There were lots of positive noises emanating from last week’s meeting in Washington between U.S. President Donald Trump and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, but little substantive change in relations between the two countries. Continue reading “Why Trump’s Quiet Meeting With The Vietnamese PM Reveal Vietnam Is Hedging Its Bets On The U.S.”
- TĐH: Quà tặng vẽ sai hình cờ Mỹ. Cờ Mỹ có 3 vạch đỏ dài và 3 vạch trắng dài ở dưới (tổng cộng là 6 vạch dài), phía trên là 4 gạch đỏ ngắn và 3 vạch trắng ngắn (tổng cộng là 7 vạch ngắn). Tổng cộng dài ngắn là 13 vạch, đại diện cho 13 thuộc địa đầu tiên ở Tân Thế Giới.
- Hình vẽ trên đèn tặng Trump thì có 4 sọc đỏ dài (thay vì 3) và 4 sọc trắng dài (thay vì 3), 3 sọc đỏ ngắn (thay vì 4) và 2 sọc trắng ngắn (thay vì 3).
- Lá cờ Mỹ có 50 ngôi sao tượng trưng 50 tiểu bang, hình trong quà tặng được 28 ngôi sao (4 hàng mỗi hàng 7 chấm). Nhưng sai biệt này thì không lộ liễu như các điểm kia. Có lẽ ít người để ý.
- Lá cờ Mỹ đúng được thêm vào bài báo dưới đây (không có trong bài nguyên thủy), ngay dưới chân đèn tặng, để bạn đọc dễ so sánh.
- Hình như đa số các bài báo có ảnh đèn này đều đã được gỡ bỏ.
- Đây là bài học ngoại giao cần ghi nhớ. Các chi tiết cực nhỏ phải được chú ý.
Thủ tướng Nguyễn Xuân Phúc tặng Tổng thống Trump món quà gì?
Thủ tướng Nguyễn Xuân Phúc và đoàn đại biểu cấp cao Việt Nam sắp đặt chân xuống sân bay John F. Kennedy tại thành phố New York, bắt đầu chuyến thăm chính thức Hoa Kỳ.
Đây là một sự kiện ý nghĩa: Chuyến thăm chính thức tới Hoa Kỳ đầu tiên của Thủ tướng Nguyễn Xuân Phúc trên cương vị người đứng đầu Chính phủ và là tiếp xúc đầu tiên giữa một lãnh đạo cấp cao Việt Nam với Tổng thống Mỹ Donald Trump kể từ khi cả hai nước có ban lãnh đạo mới.
Thủ tướng Nguyễn Xuân Phúc thăm chính thức Mỹ
Và món quà Thủ tướng Nguyễn Xuân Phúc mang theo để tặng Tổng thống Trump tại cuộc gặp chính thức ở Nhà Trắng ngày 31-5 cũng chứa đựng nhiều ý nghĩa: Một chiếc “đèn Hoa Kỳ” được thiết kế công phu với chất liệu chính là gốm Bát Tràng, mang theo thông điệp lịch sử giao thương Việt – Mỹ. Continue reading “Quà TT Nguyễn Xuân Phúc tặng TT Trump vẽ sai cờ Mỹ”
Updated : 06/01/2017 09:54 GMT + 7
Hanoi and Washington called for refrain from any tension escalation in the East Vietnam Sea, including “the militarization of disputed features,” had “frank and constructive dialogue” to narrow differences on human rights, agreed to promote bilateral trade, and shared concern over ballistic missile tests by North Korea in a joint statement following Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s visit to the White House on May 31.
The Vietnamese premier visited the U.S. at the invitation of President Donald Trump from May 29 to 31.
President Trump hosted PM Phuc in the Oval Office and addressed various issues related to their two countries’ comprehensive relationship.
The U.S. president said he was looking forward to visiting Vietnam and attending the APEC Leaders’ meeting in Da Nang in November this year.
Here is the joint statement by the two leaders after their discussions: Continue reading “Joint statement by Vietnam, US after PM Phuc’s visit to White House”
U.S. industrial companies General Electric Co (GE.N) and Caterpillar Inc (CAT.N) made deals with Vietnam worth billions of dollars as Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc continued his three-day trip to the United States.
Phuc’s trip included a meeting with President Donald Trump Wednesday afternoon at the White House as well as the signing of deals with U.S. companies for high-tech goods and services worth $15 billion to $17 billion when GE and Caterpillar are included. Continue reading “U.S. companies sign billions in deals with Vietnam”
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Updated : 05/23/2017 13:52 GMT + 7
The United States has transferred six patrol boats to the Vietnam coast guard, to help build security cooperation between the two countries, the U.S. embassy in Hanoi said in a statement on Tuesday.
U.S. President Donald Trump has expressed his hope for a stronger relationship with Vietnam, after the Obama administration put ties on a stronger footing amid Hanoi’s territorial dispute with Beijing in the East Vietnam Sea.
The patrol boats, which were included a defense cooperation memorandum agreed in 2011, will help Vietnam in intercoastal patrols and law enforcement, the statement said. Continue reading “U.S. delivers patrol boats to Vietnam to deepen security ties”
U.S. President Donald Trump has invited Vietnam’s prime minister to visit the United States, the Southeast Asian nation’s government said on its website on Friday.
HANOI: U.S. President Donald Trump has invited Vietnam’s prime minister to visit the United States, the Southeast Asian nation’s government said on its website on Friday.
Vietnam took ties with the United States to a new level under former U.S. President Barack Obama, keen for the United States to maintain its security presence in Asia in the face of territorial claims by giant neighbour China. Continue reading “Trump invites Vietnam’s prime minister to visit US”
Vietnam and the US should sustain and strengthen economic and trade links, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh said, describing these links as key to bilateral relations.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh (L) and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
The Vietnamese official, who is on an official visit to the US from 20-21 April, made the suggestion at a meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Advisor of the US National Security Council Herbert Raymond McMaster on April 20 in Washington DC.
He reaffirmed Vietnam’s consistent foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, diversification and multilateralisation of relations, and international integration.
Vietnam and the US boast great potential to strengthen cooperation, he said, suggesting the two sides expand links in education, training, science-technology, security-defence, and humanity, and in overcoming the consequences of war. Continue reading “Vietnam, US talk to strengthen bilateral ties”
Updated : 04/21/2017 07:46 GMT + 7
U.S. President Donald Trump will attend three summits in Asia in November, one of which will be hosted by the central Vietnamese city of Da Nang, Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday after a meeting with ASEAN secretary general Le Luong Minh.
President Trump will arrive in Da Nang for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, Reuters quoted Pence as saying during a visit to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) headquarters in Jakarta on Thursday. Continue reading “US President Trump to be in Vietnam for regional summit”
Update: April, 14/2017 – 17:00 vietnamnews
A sandal belonging to the Vietnamese martyrs found at the mass grave in Biên Hòa airport, Đồng Nai Province on Thursday. — Photo tuoitre.vn
Viet Nam News
ĐỒNG NAI — A mass grave containing remains of some 150 Vietnamese martyrs in the American War was discovered on Thursday in the southern province of Đồng Nai.
The Steering Committee on Search, Collection and Excavation of Martyrs’ Remains, also known as Steering Committee 1237, announced it had found the mass grave at about 10am after several days of digging at a site at the Biên Hòa airport. Continue reading “Mass grave of 150 martyrs found in Đồng Nai”
|Soldiers successfully removed a live 225kg bomb from the central province of Phú Yên last year. — VNA/VNS Photo|
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) on Tuesday reported about unexploded ordnance (UXO) contamination from past wars in Việt Nam and activities undertaken to mitigate its effects.
The conference was held to observe International Mine Awareness Day, which is on April 4.
The ministry said that Việt Nam has faced severe consequences of UXO, which has greatly affected the country’s development in general, and people living in bomb- and mine-polluted areas in particular. Continue reading “Government taking steps to remove UXOs”
In 2012, President Barack Obama signed a presidential proclamation declaring March 29, 2012 Vietnam Veterans Day, and now each year on March 29 Vietnam vets are honored.
March 29 is also the day in 1973 that the final troops returned to the U.S. from Vietnam, marking the end of U.S. involvement in the war.
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BY CHUCK SEARCY
For most Americans, the Vietnam War ended in 1975. But for too many Vietnamese, the war didn’t end then. They continued to suffer death, injury, and lifetime disabilities from munitions that remained on the surface or just under the soil. These weapons posed a constant danger to unsuspecting residents throughout the country—but especially along the former demilitarized zone.
November 12, 2016
Seven years ago, President Obama joined the leaders of 20 other economies for the APEC summit in Singapore—his first trip to Asia as president. When President Obama took office, the global economy was still reeling from the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. The United States was consumed with two major, costly ground wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but not nearly as engaged in the world’s fastest growing region, the Asia-Pacific. Continue reading “Susan Rice: American Leadership in the Asia-Pacific Must Continue”
Report by the US Congressional Research Service to the 114th US Congress.
May 20, 2016