US Senator agrees with PM on need to lift trade barriers

(VNA) The Chairman of the US Senate Finance Committee, Max Baucus admitted that discrimination in trade matters is a barrier that should be removed from his country’s commerce with Vietnam , during a meeting with Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung in Hanoi on Dec. 17.
Baucus reiterated his strong support for early granting of the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) to Vietnam and said he hoped the US president-elect Barack Obama would grant this sooner rather than later.

Danang Has US Sister City

DCM-pittsburg_1.jpgAfter a period of various of cooperative activities between people of Pittsburgh and Da Nang, on the 2nd Dec 2008, at Pittsburgh City Hall with the witness of Springdale Rep. Jason Altmire, the President and members of City Council Pittsburgh, many citizens and news media of Pittsburgh, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl signed a memorandum to officially establish sister city tie between Pittsburgh and Da Nang city of Vietnam.

Deputy PM: Vietnam treasures ties with US

Washington (VNA) – Vietnam always attaches importance to development of its partnership with the US in various fields in line with high-level statements between the two countries.

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai made the remark at a meeting with US Secretary of State Condolezza Rice in Washington on November 17, which was part of his working visit to the US to implement high-level agreements inked by the two sides during Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s visit in June 2008.

Vietnam to accelerate cooperation agreements with US

Washington D.C. (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai paid a working visit to the US from Nov. 15-20 to speed up the implementation of bilateral cooperation agreements reached during the US visit by PM Nguyen Tan Dung last June.
While in the US , the Deputy PM met with US Secretary of State Condolezza Rice, Deputy National Security Advisor Daniel Price, Secretary of the Department of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez, Trade Representative Susan C. Schwab and former Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky, among other US high-ranking officials.

Vietnam Leaders Congratulate US President-elect

Unofficial translation

Excellency Mr. Barack Obama
The United States of America
Washington D.C.

Hanoi, November 6, 2008

Your Excellency,

On behalf of the State, Government and People of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, we would like to extend to Your Excellency our warmest congratulations on your election as President of the United States of America.

VN, US Dialogue on Political, Security, Ntl Defense, Humanitarian Co-op Issues

The dialogue, the first of its kind, opened in Hanoi on Monday and aimed at strengthening the mutual understanding between the two countries for mutual benefit and to promote peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region, Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh said at a press briefing.

Prime Minister Welcomes US Deputy Secretary of State


Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Sept. 11 received US Deputy Secretary of State John D. Negroponte who is on a four-day working visit to Vietnam until Sept. 14.

Vietnam, US agreed to extend LOU on labor cooperation: Press Release

On 06 August 2008 in Washington D.C., the Ministry of Labor- Invalids and Social Affairs of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam and the Department of Labor of United States of America agreed to extend the Letter of Understanding, which was signed on 17 August 2006, on continuing labor cooperation with for four more years until 17 August 2012.

Message of PM Nguyen Tan Dung of Viet Nam

PM_NTD01.jpgSince normalisation 13 years ago, the Vietnam-US relations have made important progress in various areas. This has laid increasingly solid foundation for the two countries to be self-confident in the future.