Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his spouse began their three-day official to Vietnam on August 22 at the invitation of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. Morrison’s trip to Vietnam takes place amid the strong Vietnam-Australia relations and high political trust via regular exchanges of high-ranking delegations. Vietnam and Australia officially established diplomatic ties on February 26, 1973, and a comprehensive partnership in 2009. The relationship was elevated to a strategic partnership in 2018 during the official visit to Australia by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc from March 14-17. The two countries have effectively implemented the action programme for the 2016-2019 period and are building another one for 2020-2022 to materialise the strategic partnership. Australia regards Vietnam as a key partner in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and an effective development … [Read more...] about Australian PM begins official visit to Vietnam
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Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (left) and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison during G20 Summit in Japan in June 2019. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The visit to Vietnam by Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his spouse from August 22-24 is expected to contribute to promoting the relationship between the two countries effectively and practically. It takes place amidst the thriving bilateral relations and increasing political trust, with the exchange of high-ranking delegations and meetings. Vietnam and Australia officially established diplomatic ties on February 26, 1973, and a comprehensive partnership in 2009. The relationship was elevated to a strategic partnership in 2018 during the official visit to Australia by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc from March 14-17. The two countries have effectively implemented the action programme for the 2016-2019 period and are building another one for 2020-2022 to materialise the strategic partnership. Australia … [Read more...] about Australian PM’s Vietnam visit to foster bilateral ties
The Hanoitimes - One of the reasons making Vietnam a key partner of the US is its well-equipped army with the import of advanced weapons over the past years. Washington looks to send second aircraft carrier to Vietnam this year How Vietnam, US heal wounds of war to build up comprehensive partnership? Vietnam, US look to advance maritime security ties Vietnam, US share views on regional peace maintenance Vietnam, US discuss settlement of disputes in East Sea US Assistant Defense Secretary for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs Randall G. Schriver once affirmed that Vietnam has appeared to be a valued partner for Washington in the Indo-Pacific region. Vietnamese Defense Minister Ngo Xuan Lich and US Defense Secretary James Mattis on the sidelines of Shangri-La Dialogue 2018 in Singapore in June 2018. Photo: AP The senior official discussed the US-Vietnam strategic cooperation during a panel at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in … [Read more...] about Why does the US consider Vietnam an important Indo-Pacific partner?
The request was made by Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh, Deputy Defense Minister, head of the Vietnam inter-sectoral working group for Vietnam’s participation in UN peacekeeping operations, and Head of Defense Ministry’s Steering Committee on Vietnam’s participation in UN peacekeeping operations, at a meeting on February 18 in Hanoi. He also asked the Vietnam Department of Peacekeeping Operations (VNDPKO) and relevant units to officially debut the engineer contingent and kick-start training courses for the force in June 2019. Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh chairs the working session. According to Senior Colonel Hoang Kim Phung, VNDPKO Director, Vietnam has completed its registration to the Peacekeeping Capability Readiness System (PCRS). Accordingly, the country has registered 268 stand-by officers from the Engineer Corps, the VNDPKO, Commando Corps, Signal Corps, Department of Military Medicine, and Armored Corps to join the … [Read more...] about Preparations for deployment of Vietnamese engineers to UN peacekeeping mission reviewed
Vietnamese, Lao border localities share experience in religious affairs At the conference Vietnamese and Lao localities along the shared border discussed religious affairs during a conference in Vietnam’s central province of Thua Hien-Hue on December 21. The event, held by the Government Committee for Religious Affairs and the Ministry of Home Affairs of Vietnam and the Lao Front for National Construction Central Committee, aims to build a shared border of peace, stability and development. Delegates agreed on the need to intensify the communication work among border residents, including religious followers, to promote the fruitful neighbourliness, traditional friendship and comprehensive, long-term, sustainable cooperation between the two countries. The two sides should create conditions for religious dignitaries and followers to exercise their religions in line with law of each country, enhance information exchange and join hands in ensuring political … [Read more...] about Government News 22/12