How Vietnam is making gains through ‘face mask diplomacy’

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ASEAN nations are increasing production of face masks and other medical equipment. By exporting them all over the world, Vietnam stands to make diplomatic and economic gains.

By John Pennington

The coronavirus pandemic has given rise to plenty of new terminology, a recent example being ‘face mask diplomacy’. China led the way by exporting face masks, testing kits, ventilators and thermometers, but as this type of ‘diplomacy’ develops, a new challenger has emerged: Vietnam. Tiếp tục đọc “How Vietnam is making gains through ‘face mask diplomacy’”

How Vietnam may curb China’s ambitions

washingtontimesChina and Vietnam have overlapping claims in the South China Sea and there’s hope diplomacy will prevail

Vietnam Dragon Surveillance Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

– – Thursday, June 6, 2019


At the U.N. Secretariat building, sheathed in shiny aluminum, glass and marble and overlooking New York’s East River, Vietnamese diplomats are soon to celebrate their nation’s selection as a non-permanent member in the U.N. Security Council. As a country that has experienced the tragedies of wars, including one drawn out and fierce conflict with America five decades ago, Hanoi’s foreign policy role is now forged on peaceful cooperation, stability and independence. Tiếp tục đọc “How Vietnam may curb China’s ambitions”

Report: Kim Jong Un could tour Vietnam ahead of summit with Trump

By Elizabeth Shim

Kim Jong Un could arrive in Vietnam days ahead of President Donald Trump, according to a South Korean press report. File Photo by KCNA/UPI | License Photo
Feb. 13 (UPI) — Kim Jong Un could arrive in Vietnam three days before his second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump in Hanoi, according to a South Korean press report.

Kim, who last met with Trump in Singapore in 2018, could be traveling to Vietnam ahead of schedule in order to visit key industrial sites in Vietnam and hold a summit with Vietnamese President Nguyen Phu Trong, South Korean television network MBC reported. Tiếp tục đọc “Report: Kim Jong Un could tour Vietnam ahead of summit with Trump”

Bộ Ngoại giao thông tin về thượng đỉnh Mỹ – Triều dự kiến diễn ra ở VN

 Việt Nam sẵn sàng đóng góp tích cực, phối hợp với các bên liên quan để cuộc gặp thượng đỉnh Hoa Kỳ – Triều Tiên lần 2 thành công, người phát ngôn Bộ Ngoại giao nói.

Hôm nay, trả lời câu hỏi của phóng viên về bình luận của Việt Nam trước phát biểu của Tổng thống Donald Trump trong Thông điệp Liên bang đề cập đến việc thượng đỉnh giữa Hoa Kỳ và Triều Tiên dự kiến diễn ra tại Việt Nam ngày 27-28/2, người phát ngôn Bộ Ngoại giao Lê Thị Thu Hằng nêu rõ:

“Việt Nam hoan nghênh việc Hoa Kỳ và Triều Tiên gặp thượng đỉnh lần 2. Việt Nam ủng hộ mạnh mẽ đối thoại nhằm duy trì hòa bình, an ninh, ổn định trên bán đảo Triều Tiên. Tiếp tục đọc “Bộ Ngoại giao thông tin về thượng đỉnh Mỹ – Triều dự kiến diễn ra ở VN”

Vietnam expands international cooperation in maritime issues

Last update 18:15 | 11/01/2019

The promulgation of Resolution 36-NQ/TW at the eighth session of the 12th Party Central Committee in October 2018 on the marine economic development strategy illustrates Vietnam’s broad strategic vision of turning the country into a strong maritime nation.

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Deputy Foreign Minister Le Hoai Trung

In an article titled “Proactively enhancing and expanding external relations and international cooperation in maritime issues” published on Nhan dan (People) newspaper on January 11, Deputy Foreign Minister Le Hoai Trung said the resolution affirms Vietnam’s special attention to this matter.

Trung, also head of the National Border Committee, said promoting foreign relations and cooperation in sea-related issues is one of the five major guidelines set in the resolution, aiming to build and maintain a peaceful, stable environment and legal order at sea as the basis for the safe and efficient use of maritime resources. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam expands international cooperation in maritime issues”