The Hanoitimes - One of the reasons making Vietnam a key partner of the US is its well-equipped army with the import of advanced weapons over the past years. Washington looks to send second aircraft carrier to Vietnam this year How Vietnam, US heal wounds of war to build up comprehensive partnership? Vietnam, US look to advance maritime security ties Vietnam, US share views on regional peace maintenance Vietnam, US discuss settlement of disputes in East Sea US Assistant Defense Secretary for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs Randall G. Schriver once affirmed that Vietnam has appeared to be a valued partner for Washington in the Indo-Pacific region. Vietnamese Defense Minister Ngo Xuan Lich and US Defense Secretary James Mattis on the sidelines of Shangri-La Dialogue 2018 in Singapore in June 2018. Photo: AP The senior official discussed the US-Vietnam strategic cooperation during a panel at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in … [Read more...] about Why does the US consider Vietnam an important Indo-Pacific partner?
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The PAMS 42 opened in Hanoi on the morning of August 20. The host country has tightened security for the event. US Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel Kritenbrink and Commanding General of the USARPAC Robert B. Brown attend the event. After the national flag ceremony, the PAMS 42 themed “Cooperation Among Indo-Asian Pacific Land Forces in Humanitarian Assistance, Disaster Response” convenes. Sen. Lieut. Gen. Pham Van Giang, Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army and Defence Deputy Minister delivers the opening speech. Mr Giang stresses the practicality and topical questions of the seminar by making reference to the recent disasters following the collapse of the Sepien-Senamnoi hydropower dam in Laos, the earthquakes in Indonesia and the devastating floods in Japan. The PAMS 42 attracts representatives from land forces of 27 countries in the Indo-Asia-Pacific, namely the UK, India, Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Fiji, the Republic … [Read more...] about Vietnam, US armies co-chair Pacific Armies Management Seminar
Vietnam participated in the 10th Pacific Army Chiefs Conference (PACC-10) and the 41st Pacific Armies Management Seminar (PAMS-41) in Seoul, the Republic of Korea, in 2017 (Source: internet) Hanoi (VNA) – The 42nd Pacific Armies Management Seminar (PAMS-42) is scheduled to take place in the capital city of Hanoi on August 19-24. The General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) and the US Army Pacific (USARPAC) will co-host the event. Senior Lieutenant General Phan Van Giang, Chief of the VPA General Staff and Deputy Defence Minister, will deliver a keynote speech at the opening. PAMS-42 will cover three plenary sessions, focusing on the topics of land forces’ initial responses to humanitarian assistance/disaster response (HADR), multilateral cooperation and enhancing roles in regional cooperation for HADR. The co-hosting of the seminar is expected to help the VPA enhance its friendship, mutual understanding and trust with other countries’ armies as … [Read more...] about Pacific Armies Management Seminar to take place in Hanoi
Deputy Defence Minister Sen. Lieut. Gen Phan Van Giang (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) and Deputy Defence Minister Sen. Lieut. Gen Phan Van Giang hosted a reception in Hanoi on May 9 for Deputy Commander of the US Pacific Command Bryan Fenton. Speaking highly of defence ties between Vietnam and the US over the past years, Giang wished that both sides would work closely together to overcome post-war consequences in Vietnam, fulfill the United Nations peacekeeping mission, and enhance collaboration in personnel training in naval and military medicine, search and rescue, and legal enforcement at sea. Fenton, for his part, affirmed that the relationship between the US and Vietnam has seen important progresses. He wished to continue receiving the Vietnamese Defence Ministry’s support in storing medical equipment for humanitarian activities, search for remains of US servicemen missing in action in … [Read more...] about Chief of VPA General Staff receives US Deputy Commander
Dioxin-contaminated area in Bien Hoa airport (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Defence Minister Nguyen Chi Vinh has called for Japan’s support in dealing with war aftermaths, especially toxic chemical and dioxin consequences in Vietnam. He made the proposal during a working session with a delegation from Japan’s Foreign Ministry led by Yukiko Okano from the International Cooperation Bureau in Hanoi on April 3. Sen. Lieut. Gen. Vinh, who is head of the standing agency of the National Steering Committee on the Settlement of Post-war Unexploded Ordnance and Toxic Chemical Consequences (Committee 701), said that Vietnam hopes for having support from the international community, including Japan in dioxin remediation projects. He held that the Japanese delegation’s visit will lead to new cooperation activities between Vietnam and Japan in dealing with war aftermaths in general and dioxin consequences in Vietnam in particular, contributing to enhancing the … [Read more...] about Vietnam wants Japan’s support in overcoming war consequences