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.
Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh receives US Under Secretary of State David Hale in New York on September 26, 2019 Minh made the above statement at reception for US Under Secretary of State David Hale in New York on Thursday on the sidelines of the high-level General Debate of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. He suggested the two sides should strengthen contacts and dialogues, especially high-level ones and deepen cooperation in trade-investment, security-defense as well as coordination in regional and international affairs. Hale expressed his pleasure at practical and fruitful growth of the bilateral ties, affirming the US commitments to peace, security and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region. The US has interests in ensuring rule-based order, freedom, security and safety of navigation and aviation in the East Sea, Hale said. He expects both countries will continue maintaining contacts at all levels and regular consultations and … [Read more...] about Deputy PM Minh receives US Under Secretary of State
16:48 | 23/09/2019 VGP - Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Minister Pham Binh Minh will attend the High-level General Debate of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. The Vietnamese Deputy PM, FM will also attend the Informal ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting (IAMM). The two events will take place at the United Nations Headquarters, New York, United States from September 26-29./. … [Read more...] about Deputy PM Minh to attend high-level debate of 74th UNGA session
Vietnamese-American author Ocean Vuong (Photo: The Observer) The foundation honours extraordinarily talented and creative individuals by investing in their potential. The grant comes with a no-strings-attached fee of US$625,000 (over VND14 billion), which is distributed over a five-year period. Originally born in Ho Chi Minh City, Vuong and his mother moved to the United States when he was two years old before settling in Hartford, Connecticut. The author received the T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry in 2018 for his debut poetry collection known as the “Night Sky with Exit Wounds.” The work was also published locally under the Vietnamese name “Troi dem nhung viet thuong xuyen thau”. In addition to this, the book also won the Whiting Award, the Thom Gunn Award, and the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Vuong is currently an artist-in-residence at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute of New York University, working at the Center for Refugee Poetics. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese-American author becomes genius grant recipient
Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, head of Vietnam’s permanent mission to the UN (Photo: VNA) At an event in New York to mark the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions held on the sidelines of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, head of Vietnam’s permanent mission to the UN, also urged nations to translate their political commitments into specific actions, thus boosting capacity of the multilateral system in tackling global issues, ensuring peace and security, and promoting sustainable development. Quy took the occasion to affirmed Vietnam’s commitment to multilateralism and core humanity values of the International Humanitarian Law. The event, themed “investing in humanity through multilateralism”, was co-organised by China, South Africa and Switzerland, and the International Committee of the Red Cross. It gathered representatives of more than 25 countries. Participants highlighted the Geneva … [Read more...] about Vietnam calls for highest commitment to multilateralism