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-- At separate meetings with a delegation from the Japan-Vietnam Economic Committee under the Japan Business Federation (Keidanren) held in Hanoi on Tuesday, Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc highly appreciated roles played by the committee’s co-Presidents in improving the investment climate in the Southeast Asian country and strengthening strategic ties between the two nations across sectors, especially in the realization of the Vietnam-Japan Joint Initiative.
-- International economic integration promotion is a focal task of the diplomatic sector, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc stressed on Tuesday, the second day of the ongoing 29th Diplomatic Conference. He also urged heads of Vietnamese representative diplomatic agencies in other countries notify the Vietnamese Foreign Minister or himself immediately of proposals which will do good to the country.
-- An Airbus A321 of national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines on Tuesday had the balance wing tip on its rear tail torn during a flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Vinh City, the capital of the north-central province of Nghe An the same morning.
-- The Party Committee of the central city of Da Nang has decided to use the endangered brown-shanked douc langur, indigenous to Son Tra Peninsula, located around 10 kilometers from its heart, as the city’s mascot for the 2017 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum it is hosting next year. The choice of the species, dubbed “the queen of primates,” is indicative of the municipal administration’s efforts in building an environmentally-friendly city.
-- Tran Viet Nga, deputy head of the Health Ministry's Food Safety Department, has affirmed that a conclusive response from authorities over whether fish sourced from the central coastline is edible will be announced by the end of this month, four months after the region was embroiled in the mass fish death controversy.
-- The Southern Aviation Authority at a Tuesday meeting called for measures to stop laser pointing at cockpits during take-off and landing which has gone rampant and jeopardized flight safety at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City over the past three years.
-- Police in District 5, Ho Chi Minh City said on Tuesday that they are detaining five suspects, including a teen girl, who had been caught robbing three foreign tourists at a restaurant on Sunday. The gang had successfully mugged several foreigners after pimping and soliciting sex to them at local restaurants before.
-- Colonel Nguyen Thanh Tung, head of the Bac Tu Liem District police department in Hanoi, confirmed to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on Tuesday that they had reached a preliminary conclusion on a case in which a 30-year-old woman had hired a man to chop off parts of her own left hand and foot in a sophisticated scheme to stage a false railway accident and earn a VND3.5 billion (US$157,247) insurance claim.
-- Vietnamese soccer fans were delighted at the sight of the LED advertisement board of Ton Dong A JSC, a local steel sheet producer, during three Premier League games on Saturday last week. Nguyen Thanh Trung, the group’s CEO and board chair, has revealed the brand will appear at high frequency in each of another 10 matches during the 2016-2017 season between top-flight teams including Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United.
-- The administration of Nha Trang City, a resort coastal hub in the south-central province of Khanh Hoa, has released a code of tourist conduct which demands travelers not publicize distorted information about the locality during conversations or on their personal pages.
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