FM Spokesman highlights Vietnam-US ties' positive trend

The spokesman of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs on July 13 highlighted the positive growth tendency in the relationship between Vietnam and the US.

"The fact that Vietnam and the US officially signed a bilateral negotiation agreement for the former to join the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the US Congress is considering granting permanent normal trade relations or PNTR status to Vietnam , shows a positive trend in Vietnam-US ties," spokesman Le Dung told a regular press briefing in Hanoi.

A Journey from War to Peace: Sen. Max Baucus

Statement of Senator Max Baucus Hearing Before the Finance Committee on Permanent Normal Trade Relations for Vietnam (July 12th 2006).baucus.bmp

Reflecting on Vietnam’s 1426 victory over China, the Vietnamese Confucian poet Nguyen Trai wrote: “Peace follows war as day follows night.”

Vietnam National Assembly Officials Gain Financial Expertise in the US and Canada

A Vietnam’s National Assembly (NA) delegation started Monday a 10-day working visit to the US and Canada to study budget and tariff management, a local newspaper reported.

The visit, led by Chairman of the NA’s Economic and Budget Committee Nguyen Duc Kien, comes under a United Nations Development Program-funded campaign to enhance NA capacity.

During the visit, the contingent will take part in meetings with officials and Committees of the Federal Congress in addition to several working sessions with the American and Canadian departments of trade and finance.

Vietnamese and US children Joined a Special Concert in Hanoi to Mark the U.S. National Day


Vietnamese joined US Keystone State Boychoir in a special concert in Hanoi on July 3 to mark the 230th Independence Day of the US. 

Photo: VOV News

PNTR - Opportunities and Benefits for the US and Vietnam

The public in both Vietnam and the US has recently focused its attention on consideration by the US Congress whether to grant its Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) status to Vietnam.pntr.bmp

Congratulations on the 230th Anniversary of American Independence

On July the 1st, Vietnamese President Nguyen Minh Triet and Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung sent to President G. Bush a message of congratulations on the occasion of the 230th Anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America. Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem also extends his congratulations to State Secretary Condolezza Rice on the same occasion.

Hanoi July 1st 2006

US, Vietnamese Children’s Choirs to Take Stage in Hanoi

Vietnamese and American children will join together to sing in a single choir at the Hanoi Opera House next Monday. boy_choir.jpg
Fifty boys and girls of Vietnamese Children’s Choir, under the Vietnam National Opera and Ballet and 50 boys of the Keystone State Boychoir (KBS) from Philadelphia in the US will sing classical and folk songs of both Western and Vietnamese cultures.

Vietnam PNTR: Pictures of the Past and Future

In his remarks entitled “Vietnam PNTR: Pictures of the Past and Future” to the Asia Society, America’s leading institution dedicated to strengthening relations and deepening understanding between the peoples of Asia and the United States, Senator Max Baucus, Vice Chairman of the US Senate Committee on Finance, confirmed his support for PNTR for Vietnam.

U.S. Businesses Voice Support For Vietnam-U.S. Permanent Normal Trade Relations

U.S. businesses on Wednesday urged the Congress to move forward 043.jpgexpeditiously to approve three important trade agreements that promote U.S. economic growth by opening foreign markets for American workers, farmers, and businesses, including a legislation which extend Permanent Normal Trade Relations to Vietnam.



US Businesses Welcome PNTR Bills

The US-ASEAN Business Council (USABC) and the US - Viet Nam Trade Council (USVTC) welcomed the introduction of legislation in the United States Congress on June 13 to extend Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) status to Viet Nam as part of its accession to the World Trade Organisation (WTO).