Read what is in the news today in Vietnam:
-- Vietnam was elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council for the 2023-25 tenure at the 77th session of the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday.
-- Peacekeeping cooperation has been strongly promoted within the defense relations between Vietnam and Japan, delegates said during the 16th Meeting of the Experts’ Working Group on Peacekeeping Operations Cycle 4 for the 2021-23 period, which took place via videoconferencing on Tuesday.
-- A girl of Pa Co ethnic minority in north-central Quang Tri Province had a chance to take over the position of Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam Ann Måwe on Tuesday in celebration of the 2022 International Day of the Girl Child (October 11).
-- The border guard station at Moc Bai International Border Gate in southern Tay Ninh Province received 78 Vietnamese rescued from labor-abusing casinos and handed over by Cambodian authorities, including an internationally wanted person, on Tuesday.
-- The Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting mentioned on Tuesday a possibility of about 50-60 percent that a tropical depression would form in the East Vietnam Sea on Wednesday. The chance it strengthens into a storm is about 25-30 percent.
-- Police in Dong Ha City, Quang Tri Province said on Tuesday that they collaborated with their colleagues in Ho Chi Minh City to successfully arrest two men transporting 30kg of methamphetamine from Quang Tri to Ho Chi Minh City for sale on October 7.
-- Residents still struggled to buy gasoline for the third consecutive day on Tuesday in Ho Chi Minh City although many closed filling stations resumed operations right after the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Finance adjusted petrol prices upward on the same afternoon.
-- The Vietnam Software Association announced on Tuesday that the Vietnam Blockchain Summit 2022 will take place at the Vietnam National Convention Center in Hanoi on October 19 and 20.
-- The International Monetary Fund has maintained Vietnam’s GDP growth forecast at seven percent for this year.
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