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Vietnamese and Norwegian Prime Ministers hold talk

VNA Sept. 27 -- Prime Minister Phan Van Khai held talks with his Norwegian counterpart Kjell Magre Bondevik in Oslo, Norway, right after his arrival in Norway on Sept. 27.

This is the third leg of the Vietnamese Prime Minister's fortnight tour of four Scandinavian countries from Sept. 20.

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Manh Cam meets UN leaders

While attending the 54th session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Nguyen Manh Cam, head of the Vietnamese delegation, met UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan; President to the 54th session of the UN General Assembly Theo Ben Gurirab and UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Mark Malloch Brown respectively, according to New York-based VNA correspondent.

UN leaders appreciated Vietnam

Prime Minister Phan Van Khai visits Finland

VNA Sept. 23 -- Prime Minister Phan Van Khai arrived in Helsinki, the capital of Finland, at 9:15 am (local time) today (Sept. 23), starting the second leg of his tour of four Scandinavian countries after a three-day visit to Sweden from Sept. 20.

The Vietnamese Prime Minister paid a courtesy visit to Finnish President Martti Ahtisaati, to whom he spoke highly of Finland's role and position in Europe and the world. PM Khai also praised the Finnish President's effective contributions to strengthening peace, friendship and cooperation among nations.

Prime Minister Phan Van Khai's activities during final day of 7th apec summit

Ha Noi, Sept. 13 (VNA) -- Prime Minister Phan Van Khai attended meeting sessions and met with Prime Minister Jenny Shipley of New Zealand and other leaders during the final day of the 7th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Auckland, New Zealand, on Sept. 13.

Speaking to the New Zealand PM, the Vietnamese PM expressed thanks to her country for extending hospitality to the Vietnamese delegation and spoke highly of New Zealand's efforts for the success of the Summit.

Prime Minister Phan Van Khai at working session in APEC

Ha Noi, Sept. 12 (VNA) -- Leaders of seven ASEAN countries who are in Auckland, New Zealand, for the seventh Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit had a working session today (Sept. 12).

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Manh Cam at APEC Ministerial Meeting

Nhan Dan Sep.11--Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Nguyen Manh Cam and some other Vietnamese senior officials attended the 11th Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) forum ministerial meeting, which was held on September 9-10 in Auckland, New Zealand to discuss issues of mutual concern in the APEC framework and to prepare for the seventh APEC summit.

US Secretary of State Madeline Albright Visits Vietnam

US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright arrived in Hanoi on September 6 to begin a two-day visit Vietnam.

Ms. Albright paid courtesy visits to General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Le Kha Phieu and Prime Minister Phan Van Khai, and had talks with Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Nguyen Manh Cam.

At the meetings, Vietnam and the US exchanged views on bilateral relations and on regional and international issues of common concern.

US Senate Delegation Visits Vietnam

A US Senate delegation head by Senator Richard Shelby, Chairman of the US Senate Select Committee for Intelligence, visited Vietnam from Aug. 28-31, 1999. The US Senate delegation was received by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minsister Nguyen Manh Cam, Defence Minister Pham Van Tra.

Five-day Working Week from October

Nhan Dan Aug 29--The Government has decided to carry out a five-day working week, starting from October 2 with two days off.

If a holiday coincides with Saturday or Sunday, administrative employees will have the following day off.

Beneficiaries are cadres, civil servants and people working in the administrative offices and socio-political organisations of the State.

If any departments of education and health sectors face difficulties, a six-day working week system will be still implemented until the first day of the year 2000.

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