US-Vietnam Coalition Urges Congress to Act on Vietnam PNTR

pntr.bmpThe US-Vietnam WTO Coalition has asked the US Congress to approve Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) status for Vietnam.

In the December 1 letter to the leaders of the US Senate and the House of Representatives, the coalition said its members urged that PNTR for Vietnam be approved before the adjournment of the 109th Congress.

USTDA Names Vietnam Country of the Year

The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) recently named Vietnam as its 2006 Country of the Year in recognition its “remarkable achievements”, read a press release issued by the agency.
The agency presented the 2006 Country of the Year honor based on Vietnam’s strong and growing partnership with the USTDA, the statement said.med_tower.jpg


US President George W. Bush on November 17 paid his official visit to Vietnam, where he will also attend the 14th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting.

Vietnam Can Be a Very Important Partner for the United States: State Secretary C. Rice


QUESTION: Madame Secretary, the process of normalization of Vietnam-U.S. relation has witnessed many milestones during the past ten years, especially the exchange of visit between the high-ranking leaders of the two countries. In your opinion, how do you assess the importance of upcoming Vietnam visit of President George W. Bush to Vietnam relation in particular and Asia Pacific region in general?

Remains of 6 American MIAs Repatriated

An US soldier carries a wooden box containing the remains of an American serviceman killed in Vietnam, during a repatriation ceremony in January 2006 at Hanoi airport DaNang_064.jpg
Vietnam Wednesday returned remains of six American servicemen missing in action during the Vietnam War to the US authorities.

Vietnam, US Sign Quality Standard Memorandum

A memorandum on standards and quality was signed by two Vietnam and US organizations on September 14 in Canada, announced the Vietnam Standards and Quality Directorates recently.
In detail, the Vietnam directorates and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) have pledged to use international quality standards and ensure the application of national standards corresponding to the international commerce.

Viet Nam: Not a Poor Country

By Rich Elliott*

It is interesting to me that throughout my many travels to Viet Nam that many foreigners and Nationals alike often refer to Viet Nam as being a poor country. To the contrary, I find it to be one of the richest countries I have had the pleasure to visit.

Vietnam Reaches Aviation Security Pacts With US, Canada

Vietnam Wednesday attained bilateral agreements with the United States and Canada on improving aviation security as part of the counter-terrorism cooperation between the APEC economies, an official said. vietnamair_121_06.gif

US announces grants for war victims in Vietnam

The US State Department has announced it will match up to $60,000 in contributions made by any grassroots and private-sector donors to Clear Path International's landmine accident survivor assistance work in Vietnam.

The dollar-for-dollar matching challenge was one of two grants for Clear Path International announced by the State Department's Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement.

US Envoy Optimistic About Trade Normalization with Vietnam

There have been positive signs that the US will normalize trade relations with Vietnam ahead of President George W. Bush’s visit to the country in November. ImageView_1_.jpg

US ambassador to Vietnam, Michael Marine, said at a press conference that the full US Senate would resume work next week after a four-week August recess.