US Senators express concerns over maritime dispute in South China Sea

A bipartisan group of senators called recent actions by Chinese ships in the South China Sea "deeply troubling," and urged their colleagues to pass a senate resolution 

US Senator and Congressman criticise China's acts in East Sea

US Senator John McCain and Congressman Eni Faleomavaega have released statements about China's acts in the East Sea

China's oil rig violates Vietnam's sovereignty

China has positioned an oil rig together with many escort vessels deep into Vietnam’s continental shelf, violating Vietnam’s sovereignty, Vietnamese officials informed the media at an international press conference on May 7. 

Vietnam demands China withdraw from territorial waters

Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh spoke on the phone with Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi on the afternoon of May 6 on China’s drilling rig HYSY-981 and its ships operating in Vietnam’s waters

Vietnam and US sign nuclear agreement

Vietnam and the US on May 6 officially signed a bilateral agreement on using nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, which marks an important step in the trusted partnership between the two countries in the realm.

Vietnam opposes China's illegal drilling rig in its waters

Any activity conducted by foreign countries in Vietnam’s waters without permission is illegal and void, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Le Hai Binh has affirmed, adding that the country absolutely opposes it.

Senator Patrick Leahy concludes Vietnam's visit

Patrick Leahy, President Pro Tempore of the US Senate, wrapped up his productive five-day visit to Vietnam on April 20. 

US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator welcomed in Vietnam

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc hosted a reception on April 15 for Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency Gina McCarthy

2014 Vietnam - US naval exchange begins

Officers of the US Navy arrived in Tien Sa port in the central city of Da Nang on April 7, beginning their Naval Exchange Activity (NEA) with Vietnamese counterparts. 

US - ASEAN Defense Forum in Hawaii

Defence Minister Gen. Phung Quang Thanh on April 2 joined his US and ASEAN counterparts for US–ASEAN defence forum in Honolulu, Hawaii.