Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh chaired a teleconference with heads of Vietnamese representative agencies abroad on Monday to discuss the enhancement of economic diplomacy to contribute to national development.
-- Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang expressed their delight at the development of ties between the two Parties and countries during their phone talks on Monday, the Vietnam News Agency reported.
-- A 23-year-old woman and her three-year-old son drowned while bathing at a shrimp farming pond in the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu on Sunday, authorities confirmed on Monday.
-- A man turned himself in to police in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City and handed over the body of his girlfriend on Monday after allegedly murdering the victim over a conflict.
-- Police in Hanoi confirmed on Monday they had apprehended a 29-year-old man on suspicion of robbing multiple women and threatening them with a knife.
-- Vice-chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Vo Van Hoan has been reprimanded by the prime minister due to his violations and shortcomings while performing duties.
-- A group of cyclists were seen riding in the automobile lane of Pham Van Dong Boulevard in Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City early on Tuesday morning, putting themselves and others at risk of traffic accidents.
-- The Ministry of Health reported 1,778 COVID-19 cases on Monday, raising the national tally to 11,460,227, with 10,579,588 recoveries and 43,141 deaths.
-- Hanoi has welcomed more than 13.8 million visitors and earned nearly VND40 trillion (US$1.6 billion) in tourism revenue in the first nine months of 2022.