Traditionally, there are several main days of celebration during Tết … Lunar New Year’s Eve (Feb 15, 2017), and The First (Feb 16), Second (Feb 17), and Third (Feb 18), Fourth (Feb 19), and Fifth (Feb 20) days of Tết Nguyen Đán. …Read More →
A United States aircraft carrier is expected to pay a visit to central Vietnam in March, the two countries’ defense ministers have said.
An official ceremony was organized to welcome U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis to the headquarters of the Ministry of National Defense in Hanoi on Thursday evening, as part of his visit to Vietnam on January 24 and 25.Read More →
DAVOS, Switzerland — U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said he would rejoin the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, which he decided to exit back in January 2017, if “we made a much better deal than we had.”
The 11 remaining TPP members just Tuesday set a date for signing a revised version of the deal. Trump had previously refused to rejoin the trade pact despite repeated calls by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, choosing instead to focus on bilateral agreements. But he appears to have changed tack amid pressure from U.S. business leaders. …Read More →
Newly-arrived United States Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel Kritenbrink affirmed Washington’s commitment to Vietnam, saying President Donald Trump completely trusts the Southeast Asian country, at an event in Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday.
Kritenbrink, the successor to former U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius, was among the keynote speakers at a conference titled Vietnam – U.S. Relations Under President Donald Trump’s Administration.Read More →
Vietnam’s lawmaking National Assembly has approved a new ambassador to the United States.
The Standing Committee of the National Assembly (NA) issued its approval to the prime minister’s nomination of Ha Kim Ngoc as the new Vietnamese Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the U.S. for the 2017-20 tenure.Read More →