Bill Gates Arrives In Vietnam

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates has arrived in Hanoi for a visit eagerly awaited by Vietnamese students and the IT industry.

He starts Saturday his one-day visit with meetings with Prime Minister Phan Van Khai and President Tran Duc Luong before having a dialogue with IT students at the Hanoi Polytechnic University.

Vietnam Denies It Granted Limited Visa To US Congresswoman

The Foreign Ministry's spokesperson Le Dung said on April 10 that Vietnam has never issued a "limited entry visa" for US Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez.

He said that Vice Chairwoman of the National Assembly's Foreign Affairs Committee Ton Nu Thi Ninh had extended an invitation to member of the US House of Representatives Lorreta Sanchez for a visit to Vietnam in order to promote mutual understanding and bilateral relations.

Investment Law Increases Attractiveness of Securities Market

The Investment Law, which was passed by the National Assembly late last year and will take effect on July 1, is expected to help strongly improve the investment environment in Vietnam by infusing a new vital force into the securities market.

With regard to the investment environment, the law makes an important contribution by forming a common playground for all investors on the basis of WTO principles such as the most-favoured nation, and publicity and transparency principles.

US Expects Long-Term Relationship With Vietnam

An_Gillmore_018.jpgCongressman Paul Gillmor, left, and National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Van An
The United States wishes to maintain a positive long-term relationship with Vietnam, a US Congressman said Tuesday, expressing his hope that the two sides will soon come to an agreement on Vietnam's WTO entry.

Vietnamese And U.S. Holidays In 2006

The Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in the United States of America hereby informs that our office will be closed on the following dates in the year of 2006 in observance of the indicated holidays:

JANUARY:

MONDAY 02:      NEW YEAR'S DAY

MONDAY 16:       MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY

MONDAY 30:       VIETNAMESE LUNAR NEW YEAR

TUESDAY 31:      VIETNAMESE LUNAR NEW YEAR

FEBRUARY:

WEDNESDAY 01: VIETNAMESE LUNAR NEW YEAR

THURSDAY 02:     VIETNAMESE LUNAR NEW YEAR

Support Sought For Agent Orange Victims’ Suit

WASHINGTON DC — Vietnamese Agent Orange victims have called on more support from the US public in their lawsuit against US chemical companies.
The call comes after a meeting in Washington DC on Sunday between two AO victims, Dang Hong Nhut and Ho Si Hai, and US social activists.

VIET NAMESE FILM FESTIVAL AT SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE.

The event, from Dec. 2, 05 to Dec. 18, 05, features the following film:

1. Mê Thảo thời vang bóng – Glorious Times in Me Thao Hamlet
(Director: Nguyen Viet Linh)
7.00 p.m. Friday Dec. 2, 2005

2. Đời Cát – Sandy Lives
(Director: Nguyen Thanh Van)
2.00 p.m. Sunday Dec. 4, 2005

3. Vua bãi rác – King of Rubbish Dumps
(Director: Do Minh Tuan)
2.00 p.m Sunday Dec. 11, 2005

4. Của rơi – Lost and Found
(Director: Vuong Duc)
7.00 p.m. Friday Dec. 16, 2005

Notice on VTV4 Signal Reception

Nhằm tăng cường chất lượng, hình ảnh âm thanh trên kênh VTV4 tại khu vực Bắc Mỹ, kể từ ngày 1/10/2005, VTV sẽ thay đổi thông số thu VTV4 qua vệ tinh Telstar 5 tại khu vực Bắc Mỹ. Chi tiết như sau (nhấn vào đây để xem hướng dẫn và sơ đồ):

• Tần số : 11966 Mhz
• Symbol rate: 22000 Ksymbol/s
• Mã sửa sai FEC: 3/4
• Phân cực: H

Trong quá trình chuyển đổi, nếu quý khán giả cần thêm thông tin giải đáp xin liên hệ theo các số điện thoại sau:

Đài THVN:

Remarks by Ambassador Nguyen Tam Chien on the 60th Independence Day

REMARKS BY AMBBASSADOR NGUYEN TAM CHIEN  ON THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF VIETNAM'S INDEPENDENCE DAY (02 SEPTEMBER 1945 - 02 SEPTEMBER 2005)

7:00 p.m., August 31, 2005, 2251 R Street, NW, Washington, DC

Mr. Christopher Hill,
Mr. Peter Rodman,
Ladies and gentlemen,
Friends,

I would like to begin by offering our sympathy to the American people and friends on their losses and sufferings caused by Katrina hurricane and wishing them quick recovery.

White Paper on Human Rights

On August 18, 2005, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam released a White Paper on Human Rights. Please click here for the full text.

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