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2019 VietnamVietnam. In February, two former communications ministers, Nguyễn Bắc Son and Trương Minh Tuấn, were arrested for wasting millions of dollars in state funds in connection with public investment. Vietnam's government has fought a fierce fight against corruption since 2016, and several high-ranking politicians and officials have been brought to justice.

According to CountryAAH, the same month, a summit was held in Hanoi between US President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un. Alongside the meeting, Donald Trump met with Vietnamese politicians and business leaders. According to media, the talks resulted in, among other things, the Vietnamese airlines VietJet and Bamboo Airways signed a contract with the US aircraft manufacturer Boeing to buy 110 aircraft for a value of just over US $ 15 billion.

2019 Vietnam

The United Nations Food Organization called on Vietnam in March to announce a national emergency after the African swine fever took hold in the country. More than 1.2 million pigs were feared to have been infected with the disease in May, and in June, the Vietnamese state stated that close to 10% of the country's pig population had so far been killed to stop the infection. The African swine fever began to spread in Vietnam in February and has its largest spread in Africa. In recent years it has also spread to Asia and some EU countries.

In October, 39 refrigerated and deceased people were found in a truck container outside London. A few weeks later, the British and Vietnamese police announced that all of the victims were Vietnamese migrants, many of whom came from the poor provinces of Nghệ An and H角 Tĩnh. Two Northern Ireland men, aged 23 and 25, were arrested in the UK on suspicion of 39 cases of murder and 39 cases of murder, as well as money laundering and human smuggling. At the same time, two more men were sought by British police.

In Vietnam, the government condemned human smuggling in strong terms and called for international cooperation to combat it. Authorities began an investigation into suspected human trafficking and ten people were arrested.

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