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Vietnamese President to visit Russia next week

October 20, 2008

From Vietnam NetBridge

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese President Nguyen Minh Triet will arrive on an official visit to Russia on October 26-29 at the invitation of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, the Kremlin press service said on Monday.
The sides are expected to hold high-level talks on October 27.

The preparation for the meeting was discussed at talks between Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem, who arrived in Moscow in mid-September, and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov.

During the visit, the Vietnamese and Russian foreign ministers agreed to strengthen bilateral military and technical cooperation. The Vietnamese top diplomat also said his country was preparing to abolish visas for Russians entering the country next year.

At the meeting, Lavrov said: “Our partnership with Vietnam is of a strategic nature and has very good prospects, as well as traditions of friendship and mutual assistance going back many years…”

Trade between Russia and Vietnam in the first seven months of the year exceeded $1 billion, and may reach a record $1.6 billion by the end of 2008. This year more than 70,000 Russians visited Vietnam comprising 17% of all tourist numbers to the Southeast Asian country.



US congressional leaders urge Vietnam to match economic progress with political reforms

January 3, 2008

Friday, January 4, 2008 02:37 AM

HANOI (AP) – A high-ranking congressional delegation led by U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer praised Vietnam’s economic reforms on Thursday and urged the communist nation to match them with human rights reforms.”We think that freedom of individuals and free markets go together and complement one another,” said Rep. Hoyer, a Maryland Democrat and the second-ranking leader in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Hoyer led a 13-member delegation that also included House Minority Whip Roy Blunt of Missouri, the No. 2-ranking Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives.

They met with President Nguyen Minh Triet, Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai and leaders of Vietnam’s National Assembly.

The delegation arrived as Vietnam begins a two-year term on the U.N. Security Council.

“Vietnam is increasingly important, and our relationship is important,” Hoyer said.

US Leading Business Mission to Vietnam

November 3, 2007

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez will lead a delegation of business leaders to Vietnam next week to enhance ties between the United States and Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing economy.

Gutierrez arrives in Hanoi Sunday night and is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and President Nguyen Minh Triet during his three-day visit. He will also meet with U.S. and Vietnamese business leaders in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

“This visit represents yet another milestone in the growing economic relationship between the United States and Vietnam,” said Angela Aggeler, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi.

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