Check out news you should not miss today, June 1:
-- Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe affirmed their willingness to work together in order to advance the Vietnam-Japan extensive strategic partnership to the next development step in all spheres in a more pragmatic, effective manner, during their talks in Tokyo on Thursday.
-- Vietnam asks China not to repeat live-fire drill in Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago and respect Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos, foreign ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said, responding to reporters’ inquiries on Vietnam’s reaction regarding China’s act, at a regular press conference in Hanoi on Thursday.
-- Hundreds of workers on Thursday went on strike in front of the Singapore-invested Triyards shipbuilding company in Dong Xuyen Industrial Zone in the southern city of Vung Tau, protesting that they had not received salary and social insurance for several months.
-- Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc gave approval to a proposal to develop a dual-purpose airport in Phan Thiet, the capital of the south-central province of Binh Thuan, during a meeting with the provincial senior leaders on Thursday.
-- Vietnam has around 40,000 people dying from illness related to smoking, while smokers spend VND31,000 billion ($1.36 billion) on cigarettes a year, according to a recent survey on global cigarette consumption.
-- Japan will continue its strong support for Vietnam’s sustainable development, focusing on constructing high-quality infrastructure, improving economic competitiveness and training human resources for the country, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said as he joined visiting Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang at a press conference in Tokyo on Thursday.
-- Vietnam’s Vietjet will officially launch a direct route connecting Hanoi with the Japanese city of Osaka on November 8, looking to further boost tourism and trade integration between the two countries and across the region, the low-cost carrier said in a press release on Thursday.
-- A project of sustainable and comprehensive development of bamboo and clam in Vietnam which has received a sponsor of EUR4.3 million (US$5 million) from the EU. The project is expected to be implemented by Oxfam and its partners in four years, starting this year, in five provinces including Nghe An, Thanh Hoa, Tra Vinh, Tien GIang and Ben Tre.