Vietnam’s progress in ensuring people’s freedom of belief and religion
Releasing of pigeons during 2013 Buddha Birthday Festival in Pho Quang Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh city. (Photo: VNA)

The draft Law on Religion and Belief is being discussed at the ongoing National Assembly Standing Committee’s third session which will run until September 22nd.
Decrees issued to realize seven Agreements

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The Government has issued seven Decrees on Vietnam’s special preferential import tariffs to realize seven Agreements.
NAM members stress importance of peaceful East Sea issue settlement
NAM members' representatives (Source: EPA/VNA)
Members of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) called for the settlement of all sovereign and territorial disputes in the East Sea by peaceful means without using or threatening to use violence in the final document adopted by the 17th NAM Summit in Venezuela which concluded on September 18th.
French-Vietnamese friendship organizations supports PCA ruling on East Sea
Source: Reuters/US Navy
The French-Vietnamese Friendship Association and organizations of the Vietnamese community, friendship organizations with Vietnam in France have issued a joint declaration in favour of the PCA ruling in The Hague in the Netherlands on the case of the Philippines on East Sea disputes.
Opportunities for overseas Vietnamese youth to visit Truong Sa archipelago
Saluting the flag on big Truong Sa island (Photo:
The authors of top prize-winning entries in the writing contest "Overseas Vietnamese youth and students with the task of protecting sovereignty over Vietnam’s sea and islands" will have the opportunity to visit Truong Sa archipelago.
Vietnam, Cambodia cooperate in repatriation of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers’ remains
At the signing ceremony in Kandal province (Photo: VNA)
The Steering Committee of Military Zone 9 of the Vietnam People’s Army and Cambodia’s Kandal provincial specialised committee, on September 20th signed a plan to cooperate in continued search and repatriation of the remains of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers in the 2016-2017 dry season.
Asian Beach Games opens in Da Nang
At the opening ceremony. (Photo: VOV)
The 5th Asian Beach Games (ABG5) officially kicked off at Bien Dong (East Sea) Park in the central city of Da Nang on September 24th./.

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