-- Vietnam and Cambodia will continue to coordinate closely in searching for and repatriating remains of Vietnamese soldiers who died in Cambodia, said Vietnam’s Defense Minister Ngo Xuan Lich and General Commander of the Cambodian Royal Armed Forces Vong Pisen said during talks in Hanoi on Tuesday.
-- President of the Council of State and Council of Ministers of Cuba Miguel Diaz Canel Bermudez will pay an official visit to Vietnam from November 8 to 11, during which a new trade agreement is expected to be signed between the two countries.
-- Vietnam believes that close and effective cooperation among coastal countries is the only solution for dealing with challenges and preventing conflicts over water resources, the country’s representative said at a debate on water, peace and security held at the UN’s headquarters in New York on Tuesday.
-- A deputy police chief who caused a multi-vehicle collision in Dong Xoai City, Binh Phuoc Province in southern Vietnam on Monday has blamed a blowout for the accident, despite witnesses’ accounts that he was drunk during the ordeal.
-- Dinh Ngoc He, a former senior lieutenant colonel in the military who was in July sentenced to 12 years behind bars by a court martial for wrongdoings at a company he chaired, has changed his appeal and pleaded not guilty to the charges, insisting that he was not aware of the illegal activities done by his subordinates.
-- Authorities in Can Tho City in southern Vietnam have not provided an answer to why they confiscated personal diamonds from the owner of a local gold shop that was caught offering illegal currency exchange service in January, despite a drove of questions directed at the issue during a press briefing on Tuesday.
-- More than 87,000 enterprises in Ho Chi Minh City have not fulfilled their duties in paying social insurance for their employees, while around 8,400 companies have been dissolved and left behind VND347 billion (US$14.87 million) in unpaid social insurance debt.
-- Garlic grown on Ly Son Island off central Vietnam, famous for their taste and rich nutrients, have seen their prices drop by half compared to previous years, leaving farmers calling for help in a rare event at the ‘garlic kingdom’ of the Southeast Asian country.
-- Vietnamese businesses are reacting negatively to an article in a government decree on transfer pricing prevention which limits the interest rates of loans, making it difficult for enterprises operating with a parent-company model.