HANOI - Like many communist regimes Vietnam is partial to pomp and ceremony, but even its seasoned diplomats are wearying of the party mood as dozens of countries vie to celebrate their four-decade friendship with Hanoi.
dimanche 27 janvier 2013
vendredi 21 décembre 2012
One afternoon in mid-December, Colonel Tran Dang Thanh shared his views on foreign affairs with an audience of deans and professors drawn from Hanoi's many universities. Like all Vietnamese Communist Party business, Thanh's comments were considered state secrets.
dimanche 16 décembre 2012
“ In the current context, cooperation in this field(strategic ties) should be enhanced to cope with challenges, such as terrorism, transnational crimes, maritime security and safety, including the increased friendly exchanges between the two armed forces”. — Vietnam President Truong Tan Song, October 09, 2011
vendredi 14 décembre 2012
If the population got restive, the suitors for primacy would be the US and China
mardi 27 novembre 2012
HANOI — Vietnamese immigration officers said Tuesday they were refusing to stamp entry visas into controversial new Chinese passports which feature a map of Beijing's claim to almost all of the South China Sea.
dimanche 25 novembre 2012
At the Lao Cai border gate in northern Vietnam bordering China, 111 new Chinese passports containing the illegal 9-dash line have been stamped as invalid – cancelled by Vietnamese authorities as of yesterday.
samedi 15 septembre 2012
German Economy Minister Philipp Rösler was left outside a Catholic orphanage during the Vietnam War and later taken to Germany where he was adopted. In a SPIEGEL ONLINE interview, he talked about his feelings about his upcoming visit to the country of his birth as a member of the German government.
mardi 4 septembre 2012
The third Vietnam-China strategic defence dialogue took place in Hanoi on September 3, under the chairmanship of Vietnamese Deputy Minister of National Defense, Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh, and Chinese Senior Lieutenant General Ma Xiaotian.
vendredi 31 août 2012
In Hugh White's latest book, "The China Choice: Why America Should Share Power", the Australian professor argues that, for the sake of regional peace, the United States and China should carve up Asia between them. In particular, the US should consider ceding Indochina to China, the former defence official added.
samedi 7 janvier 2012
Vietnam occupies a strategic position in India’s “Look East” policy, Indian Minister of State for External Affairs E. Ahamed has told Vietweek in an exclusive interview.
mardi 20 décembre 2011
China's vice President Xi Jinping, likely to take over as top leader late next year, will visit Vietnam for three days from Tuesday in what could be a test of how he handles festering territorial disputes in the South China Sea.
jeudi 1 décembre 2011
Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra arrived in Vietnam for a whirlwind visit on Wednesday, travelling directly from an overnight stay in a Bangkok hospital following a bout of food poisoning.
dimanche 27 novembre 2011
Shimon Peres on Wednesday began the first visit by an Israeli president to Vietnam, about 18 months after Hanoi postponed the trip following condemnation of Israel's raid on a Gaza-bound aid ship.
jeudi 17 novembre 2011
CAM RANH BAY — America is back in Vietnam with a message for the rest of Asia: If you want to have a productive relationship with China, you'd better have a good one with Washington, too.
dimanche 16 octobre 2011
Fresh from a crisis meeting with France on the euro, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was due to embark Monday on a visit to Vietnam and Mongolia hoping to push deals on trade and precious raw materials.
samedi 8 octobre 2011
NEW DELHI: India is putting its Look East policy in high gear with New Delhi preparing to welcome two important heads of state next week - Vietnamese president Truong Tan Sang and Myanmarese president Thein Sein. They will hold talks with PM Manmohan Singh and sign agreements.
lundi 26 septembre 2011
HO CHI MINH CITY — Nearly four decades after the end of a war which divided Vietnam, a debate over national reconciliation between former foes has been rekindled by tensions with China.
vendredi 24 juin 2011
Vietnam and Myanmar have agreed to increase cooperation in many areas, including agriculture, fisheries, financial-banking sector, aviation, telecommunication, oil and gas, mining, electricity equipment, automobile, construction and trade and investment.
vendredi 13 mai 2011
TAIPEI - Taiwan lodged a protest with Vietnam on Wednesday for labelling the island a Chinese province in some official documents.
jeudi 5 mai 2011
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit Vietnam in October to strengthen bilateral ties, Vietnam's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Friday.
samedi 30 avril 2011
Sri Lanka could attract investments from Vietnam if the path is clear and the two nations could increase two-way trade and tourism rapidly, Ton Sinh Thanh, Hanoi's envoy heading a newly re-opened embassy in Colombo, said.
jeudi 28 avril 2011
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has planned to visit Vietnam this July, according to a meeting in Hanoi Monday.
jeudi 6 janvier 2011
The U.S. government Thursday said it has strongly protested Vietnam's treatment of a U.S. diplomat who was detained and wrestled to the ground while attempting to visit a dissident Roman Catholic priest—a development that could further inflame concerns in the U.S. about the Southeast Asian nation's human rights record.
mardi 16 novembre 2010
HO CHI MINH CITY - When Vietnamese first meet An T. Le, they don't know quite what to make of the new U.S. consul general in this bustling commercial center.
samedi 30 octobre 2010
Three weeks ago, an exhibition opened at the Vietnam Military History Museum. On one side of a long hall, the mementos of Vietnam's 25 years of war against the United States and France - letters of surrender, quotations from Ho Chi Minh, hand grenades and AK-47 rifles - lined the walls. Nothing new there.
mercredi 4 août 2010
Phnom Penh - A senior Vietnamese government official has welcomed efforts by the Cambodian government to combat "plots" by ethnic Cambodians in southern Vietnam, local media reported Wednesday.
mercredi 28 juillet 2010
The US and Vietnam pledged on Thursday to deepen their relationship despite their differences over human rights.
Fifteen years after a divisive decision to normalize relations with Vietnam, the United States is finding to its surprise that the onetime foe has quickly emerged as one of its growing partners.
mardi 18 mai 2010
Vietnam has become an attractive destination for Swiss investors. Switzerland attaches great importance to expanding economic relation with Vietnam, which is one of the seven prioritised countries receiving Switzerland’s development assistance.
samedi 9 janvier 2010
Vietnam has invited President Barack Obama to visit the Southeast Asian country later this year for a regional summit.
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