— Vietnam and Antigua and Barbuda have established diplomatic ties, a step forward to strengthen and develop mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries and peoples,a according to a recent joint communiqué signed by Ambassador Le Hoai Trung, head of Vietnam’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations (UN) and his counterpart Anthony Liverpool in New York.
— The moving direction of Super typhoon Haiyan is getting more complicated to forecast as though it is moving towards the west-northwest direction, it is likely to change in the direction between north and north-east when moving along the central coast towards the northern region, according to the National Hydrometeorological Center.
— Deputy Prime Ministers Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Hoang Trung Hai have met with leaders of the central province of Quang Ngai in an inspection to check for the preparations for the super typhoon Haiyan, which is expected to make landfall in central provinces early today.
— Vietnam has made significant progress in realizing its United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), particularly in poverty reduction and the universalization of primary school education, said Helen Clark, General Director of the United Nation Development Program at a recent seminar on women of ethnic minority groups and development issues in Hanoi.
— Hundreds of Japanese business executives have joined to a ceremony in Tokyo for the launch the Vietnamese Business Association in Japan (VBAJ) which, according to Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Doan Xuan Hung, will help make it easier for both nations’ firms to do business across such diverse areas as trade, science-technology, culture and education,
— The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has adopted a resolution honoring Vietnamese poet Nguyen Du and other world famous people at its ongoing 37th General Assembly in Parism, which, according to Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Thanh Son is a great honor for Vietnam.