Southeast Asia


VN has highest obesity rate in SEA

VGP – Viet Nam had the highest rise in the number of obese people — those with a body mass index above 25 — in the five years through 2014, at 38%, followed by Indonesia…



Leaders congratulate Belgium on National Day

VGP – Party General Secretary, State President Nguyen Phu Trong and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Saturday extended their greetings to Belgian King Philippe I and Prime Minister Charles Michel, respectively on the occasion…



VN helps Laos build economics-finance academy

VGP – Construction of Viet Nam-funded Dongkhamxang Academy of Economics and Finance began its third phase on July 19 in the Lao capital Vientiane.  Source: VGP News Read More: VN helps Laos build economics-finance academy




Top legislator receives Latvian FM

VGP – National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan hosted a reception for Latvian FM Edgars Rinkevics who is on a working visit to Viet Nam on July 17 in Ha Noi.  Source: VGP…


Fourth VN-Laos political consultation organized

VGP – Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung and his Lao counterpart Khamphau Onthavanh on July 16 co-chaired the fourth political consultation between the two Ministries of Foreign Affairs (MoFAs) in Vientiane, Laos.  Source: VGP News…