Read what’s in the news today.
-- The seventh session of Vietnam’s lawmaking National Assembly will take place from May 20 to June 14, with law building on the 12-day agenda, the legislature’s General Secretary Nguyen Hanh Phuc said at a press conference on Friday.
-- World Vision International and Vietnam’s Ministry of Education and Training on Friday signed a cooperation agreement on implementing the humanitarian aid organization’s initiative of ending physical violence against children at home and school.
-- The closing ceremony of the sixth Pacific Partnership 2019 mission stop in Vietnam was held in the south-central province of Phu Yen on Friday.
-- Four women were put into temporary detention late Friday night for their alleged involvement in the death of two men, whose bodies were found hidden inside a house in the southern province of Binh Duong earlier this week.
-- As many as six cases of theft have been detected within Tan Son Nhat International Airport in only ten days from May 6, the airdrome security said Friday.
-- Authorities in Quang Nam have destroyed 22 pigs infected with African swine flu, as the outbreak of the highly contagious disease, which is incurable in pigs but harmless to humans, reached the central Vietnamese province.
-- Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc received Brazilian Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply Terresa Cristina Correa in Hanoi on Friday, during which he asked Brazil to facilitate the entry of Vietnamese farm produce, including shrimp and catfish, into the South American market.
-- Vietnam will create optimal conditions for the Japan Bank for International Cooperation and Japanese businesses to join key projects on energy, industry, transport and infrastructure, Nguyen Van Binh, head of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission, said as he received JBIC governor Tadashi Maeda in Hanoi on Friday.
-- Ho Chi Minh City-based Hong Bang International University on Friday inaugurated its Indian Studies Center, only the second of its kind in Vietnam following the maiden facility in Hanoi.