• RELATIONS VIETNAM - US:

    10 - 11 July 2012: Visit to Vietnam by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

    24 - 26 June 2012: Visit to US by Vice Chairwoman of Vietnamese National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.

    3 - 4 June 2012: Visit to Vietnam by US Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta.

    12 - 14 March 2012: Visit to US by Vice Chairman of Vietnamese National Assembly Uong Chu Luu.

    7 - 11 February 2012: Visit to US by Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh.

    10 November 2011: Vietnamese State President Truong Tan Sang met US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the sideline of APEC 2011 in Hawaii (US)

    3 - 6 October 2011: Visit to US by Vice Chairman of National Assembly Huynh Ngoc Son

    26 September 2011: Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh met US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the sideline of UN General Asembly meeting in New York.

    7 July 2011: Vietnamese Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Nguyen Quoc Cuong presented Letter of Credential to US President Barack Obama

    23 May 2011: Vietnamese Trade Minister Vu Huy Hoang attended the meeting of the Vietnam-US Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) Council in Washington with an agreement on access to each other's market for several mutually-supplementary agricultural products.

    29 - 30 October 2010: Visit to Vietnam by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

    11 - 12 October 2010: Visit to Vietnam by Defense Secretary Robert Gates

    22- 23 July 2010: Visit to Vietnam by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

    22 April 2010: Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung attended Nuclear Security Summit in U.S

    1-2 October 2009: Visit to the US by Deputy PM and FM Pham Gia Khiem.

    10 - 15 December 2009: Visit to US by Defense Minister Phung Quang Thanh

    12 - 21 April 2009: Visit to US by Public Security Minister Le Hong Anh

    June 23 -26  2008: Visit to the US by Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung

    January 22 2008: Vietnamese Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Le Cong Phung presents Letter of Credential to US President George W. Bush

    June 18 - 23 2007: Historic Visit by President of Vietnam Nguyen Minh Triet to the US

     March 9 - 16 2007: Visit to the US by Deputy PM and FM Phạm Gia Khiem.

    December 08 2006: Approval by U.S. House of Representative of the Bill to extend the Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) status to Vietnam. Dec 9 2006, the Bill was passed in the US Senate.

    November 17 - 20, 2006: First visit to Vietnam by U.S. President George W. The President attends the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Hanoi and visit Ho Chi Minh City.

    May 31, 2006: Signing of bilateral agreement on Vietnam's accession to the World Trade Organization.

    April 21, 2006: Visit to Vietnam by U.S. House of Representative Speaker Dennis Hastert

    June 19 - 25, 2005: Visit to the United States by Vietnamese Prime Minister Phan Van Khai.

    December 9, 2004: United Airlines launches the first direct service between US and VN.

    June 23, 2004: President Bush designats VN as a new recipient for the $15 billion plan to combat AIDS.

    April 25-28, 2004: Vice Chairman of Vietnam National Assembly Nguyen Phuc Thanh visits the United States.

    April 2, 2004: The formation of the US-Vietnam Caucus is announced.

    December 4, 2003: Deputy Prime Minister Vu Khoan visits the United States and oversees the signing of an aviation agreement and agreement on technical cooperation between USAID and the Government Office.

    November 9-12, 2003, Defense Minister Pham Van Tra visits the US for the first time to discuss cooperation and exchanged views on issues of mutual concern.

    July 23rd, 2002: U.S House of representatives support the President's decision to extend waiver from Jackson-Vanik provisions for Vietnam for another year by a vote 338-91.

    June 12-22th, 2002: Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Manh Cam pays an visit to the U.S to promote trade and economic relations between the two countries.

    Dec 10-12th, 2001: Permament Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung pays an official visit to the U.S. DPM has meetings with National Security Adviser Dr. Rice, Acting State Secretary Armitage; Trade Secretary Evans; Senators John Kerry; John McCain; Congressman Philip Crane.

    Dec 10th, 2001: Bilateral Trade Agreement enters effect after exchange of ratification letters by Vietnam's Trade Minister Vu Khoan and U.S Trade Representative Zoelick at Blair House.

    Nov 24th, 2001: Vietnam's National Assembly approved BTA.

    Oct 18th, 2001: President Bush signed Resolution of ratification of BTA.

    Oct. 8th, 2001: U.S Senate approved the Bilateral Trade Agreement between the U.S and Vietnam.

    Sept 12th, 2001: President Tran Duc Luong and Foreign Minister Nguyen Dy Nien send message of condolences to President Bush and American people ater tragey Sept 11.

    July 24-27th, 2001: U.S State Secretary Powell attended ASEAN meetings in Hanoi.

    July 2-6th, 2001: Vietnam and the U.S agreed to conduct two research projects on Agent Orange.

    June 1st, 2001: President Bush decided to waiver Jackson-Vanik amendment to Vietnam.

    April 7,2001: Helicopter crash killed 16 members of joint MIA mission between Vietnam and the U.S

    Jan 9, 2001: Vietnam and the U.S signed MOU for technical cooperation in Meteorology and Hydrology.

    Nov 16-19th, 2000: US President Clinton pays an official vist to Vietnam

    Sept 21-24th 2000: Foreign Minister Nguyen Dy Nien pays an official visit to Washington

    Sept 14th 2000: The White House announces that President Clinton will pay an official visit to Hanoi in mid-November, after attending a meeting of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Brunei.

    July 13th 2000: The two sides sign a landmark trade agreement a quarter of a century after the end of the Vietnam War.

    June 19th 2000 : The US pledges 1.7 million dollars in humanitarian aid to help Vietnam detect and destroy mines and unexploded ordnance.

    March 13th, 2000: US Defense Secretary William Cohen pays an official visit to Vietnam.

    July 25th 1999: Vietnam signs a trade agreement in principle with the US in Hanoi.

    January 1999: Vietnam grants Most Favored Status to American companies working in Vietnam although the two countries dont have bilateral trade agreement yet.

    Oct 1st 1998: Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Nguyen Manh Cam visits the US, the first official visit to the US.

    March 11th, 1998 : First time President Clinton announces a waiver that excludes Vietnam from the Jackson-Vanick amendment .

    June 26th-27th 1997 : US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright visits Vietnam.

    May 1997: the two countries exchange Ambassadors: Mr. Le Van Bang becomes Vietnamese Ambassador to the US; Mr. Douglas Peterson as US ambassador to Vietnam.

    Aug 5, 1995 : Secretary of State Warren Christopher inaugurates the US embassy in Hanoi as he pays the first official visit by a US secretary of state to Vietnam.

    July 11, 1995: President Clinton and Prime Minister Vo Van Kiet announce of establishment of diplomatic relations between the US and Vietnam.

    Jan 28, 1995: The two countries announce the opening of liaison offices.

    Feb 3 1994: Clinton announces the lifting of the trade embargo against Vietnam, a week after it is approved by the US Senate.

    Sept 14 1993: President Clinton allows US firms to take part in development projects financed by international institutions in Vietnam.

    July 2 1993: President Clinton authorizes the International Monetary Fund to refinance Vietnam's foreign debt (140 million dollars), clearing the way for Vietnam to receive international financial aid.

    April 25 1993: The first US company, Vatico (consultancy), opens an office in Vietnam.

    Dec 14 1992: President George Bush allows US companies to open representative offices in Vietnam and to sign contracts once the US trade embargo is lifted.

    November 11, 1991 the US Government officially allows American tourists, veterans, journalists, businessmen to visit Vietnam.

    Sept. 29th, 1990 Foreign Minister Nguyen Co Thach meets State Secretary James Baker in New York.

    Sept. 29th-31st, 1988: Second visit of General John Vessey to Vietnam on humanitarian issues which both sides share interest.

    Aug 1st - 3rd, 1987, Special Envoy of President Reagan, General John Vessey first time visits Vietnam to discuss humanitarian issues of mutual interest.

    April 30, 1975: A US trade embargo, already in effect against North Vietnam since 1964, is extended to the whole of Vietnam.​

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