Observed Vietnamese and US Holidays in 2004

The Office of the Embassy will be closed in observance of the following Vietnamese and US holidays in 2004:

Thursday, January 01, 2004 - New Year’s Day
Monday, January 19, 2004 - Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday
Tuesday, January 20, 2004 - Vietnamese Lunar New Year Holidays
Wednesday, January 21, 2004 - Vietnamese Lunar New Year Holidays
Thursday, January 22, 2004 - Vietnamese Lunar New Year Holidays
Friday, January 23, 2004 - Vietnamese Lunar New Year Holidays
Monday, February 16, 2004 - U.S. President’s Day

SARS UNDER CONTROL IN VIETNAM

In acknowledgment of Vietnam’s success in containing the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), the World Health Organization (WHO) has lifted its advisory against traveling to Vietnam, effectively taking Vietnam out of the list of SARS-stricken countries. Other countries, which previously issued travel warnings, have also withdrawn theirs.

Closed days for Office of the Embassy in 2003

The Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam hereby informs that the Office of the Embassy will be closed on the following dates in the year of 2003 in observance of the indicated holidays:

Wednesday, January 01, 2003 New Year’s Day
Monday, January 20, 2003 Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday
Friday, January 31, 2003 Vietnamese Lunar New Year Holidays
Monday, February 03, 2003 Vietnamese Lunar New Year Holidays
Tuesday, February 04, 2003 Vietnamese Lunar New Year Holidays

Vietnam Trade Office Launches New Website


The Vietnam Trade Office in the US, located in Washington, DC, has recently launched a new website http://www.vietnam-ustrade.org aimed at introducing the business environment and business opportunities in Vietnam. The website includes, among other things, the following sections:

Major Exports - data on Vietnam’s major exports of textiles and apparel, footwear and leather, electronics and computers, furnishings and giftware, seafood, etc.

Biorgraphy of H.E Mr. Nguyen Dy Nien, Minister of Foreign Affairs

H.E Mr. Nguyen Dy Nien was born on December 9th, 1935 in Thanh Hoa province, Vietnam.

8/2002: Appointed by Prime Minister and confirmed by the National Assembly as Minster for foreign Affairs.

5/2002: Elected Member of National Assembly (NA)

1/2000: Appointed Minister for Foreign Affairs.

1995: Appointed President of the National Committee for Overseas Vietnamese.

Trade Fair "Vietnam Prospect 2002"

OBJECTIVES:

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Rev. Pham Xuan Thieu-Head of Protestant Church - passed away


Pastor Pham Xuan Thieu, head of Vietnam's Protestant Church (VPC) (southern region), died of a heart attack at 8.30pm on June 24 at his home at 30 Ho Hao Hon street, District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City, at the age of 60.

This was jointly announced by the VPC, the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee and his family on June 26.

Closed days for Office of the Embassy in 2002

The Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam hereby inform that the Office of the Embassy will be closed on the following dates in the year of 2002 in observance of the indicated holidays :

Tuesday, January 1, 2002: New Year

<B> Visit of Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung to the U.S</B>

Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung will pay a working visit to the United States of America from December 10 to 14th to further promote bilateral relations, especially in the fields of economy and trade between the two countries after the ratification of the Vietnam-U.S Bilateral Trade Agreement (BTA).

Agreement on visa exemption between Vietnam and Malaysia


Oct. 3 -- Viet Nam and Malaysia recently exchanged notes on visa exemption for their citizens.

Vietnamese and Malaysian citizens holding diplomatic, official, and ordinary passports will not need an entry visa to visit the other country for 30 days or less.

Members of resident diplomatic corps and consultates in the other country and their family members bearing diplomatic and official passports are exempted from normal visa requirements throughout their terms of office.

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