<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.

Message of Ambassador Nguyen Tam Chien on tragedy in the US

We are so shocked and saddened by the national tragedy that the United States has suffered on the morning of September 11, 2001. The Embassy of Vietnam in the United States has followed the situation closely with deep concern and sympathy as the tragedy unfolds.

Farewell Dinner Remarks by Ambassador Le Van Bang

Embassy of Vietnam in Washington would like to inform you that after eight an half years of serving in the United States of America, first as Vietnam Ambassador to the United Nations and then as the first Vietnam Ambassador to the United States, Ambassador Le Van Bang, spouse Bui Thi An and son Le Tuan left Washington on June 10, 2001 for Vietnam to take up new duties.

Travel advisory for journalists

The 34th ASEAN Ministers Meeting (AMM-34), the 8th ASEAN Regional Forum, Post Ministerial Conferences and Ganga-Mekong Cooperation Conference will be held in Hanoi from 20th to 28th, July, 2001.

Procedures for foreign journalists, who would like to cover the above mentioned events in Vietnam, are requested by the Press and Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the SR of Vietnam as the following:

Vietnam-US MIA search team killed in helicopter crash

Embassy of Vietnam in the USA regrets to inform that:

An MI17 helicopter carrying the Viet Nam-U.S. Joint Team Searching for Americans Missing in Action (MIA) from the War in Viet Nam crashed in central Quang Binh province's Thanh Trach commune on April 7. All the 16 people on board were dead.

The victims included nine Vietnamese and seven Americans from the MIA office in Ha Noi.

The team was on a preparation work for the 65th Viet Nam-U.S. joint search for MIAs scheduled for May 3-June 1, 2001.

Embassy requests safety protection for Vietnamese workers

Dec. 5 --Viet Nam's Embassy in the United States has requested relevant offices of the U.S. Government to take emergency measures to protect the rights and safety of Vietnamese workers. The request was brought after local workers turned on Vietnamese employees at a Korean-owned garment company, Daewoosa, on the South Pacific island of American Samoa, causing serious injury to many Vietnamese workers.

US President W.J. Clinton pays official visit to Vietnam

President William Jefferson Clinton of the United States of America arrives in Ha Noi this evening, Nov. 16, at 11.pm (Hanoi time) beginning an official visit to Viet Nam from Nov. 16-19.

The visit is made at the invitation of President Tran Duc Luong.

The US President is accompanied by his spouse Hillary Clinton, his daughter Chelsea Clinton and his mother-in-law Dorothy Rodham.

Vietnam Embassy launches new website

The Vietnam Embassy in Washington, DC has launched this new website to help further the good relations between Vietnam and the United States and promote Americans' greater understanding of Vietnam.

We present this new site to the world as US President Bill Clinton prepares to visit Vietnam, a momentous point in the relationship between our two countries. We hope the site will help answer the questions of all who are curious about Vietnam and the President's visit.

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