White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany Both leaders committed to continuing to expand our Comprehensive Partnership by increasing people-to-people ties; partnering to ensure that trade and investment is free, fair, and reciprocal; collaborating on humanitarian and legacy of war issues; and growing our strategic cooperation through expanded military ties (White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany cited the contents of the letters). … [Read more...] about Statement from the White House Press Secretary Commemorating 25 Years of Diplomatic Relations between the United States and Vietnam
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At the end of the statement, the White House press secretary stated that following the close ties forged over the last quarter century, the U.S. looks forward to “marking the next 25 years of partnership, friendship, and a brighter future for our peoples.” … [Read more...] about US commemorates 25 years of diplomatic relations with Vietnam
In a message commemorating the 25th anniversary of Vietnam-U.S. relations, Pompeo said: "In 2020, we mark a quarter century since the U.S. and Vietnam established diplomatic relations. It was a historic step - one that first required us to face the dark legacy of war between our two nations. Since then, we’ve built a friendship on common interests, mutual respect, and bold resolve to overcome the past and look toward the future." … [Read more...] about Vietnam-US relations: 25-year testament to realpolitik success
In 1999, I was one of the dozen scholars of American studies chosen to meet with a dozen Viet Nam scholars of American studies in a conference in Ha Noi. One of the sponsors of the conference was Ambassador Pete Peterson, the first US ambassador to Viet Nam. Peterson, himself a former POW, declared the whole POW/MIA issue was a “hoax". At the conference, an elderly Vietnamese professor asked us Americans if we knew who was the first Vietnamese scholar of American studies. Several of us immediately shouted out “Ho Chi Minh.". This led to a discussion of great relevance today, as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between our two nations. … [Read more...] about What does the future hold for relations between Vietnam and US?
In corporate movements, in the first quarter of 2020, SCG, Dow Vietnam Co., Unilever Vietnam and the Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment have jointly held the signing ceremony of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to build public private collaboration towards circular economy in plastic waste management. This was the first time the public-private collaboration has been signed to address the national issue of plastic waste. Joining the alliance, SCG hopes that the Vietnamese government and relating sides are willing to share knowledge, transfer technology, enhance community awareness as well as boost the innovation for plastic waste. … [Read more...] about SCG Three decades for quality of life in Vietnam