What you need to know today in Vietnam:
-- Vietnam's Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh left Hanoi on Friday for an official visit to Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and Belgium.
-- Vietnam aims to have firms in the world's top 80 defense companies in terms of revenue by 2025, military-run group Viettel said on Thursday within the framework of the Vietnam International Defense Expo 2022 in Hanoi. Viettel added that Vietnam expects to export defense equipment by that year.
-- Vietnam and other countries' defense equipment is on display at the first-ever Vietnam International Defense Expo 2022, scheduled to run in Hanoi from Thursday to Saturday.
-- Police arrested Nguyen Thanh Trung, deputy chief of the board tasked with managing industrial parks in Binh Duong Province, just outside Ho Chi Minh City, on charges of bribery and brokering illegal stays in Vietnam for others, the Ministry of Public Security said on Thursday.
-- Vietnam imported about 211,000 tonnes of chicken in January-October, according to the southern branch of the Department of Livestock Production under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
-- Vietnamese air carriers are making preparations to resume services to China as the Chinese government relaxed COVID-19 restrictions and has gradually allowed the resumption of commercial flights.
-- Vietnam is estimated to export US$136 billion worth of digital technology products in 2022, Pham Duc Long, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications, said in Hanoi on Thursday.
-- Croatia take on Brazil while the Netherlands encounter Argentina in the quarterfinals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup on Friday.
-- "Twitter Inc will roll out new controls as soon as next week to let companies prevent their ads from appearing above or below tweets containing certain keywords," Reuters reported, citing an email from the social media platform to advertisers on Thursday.