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Hanoi, September 22 (VNA) – Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has sent a message of sympathy to PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc over serious human and asset losses in Vietnam’s central region caused by storm Noul.

Hanoi, September 21 (VNA) – Ministries, sectors and localities are mobilising relevant forces to quickly address the consequences of Storm Noul, as requested by the Office of the Central Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.

Hanoi, September 19 (VNA) – One person in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue died, another went missing in Quang Tri and 110 others were injured after storm Noul swept through the central region, reported the Office of the Central Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.

Hanoi, September 18 (VNA) – Localities in the central province of Quang Tri are striving to deal with consequences of Storm Noul, the fifth in the East Sea this year.

Hanoi, September 18 (VNA) - Hoang Binh Quan, member of the Party Central Committee (PCC) and head of its Commission for External Relations, held online talks with General Secretary of Mexico’s Labour Party (PT) Alberto Anaya on September 18, seeking ways to maintain and enhance the traditional and friendly relationship between the two Parties and peoples amid COVID-19.

Hanoi, September 18 (VNA) - Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh on September 18 proposed pushing ahead with the resumption of visits by leaders of Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) and effectively maintaining dialogues in flexible forms.

Hanoi, September 18 (VNA) - The Vietnam Red Cross Society (VNRC) has strengthened its preparedness for Typhoon Noul, which has struck central Vietnam, by increasing its stock of emergency supplies, the VNRC Central Committee said on September 18.

Thua Thien-Hue, September 18 (VNA) - Storm Noul, the fifth in the East Sea this year and which made landfall in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on the morning of September 18, has so far killed one person and injured 23 others.

Hanoi, September 18 (VNA) – National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has announced that it would adjust schedules of flights from/to Vinh airport in the central province of Nghe An on September 18 as storm Noul hit the region earlier on the day.

Hanoi, September 18 (VNA) - Storm Noul, the fifth to enter the East Sea this year, made landfall in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on September 18 morning, causing heavy downpours, strong winds and lightning.

- Vietnam, Republic of Korea boost cooperation (All dailies, p1). PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc receives visiting RoK Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha in Hanoi.

Hanoi, September 17 (VNA) – The Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV) has issued an urgent document requesting three airports in the central region to suspend operation on September 18, the day storm Noul is slated to land in the region.

Hanoi, September 17 (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc received visiting Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Kang Kyung-wha in Hanoi on September 17.

Jakarta, September 17 (VNA) – Chargé d'Affaires of the US Mission to ASEAN Melissa A. Brown has affirmed that Washington commends Vietnam for its efforts as ASEAN Chair during this challenging time caused by COVID-19.

Hanoi, September 17 (VNA) - Noul, the fifth storm to enter the East Sea this year, is gaining strength, heading to the central region of Vietnam and is expected to make landfall on September 18.

Singapore, September 17 (VNA) – Singaporean Permanent Secretary for Defence Chan Heng Kee and US Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Policy James Anderson co-chaired the 11th Singapore-US Strategic Security Policy Dialogue (SSPD) at Singapore’s Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) on September 16.

Vietnam facilitates investment of EU firms: PM

Hanoi, September 16 (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on September 16 hosted a reception for Dutch and Belgian Ambassadors, Elsbeth Akkerman and Paul Jansen, along with EU investors who want to pour capital into a seaport logistics project worth nearly 1 billion USD in Vietnam.

Vietnamese PM, German Chancellor hold phone talks

Hanoi, September 15 (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc engaged in a talk on the phone with Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel on September 15 on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of Vietnam – Germany diplomatic ties (September 23, 1975, 2020).

Canada’s support to ASEAN focused on bloc’s objectives: ambassador

Jakarta, September 14 (VNA) - Canada’s assistance to ASEAN is focussed on the bloc’s objectives in promoting and protecting the rights of women and girls, strengthening human capital; building resilience to natural disasters, and promoting peace and security, Canadian Ambassador to ASEAN Diedrah Kelly has said.

AMM 53: US stresses law-based international order in East Sea

Washington (VNA) – US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E. Biegun and foreign ministers stressed the importance of law-based international order in the settlement of disputes and rising militarisation in the East Sea at the virtual 27th ASEAN Regional Forum.

AMM 53: Cambodia reiterates stance on East Sea issue

Phnom Penh, September 13 (VNA) – As a non-claimant state, Cambodia aligns itself with the common aspiration that the East Sea remains a sea of peace, stability and prosperity, stated Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn.

AMM 53: US stresses law-based international law in East Sea

Washington, September 13 (VNA) – US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E. Biegun and foreign ministers stressed the importance of law-based international order in the settlement of disputes and rising militarisation in the East Sea at the virtual 27th ASEAN Regional Forum.

ASEAN prioritises COVID-19 response at AMM 53: Expert

Bangkok, September 13 (VNA) – As Chair of ASEAN 2020, Vietnam made the response to COVID-19 a top priority of the 53rd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM 53) and related meetings, according to Dr Balazs Szanto from Webster University Thailand.