MFA Spokeswoman on remarks of US Trade Representative Barshefsky

On September 21, 2000, MOFA's Spokeswoman Phan Thuy Thanh answered to question of Reuters on remarks made by US Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky and Republican Representative Illeana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida at the testimony before the House Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Affairs and House Subcommittee on International economic policy and trade


Vietnam welcomes President Clinton's official visit

On September 15, 2000, replied to the question of correspondent on coming visit of President Clinton, Spokesman of Foreign Affairs Ministry said :

"Viet Nam welcomes US President William Clinton

President Tran Duc Luong Speech at the Millennium Summit on Sept, 6th, 2000

President Tran Duc Luong calls for UN efforts for peace

Vietnam - ASEAN relations

Five years ago on July 28 1995, Vietnam officially joined the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). This is an important political event, vividly manifesting the foreign policy of openness, multilateralisation, diversification and initiative in regional and international integration of Vietnam. The process of joining ASEAN not only helps raise considerably Vietnam

Spokeswoman on Congressional Resolution 295

Ha Noi, May 4 -- Spokeswoman for the Foreign Ministry Mme Phan Thuy Thanh, referring to the House's May 3 resolution calling for the release of all religious and political prisoners in Viet Nam and a removal of the 4th provision of the country's Constitution, said the US House of Representatives made an impudent interference into Viet Nam's internal affairs and a violation of international law.

Answering a relevant question raised by Radio The Voice of Viet Nam, she stressed:

Spokeswoman on Human Rights Watch comments

"It is regrettable that though recognising Vietnam's achievements in the recent past and welcoming the Vietnamese Government's decision to release tens of thousands of prisoners from detention camps, the Human Rights Watch report gave biased comments on what is going on in Vietnam," said the spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry, Ms Phan Thuy Thanh.

Vietnam Television programs in North America

From April 27, 2000, Vietnam Television will begin to air its daily 4-hour programs in North America, which includes Canada and the USA. It is necessary to own a satellite dish in order to receive the programs. Following is the technical specification for the reception:

Satellite Name: Telstar-5 Ku-band

Size of receiver: 80 cm and up
Orbital Location: 97 degree W
Transponder No: xp 8
Uplink Frequency: 14,174 MHz

Downlink Frequency: 11,874MHz

Downlink Polarization: Horizontal

Digital: MCPC
Feed: Linear

FM Spokesperson on Addressing War Consequences

Those countries that conducted and took part in the aggressive wars against Vietnam should take concrete measures, especially in the form of practical and effective co-operation with the country, to settle the aftermath of the war in Viet Nam.

So said a foreign ministry spokesperson in reply to the Vietnam News Agency's query on the Government's viewpoint regarding the requests of many foreign mass organisations that their governments officially apologise to and compensate war victims in Vietnam.

Senator John McCain's visit to Vietnam

US senator John McCain congratulated the Vietnamese people over the achievements, they had recorded by and said he wished the two countries would sign a trade treaty soon.

Mr McCain was speaking at a reception given to him by National Assembly Chairman Nong Duc Manh in Hanoi on April 26.

Mr McCain thanked Vietnam for its efficient collaboration and assistance in seeking the remains of US servicemen listed as missing in action during the American war. As the nation commemorated the 25 years of Vietnam

Spokeswoman on Human rights in Vietnam

Ha Noi, April 14 -- "The adoption of a resolution on human rights in Vietnam by the External Relations Committee of the US House of Representatives is a gross interference in Vietnam's internal affairs which deliberately distorts reality and goes against the process of improving relations between the two countries." Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Phan Thuy Thanh was answering a foreign correspondent's question on the matter on April 13. Her statement is as following: