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
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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.
Scene at the event The participants exchanged experience to boost bilateral ties in the field, and discussed orientations for collaboration in developing key infrastructure of Vietnamese airports. Viet Nam’s airport development plans were also a feature of the talks. U.S. Deputy Consul General Timothy Liston said the workshop was organised following the Category 1 aviation safety rating recently given to Viet Nam by the U.S.Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), as well as aviation trade pacts signed during President Donald Trump’s visit to Ha Noi in February. The Viet Nam-U.S. aviation industry group, which consists of 26 companies and six agencies from both countries, as well as two U.S. enterprise associations, discussed ways to boost public-private partnerships in Viet Nam towards airport improvement and modernisation in preparation for the opening of direct air … [Read more...] about U.S., VN talk collaboration in airport infrastructure development
(VEN) - The United States hosted a workshop in Ho Chi Minh City on April 18 focused on U.S.-Vietnam cooperation in Vietnam’s airport infrastructure development. More than 80 public and private sector representatives from both countries discussed opportunities and areas for collaboration as the two countries prepare for direct flights. In Vietnam, the U.S. Government will advance bilateral cooperation through its Indo-Pacific Strategy, capitalizing on the tremendous opportunity to collaborate with Vietnam, while strengthening Vietnam’s airport infrastructure with modern technologies that are efficient, secure, and uphold international standards. This workshop built on the momentum created by the Federal Aviation Administration’s announcement to grant Vietnam Category 1 status two months ago as well as aviation sector commercial contracts signed during President Trump’s visit to Hanoi in late February. Leaders from Astrophysics, Bechtel Enterprises, Collins … [Read more...] about United States engages local industry leaders to promote U.S. Vietnam aviation cooperation