Biorgraphy of H.E Mr. Nguyen Dy Nien, Minister of Foreign Affairs

H.E Mr. Nguyen Dy Nien was born on December 9th, 1935 in Thanh Hoa province, Vietnam.

8/2002: Appointed by Prime Minister and confirmed by the National Assembly as Minster for foreign Affairs.

5/2002: Elected Member of National Assembly (NA)

1/2000: Appointed Minister for Foreign Affairs.

1995: Appointed President of the National Committee for Overseas Vietnamese.

Trade Fair "Vietnam Prospect 2002"



Rev. Pham Xuan Thieu-Head of Protestant Church - passed away

Pastor Pham Xuan Thieu, head of Vietnam's Protestant Church (VPC) (southern region), died of a heart attack at 8.30pm on June 24 at his home at 30 Ho Hao Hon street, District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City, at the age of 60.

This was jointly announced by the VPC, the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee and his family on June 26.

Closed days for Office of the Embassy in 2002

The Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam hereby inform that the Office of the Embassy will be closed on the following dates in the year of 2002 in observance of the indicated holidays :

Tuesday, January 1, 2002: New Year

<B> Visit of Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung to the U.S</B>

Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung will pay a working visit to the United States of America from December 10 to 14th to further promote bilateral relations, especially in the fields of economy and trade between the two countries after the ratification of the Vietnam-U.S Bilateral Trade Agreement (BTA).

Agreement on visa exemption between Vietnam and Malaysia

Oct. 3 -- Viet Nam and Malaysia recently exchanged notes on visa exemption for their citizens.

Vietnamese and Malaysian citizens holding diplomatic, official, and ordinary passports will not need an entry visa to visit the other country for 30 days or less.

Members of resident diplomatic corps and consultates in the other country and their family members bearing diplomatic and official passports are exempted from normal visa requirements throughout their terms of office.

Message of Ambassador Nguyen Tam Chien on tragedy in the US

We are so shocked and saddened by the national tragedy that the United States has suffered on the morning of September 11, 2001. The Embassy of Vietnam in the United States has followed the situation closely with deep concern and sympathy as the tragedy unfolds.

Farewell Dinner Remarks by Ambassador Le Van Bang

Embassy of Vietnam in Washington would like to inform you that after eight an half years of serving in the United States of America, first as Vietnam Ambassador to the United Nations and then as the first Vietnam Ambassador to the United States, Ambassador Le Van Bang, spouse Bui Thi An and son Le Tuan left Washington on June 10, 2001 for Vietnam to take up new duties.

Travel advisory for journalists

The 34th ASEAN Ministers Meeting (AMM-34), the 8th ASEAN Regional Forum, Post Ministerial Conferences and Ganga-Mekong Cooperation Conference will be held in Hanoi from 20th to 28th, July, 2001.

Procedures for foreign journalists, who would like to cover the above mentioned events in Vietnam, are requested by the Press and Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the SR of Vietnam as the following:

Vietnam-US MIA search team killed in helicopter crash

Embassy of Vietnam in the USA regrets to inform that:

An MI17 helicopter carrying the Viet Nam-U.S. Joint Team Searching for Americans Missing in Action (MIA) from the War in Viet Nam crashed in central Quang Binh province's Thanh Trach commune on April 7. All the 16 people on board were dead.

The victims included nine Vietnamese and seven Americans from the MIA office in Ha Noi.

The team was on a preparation work for the 65th Viet Nam-U.S. joint search for MIAs scheduled for May 3-June 1, 2001.