Read what is in the news today, April 24!
-- Vietnamese Minister of Defense Ngo Xuan Lich on Tuesday hosted a reception for newly-appointed Ambassador of Canada to Vietnam Deborah Paul, expressing his high hopes that the diplomat would help further promote defense ties between the two countries and contribute to strengthening the Vietnam-Canada Comprehensive Partnership.
-- Vietnam's SU-22 military aircraft suffered serious damage after it skidded off an airport runway in the northern province of Yen Bai during a training flight on Tuesday afternoon. The pilot had ejected safely from the jet but an airport security guard was reportedly injured in the incident.
-- Vietnamese enterprises must get more creative to deal with modern challenges and complicated developments in the region and the world, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said at a teleconference on international integration on Tuesday.
-- Economic ministers of member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Tuesday inked the ASEAN Trade in Services Agreement (ATISA) and a fourth protocol amending the ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement (ACIA) in Thailand as part of the 25th ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM)’s Retreat, which took place in Phuket from April 22 to 23.
-- Hanoi will create optimal conditions for the licensing and construction of a new research and development (R&D) center of Samsung Vietnam, the city’s chairman Nguyen Duc Chung said on Tuesday while receiving the company’s general director Choi Joo-ho.
-- Vietnam’s exports of agro-forestry-fishery products in April are forecast to hit US$3.5 billion, pushing the figure in the first four months of this year to $12.4 billion, equivalent to what was recorded in the same period of last year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
-- Poor logistical services in the Mekong Delta region of southern Vietnam have raised the cost of exportation and caused great losses to export firms, experts and insiders said at a workshop on enhancing connectivity to improve value chains of farm produce and aquatic products in the region, held in Can Tho City on Tuesday.
-- The administration of Thua Thien – Hue Province in central Vietnam has proposed a project to restore the iconic landmark of Hai Van Quan (Hai Van Gate), which sits on the highest spot of the Hai Van Mountain Pass connecting Thua Thien – Hue and neighboring Da Nang. The national relic site, described by a former Vietnamese emperor as “the world’s most marvelous wonder," has been ravaged by time and past wars in the country.