A quarter of a century ago, on the night of July 11, 1995 (US time), the morning of July 12, 1995 (Việt Nam time), US President Bill Clinton officially announced the normalisation of US-Việt Nam relations. No one could have imagined that the two countries that were once mortal enemies were closing their traumatic past and moving on to a new chapter in their history. In order to take historic steps in Việt Nam-US relations, from a former enemy to a friend and a comprehensive partner since 2013, many changes have occurred in the way of thinking and ideology of the heads of parliament and governments on both sides. This event has a special meaning, surpassing the expectations of bystanders and insiders. … [Read more...] about Looking back on 25 years of Vietnam-US relations: The role of US Senators
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If I had a magic lamp, I’d love to see Vietnam develop more capability for hosting international exchanges in education. There are 30,000 Vietnamese students in the US, but there are fewer than 2,000 American students studying in Vietnam, Though the figure is growing, it still is modest and I want to increase it further. And I’d love to see Vietnam receive 30,000 US students every year, who act as US ambassadors to Vietnam. … [Read more...] about What would the US Ambassador to VN wish for if he had a magic lamp?
However, chairman of the Union of Electronic Transport Cooperatives Nguyễn Xuân Tuấn told Vietnamnet that the union has more than 20,000 tech-based taxi drivers as partners, so the change of colour would cause difficulties and incur costs for businesses and drivers. … [Read more...] about Vehicles providing transport services will have yellow licence plates
At a meeting of the committee on April 24, Tran Dac Phu, a senior adviser to Vietnam’s public health emergency operations centre, said that in the initial phase the country succeeded in preventing the disease entering the country from elsewhere. The second phase began when community transmission was found, and the Prime Minister decided to introduce social distancing in a timely and strict manner, which prevented COVID-19 from breaking out on a large scale. … [Read more...] about Latest Coronavirus News in Vietnam & Southeast Asia April 25
Meanwhile, results of a 12-country opinion poll by Ipsos Business Consulting showed that "Vietnam people have a general positive sentiment towards Vietnam state measures", its country head, Mr Phong Quach, told The Straits Times. In its March 12-14 survey, well over 80 per cent of Vietnamese respondents expected things to return to normal by June, making them more optimistic than respondents in the United States, Italy, France, Russia, Japan and India. … [Read more...] about Latest Coronavirus News in Vietnam & Southeast Asia April 26