Vietnam’s exports to US up 20 percent

(VNA) Vietnam ’s exports to the US in the first seven months of this year earned more than 9.63 billion USD, a surge of 20.7 percent against the same period last year, according to the US International Trade Commission.

Among Vietnam ’s export items to the US , garments and textiles took the lead with 3.64 billion USD, a year-on-year increase of 18 percent, followed by footwear with nearly 1.15 billion USD, up 24.5 percent, and wood products with 998.5 million USD, up 4 percent.

Ambassador Nguyen Quoc Cuong visits Kansas

(Embassy) August 22 - 24th, Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Nguyen Quoc Cuong took a working visit to Kansas where the Vietnamese community of more than 40,000 people are living, working and studying.
Meeting with a number of the Vietnamese families there, the Ambassador gladly shared achievements the overseas Vietnamese gained and wished them have a good life. He asserted the Vietnamese Government’s policy of supporting them.

Vietnam-US AO group makes field trip

(VNA) The Vietnam-US Dialogue Group on Agent Orange/dioxin made a field trip to the heavily AO-contaminated province of Dong Nai province on August 17 as part of a survey for a project to build centres on reproductive health and rehabilitation.

The group was seeking funding for the construction of a reproductive health consultancy centre and a rehabilitation centre for AO/dioxin victims in Dong Nai province’s Dinh Quan district, said Dr Nguyen Ngoc Phuong, a group member.

Vietnam supports US’s APEC 2011 organisation

(VNA) Vietnam supports the US to successfully organise the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit 2011, said a Vietnamese diplomat.

Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Nguyen Quoc Cuong affirmed the country’s support during his recent working visit to Hawaii State where the summit will take place in mid-November this year.

Leaders from 21 APEC member economies are expected to take part in the summit, which will be chaired by US President Barack Obama.

Viet Nam rejects statements that intervene into its internal affairs

On August 9th 2011, answering question about Viet Nam’s comments on the statements of the US and the EU on the appeal trial of Cu Huy Ha Vu, Madam Nguyen Phuong Nga, Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs clearly states that:
We reject statements that intervene into the internal affairs of Viet Nam.

The results of the first session of the National Assembly XIII

    The first session of the 13th National Assembly is concluded in success after 14 days thanks to the contributions of all levels, and to the high responsibility by members of the National Assembly
    Basic outcomes of the Session are as follow:
    1. Report on outcomes of the Election, review and examination on qualifications of Deputies of the National Assembly

National Assembly ratifies new cabinet members

(VNA) The on-going 13 th National Assembly on August 3 ratified Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s nomination of Deputy Prime Ministers, ministers and other members of his new cabinet in the 2011-2016 term.

After the NA adopted a resolution specifying its ratification, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung made an inaugural speech, expressing thanks to the National Assembly for re-electing him for another term and for approving his proposed appointment of positions for the 13 th Government (2011-2016).

PM highlights Gov’t key tasks in new tenure

(VNA) Implementing well three strategic breakthroughs set by the 11th National Party Congress is the central task of the Government during its 2011-2016 tenure, stressed Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.

In his recent article, the Government leader wrote the first breakthrough is to complete the socialist-oriented market economic institution, focusing on creating an equally competitive environment and implementing administrative reforms.


Washington. DC, July 19, 2011

Nguyen Sinh Hung elected NA Chairman

Nguyen_sinh_hung.jpg(VNA) Nguyen Sinh Hung has been elected as Chairman of the 13th National Assembly (NA) with 457 votes, accounting for 91.4 percent, at the on-going first session of the 13th NA.