Vietnam Goes Global

Strategic Media, in cooperation with Foreign Affairs magazine, profiles Vietnam, a country poised to become the next Southeast "Asian tiger" economy. With one of the fastest growing economies in the world, long-gone are the bleak associations with war, poverty and strife that once plagued the country. Vietnam now boasts one of the best records in cutting poverty numbers, an increasingly industrialized economy and a burgeoning relationship with the United States. Thirty years after the U.S.-Vietnam War, as the Vietnamese Prime Minister completes a landmark U.S.

Vietnam Festival in Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of U.S. - Vietnam Relations

Join this weekend celebration of Vietnamese culture in recognition of the 10th anniversary of the normalization of relations between the United States and Vietnam.

This event is organized jointly by the Freer Gallery of Art and the Sackler Gallery, the U.S. Department of State, the Embassy of Vietnam, and the US-Vietnam Trade Council
at The Freer Gallery of Arts and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery - Independence Avenue, at 12th Street, SW Washington, DC, Metro: Smithsonian.

Vietnam on the Path of Reform

By Phan Van Khai

The Washington Times, June 21, 2005

A Breakthrough in Legal Building Program of Vietnam

Imbued with the determination of building an efficient administration, creating a favorable and transparent environment for economic development and attraction of both domestic and foreign investment, and meeting the demands of international economic integration process and accession to the World Trading Organization (WTO), Vietnam 11th National Assembly convened the 11th Session on May 5th 2005. This can be regarded as a special session which lasts half month longer than a regular session and focuses on discussing and approving various Laws.


I. Religious freedom in Viet Nam in 2004

1. General policy: On June 18th, 2004, at the 19th session of the 11th National Assembly, the Standing Committee of the Vietnamese National Assembly adopted the Ordinance on Belief and Religion, which came into effect on Nov. 15, 2004. The Ordinance and its implementing instructions have been circulated. A Decree providing explanation and instructions for the implementation of Ordinance has been drafted and is now in the process of seeking approval from the Prime Minister.

Holidays in 2005

The Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the United States of America hereby informs that our office will be closed on the following dates in the year of 2005 in observance of the indicated holidays:


Monday 17: Martin Luther King, Jr., Day
Thursday 20: Inaugration the President and Vice President


Some Facts about People's Army of Vietnam


The 60th Anniversary of the Founding of Vietnamese People’s Army and
the 15th Anniversary of All-People’s National Defense Day of Vietnam
(22 December 1944 – 22 December 2004)

I. Overview: The process of founding, fighting, building, and growing of the Vietnamese People’s Army

Ambassador's remarks on National Day Celebration

Remarks by Ambassador Nguyen Tam Chien
At the Reception
on the Occasion of the 59th Anniversary of National Day
2251 R Street, 6:30 p.m., 8/9/2004

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Press Release: TRADITION AND CHANGE: Vietnamese Art Today

TRADITION AND CHANGE: Vietnamese Art Today
2251 R Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008
Dates: July 12 to 24, 2004
Exhibition hours: Monday to Saturday, 11 AM to 5 PM, or by appointment
Contacts: - Bach Ngoc Chien – Press Attaché, Tel: 202-861-2291
- Judith Hughes Day – Curator, Tel: 212-721-3053,

Factsheets about Vietnam as of April 2004

I/. Progresses in the exercise of Human Rights in Vietnam

1. Basics