General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Nguyen Phu Trong and the Vietnamese delegation arrived at Andrews military airport in Washington D.C at 8am of July 6 (local time), starting his official visit to the US at the invitation of the US administration.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung held talks on July 4 in Tokyo with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe who pledged that Japan will support Vietnam in infrastructure building towards high quality infrastructure development.
Party and State leaders officiated a celebration of the 100th birth anniversary (July 1) of the late Party chief Nguyen Van Linh in his hometown, the northern province of Hung Yen, on June 30. The commemorative ceremony began with a string of musical performances in honour of his life and revolutionary career.
The disbursement of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first half of the year reached 6.3 billion USD, up 9.6 percent from a year ago.