During an online meeting on Friday with Atul Khare, U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Operational Support, Vietnam’s Deputy Defense Minister Senior Lieutenant-General Nguyen Chi Vinh said, "We would like to have the United Nations’ agreement and support to set up this center with a suitable model. … [Read more...] about Vietnam eyes UN peacekeeping center for Asia-Pacific
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I was fortunate to meet Senator McCain in the early days of the normalising process between the two countries. During his more than 20 visits to Viet Nam, I accompanied Senator McCain for more than 10 trips, including his last visit in June 2017. During this trip, he was very grateful for the decision of the National Assembly and the Government of Việt Nam to have arranged for him to visit the destroyer USS John S. McCain, which was named after his father and grandfather. What I deeply feel about Senator Mccain is his outspokenness and great political determination in promoting relations with Việt Nam. For me, the senator is a symbol, a monument of Việt Nam-US relations, of the spirit of reconciliation, who had overcome the past to come to normalisation and continue to promote relations with a partner who was a former enemy. With his positive contributions, he had a very special position in the history of Việt Nam-US relations. … [Read more...] about Looking back on 25 years of Vietnam-US relations: The role of US Senators
Five other officers will be deputed to the Central African Republic. Lieutenant Colonel Hoang Trung Kien will be combat advisor, Lieutenant Colonel Nguyen Thi Lien, the only female officer in the latest deputation, will be training advisor, Lieutenant Colonel Nguyen Duc Thang will work as intelligence analysis advisor, Captain Le Hong Quan as equipment advisor and Captain Tran Thanh Son as a military observer. … [Read more...] about Seven more Vietnam military officers to join UN peacekeeping forces
A 50 per cent cash dividend is set for 2020, divided into three separate tranches. Two advance tranches will be made in October 2020 and February 2021, with corresponding pay-out ratios of 20 per cent and 10 per cent. The schedule and pay-out ratio for the third tranche will be decided in the 2021 annual general meeting of shareholders. … [Read more...] about Vinamilk sees revenue and profit both up despite COVID-19
Last night I had the honor to host four former Vietnamese Ambassadors to have dinner at my home. They said when we better understand each other, we will respect each other more. I think that education exchanges would help promote that friendship for mutual understanding. … [Read more...] about What would the US Ambassador to VN wish for if he had a magic lamp?