Read what is in the news today, June 5!
-- Remarks by Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the 18th Shangri-La Dialogue and on social media that Vietnam “invaded” and “occupied” Cambodia does not objectively reflect the historical truth, said Vietnamese foreign ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang on Tuesday.
-- Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Wednesday began an official two-day visit, aimed at enhancing the strategic partnership between the two countries in multiple areas, at the invitation of his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
-- Vietnam can be optimistic about its run for non-permanent membership of the United Nations (UN) Security Council for the 2020-2021 tenure, said Nguyen Phuong Nga, former head of the Vietnam Permanent Mission to the UN. On Friday, the UN General Assembly will vote to choose five members for the position, with Vietnam being the only representative in Asia-Pacific.
-- In a rare effort to restore the natural beauty of its beaches and reserve public areas for the people, the administration of Binh Dinh Province in south-central Vietnam has announced an unprecedented plan to relocate three major seaside hotel complexes away from the coast of the provincial capital of Quy Nhon.
-- A new terminal will be built at the Da Nang International Airport in the namesake city in central Vietnam. The VND9 trillion (US$391 million) terminal, the airport’s third, is designed to handle 18 million passengers and 100,000 metric tons of cargo yearly and will nearly double the airport’s capacity by 2030.
-- A five-day photo exhibition on plastic waste, themed ‘Save Our Seas’, opened in Hanoi on Tuesday as part of activities supported by the UN Development Program to observe the World Environment Day (June 5) and World Oceans Day (June 8).
-- A photo exhibition highlighting the 45-year relations between ASEAN and Japan was held in Hanoi on Tuesday as part of the symposium on ‘ASEAN-Japan Cooperation for Prosperity’. On display were 30 photos demonstrating the milestones in development of partnerships between Japan and each ASEAN member state as well with the bloc as a whole.
-- Vietnam will face hosts Thailand in the opening match of the 2019 King’s Cup football tournament at 7:45 pm on Wednesday (Vietnam time). The highly anticipated match will be broadcast live on Vietnamese channels VTC1, VTC3 and VTV5.