FM Khiem meets US, Russian counterparts

(VNA) Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem held bilateral meetings with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the sidelines of ASEAN foreign ministers meetings with partners in Bali, Indonesia, on July 22.

FM Khiem and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed their pleasure with positive developments in Vietnam-US cooperation in various fields, including economics, trade, security, science and technology, education and humanitarian activities.

New York workshop promotes US investment in VN

 (VNA) A workshop themed, “Further promoting investment and trade in Vietnam ” took place on July 12 in the city of New York in the US .

The workshop was jointly organised by the US Chamber of Commerce and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI).

New ambassador vows to lift VN-US ties to new height

DS_gap_TT_Obama.jpg(VNA)Vietnam’s new ambassador to the US has affirmed that the most important goal of his working term is to contribute to developing the Vietnam-US ties into a strategic partnership.

Vietnamese Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to the United States Nguyen Quoc Cuong presented credentials to US President Barack Obama in Washington on July 7.

Exports to US experience a boost

(VNA) Vietnam earned over 6.15 billion USD from exports of goods to the US in the first five months of the year, an increase of 22.5 percent over the same period last year.

In a freshly released report, the General Department of Vietnam Customs said that with this achievement, the US continued its role as Vietnam ’s largest market for exports, making up 17.7 percent of Vietnam ’s total export turnover.

The five-month export value also saw Vietnam surpass the Philippines and Indonesia on the list of ASEAN exporters to the US .

Vietnam, US talk bilateral and regional security

(VNA) Vietnam and the US discussed bilateral and regional security issues, including recent developments in the East Sea at their fourth annual Political, Security, and Defense Dialogue in Washington on June 17./>/>

Taking stock: 15 years after normalization between U.S., Vietnam

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

Diplomatic relations between the United States and modern Vietnam were established only in 1995. Fifteen years are a very short time to overcome a brutal war and deep ideo¬logical and philosophical differences. Even more impressive, then, are both the depth of the relationship and the outlook for continued deepening.

Appointed Ambassador of VN pledges to boost relations with US

Ds_27.5.jpg(VNA) Appointed Ambassador of Vietnam to the US Nguyen Quoc Cuong expressed his strong belief in the bright future of the friendship and partnership between the US and Vietnam, committing his whole tenure to that future.

Vietnam, US to bolster trade cooperation

(VNA) Industry and Trade Minster Vu Huy Hoang paid a working visit to Washington from May 23-25, where he met with US officials, MPs and businessmen.

As Co-President of the Vietnam-US Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) Council, the Minister held a working session with US trade representative Ron Kirk, reviewing cooperation between the two countries and agreeing on future cooperative measures.

Third TIFA meeting: progress in VN-US trade relation

(VNA) A ministerial meeting of the Vietnam-US Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) Council closed in Washington on May 23 with an agreement on access to each other’s market for several mutually-supplementary agricultural products.

Answering a Vietnam News Agency correspondent in the US, Minister of Industry and Trade (MoIT) Vu Huy Hoang, Vietnamese President of the TIFA Council, said this is an important initiative as the two sides’ agricultural products are not in competition with each other.

Senator John McCain praises US-Vietnam relations

(VOV) The fine relationship between the US and Vietnam plays an important role in maintaining peace and stability in the region, said US Republican senator, John McCain at a meeting with Vietnamese ambassador to the US, Le Cong Phung in Phoenix, Arizona.