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Hanoi, February 7 (VNA) – Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and his spouse will pay official visits to Singapore and Brunei from February 8-11 at the invitation of Singaporean PM Lee Hsien Loong and Sultan of Brunei Hasanal Bolkiah.

Jakarta, February 4 (VNA) - The ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Retreat (AMM Retreat) wrapped up on February 4 in Jakarta, Indonesia, highlighting ASEAN's determination to promoting relations with regional and international partners on the basis of substance, equality, mutual respect and mutual benefit.

Jakarta, February 4 (VNA) - Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son met with his Cambodian, Philippine and Malaysian counterparts on February 3 on the sidelines of the 32nd ASEAN Coordinating Council Meeting (ACC-32) in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Jakarta, February 4 (VNA) - The Vietnamese delegation to the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Retreat, led by Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son, has actively contributed ideas to creating ASEAN's consensus on many important decisions such as measures to improve the group's institution effectiveness, implement the five-point consensus on the Myanmar issue, and support Timor Leste.

Jakarta, February 4 (VNA) - Vietnamese Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son on February 4 emphasised the need for ASEAN to maintain a balanced and harmonious approach to its partners, promote the effectiveness and value of ASEAN-led mechanisms, and better the building of mutual trust and understanding for cooperation in response to emerging issues.

Jakarta, February 2 (VNA) – Senior officials of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) gathered in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta on February 2 to discuss preparations for the 32nd ASEAN Coordinating Council (ACC) Meeting and the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Retreat (AMMR).

Ottawa, January 29 (VNA) – The Canada-Vietnam Friendship Society (CVFS) on January 28 organised a virtual seminar on the nations’ 50 years of diplomatic and cooperative ties (1973-2023), attracting participation of Canadian scholars, international friends, and Vietnamese expatriates.

Hanoi, January 27 (VNA) – Strengthening the connectivity between the European Union (EU) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and deepening the bilateral economic ties will be one of the priorities of the 27-member union this year, according to EU Ambassador to ASEAN Igor Driesmans.

Ca Mau, January 25 (VNA) – Ca Mau province forms the southernmost part of Vietnam and is located in the Mekong Delta. Its eastern side borders the East Sea while the western and southern sides face the Gulf of Thailand, and the north is adjacent to Bac Lieu and Kien Giang provinces.

HCM City, January 24 (VNA) - Cu Chi Tunnels, a network of underground defense tunnels built by locals and resistance forces from 1946 to 1968 in the district of the same name, have become a popular tourist attraction in Ho Chi Minh City.

Hanoi, January 24 (VNA) - As part of the national intangible cultural heritage, the Tu Linh boat racing festival in Ly Son island district in the central province of Quang Ngai is organised annually to pay tribute to national ancestors.

Hanoi, January 23 (VNA) - The central province of Quang Tri is emerging as a bright spot in the central region and especially in the East-West Economic Corridor (EWEC) in terms of potential for tourism development, renewable energy and connecting international trade.

Hanoi, January 23 (VNA) – Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son has highlighted the six priorities the diplomatic sector will focus on in 2023, during a recent interview granted to the press.

Hanoi, January 23 (VNA) – The Nine Dynastic Urns, built in late 1835 and completed in early 1837, was recognised as a national treasure in 2012, and considered the most valuable bronze objects in Vietnam.

Moscow, January 20 (VNA) - Russian scholars highlighted the strategic value of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) in settling the East Sea issue while attending a scientific workshop held at the Institute of Oriental Studies (IOS) under the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) on January 19.

Paris, January 19 (VNA) – The Vietnamese Embassy in France on January 18 held a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of the Paris Agreement on Ending the War and Restoring Peace in Vietnam (Paris Peace Accords) (January 27, 1973-2023).

Vietnam values development of friendship with Portugal: PM

Hanoi, January 18 (VNA) – The Vietnamese Government always values the development of traditional friendship with Portugal, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh told Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs Joao Gomes Cravinho during a reception in Hanoi on January 18.

Vietnamese, RoK top legislators hold talks

Hanoi, January 17 (VNA) – National Assembly (NA) Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue on January 17 held talks with Speaker of the Republic of Korea (RoK)’s NA Kim Jin-pyo who is on an official visit to Vietnam from January 12-18.

Minister: PM’s Lao visit achieves comprehensive, substantial results

Hanoi, January 12 (VNA) – The official visit to Laos by Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh is a success, contributing to realising diplomatic policy set by the 13th National Party Congress which advocates valuing the development of ties with neighbouring and ASEAN countries, with the top priority given to Laos, said Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son.

Resources of Vietnamese at home and abroad propel nation forward

Hanoi, January 12 (VNA) – Millions of overseas Vietnamese (OV) residing in more than 130 countries and territories across the world are an extremely important factor that has contributed to Vietnam’s extensive and intensive international integration, promotion of external cooperation, and mobilisation of international resources serving its cause of national construction and development, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Quang Hieu wrote in his recent article.