Read what is in the news in Vietnam today:
-- Head of the Vietnamese Communist Party Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations Le Hoai Trung and Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi discussed and agreed on many measures to effectively realize high-level common perceptions and deepen the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between Vietnam and China during their meeting in Hanoi on Saturday.
-- Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh met with French President Emmanuel Macron in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates on Saturday on the sidelines of the 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28), which opened in Dubai on the same day.
-- Former South Korean President Lee Myung Bak called on his country’s enterprises to invest in Thai Binh Province, northern Vietnam at an investment, trade, and tourism promotion conference held in the Vietnamese province on Saturday.
-- Dien Bien Airport in the namesake northern upland province reopened on Saturday after an eight-month closure for an upgrade and expansion.
-- The Hanoi Department of Transport has proposed piloting a bicycle lane on a road running along the To Lich River to ensure cyclists’ safety. Under the pilot plan, which requires nearly VND10 billion (US$411,691), the road will be connected to public transport systems, such as metro lines, bus routes, and public bike rental stations.
-- The Border Guard Command in Quang Nam Province, central Vietnam on Friday found an unmanned Sierra Leone-flagged vessel with a tonnage of nearly 14,000 metric tons and a length of 132 meters grounding on the coast of the province.
-- The Mines Advisory Group, a humanitarian non-government organization that helps clear explosive remnants of war, on Saturday said its mobile team in the north-central province of Quang Binh had coordinated with the provincial Military Command and local authorities to safely remove three unexploded wartime bombs out of residential areas.
-- “Evacuations were under way in the Philippines after a quake of at least magnitude 7.5 struck the southern region of Mindanao on Saturday night, triggering tsunami warnings in the country and in Japan, though a U.S. agency said the risk of large waves had passed,” according to Reuters.
-- “Heavy snowfall in Bavaria prompted an all-day cancellation of flights and long-distance trains out of Munich, with Christmas markets closed, some ski lifts unable to run and a football match called off as the city battled with the icy conditions,” Reuters reported.