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Lifting arms ban, a necessary step towards full normalization of Vietnam-US ties

Lifting arms ban, a necessary step towards full normalization of Vietnam-US ties

5/24/2016 - 15:24

(VOVworld)- The US has lifted the decades-long ban on lethal weapons sales to Vietnam. The decision was announced by visiting President Barack Obama to the media after his talks with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang in Hanoi on Monday.

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Bright spot in Obama’s foreign policy legacy

Bright spot in Obama’s foreign policy legacy

5/23/2016 - 9:05

(VOVworld)- President Barack Obama will leave the White House in several months, concluding his 8-year term. Observers say there are many bright spots in his legacy and Mr. Obama should be proud of what he did in foreign policy.

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US, Cuba boost cooperation in law enforcement

US, Cuba boost cooperation in law enforcement

5/18/2016 - 18:12

(VOVworld) – On Tuesday, the US and Cuba held a 2nd law enforcement dialogue in Havana to promote bilateral cooperation.

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Cuba and the US continue to strengthen relations

Cuba and the US continue to strengthen relations

5/17/2016 - 16:26

(VOVworld) – The US and Cuba have agreed to negotiate on potential cooperation to improve their normalized relations.

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US and Cuba to hold third Bilateral Commission meeting in Havana

US and Cuba to hold third Bilateral Commission meeting in Havana

5/13/2016 - 16:54

(VOVworld) – The US and Cuba’s officials will meet in Havana next Monday as the 3rd Bilateral Commission, said a Thursday US State Department press release.

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US and Cuba to hold third Bilateral Commission meeting in Havana

US and Cuba to hold third Bilateral Commission meeting in Havana

5/13/2016 - 16:16

(VOVworld) – The US and Cuba’s officials will meet in Havana next Monday as the 3rd Bilateral Commission, said a Thursday US State Department press release.

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Germany, Cuba bolster bilateral cooperation

Germany, Cuba bolster bilateral cooperation

5/11/2016 - 17:03

(VOVworld) - Germany and Cuba have showed their readiness to promote bilateral cooperation. The statement came after a meeting between German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and visiting Cuban Foreign Minister Rodriguez Parrilla on Tuesday.

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Cuban and US firms sign telecommunication agreement

Cuban and US firms sign telecommunication agreement

5/10/2016 - 16:59

(VOVworld) – Cuba's state telecommunications company said it has signed an interconnection and roaming agreement with US firm T-Mobile.

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US imports more products from Cuba’s non-state companies

US imports more products from Cuba’s non-state companies

5/4/2016 - 18:34

(VOVworld) – The US will import coffee and garments from non-state Cuban companies starting in May. The State Department said the decision matches President Barack Obama’s reform policies towards Cuba announced in 2014. It also said that imported products from Cuba must abide by the US’s customs law.

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US, Cuba restart commercial sea travel

US, Cuba restart commercial sea travel

5/3/2016 - 15:12

(VOVworld) - A US cruise ship docked in Havana on Monday, marking the first time a ship has arrived in Cuba from a US seaport in nearly 40 years. The Adonia ship, run by Carnival, left from Miami Sunday with about 700 passengers aboard.

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UK, Cuba agree on debt restructuring

UK, Cuba agree on debt restructuring

5/1/2016 - 14:58

(VOVworld) - Visiting British Foreign Secretary Anthony Hammond reached an agreement on restructuring Cuban debt payments in a meeting with President Raul Castro on Saturday.

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Cuba, UK to broaden bilateral cooperation

Cuba, UK to broaden bilateral cooperation

4/30/2016 - 16:04

(VOVworld) – On Friday visiting British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and Cuban President Raul Castro discussed closer bilateral ties, especially in trade and tourism.

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Cuba expands relations with Vietnam

Cuba expands relations with Vietnam

4/21/2016 - 16:30

(VOVworld) – Cuba will continue to strengthen its ties with Vietnam, said Cuban Ambassador to Vietnam Herminio López Díaz in an interview with the Vietnam News Agency following the success of the seventh Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba.

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Cuban Communist Party elects new Party Central Committee

Cuban Communist Party elects new Party Central Committee

4/20/2016 - 16:36

(VOVworld) – The 7th Congress of Cuba’s Communist Party closed on Tuesday after the election of a new Party Central Committee and Party leaders.

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Vietnam marks 55th anniversary of Cuba’s Giron Victory

Vietnam marks 55th anniversary of Cuba’s Giron Victory

4/19/2016 - 17:32

(VOVworld) – A ceremony was held in Hanoi on Tuesday to mark the 55th anniversary of Cuba’s Giron Victory. In his address, Deputy Commander-in-chief of Vietnam’s People’s Army Senior Lieutenant General Vo Van Tuan said the victory was a turning point in the struggle for national liberation and freedom in Latin America and the starting point of Cuba’s path to...

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Ecuadorian President visits earthquake affected region

Ecuadorian President visits earthquake affected region

4/19/2016 - 17:28

(VOVworld) – Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa visited the worst-affected regions in the 7.8-magnitude quake struck Ecuador's Pacific coast on Saturday. At least 413 people are now known to have died in the earthquake.

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Cuba’s 7th Party Congress approves important documents

Cuba’s 7th Party Congress approves important documents

4/19/2016 - 17:05

(VOVworld) – The 7th congress of Cuba’s Communist Party approved 5 resolutions on a number of reports on Monday. The reports focused on Cuba’s socialist socio-economic model, development plans until 2030, the implementation of policies approved at the 6th congress, and the implementation of party targets since the first congress in January, 2012. The same day, delegates elected the 7th...

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Cuba Communist Party continues to update social, economic model

Cuba Communist Party continues to update social, economic model

4/17/2016 - 15:54

(VOVworld) - The 7th Party Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba, began on April 16 in Havana. Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba and President of the Councils of State and Ministers, delivered a report on the accomplishments of the 6th Congress and commitments to continue improve Cuba’s socio-economic model.

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Cuba announces agenda of 7th Party Congress

Cuba announces agenda of 7th Party Congress

4/15/2016 - 15:45

(VOVworld) – On Thursday, Cuba’s news media published the agenda of the 7th Congress of the Cuban Communist Party scheduled for April 16 to 19.

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Vietnam displays products at construction fair in Cuba

Vietnam displays products at construction fair in Cuba

4/11/2016 - 17:30

(VOVworld) - Vietnamese construction firms displayed their products for the first time at the 11th International Construction Fair (FECONS 2016), in Havana, Cuba. 200 enterprises from 29 countries participated in the event from April 5-9.

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Wednesday May 18, 2016

Wednesday May 18, 2016

(VOVworld) - We’ve received a lovely postcard and letter from Marlene Sherburne of the US. She wrote: “I haven’t written to you in some time and wanted to send you...

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Welcome to Vietnam

Welcome to Vietnam

Welcome to Vietnam