What you need to know today:
-- Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Thursday met with Speaker of the Republic of Korea (RoK)’s National Assembly Moon Hee-sang, who said the parliament has high consensus on the continued enhancement of all-round relations with Vietnam, according to the Vietnam News Agency.
-- Minister of Public Security General To Lam led a Vietnamese delegation to the 10th ASEAN Plus Three Ministerial Meeting on Transnational Crime (AMMTC+3) Consultation which took place in Bangkok, Thailand on Thursday, the Vietnam News Agency reported.
-- Police in the southern Vietnamese province of Long An said on Friday that they had arrested a suspect for robbing a gold shop with an axe on Monday.
-- Ho Chi Minh City authorities have said they will close Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street to all vehicles on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday to organize a festival to celebrate the city's development and integration.
-- Rain is in the forecast in the provinces from Ha Tinh to Phu Yen and in the localities from Thua Thien-Hue to Binh Dinh on Friday evening, according to Vietnam's weather service.
-- Samsung plans to open a research and development center in Hanoi in 2022 and will recruit 3,000 Vietnamese engineers, according to the Vietnam News Agency.
-- Vietnam U22s routed Laos U22s 6-1 in men's football at the 2019 Southeast Asian Games in the Philippines on Thursday. The junior Vietnamese are on top of Group B with 6 points, followed by Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Laos, and Brunei.
-- Vietnam will face Indonesia in women's football at 3:00 pm (Vietnam time) on Friday at the 2019 Southeast Asian Games in the Philippines. The Vietnamese women drew Thailand 1-1 in their opening match on Tuesday.