Read what is in the news today, June 3!
-- Vietnamese Defense Minister Ngo Xuan Lich called on parties concerned to work together to resolve disputes in a peaceful atmosphere, on the spirit of cooperation and community responsibility, while addressing the fifth plenary session of the 18th Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore on Sunday.
-- Members of Vietnam’s lawmaking National Assembly will spend the third week of its current plenary session to query four ministers – responsible for public security, construction, transport, and culture, sports and tourism – as well as Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh on issues of citizens’ interest in these areas.
-- Ho Chi Minh City’s neighbor Dong Nai Province has added one more city to its administrative divisions after the district-level town of Long Khanh was on Sunday upgraded into a city. Dong Nai formerly had only one city, which is its capital Bien Hoa.
-- A Vietnamese artist who has spent years painting and sculpting around 500 portraits of U.S. President Donald Trump has been invited to send five of his most extinguished works at the 2019 Florence Biennale art exhibition in Italy in October.
-- The 2019 Wecyc Week, a week-long event calling on Vietnamese people to take up cycling, has been launched by architecture-construction website Ashui.com in celebration of the World Cycling Day (June 2) and the United Nations World Environment Day (June 5).
-- Nearly 300 martial artists of 32 teams representing 18 countries competed in the first Vovinam World Cup held in the French city of Marseille from May 31 to June 2, as Vietnam looks to promote the traditional martial arts to 100 nations and territories by the year 2030.