Viet Nam and US Leaders Meet, Issue Joint Statement

President Bush Meets with Prime Minister Dung of Vietnam
Oval Office 1:53 P.M. EDT - June 24th, 2008


PRESIDENT BUSH: Mr. Prime Minister, welcome to the Oval Office. I fondly remember my trip to your country. I remember the wonderful hospitality that you and your government gave to Laura and me. I remember the thousands of people lining the street of Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, and it was just a memorable trip. So it's my honor to welcome you back here.

PM Nguyen Tan Dung sets off for US visit

PM_NGUYEN_TAN_DUNG_OF_VIETNAM.jpgPrime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung left Hanoi on June 22 morning for an official visit to the US from June 23-26 as a guest of President George W. Bush.

The visit aims to continue implementing Vietnam ’s open foreign policy of diversification and multilateralisation of international relations, including bilateral ties with the US .

US trade promotion chief sees opportunities in Vietnam

The US Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Trade Promotion, Israel Hernandez, says there are huge opportunities in Vietnam for US businesses, especially with the coming visit to US by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.

The US Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Trade Promotion, Israel Hernandez

Hernandez, who is also Director General of the US and Foreign Commerce Service, told reporters in Ho Chi Minh City on June 19 that the two nations are sharing numerous fresh and promising opportunities in trade.

US companies show confidence in Vietnam

US companies believe that Vietnam will overcome the present economic difficulties, US Ambassador to Vietnam Michael Michalak said.

US companies believe the difficulties are only temporary ones, and the Vietnamese government’s economic management is presently good, the Ambassador told media in Hanoi on June 19.

According to Ambassador Michalak, US companies pay great attention to the Vietnamese market, especially in the long-term.

Vietnam, US continue Human Rights Dialogue

Vietnam and the United States held the 13th round of dialogue on human rights in Hanoi on May 29.

The US delegation led by Assistant Secretary of State on human rights, democracy and labour, David Kramer while the Vietnamese delegation was led by the Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs Doan Xuan Hung.

“The Vietnamese State has always considered the promotion of human rights for all in Vietnam a priority, the foundation and a consistent ideology in writing its policies and legal system,” the Vietnamese head delegate said.

US Confirms No Proof of Dumping in Vietnam’s Apparel Exports

The US Department of Commerce (DOC) announced on May 6 that after a six-month period of examination they have not found enough evidence of apparel import dumping from Vietnam.

“After reviewing the second six months of data from the monitoring programme of apparel imports from Vietnam, there is insufficient evidence to warrant self-initiating and antidumping investigation,” the DOC said in the same day press release.

US To Be Top Investor in Vietnam in Two Years

American groups believe that in the next 2-3 years, the US will be the largest investor in Vietnam, which also happens to be the wish of Vietnamese PM Nguyen Tan Dung.

Twenty-three US groups have finished their three-day visit to Vietnam, during which they had 15 meetings with Vietnamese officials. The visit was held by the US-ASEAN Business Council (USABC) and was the largest US business trip to Vietnam to survey the country’s business environment.

Viet Nam, US Discuss Further Sci-tech Cooperation

Viet Nam and the US have continued discussions about science and technology cooperation in Washington D.C. During DS_Phungtheir sixth Joint Commission Meeting on Scientific and Technological Cooperation (JCM), the two countries have put forward the challenges and priorities for future cooperation.

United States House of Representatives Majority Leader Visits Vietnam

Positive dialogues will promote mutual understanding and help create mechanisms to narrow differences between Viet Nam and the US , State President Nguyen Minh Triet said.Havien_My.bmp

President Triet made the remarks while talking with Steny Hoyer, the United States House of Representatives Majority Leader, and Roy Blunt, the House Republican Whip in Ha Noi on January 3.

Viet Nam, US Prepare for TIFA Council’s Meeting

Vietnamese and US officials in charge of the Viet Nam-US Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) met in Washington D.C, on December 14 to prepare for the first meeting of the TIFA Council.

Co-chaired the meeting were Bui Huy Hung, Head of the Vietnamese Government Office’s Department for International Affairs and B. Weiser, Assistant to the US Trade Representative.