VOV.VN - In the context of complex and unforeseeable developments across the globe and more acrimonious disputes in the East Sea, Vietnam needs to uphold an independent and self-reliant foreign policy.
(VOV) - On January 15, President Truong Tan Sang and Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung extended messages of condolences to Indonesian President Joko Widodo over the deaths and injuries caused by a series of terror bombings and gunfight in downtown Jakarta on January 14.
(VOV) -On January 6, Deputy Prime Minister cum Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and his US counterpart John Kerry compared notes over phone on bilateral relations and regional issues of shared concern.
(VOV) - The Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) held a flag-hoisting ceremony on December 31 in Hanoi marking the establishment of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Community.
Fierce competition looms large on the domestic market when more and more free trade agreements (FTAs) come into effect, Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai warned at a meeting between the Government and ministries and local authorities on December 29.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh hosted a reception in Hanoi on December 29 for Vice President of the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries Lin Yi and the two countries’ delegates to the seventh Vietnam-China People’s Forum.
(VOV) The National Committee for APEC 2017 held its year-end meeting on December 25 in Hanoi reviewing its activities during the year.
Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang on December 25 handed over security equipment as gift from the Vietnamese Government to the Lao Government to serve the latter’s ASEAN Chairmanship work in 2016.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh congratulated outgoing Thai Ambassador Panyarak Poolthup for his successful tenure in Vietnam during a reception in Hanoi on December 23.
(VOV) -Deputy Prime Minister cum Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh received Turkey’s new ambassador to Vietnam Akif Ayhan in Hanoi on December 22.
The Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China hopes to beef up practical cooperation with Vietnam across sectors, a local official has said.
Ambassador of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to Vietnam Kim Myong Gil has said he will devote his efforts to propel the sound relations between the two countries forward.
The eighth Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Regional Working Group Meeting and the first meeting of the Friends of the Lower Mekong (FLM) Working Group were convened in Hanoi on December 15.
(VOV) - On December 15, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh hosted a reception for the new ambassador and head of the EU delegation to Vietnam Bruno Angelet.
Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau and his government highly value Vietnam’s important role in the region and the world and want to bolster bilateral ties across diverse areas.
Multilateral diplomacy deserves to have a higher place among priorities of Vietnam’s foreign policy in the coming time, said Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh in a recent article.
It is high time to build specific programmes to raise public awareness of opportunities and challenges from the formation of the ASEAN Community, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh said at a workshop in Hanoi on December 11.
The Foreign Ministry’s Service Department for Diplomatic Corps hosted a food festival themed “the ASEAN community and international friends” in Hanoi on December 5.
(VOV) -On December 4, President Truong Tan Sang sent a message of congratulations to the King of Thailand, Bhumibol Adulyadej, on his 88th birthday and the country’s National Day (December 5).
Vietnam has greatly contributed to the successes of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) since it joined the 10-nation group two decades ago, said Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh.