Accordingly, the Vietnamese side handed over to the U.S. two boxes of remains which were recovered by joint and unilateral excavation teams during the 136th Joint Field Activities from July to September 2019. The remains had been jointly reviewed and concluded by Vietnamese and U.S. forensic specialists in Da Nang city that they might be associated with the U.S. servicemen missing during the war in Vietnam. The remains will be taken to Hawaii, the U.S.A., for verification. Photo: dangcongsan.vn Speaking at the ceremony, the U.S. Consul General to Ho Chi Minh City Marie Damour expressed deep gratitude and high appreciation for the full and increasingly efficient cooperation of the Vietnamese Government and people in this work. She also underlined that the U.S. pledges to further support Vietnam in dealing with war-left consequences in the country. The search for the remains of U.S. servicemen missing during the war in Vietnam is humanitarian cooperation between … [Read more...] about U.S. servicemen’s remains repatriated
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Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh (right) presents souvenir to Colonel Thomas Stevenson. General Vinh congratulated the guest on his appointment as the US Military Attaché to Vietnam. He stressed that over the past time, the defense relations between Vietnam and U.S. has made great achievements, especially in exchanging delegations at all levels, overcoming war consequences, opening training courses, sharing experiences in UN peacekeeping missions, as well as cooperating in search and rescue activities and military medicine. Vinh hoped that during his term, Colonel Stevenson will make important and practical contributions to promote defense cooperation between the two countries in a more effective and practical manner. Vietnam’s Ministry of National Defense will also create favorable conditions for the U.S. attaché to fulfill his duties, he added. For his part, the U.S. diplomat affirmed that he will make his utmost efforts to expand Vietnam-U.S. defense … [Read more...] about Deputy Defense Minister welcomes new U.S. Military Attaché
Addressing the event, President of the Vietnam-U.S. Society (VUS) Nguyen Tam Chien hailed the great contributions of the VFP to healing the wounds of war in Vietnam. At the ceremony (Photo: vufo.org.vn) Established in 1985, the Veterans for Peace, together with American peace lovers and other organizations, has made efforts to bring Vietnam and the U.S. closer together and to overcome war consequences. Accordingly, on behalf of the VUFO leadership, Chien handed over a certificate of merit to the Veterans for Peace. Meanwhile, the insignia “For Peace and Friendship among Nations” was awarded to Paul Cox, a member of the Veterans for Peace. Having been engaged in the war in Vietnam, he understood the pain left behind from the war for Vietnamese people. Therefore, he has encouraged other U.S. veterans to come back to Vietnam to actively help the Vietnamese people overcome war-left aftermath. On the same day, the VUS also held a conference themed … [Read more...] about Peace insignia presented to U.S. veteran
The national carrier is allowed to operate flights between Viet Nam’s Ho Chi Minh City and Ha Noi and the U.S. cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco (California); New York (New York), Seattle (Washington) and Dallas - Fort Worth (Texas). The transit flights will include stops in Taipei (Taiwan – China), Osaka and Nagoya (Japan). Viet Nam Airlines is also allowed to operate flights to the Canadian cities of Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto via points in the U.S. In addition, Viet Nam Airlines is also licensed to operate routes from destinations outside Viet Nam, via Viet Nam or other transit points to 25 destinations in the U.S. under codeshare arrangements. This license also allows it to operate charter flights between the two countries. Viet Nam Airlines is the first and only airline in Viet Nam to receive such as license from the U.S. Department of Transportation, which is an important step in … [Read more...] about VN Airlines granted license to commercial flights to U.S.
Malaysia warns of "domino effect" from U.S.-China trade tensions Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad speaks after he was conferred an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at the National University of Singapore's Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore November 13, 2018 – PHOTO: REUTERS SINGAPORE (REUTERS) - Trade tensions between the United States and China will trigger a "domino effect" of protectionist measures, Malaysia warned on Tuesday as Asian leaders gathered for a summit overshadowed by the tit-for-tat tariff war between Washington and Beijing. The comments by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad in Singapore came as China's premier - for a second day - struck a conciliatory note on the trade spat, saying he was hopeful that the two sides will find a way to prevent it escalating further. "I still hope we can hold talks based on mutual respect, balance and mutual benefits to resolve the issue. There are no winners in a trade war," Premier Li Keqiang said at … [Read more...] about Malaysia warns of “domino effect” from U.S.-China trade tensions