Vietnam-US political, security and defence dialogue opens

Vietnam and the US opened in Washington DC on June 8 the second strategic dialogue on regional and global security environment, security issues, humanitarian issues and defence cooperation.
The dialogue aims to increase the two countries' understanding of relevant issues, thus contributing to enhancing Vietnam-US bilateral cooperation in the interest of the two peoples and for regional peace, stability, cooperation and development.

Vietnamese diplomat calls US-Vietnam dialogue a success

(VNA) The Head of the Vietnamese delegation to the second US-Vietnam Political, Security and Defence Dialogue described the event as successful, effective with frank discussions on the issues of mutual concern.
In his talks with the Vietnam News Agency after the dialogue ended, Standing Deputy Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh said the largest success of the dialogue was that a mutual understanding was gained.

Vietnam urges U.S congressmen not to pass the Amendment of Bill H.R. 2410

Regarding Vietnam's reaction to the Amendment of Bill H.R. 2410 on Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2010-2011 by the Foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S House of Representatives, which calls on the Department of State to list Vietnam as a "country of particular concern", Vietnamese Foreign Ministry's spokesman Mr.Le Dzung said:

Deputy PM meets US Religious Freedom delegation

VNA - Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem received a delegation from the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, led by its Vice President, Michael Cromartie, in Hanoi on May 12.
The Deputy PM highlighted the Vietnamese government’s consistent policy that tries to ensure people’s religious lives. This is seen as an important objective for the country’s socio-economic development process, Khiem said.

Vietnam, US officials talk security cooperation

(VNA) A delegation of the Public Security Ministry, headed by Minister General Le Hong Anh is on a working visit to the US from April 12-21 at the invitations of a number of US governmental agencies.
Talks were held between the delegation and US law enforcement agencies. The two sides agreed to further cooperation through exchanging information and experience in the fight against terrorism, trans-national crimes, drugs, human trafficking and money laundering.

Vietnam's reaction to US State Department 2008 Human right report

Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Spokeman Le Dzung answered question regarding Vietnam's reaction to the observations on human rights in Vietnam in the US State Department 2008 Human Rights Report announced on 25 February 2009:

We reject the biased remarks based on false and distorted information in the U.S. State Department 2008 Human Rights Report.

US to maintain visa policy towards Vietnam

HCM City (VNA) – The US President Barack Obama’s new administration will maintain its national policies concerning consular affairs in general, as well as the granting of visas to Vietnamese citizens, according to the new assistant to US Secretary of State in charge of consular affairs, Janice L. Jacobs.
The US official made this statement during her visit to the USA Education Centre in Ho Chi Minh City on Feb. 10 as part of her first overseas business trip that aims to inquire into Asian consular issues.

Vietnam’s congratulation on Mr. Barack Obama's inauguration

Ministry of Foreign Affairs's spokesman Le Dzung answers question regarding Vietnam's reaction to Barack Obama's inauguration as the 44th U.S President:

NA Committee for External Affairs delegation visits the US

Hanoi (VNA) – A delegation of the National Assembly Committee for External Affairs, led by its Vice Chairman Ngo Quang Xuan, had meetings with the US Senate, House of Representatives, government officials and business circles during a visit to the United States from Jan. 13-16.

At a working session with the delegation, US Senator Richard Lugar, vice chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, expressed his pleasure at the extension of the two countries’ cooperation in trade, investment, culture and education over the recent past.

Ambassador: Vietnam, US ties bright in 2008

04/01/2009 -- 9:58 PM (VNA) – Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Le Cong Phung described 2008 as a bright year of the Vietnam-US relations, showing political determination of the two countries’ leaderships and desire of both nations.
The US visit by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung in June 2008 marked a milestone, making Vietnam-US cooperation more intensive with higher quality, the Ambassador told the Vietnam News Agency correspondent in an interview.