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
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Deputy PM Dam, who is also head of the national steering committee, told the meeting of the need for continued vigilance because while Vietnam’s level of control over the pandemic is good news, there are more than 50,000 new infections and 5,000 deaths around the world every day, and the disease has broken out again in many places previously thought to have controlled it thoroughly. … [Read more...] about Latest Coronavirus News in Vietnam & Southeast Asia April 25
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?
Con Dao airport, which was built during the French colonial period, was upgraded in 2004 to receive ATR72, F70 and similar aircraft, with four aprons serving both civil and military flights. Its runway is 1,830 meters long and 30 meters wide and its 3,792-square-meter terminal can serve 200 passengers at a time. … [Read more...] about Con Dao airport upgrade project requires VND2.3 trillion
The article said Vietnam has sealed its borders, quarantined masses of people, used soldiers and police to track down potential infections and fined social media users for spreading misinformation. After deploying the full arsenal, the sprawling nation of 95 million people has now gone a full week without recording a new infection.Vietnam mobilized the entire apparatus to become involved in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, which received wide response from the people. … [Read more...] about Latest Coronavirus News in Vietnam & Southeast Asia April 26