Foreign ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang affirmed Friday that Taiwan’s drills in waters off Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands are a violation of Vietnam’s sovereignty and should not be repeated.
The Vietnamese foreign ministry has called on Cambodian authorities to ensure the welfare of people of Vietnamese origin, after Phnom Penh last week ordered the eviction of many households in floating villages on the Tonle Sap River.
“No Vietnamese leader has any intention of making concessions to China on sovereignty,” former Deputy Minister of National Defense Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh has said unequivocally.
Only 1 per cent of Vietnam’s population has received at least one vaccine dose, trailing the efforts of poorer neighbours like Cambodia and Laos. The government will have to address anti-Chinese vaccine sentiment and people holding out for other brands…
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc has written to U.S. President Joe Biden, seeking help for Vietnam to source Covid-19 vaccines and research and produce its own.
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Despite obvious areas of friction between China and Vietnam, their alliance policies are more similar than is often acknowledged.
Vietnam assumed the chairmanship of the UN Security Council in March 2021 and it is expected to raise issues related to the development and security challenges in different theatres.
In March, Vietnam announced it had gifted a new parliament building worth US$111 million to Laos. The move reflects Hanoi’s unease over Beijing’s growing influence over its closest ally.
Chinese Defense Minister and State Councilor Senior Lieutenant General Wei Fenghe is visiting Vietnam with a high-level military delegation to strengthen bilateral relations.
Senior officials pledge to ‘strengthen strategic communication [and] deepen pragmatic cooperation’ at defence meeting in southern China At separate event, countries’ defence ministers agree to deepen cooperation between their land border militaries
Vietnam’s Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh will participate in an Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit for national leaders in Indonesia later this week, with the crisis in Myanmar on the top agenda.
It’s no friend of either the US or China – now both are vying for this country to “back a winner” in the South China Sea.
China is using militia-run fishing vessels to maintain its illegal presence and exert control over East Sea territory without resorting to direct confrontation, an expert says.
Vietnam will serve as United Nations Security Council (UNSC) president starting Thursday, its second time in the seat during the 2020-21 tenure.
After its COVID-19 successes, Vietnam is well positioned to play a more energetic role on the global stage.
The building highlights Vietnam’s desire to prevent Laos from spiraling off into China’s orbit.
Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev has handed over a batch of Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine gifted by his government to Vietnam.
Relations are set to continue on their upward trajectory, though there remain certain areas of concern.
An interview with Le Hong Hiep.
Vietnam has emphasized the need to immediately stop the violence in Myanmar and hold a constructive dialogue to create favorable conditions for democracy process.
Vietnam, the only Asean nation that has yet to publicly state if it will use the Sinovac or Sinopharm vaccines, begins inoculations on Monday. Analysts say anti-China sentiment among the public and diplomatic tensions are two factors behind the spurning…
As soon as he took office in 2017, former US president Donald Trump adopted the Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP) strategy to maintain US influence and presence in the region and restrain China. Trump’s then US secretary of defense James…
Hanoi and Pyongyang have had their share of differences,but they also have a long historical connection.
Vietnam calls on the international community and development partners to further support the transition to democracy in Myanmar, matching the wishes and interests of Myanmar people.
RCEP, belt and road projects, cross-border cooperation and the advantages of communism were discussed during the call. The Vietnamese Party General Secretary seeks to speed the process of putting cooperation agreements into effect