After five months of stable gas prices, Vietnamese motorists will feel the pinch at the gas pump after the government decided to push up domestic retail gas prices by seven per cent as of 7 p.m. Nov. 1.
Norway's King Harald V and Queen Sonja will begin their official visit to Vietnam on Monday Nov. 1 at the invitation of Vietnamese President Tran Duc Luong, marking a new milestone in Vietnam-Norway relations.
The Vietnamese Foreign Ministry Oct. 21 called on Russian authorities to take strong measures to protect the Vietnamese community living in Russia after a Vietnamese student was murdered by racist skinheads.
The 24th tourism forum of the Southeast Asian countries will be held in Langkawi, Malaysia from January 21-29, 2005 to promote the regionís tourism, attract investment and enhance tourist service quality.
Asian and European leaders have determined to bring Asia-Europe relations to a new stage with more vitality, issuing a declaration on economic, political and cultural cooperation at the end of the fifth Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM 5) in Hanoi last week.