Kremlin… no comment on Russia’s plans for military bases in Cuba, Vietnam
Oct07

Kremlin… no comment on Russia’s plans for military bases in Cuba, Vietnam

Press secretary of the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, in response to a question about Russia’s plans for military bases in Cuba and Vietnam mentioned the changing situation in the world. “The international situation is not static, it is rather versatile. As you see, for the recent two years there have been major corrections to the general international affairs and to the international security regime,” he told...

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Xi urges bilateral sea talks with Vietnam
Sep14

Xi urges bilateral sea talks with Vietnam

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday met with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, and called on the two countries to solve the South China Sea issue through bilateral consultations. Analysts said how China and Vietnam manage their maritime differences would set the tone for other sea claimants. Xi said the two countries’ common interests far outweigh the differences, and both sides should use the current negotiation...

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Japan loans Vietnam US$108.2 m
Sep08

Japan loans Vietnam US$108.2 m

The Japanese Government will provide the Vietnamese Government with a loan of JPY11 billion (US$108.2 million) in fiscal year 2016 to improve socioeconomic infrastructure and the competitiveness of the national economy.  A diplomatic agreement to this effect was signed in Hà Nội on Tuesday by the Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment, Nguyễn Văn Trung, and by the Japanese Ambassador to Việt Nam, Hiroshi Fukada. Deputy Minister...

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Global turmoil, drought and fish deaths slow Vietnam economy
Jun30

Global turmoil, drought and fish deaths slow Vietnam economy

Vietnam’s economy slowed in the first half of 2016, official figures showed on Wednesday (Jun 29), with a severe regional drought and a spate of fish deaths adding to losses caused by turmoil in global markets. GDP growth dropped to 5.52 per cent in the first six months compared to 6.32 per cent in the same period last year. The country grew at its fastest pace for five years in 2015 thanks to strong exports and a flurry of...

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Can US-Vietnam Reconciliation Hurt Russia’s Ties with Hanoi?
May31

Can US-Vietnam Reconciliation Hurt Russia’s Ties with Hanoi?

U.S. President Barack Obama’s trip to Vietnam and lifting of the arms embargo will no doubt boost bilateral relations. But for Hanoi it is still a rebalance, not a pivot, as Vietnam still has a strong reliance on Russian military exports. Earlier this week, in a farewell trip to Asia, U.S. President Barack Obama concluded a visit to Vietnam. It was literally a roaring success. The people in the streets of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City...

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