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-- President Donald Trump expressed support for a strong development of bilateral cooperative relationship between the U.S. and Vietnam during a meeting with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, on Friday.
-- Firefighters in the north-central provinces of Nghe An and Ha Tinh struggled for more than nine hours on Friday to put out a fire at a pine forest in the latter’s Xuan Hong Commune, Nghi Xuan District.
-- The police department for environmental crime prevention under the Ministry of Public Security said on Friday it has cooperated with municipal police to arrest a suspect residing in Hanoi’s Hoang Mai District for illegally transporting up to 207kg of ivory.
-- More than 110 hectares of forest were destroyed in four different wildfires in the two towns of Huong Tra and Huong Thuy, the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on Friday.
-- Power supply shortage in Vietnam’s northern and central regions has become more serious due to a sudden increase in demand of electrical loads and serious fire incidents affecting power generation, the state-run Vietnam Electricity (EVN) said in a Friday statement.
-- The People’s Committee of Hai Phong City, northern Vietnam, admitted at an online dialogue in Do Son District on Friday that opaque seawater and degraded accommodation facilities are the main reasons for the poor development of local tourism.
-- Thailand emerged as the feeder market with the strongest growth of tourists to Vietnam, 45.4 percent, in the first six months of 2019, according to the General Department of Tourism.
-- Ho Chi Minh City welcomed 17 million visitors in the first six months of this year, including 4.2 million foreigners, up 10.1 percent year on year, according to the municipal Department of Tourism.
-- Vietnamese businesses poured nearly US$200 million into 90 projects abroad in the first half of this year, according to the Foreign Investment Agency under the Ministry of Planning and Investment.
-- Vietnam on Friday beat Kuwait 3-0 in their final match at Group A of the tennis tournament Davis Cup Group III Asia-Oceania Zone taking place in Singapore, gaining a berth in the event’s Group II next year.