Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh (right) presents souvenir to Colonel Thomas Stevenson. General Vinh congratulated the guest on his appointment as the US Military Attaché to Vietnam. He stressed that over the past time, the defense relations between Vietnam and U.S. has made great achievements, especially in exchanging delegations at all levels, overcoming war consequences, opening training courses, sharing experiences in UN peacekeeping missions, as well as cooperating in search and rescue activities and military medicine. Vinh hoped that during his term, Colonel Stevenson will make important and practical contributions to promote defense cooperation between the two countries in a more effective and practical manner. Vietnam’s Ministry of National Defense will also create favorable conditions for the U.S. attaché to fulfill his duties, he added. For his part, the U.S. diplomat affirmed that he will make his utmost efforts to expand Vietnam-U.S. defense … [Read more...] about Deputy Defense Minister welcomes new U.S. Military Attaché
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Illustrative image Washington and Ankara have set an ambitious goal of quadrupling their trade to US$100 billion a year, despite the prospect of U.S. sanctions over Turkey’s recent purchase of Russian missile defense systems. Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan said she expressed Turkey’s “clear expectation” to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross over the removal of “certain barriers and policies as implemented by the U.S. administration that constitute (an) obstacle to enhancing our bilateral trade.” The White House said in May it was ending a preferential trade agreement with Turkey, saying Turkey’s level of economic development meant it was no longer eligible for the support. Turkey could also face sanctions from its NATO ally over the delivery in July of Russian S-400 missile defense equipment. Pekcan said she discussed increasing Turkish exports in the civil aviation, automotive, jewelry, furniture, textiles and clothing sectors. The U.S. … [Read more...] about Turkey calls on U.S. to lift barriers to boost trade
Addressing the event, President of the Vietnam-U.S. Society (VUS) Nguyen Tam Chien hailed the great contributions of the VFP to healing the wounds of war in Vietnam. At the ceremony (Photo: vufo.org.vn) Established in 1985, the Veterans for Peace, together with American peace lovers and other organizations, has made efforts to bring Vietnam and the U.S. closer together and to overcome war consequences. Accordingly, on behalf of the VUFO leadership, Chien handed over a certificate of merit to the Veterans for Peace. Meanwhile, the insignia “For Peace and Friendship among Nations” was awarded to Paul Cox, a member of the Veterans for Peace. Having been engaged in the war in Vietnam, he understood the pain left behind from the war for Vietnamese people. Therefore, he has encouraged other U.S. veterans to come back to Vietnam to actively help the Vietnamese people overcome war-left aftermath. On the same day, the VUS also held a conference themed … [Read more...] about Peace insignia presented to U.S. veteran
The national carrier is allowed to operate flights between Viet Nam’s Ho Chi Minh City and Ha Noi and the U.S. cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco (California); New York (New York), Seattle (Washington) and Dallas - Fort Worth (Texas). The transit flights will include stops in Taipei (Taiwan – China), Osaka and Nagoya (Japan). Viet Nam Airlines is also allowed to operate flights to the Canadian cities of Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto via points in the U.S. In addition, Viet Nam Airlines is also licensed to operate routes from destinations outside Viet Nam, via Viet Nam or other transit points to 25 destinations in the U.S. under codeshare arrangements. This license also allows it to operate charter flights between the two countries. Viet Nam Airlines is the first and only airline in Viet Nam to receive such as license from the U.S. Department of Transportation, which is an important step in … [Read more...] about VN Airlines granted license to commercial flights to U.S.
During his visit, Ambassador Kritenbrink met with Chairman of the Quang Tri provincial People's Committee Nguyen Duc Chinh, and visited a Peace Trees Vietnam unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance site, Truong Son National Cemetery, and Hien Luong Bridge. Ambassador Kritenbrink meets with Quang Tri provincial Chairman Nguyen Duc Chinh In his meeting with the Chairman of the Quang Tri provincial People's Committee, Ambassador Kritenbrink congratulated Chinh and his colleagues on the province’s accomplishments on removing UXO and its leading model for mine action in Vietnam and the region. The partnerships between Quang Tri’s provincial government, international organizations, and U.S.-funded NGOs have set the standard of best practices in UXO decontamination. Ambassador Kritenbrink and Vice Chairman of the Quang Tri provincial People's Committee Hoang Nam visit Hien Luong Bridge Further, the recent addition of military liaisons working … [Read more...] about U.S. Ambassador Kritenbrink visits Quang Tri province