Check out news you should not miss today in Vietnam:
-- Vietnam always attaches importance to promoting its Strengthened Strategic Partnership with Thailand, State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc told Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha during their talks in Bangkok on Wednesday, the Vietnam News Agency reported.
-- New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern believed that Ho Chi Minh City plays an important role in Vietnam and New Zealand achieving the goal of raising two-way trade to US$2 billion by 2024, as she said while meeting with chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee Phan Van Mai on Wednesday.
-- Local police on Wednesday said they were investigating a viral video showing a man being brutally tortured by a group of fishermen while their boat were in the southern province of Ca Mau’s waters.
-- The Ho Chi Minh City Forest Protection Department on Wednesday received a 2-meter python weighing about 4kg from a local resident after he caught the reptile inside the trunk of a motorbike parked in a factory in Binh Chanh District.
-- The Saigon Railway Transport Joint Stock Company has offered an additional 8,000 tickets for the coming Tet holiday, which falls on January 22 next year, to meet local travel demand.
-- Doctors from Da Nang Hospital recently conducted inter-hospital consultation with their colleagues at Da Nang Hospital for Women and Children before performing a successful cesarean section for a 140kg woman with multiple chronic diseases.
-- The lawmaking National Assembly has officially agreed to add place of birth information back to new Vietnamese passports, following rejections from a number of countries earlier this year, the Vietnam News Agency reported on Wednesday.
-- Vietnam’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan on Wednesday signed the protocol to officially export edible bird's nests to China.