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Vietnam, US boost defence ties

The Vietnam- US comprehensive partnership has flourished in all spheres over the past years, including security and national defence.


So far, Vietnam and the US have conducted more than 4,000 joint investigations, with 1,000 missing military remains being handed over to the US. The two sides are continuing to coordinate in searching for 200,000 Vietnamese martyrs and Vietnamese soldiers missing in the war. In photo: The reception of four US soldiers' remains at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi in the presence of US Secretary of State Warren Christopher, August 5, 1995 (Photo: VNA)



Deputy Defense Minister Nguyen Chi Vinh and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South Asia and Southeast Asia Amy Searight co-chair the Vietnam-US Defense Dialogue in Hanoi, October 21, 2014 (Photo: VNA)




Signing ceremony of a memorandum of intent between the Military Science Department, the Ministry of Defense of Vietnam and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on dioxin remediation in Bien Hoa airport area in Vietnam, January 23, 2018 (Photo: VNA)



Minister of Defense Ngo Xuan Lich receives a delegation of US Senators, led by Senator Patrick Leahy, Vice Chairman of the US Senate Standards Committee during a working visit to Vietnam, April 18, 2019 (Photo: VNA)




Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh and Senator Patrick Leahy, US Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel Kritenbrink and delegates at launching ceremony of the Bien Hoa Airport Dioxin Contamination Treatment Project (Photo: VNA)



US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta presents to Vietnam's Defense Minister diary books of Vietnamese soldiers during war, June 4, 2012 (Photo: VNA)




Deputy Defense Minister Nguyen Chi Vinh meets with Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey on the sidelines of the 13th Asian Security Summit - Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, May 31, 2014 (Photo: VNA)



Deputy Minister of Defense Nguyen Chi Vinh works with Assistant Secretary of Defense Puneet Talwar during his visit to the United States from March 23 - 24, 2015 (Photo: VNA)



18,000 tourists spend $18.3 million on foreign tours during Lunar New Year

The number of tourists choosing foreign tours accounted for 55 to 65 per cent of the total domestic and foreign tours.

Vietnam posts trade surplus of US$3.6 billion in January

Despite decreases in both imports and exports, the country still enjoyed a trade surplus of 3.6 billion USD in the first month of 2023, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).


NA leader launches emulation drive, tree planting festival in Tuyen Quang

Nearly 43,900 businesses pull out of market in January

Some 43,900 businesses have withdrawn from the local market in the year to date, up 14.4% year-on-year, according to the Agency for Business Registration under the Ministry of Planning and Investment.


Retail sales of goods, services up 20% in January

Vietnam to send 20 teams to VEX Robotics World Championship 2023

Vietnam is allowed to send 20 teams to the VEX Robotics World Championship 2023 (VEX Worlds), scheduled to be held in May this year in Dallas city in the US state of Texas.

Transport Ministry backs Binh Phuoc’s airport plan

The Ministry of Transport has thrown its weight behind Binh Phuoc Province’s proposal to convert its military airfield in Hon Quan District into a specialized airport.

120-year-old stone church in Da Nang still open to visitors

Built of stone and nearly 120 years old, Tung Son church has retained its special features.

Border gates in Lang Son, Quang Ninh reopen after Tet holiday

The border gates in Quang Ninh and Lang Son provinces have resumed operation after a week-long suspension of customs clearance for the Lunar New Year holiday (Tet).

Foreign investors remain optimistic about VN stock market

Foreign investors' confidence in the Vietnamese stock market is reflected in net buying activities, especially in the last months of 2022.

Tax and land-use fee reductions should continue in 2023: Finance Ministry

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) said tax support policies and land-use fee reductions for businesses should be continued throughout 2023 despite shortfalls in state budget collection.

State-owned banks under capital increase pressure

Vietnam’s four biggest State-owned banks have an urgent need for capital increase in 2023 as their charter capital is too low, with some unable to ensure the regulated minimum capital adequacy ratio (CAR), according to industry insiders.

Foreign suppliers pay US$76.7 million in taxes via online portal

On the first working day after the 2023 Lunar New Year, foreign suppliers such as Facebook, Google and Apple declared and paid taxes worth US$76.7 million.

VN in need of huge amounts of soil, sand, stone for expressway projects

The Transport Ministry has just proposed that Deputy PM Tran Hong Ha direct localities to urgently increase the exploitation capacity of stone, soil, and sand mines to serve the needs of North – South Expressway project in the 2021-2025 period.

HCM City to get cracking on key transport projects in 2023

HCM City will focus on speeding up major transport works this year.