26 (VNA) - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc discussed socio-economic issues, national defence and security, and external affairs during a working session with the teaching staff of the National Defence Academy in Hanoi on November 26.

HCM City, November 24 (VNS/VNA) - Weak regional connectivity across land, air and sea has hampered the growth of the southeastern region of Vietnam. Economists believe for the region to develop, it needs to change its mind set and strategy.

Jakarta, November 20 (VNA) - Vietnam’s chairing the virtual 37th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits over the last week was an exceptional achievement given the hugely disruptive impact of COVID-19 on the ASEAN calendar this year, Australian Ambassador to ASEAN Will Nankervis has said.

Hanoi, November 19 (VNA) – Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister To Anh Dung and his Polish counterpart Marcin Przydacz co-chaired a deputy ministerial-level political consultation meeting in the form of videoconferencing on November 19.

Hanoi, November 19 (VNA) – Many countries expressed their concern over the situation in the East Sea and affirmed a need to maintain sustainable peace and long-term stability in the important waters, during the 37th ASEAN Summit and the 15th East Asia Summit (EAS), Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang has said.

Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong addresses grand ceremony marking 90th anniversary of Vietnam Fatherland Front (All dailies, p1).

Hanoi, November 18 (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has assigned the Ministry of Finance to allocate more than 4,303 tonnes of rice from the national reserve for residents affected by recent storms and floods in three central provinces.

Hanoi, November 18 (VNA) – Natural disasters have claimed 280 lives and caused a total loss of approximately 29.9 trillion VND (close to 1.29 billion USD) to Vietnam since the beginning of this year, according to the National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.

Hanoi, November 17 (VNA) – Participants to the ongoing 12th South China Sea International Conference discussed openly how to maintain peace and cooperation in the waters.

·        National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan meets deputies who are teachers and educational managers, on the occasion of Vietnamese Teachers’ Day (Nhan dan, P1).

Hanoi, November 16 (VNA) - The disputes in the East Sea (South China Sea) need to be resolved by the concerned parties, with cooperation of the international community as well as the region, said a Vietnamese expert.

Hanoi, November 16 (VNA) - The 12th South China Sea International Conference, with the theme “Maintaining Peace and Cooperation through a Time of Turbulence”, kicked off on November 16 in both the in-person and online formats.

Storm Vamco wreaks havoc in central localities

Hanoi, November 16 (VNA) – Storm Vamco, the 13th storm to enter the East Sea this year, caused 18 people in the central region to suffer from injury as of 5pm on November 15, according to the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.

Thailand stands ready to promote regional peace, stability: PM

Bangkok, November 15 (VNA) - Prime Minister and Defense Minister of Thailand Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha has affirmed that Thailand stands ready to play a constructive role in promoting an environment that is conducive to peace, stability, prosperity and sustainability in the region.

ASEAN-UN comprehensive partnership grows stronger than ever: UN Chief

Hanoi, November 15 (VNA) – The comprehensive partnership between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the United Nations (UN) has been growing stronger than ever in recent years, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said at the 11th ASEAN-Summit held online on November 15.

PM urges New Zealand to open door wider for ASEAN goods

Hanoi, November 14 (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on November 14 called on New Zealand to open its door wider for goods and agricultural products of ASEAN countries as the sides have substantial potential for cooperation.