ASEAN foreign ministers issued yesterday a statement expressing grave concern over the escalation of tension in the Korean Peninsula, urging the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and all parties concerned to exercise self-restraint to de-escalate the tension.
The Department of Preventive Medicine in Ho Chi Minh City said that Zika virus infection cases escalate with average 10 cases per week in the city. As of December 14, the city has recorded 127 cases in 22 districts.
According to the Vietnam General Statistics Office (GSO), trade deficit escalated to US$3 billion in the first four months this year, a three year record high. Especially, the trade gap from China approximated US$10.7 billion.