China's oil rig violates Vietnam's sovereignty

China has positioned an oil rig together with many escort vessels deep into Vietnam’s continental shelf, violating Vietnam’s sovereignty, Vietnamese officials informed the media at an international press conference on May 7. 

Vietnam demands China withdraw from territorial waters

Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh spoke on the phone with Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi on the afternoon of May 6 on China’s drilling rig HYSY-981 and its ships operating in Vietnam’s waters

Vietnam and US sign nuclear agreement

Vietnam and the US on May 6 officially signed a bilateral agreement on using nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, which marks an important step in the trusted partnership between the two countries in the realm.

Vietnam opposes China's illegal drilling rig in its waters

Any activity conducted by foreign countries in Vietnam’s waters without permission is illegal and void, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Le Hai Binh has affirmed, adding that the country absolutely opposes it.

Senator Patrick Leahy concludes Vietnam's visit

Patrick Leahy, President Pro Tempore of the US Senate, wrapped up his productive five-day visit to Vietnam on April 20. 

US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator welcomed in Vietnam

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc hosted a reception on April 15 for Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency Gina McCarthy

2014 Vietnam - US naval exchange begins

Officers of the US Navy arrived in Tien Sa port in the central city of Da Nang on April 7, beginning their Naval Exchange Activity (NEA) with Vietnamese counterparts. 

US - ASEAN Defense Forum in Hawaii

Defence Minister Gen. Phung Quang Thanh on April 2 joined his US and ASEAN counterparts for US–ASEAN defence forum in Honolulu, Hawaii. 

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung speaks at the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit

Speaking at the plenary session of the 2014 nuclear security summit in The Hague, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung placed a stress on the need to enhance nuclear security for peace and development. 

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung met President Obama

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung met US President Barack Obama ahead of the third Nuclear Security Summit which opened in the Netherlands on March 24 (local time). 

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