Viet Nam and the U.S. adopted on July 7 (local time) a joint vision statement between the two countries on the occasion of the official visit to the US by General Secretary of the Communist Party of Viet Nam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong from July 6-10 at the invitation of the U.S. administration. Following is the full text of the Joint Vision Statement: "At the invitation of the Administration of President Barack Obama, His Excellency Nguyen Phu Trong, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Viet Nam (CPV), paid a historic visit to the United States, the first by a CPV’s General Secretary. On this occasion, which included a meeting between President Barack Obama and General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong at the White House on July 7, 2015, the United States and Viet Nam adopted this Joint Vision Statement. The United States and Viet Nam recognize the positive and substantive developments in many areas of cooperation over the past 20 years since … [Read more...] about Vietnam-U.S. joint vision statement adopted
Fulbright u s student program
(CPV) - The U.S. Embassy in Vietnam announces the Fulbright Vietnamese Student Scholarship Program. The scholarship will cover tuition and fees, monthly stipend, round-trip airfare to the United States and health insurance. Established in 1946 and funded by the U.S. Congress, the Fulbright Program aims at achieving mutual understanding through academic and cultural exchange.The Fulbright Vietnamese Student Program is a competitive, merit-based scholarship program. Successful candidates will pursue a Master’s degree program that begins in the academic year 2016-2017. Competition is open to all applicants who meet the following minimum criteria:be a Vietnamese citizen; have at least two years of work experience after graduation by the time of application; have a valid minimum TOEFL iBT score of 79 or IELTS 6.5. The Program supports master’s study programs in most fields of social sciences and humanities, including American Studies, Communications, Education, Economics, … [Read more...] about Fulbright Vietnamese student program academic year 2016-2017
Ten years after diplomatic relations were established between the U.S. and Vietnam, the two countries' relationship is strong, and the momentum has picked up considerably, a senior U.S. diplomat said recently. "While there are historical issues of significance and sensitivities, you also sense the strong bonds of friendship between the American and Vietnamese people," said U.S. Deputy Secretary Robert Zoellick in an interview with Vietnam Investment Review. "I hope that the relationship will continue to progress on a fast pace," he stressed. The U.S. diplomat said that, as the U.S. Trade Representative over the past four years, he was pleased to be able to help pass the Basic Trade Agreement through the U.S. Congress. He also expressed his pleasure that the U.S. Fulbright Program with Vietnam had sent more graduate students from Vietnam to the United States than any other in the world. Better understanding According to Zoellick, during his recent Vietnam visit, the two … [Read more...] about U.S., Vietnam enjoy strong ties; senior U.S. diplomat
The U.S. government-funded Fulbright Program in Vietnam is now accepting applications for its 2013 Vietnamese Scholar Program (VSP). Every year, VSP provides grants to seven to ten Vietnamese scholars to lecture and/or perform research at American institutions or universities for three to nine months. Successful applicants will be provided with a stipend, living expenses, health and accident insurance for the full term of the grant, and also transportation to and from the U.S. Candidates must be Vietnamese citizens, hold an MA or PhD degree, and have adequate English skills to conduct their research and/or lectures in the U.S. Special consideration will be given to scholars in Higher Education Administration, Law, Public Administration, Urban Planning & Development, Environmental Studies & Policy, Foreign Policy, Public Health, American Studies, Women's Studies, and Economics. The U.S.-based Council for the International Exchange of Scholars will help place the … [Read more...] about Grant fund recruits Vietnamese scholars to lecture in U.S.
HANOI ' Vietnam expects the U.S. to become the No.1 foreign investor here in the country, said Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh. Minh told the press in Hanoi on Tuesday after his talks with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that two-way trade snowballed from several million dollars in 1995 to US$22 billion last year. Given the huge potential for more growth in bilateral trade and investment ties, a trade mission comprising 20 U.S. firms was accompanying Clinton in her one-day visit to Vietnam. During her meeting with Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Tuesday, Clinton said she appreciated Vietnam's achievements in socio-economic development and expressed pleasure at development in bilateral relations. She said the two sides should upgrade their relationship to a strategic partnership and that the U.S. government respects the independence and sovereignty of Vietnam. Dung expressed his satisfaction at the achievements in the Vietnam-U.S. relationship. The two countries … [Read more...] about Vietnam wants U.S. to be No.1 investor