Two structural constraints, one international and one domestic, ensure a high degree of continuity in Hanoi’s external relations.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son has highlighted the six priorities the diplomatic sector will focus on in 2023, during a recent interview granted to the press.
Despite growing cooperation with Washington, an anti-U.S. streak runs deep among communist leaders and the general public alike.
Xi Jinping, who is also chief of the Chinese Communist Party, has greeted Vietnamese party counterpart Nguyen Phu Trong ahead of the Lunar New Year. Pledge to deepen ‘comrades and brothers’ relationship comes as China’s ties with the West, especially…
The Vietnam–China relationship has not been in good shape in the last decade. So it was a surprise when Nguyen Phu Trong, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, became the first foreign leader to visit China after the…
Vietnam’s proximity to China and lack of strategic depth limit its options in forming security partnerships with other great powers.
Hanoi is now openly diversifying its weaponry purchases away from Moscow, an emerging break driven by the war in Ukraine.
A story about undiplomatic comments by Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh caught on a hot mic went viral — before the U.S.-funded news agency removed it following complaints from his embassy.
As has been the case for much of history, stable, manageable relations with China form the foundation of the country’s foreign policy.
As Germany looks to diversify its interests in Asia, Vietnam is emerging as an alternative manufacturing hub. Chancellor Scholz was in Hanoi to bolster trade and investment ties.
Vietnam and Germany have signed three cooperation agreements in defense, energy and vocational training during the visit of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
Vietnam Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong’s recent visit to Beijing was meant to assure China, but didn’t signal any change in Hanoi’s basic approach toward its northern neighbor.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and U.S. President Joe Biden discussed measures to promote bilateral relations during their meeting Saturday night in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh.
Le secrétaire général des Nations unies Antonio Guterres a appelé samedi la junte birmane à «se remettre sur la voie de la transition démocratique immédiatement», depuis Phnom Penh où il a rencontré des dirigeants de l’Asie du Sud-Est.
In matters of national security and national interests, Vietnamese leaders are pragmatists.
Prime Minister Hun Sen said Vietnam is a good neighbour of Cambodia with the relationship based on principles of mutual trust and respect, and non-interference in internal affairs. Bilateral cooperation between the two countries is steadily growing, he added.
Vietnamese leader Trong’s visit to Beijing put cooperation ahead of conflict and sent a clear signal to democracy-promoting US
Vietnam is looking to mitigate potential long-term problems in its sourcing of raw materials, which its export sector depends heavily on. Deals were signed during visit to China this week by Vietnam’s chief, Nguyen Phu Trong, who became the first…
The elaborate ceremonials of Nguyen Phu Trong’s state visit are a reminder of the alternating attraction and resistance that underpin Sino-Vietnamese relations.
General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong will pay an official visit to China from Sunday to Wednesday at the invitation of Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC)…
Nguyen Phu Trong will become the first foreign leader to meet with Xi Jinping since he won a precedent-breaking third term as party head.
Vietnam’s Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong will visit China from October 30 to November 2, per an invitation by his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.
With China increasing the pressure both on land and at sea, Vietnam is facing a hard choice: should it continue its maritime tilt adopted since the early 2000s or should it pivot back to the land like it did throughout…
United Nations Secretary General António Guterres touched down in Hanoi Friday to start his two-day visit to Vietnam on Oct. 21 and 22.
The country’s hedging strategy has proved quite successful in recent decades but is under pressure from the growing strategic tensions in the region.
By refraining from condemning Russia’s attempts to annex four regions of Ukraine, the country signaled its continued prioritization of national interests over moral principles.