Hanoi to host first Vietnam-US trade fair in November

The first Vietnam-US economic and trade cooperation fairs will be held in Hanoi from Nov. 6 to 9 on the occasion of President George W. Bush’s visit to Vietnam for an Asia-Pacific summit meeting.
Under the theme “Vietnam: Potential Investment Opportunities,” the fair will introduce a wide range of exhibits in various fields of heavy industry, light industry, processing industry, construction, telecommunication, agriculture, fishery, tourism, IT, insurance, banking, financing.

US supports Vietnam Airlines to bolster flight security

The US Trade and Development Agency signed a pact Thursday with Vietnam Airlines to help the national flag carrier enhance its security service, paving the way for direct commercial flights to the vietnamair_121_06.gifUS.

Vietnam, US to continue labor cooperation

Vietnamese and US labor officials ended their fourth round of talks Friday in Washington with an agreement for continued cooperation.
It was inked by Standing Deputy Minister of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Luong Trao and Deputy Labor Secretary James Carter and follows a memorandum of understanding signed between the two sides in November 2000.

Trao briefed his hosts on Vietnam’s efforts to streamline labor laws and revise laws on vocational training, social insurance, and Vietnamese guest workers abroad.

Turning Battlefields into Baseballfields

baseball.bmpNearly seven months after its first trip to Vietnam with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Major League Baseball (MLB) is returning from Aug. 6-19 to conduct a pair of baseball clinics in Hanoi and Dong Ha. Once again, the Memorial Fund will be a partner in the project, providing in-country support for both baseball clinics.

The Washington Diplomat: Vietnamese Ambassador Pushes For Normal Trade Ties With U.S.

by Michael Coleman.

If Nguyen Tam Chien seems a little obsessed with trade these days, it’s easy to understand why. As Vietnam’s ambassador in Washington, Chien is the diplomat charged with paving the way for congressional approval of a deal granting Vietnam “Permanent Normal Trade Relations” (PNTR) with the United States.Ambassador_Chien.bmp

Viet Nam, US Sign First Official Agreement on Health

Viet Nam and the US on July 20 signed their first official agreement promising continued cooperation on health issues, including emerging diseases, avian and pandemic influenza and HIV/AIDS.

The Agreement on Health and Medical Science was signed in Washington by Vietnamese Minister of Health Tran Thi Trung Chien and U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Mike Leavitt during Minister Chien's visit to the US from July 17-22.

Vietnamese Leadership Sends Message of Thanks to US President

On July 19th, 2006, newly-elected President Nguyen Minh Triet and Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung sent a message of thanks in response to President Bush's congratulatory letter to them on the occasion of their election.

Vietnam is A Country, Not A War: US Veteran.

Vietnam has accomplished more towards entering the international community than any of us would have dared hope for just few short years ago. We are confident that the efforts will continue, and are honored to be a part of those efforts.Cohen_mia_2n_2446.jpg

President Bush Congratulates Vietnam New Leaders



July 12, 2006

His Excellency
Nguyen Minh Triet
President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Mr. President:

11th Anniversary of Vietnam - U.S. Diplomatic Relations Marked with New Optimism

Vietnam and the US have been making great strides toward conciliation and multi-sectoral co-operation, said Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Nguyen Tam Chien on July 12.