Vietnamese diplomats visit US aircraft carrier

(VNA) A delegation of diplomats from the Vietnam Embassy to the US on June 30 paid a visit to the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush docking in Norfolk Base, Virginia state.

The visit was part of activities to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Vietnam – US diplomatic relations.

The delegation, led by Deputy Chief of Mission Nguyen Tien Minh, was received and guided by Rear Admiral Michelle Howard, Commander of Expeditionary Strike Group Two, and Captain DeWolfe Miller, commanding officer.

US-VN relations very good for both countries, says senator

(VNA) The US-Vietnam relations in the past more than 15 years has been a long and complicated road but the last ten years has been very good for both countries, said Senator Jim Webb, Chairman of the East Asia and Pacific Affairs Subcommittee of US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.

In an interview granted to Vietnam News Agency-Washington D.C. based reporter on the 15th anniversary of the Vietnam-US diplomatic relations, Senator Webb said: " Vietnam is playing a very strong role not only in ASEAN but also in East and Southeast Asia right now."

New progresses recorded in Vietnam-US relations

(VNA) New progresses have been made in the relationship between Vietnam and the US. Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Le Hoang Quan and US Senator James Webb shared the view at their meeting at a reception in HCM City on July 6.

The city’s mayor highlighted the US Senator’s contributions to enhancing the two countries’ diplomatic ties and boosting mutual understanding and healing the war’s wounds.

He took the occasion to thank the Senator for his assistance to Vietnamese nationals living in the US .

Vietnam esteems relations with US

(VNA) Vietnam attaches importance to its cooperation with the US and wishes to develop the relationship both bilaterally and multilaterally, said National Assembly (NA) Vice Chairman Nguyen Duc Kien.

Kien made the statement while receiving a US parliamentary delegation led by Senator Thomas Harkin, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labour and Pensions (CHELP), in Hanoi on July 7.

He acknowledged positive and effective developments in the relations between the two countries in general and between the two parliaments in particular.

Universities take lead role in Vietnam-U.S. relations

(This article appeared in The Hill, June, 2010)

With Vietnam’s economy one of the most vibrant in the world, young Vietnamese today have more opportunity than any generation before them. The transformation of this coun¬try of 88 million has been breathtaking. In the last two decades, Vietnam has transformed its economy from one where eight in ten families were poor farmers to a humming manufacturing hub.

Vietnam requests WTO panel on US shrimp duties

(VNA) Vietnam has requested that the World Trade Organisation’s Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) establish a panel on the US ’ anti-dumping measures on certain shrimp from Vietnam.

Addressing the DSB meeting on April 20, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the United Nations Office, WTO and other international organisations in Geneva, Ambassador Vu Dung said that this the first time Vietnam has made the request for a panel since it joined the WTO and that it has taken this action only after careful deliberation and consultations with the US.

US-Vietnam relationship strong, Gen. James Jones says

(VNA) United States National Security Advisor James Logan Jones Jr. affirmed that the US - Vietnam relationship is very good and it will continue to grow.

In an interview granted to US-based correspondents of the Vietnam News Agency (VNA), Radio the Voice of Vietnam and Vietnam Television on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Vietnam and the US (July 12), General Jones said: “I am really very proud of the fact that the relationship is very good one and we have every reason to expect that we continue to improve it better.”

US firms to develop relations with Vietnamese partners

(VNA) Washington Laboratories, Ltd., and others want to develop partnerships and form long-term relationships that can both benefit Vietnam and create sustainable business relations with Vietnamese partners, said the company’s president.

Michael F. Violette told a Washington DC-based VNA correspondent on May 5 that those companies will join an environmental trade mission to Vietnam this May to attend the Vietnam Environmental Forum.

US sees Vietnam as significant partner

(VNA) Vietnam is an important partner of the US in its relations with the region and with ASEAN, said US Vice Secretary of State Robert D. Hormats.
The statement came during talks on April 12 between the Vice Secretary of State and Deputy Prime Minister cum Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem in Hanoi .

During the function, both sides informed each other of the latest developments in bilateral relations between Vietnam and the US , agreeing that they are faring well in various areas, especially economics, trade and investment.

US ambassador for ASEAN affairs visits Vietnam

(VNA) The US’s Deputy Assistance Secretary for East Asia and Pacific-cum-Ambassador for ASEAN Affairs Scot Marciel paid a working visit to Vietnam from February 4-8.
During his stay in Vietnam, he was received by Minister-Head of the Governmental Office Nguyen Xuan Phuc and met with leaders of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Finance and Security to discuss the relations between Vietnam and the US as well as between, the US and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) regarding regional and international issues of mutual concern./.