Check out the news you should not miss today, February 28.
-- Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko are scheduled to arrive in Vietnam today, February 28, on an official visit seen to mark a crucial milestone in the cooperation and friendship between Vietnam and Japan.
-- A monument dedicated to patriotic Cambodians and volunteer Vietnamese soldiers was inaugurated in Preah Vihear Province, Cambodia on Monday after a period of restoration as part of a major program to celebrate the 50th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties.
-- France's government will provide the best possible conditions to boost cooperation in information technology and e-government building with Vietnam, French Minister of State for State Reform and Simplification Jean-Vicent Placé said at a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh in Hanoi on Monday.
-- Vietnam strongly protests China's illegal ban on fishing in the East Vietnam Sea as this one-sided action violates Vietnamese sovereignty over the waters, Le Hai Binh, spokesperson of Vietnam’s foreign ministry, said on Monday.
-- An excavator was deployed to remove an illegally built fence in front of the Ho Chi Minh City branch of the State Bank of Vietnam on Monday, as part of the ongoing 'sidewalk clearing' campaign of District 1.
-- The Ho Chi Minh City administration has said that District 1 deputy chairman Doan Ngoc Hai is "doing the right thing" and "got the municipal administration's support" in his 'sidewalk reclamation' campaign, the body's chief of the secretariat told reporters on Monday.
-- The National Traffic Safety Committee on Monday handed over crash helmets specially designed to serve ethnic women with high-bun hairstyle.
-- Restoring order on sidewalks citywide has been set as one of the main points for the action plan of Ho Chi Minh City in March, the city’s chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong said after a meeting on Monday.
-- The Ho Chi Minh City administration held a meeting with the Association of Vietnamese Scientists and Experts, after which the two agreed to set a goal of turning the southern Vietnamese metropolis into a world-class financial center, the municipal deputy chairman, Tran Vinh Tuyen, said on Monday.
-- The first meeting of the Vietnam-Brunei Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation in Hanoi on Monday saw the two countries vow to lift two-way trade to US$500 million by 2025.
-- An exhibition entitled “Trade Relations between Japan and Vietnam in History,” running until May 5, opened to visitors at the Hue Royal Antiquities Museum in the central province of Thua Thien - Hue on Monday, showcasing famous Japanese pottery and ceramics dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries.