The delegation of more than 50 companies is a sign of rising interest in the global manufacturing hub, which is benefiting from a shift away from China amid Sino-US trade friction.
Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan replaces Nguyen Xuan Phuc who resigned on Tuesday after reports that he was facing ejection from the influential central committee amid
An estimated two billion people celebrate the Lunar New Year, which corresponds to the first new moon of the lunar calendar that occurs between late January to early February.
Health authorities and scientists say new formulas are needed to break the super-resistance of mosquitoes in Asia.
Preliminary talks, which may not lead to any deals, come as the Southeast Asian nation seeks new suppliers and Ukraine conflict strains capabilities of Russia, for decades Vietnam's main military partner.
The agreement will help Vietnam achieve its goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions to "net zero" by 2050, a goal which experts say is necessary to cap global warming.
Top US diplomat Blinken designates many countries including Russia as "countries of particular concern" who he says engaged in severe violations of religious freedom, but takes no action against India, seen by Washington as a key emerging ally.
Vietnamese authorities say all 303 people, including 20 children, have been brought to safety with the help of a nearby Japanese-flagged ship.
The bodies of two more people were found after a boat carrying Chinese nationals capsised, while eight remain missing.
The beauty queen is seeking assistance of the United Nations refugee agency to avoid being sent back to Myanmar, where she fears harsh punishment from the military government she has criticised.
Blaze began late on Tuesday, trapping workers and customers inside a multi-story venue in Thuan An city in Binh Duong province, leaving 32 dead.
The fire – the initial cause of which is reported as an electrical short circuit – kills 23 people and injures 11 others.
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