Vietnam respects Yugoslavian people's right to self-determination

Vietnam respects Yugoslavian people's right to self-determination

On October 6, Spokeswoman for the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry, Ms.Phan Thuy Thanh, while answering questions from foreign correspondents about Vietnam's comments on the latest developments in Yugoslavia said: "Vietnam respects the right of the Yugoslavian people to self-determination."

She noted that the issue was an internal affair for Yugoslavia.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Dy Nien visits the United States

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Dy Nien visits the United States from Sept. 20,2000.

During his four-day visit that ended on September 24, Foreign Minister Nguyen Dy Nien met on separate occasions with Secretary of State Madeline Albright, National Security Deputy Advisor General Donal Kerrick, Senators John Kerry and Chuck Hagel, members of the House of Representatives Lane Evans and Philip Crane, representatives of the US business circles and General Secretary of the Organisation of American States (OAS) Cesar Gaviria.

MFA Spokeswoman on remarks of US Trade Representative Barshefsky

On September 21, 2000, MOFA's Spokeswoman Phan Thuy Thanh answered to question of Reuters on remarks made by US Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky and Republican Representative Illeana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida at the testimony before the House Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Affairs and House Subcommittee on International economic policy and trade


Vietnam welcomes President Clinton's official visit

On September 15, 2000, replied to the question of correspondent on coming visit of President Clinton, Spokesman of Foreign Affairs Ministry said :

"Viet Nam welcomes US President William Clinton

President Tran Duc Luong Speech at the Millennium Summit on Sept, 6th, 2000

President Tran Duc Luong calls for UN efforts for peace

Vietnam - ASEAN relations

Five years ago on July 28 1995, Vietnam officially joined the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). This is an important political event, vividly manifesting the foreign policy of openness, multilateralisation, diversification and initiative in regional and international integration of Vietnam. The process of joining ASEAN not only helps raise considerably Vietnam

Spokeswoman on Congressional Resolution 295

Ha Noi, May 4 -- Spokeswoman for the Foreign Ministry Mme Phan Thuy Thanh, referring to the House's May 3 resolution calling for the release of all religious and political prisoners in Viet Nam and a removal of the 4th provision of the country's Constitution, said the US House of Representatives made an impudent interference into Viet Nam's internal affairs and a violation of international law.

Answering a relevant question raised by Radio The Voice of Viet Nam, she stressed:

Spokeswoman on Human Rights Watch comments

"It is regrettable that though recognising Vietnam's achievements in the recent past and welcoming the Vietnamese Government's decision to release tens of thousands of prisoners from detention camps, the Human Rights Watch report gave biased comments on what is going on in Vietnam," said the spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry, Ms Phan Thuy Thanh.

Vietnam Television programs in North America

From April 27, 2000, Vietnam Television will begin to air its daily 4-hour programs in North America, which includes Canada and the USA. It is necessary to own a satellite dish in order to receive the programs. Following is the technical specification for the reception:

Satellite Name: Telstar-5 Ku-band

Size of receiver: 80 cm and up
Orbital Location: 97 degree W
Transponder No: xp 8
Uplink Frequency: 14,174 MHz

Downlink Frequency: 11,874MHz

Downlink Polarization: Horizontal

Digital: MCPC
Feed: Linear

FM Spokesperson on Addressing War Consequences

Those countries that conducted and took part in the aggressive wars against Vietnam should take concrete measures, especially in the form of practical and effective co-operation with the country, to settle the aftermath of the war in Viet Nam.

So said a foreign ministry spokesperson in reply to the Vietnam News Agency's query on the Government's viewpoint regarding the requests of many foreign mass organisations that their governments officially apologise to and compensate war victims in Vietnam.