HCMC U.S. ambassador to stay on in Vietnam after office term Hung Le Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017,16:47 (GMT+7) U.S. ambassador to stay on in Vietnam after office termHung Le U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius meets HCMC chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong on Monday to bid farewell - PHOTO: HUNG LE HCMC - Outgoing U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius bid farewell to Chairman of the HCMC People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong on October 23, saying he will move to HCMC for work in the education field after his 2014-2017 office term ends. Osius said he loves Vietnam and its people, so he has decided to stay on in Vietnam, instead of returning to America. Fulbright University Vietnam whose facilities are being built at the Saigon Hi-Tech Park in District 9, HCMC has offered him a job. He said he would continue helping promote ties between Vietnam and the U.S. after the conclusion of his tenure as ambassador. According to him, HCMC is a favorite … [Read more...] about U.S. ambassador to stay on in Vietnam after office term
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"To say the obvious, we, who have done everything that needs to be done and own everything, are not thirsty for dialogue with the U.S. It is the U.S who will feel anxious as time goes by," read a commentary by an individual contributor to the Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of the North's ruling Workers' Party.The writer denounced Pence for having an antagonistic attitude toward the North while visiting South Korea last week leading the U.S. delegation to the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. … [Read more...] about N. Korea newspaper says Pyongyang ‘not thirsty’ for dialogue with U.S.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Friday that Turkey and the U.S. agreed to normalize their ties, after weeks of rising tensions due to Turkey's military operation in Syria. Speaking at a joint press conference with visiting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Cavusoglu said the two sides will set up mechanisms to address the issues that have strained the bilateral relations. "Our relations were at a critical turning point," Cavusoglu said, adding that the two sides are going to either correct this or "it was going to take a turn for the worse." The top Turkish diplomat added that the two sides will hold another meeting by mid-March as part of the mechanisms. For his part, Tillerson reaffirmed the deep, important relationship between the U.S. and Turkey, which he said is at "a crisis point." He said the U.S. and Turkey will work together in Syria, where Turkey is conducting a cross-border military operation to fight the Kurdish … [Read more...] about Roundup: Turkey, U.S. agree to restore normal ties to ease rising tensions
The Republic of Korea (RoK) President Moon Jae-in said the United States had shown its willingness to talk with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) amid growing signs of a thaw in inter-Korean relations, Moon's spokesman said on February 13. Kim Eui-kyeom, spokesman for Moon, told a press briefing that the president made the remarks during the summit meeting with Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis, who came to RoK on February 8 and attended the opening ceremony of the 23rd Winter Olympics held in the country's east county of PyeongChang a day later. The RoK leader said the United States was seeing the talks between RoK and the DPRK positively and that the U.S. side showed its intention to talk with the DPRK. The senior-level, inter-Korean dialogue was held in January, the first such talks in over two years, in the truce village of Panmunjom, where the DPRK agreed to send its athletes and cheerleaders as well as a high-ranking delegation. The … [Read more...] about RoK president says U.S. shows intention to talk with DPRK
SINGAPORE -- Vietnam Airlines JSC will struggle to be profitable on non-stop flights between Vietnam and the United States due to a lack of demand from business travelers, but it may launch them anyway as early as next year, the carrier’s CEO said on Monday.Duong Tri Thanh, and his counterparts at other state-controlled Southeast Asian carriers such as Thai Airways International PCL and Malaysia Airlines, are trying to balance government desires for growth with what is best for the airlines’ financial health in a competitive market.“The philosophy of the company is to help the economy and try to be viable and profitable,” Thanh told Reuters on the sidelines of a conference ahead of the Singapore Airshow.“But growing the economy is more of a mandate. You can see on most of the intercontinental routes we are not making money. But we are helping to get people in and out.”The market for flights between Southeast Asia and the United States is highly … [Read more...] about Southeast Asian airlines look to non-stop U.S. flights despite profit challenges