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Vietnam | History, Population, Map, & Facts - The two Vietnams (1954–65)

Vietnam | History, Population, Map, & Facts - The two Vietnams (1954–65)


Encyclopedia Britannica

Vietnam - The two Vietnams (1954–65): The agreements concluded in Geneva between April and July 1954 (collectively called the Geneva Accords) were signed by French and Viet Minh representatives and provided for a cease-fire and temporary division of the country into two military zones at latitude 17 °N (popularly called the 17th parallel). All Viet Minh forces were to withdraw north of that line, and all French and Associated State of Vietnam troops were to remain south of it; permission was granted for refugees to move from one zone to the other during a limited time period. An international commission was established, composed of Canadian, Polish,

Vietnam War - Facts, Battles, Pictures & Videos - History.com

Vietnam War - Facts, Battles, Pictures & Videos - History.com


HISTORY.com

Explore the history of the Vietnam War, including pivotal battles, milestone events, and cultural figures, only on History.com.

Vietnam country profile

Vietnam country profile


BBC News

Provides an overview of Vietnam, including key events and facts about this east Asian country

President Donald J. Trump's Trip to Vietnam

President Donald J. Trump's Trip to Vietnam


The White House

President Donald J. Trump’s state visit to Vietnam reaffirmed his commitment to strengthening the United States-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership. STRENGTHEN INTERNATIONAL RESOLVE TO DENUCLEARIZE NORTH KOREA: President Donald J. Trump strengthened international resolve to address the security challenges presented by North Korea. The President secured new commitments from Vietnam’s leaders to support the global Maximum Pressure …

Vietnam - KNCV - Tuberculosefonds

Vietnam - KNCV - Tuberculosefonds


KNCV - Tuberculosefonds

Home to roughly 93 million, Vietnam is a southeast Asian country bordered by Laos, Cambodia and China. The Vietnamese have had a tumultuous past, having been occupied by Imperial China, …

Remembering Vietnam - National Archives Foundation

Remembering Vietnam - National Archives Foundation


National Archives Foundation

Exhibit Dates: November 10, 2017 – January 6, 2019 Location: Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery, National Archives Museum, Washington, DC The Vietnam War impacted attitudes, policies and the way Americans view their government and their nation’s place in the world. It …

Geography,Government,History,Vietnam

Geography,Government,History,Vietnam


InfoPlease

Information on Vietnam — geography, history, politics, government, economy, population statistics, culture, religion, languages, largest cities, as well as a map and the national flag.

VN, US hold second defense policy dialogue

by Anonymous @ Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in the United States

(VNA)The second Vietnam-US defence policy dialogue took place in Washington on Sept. 19 under the co-chair of Vietnamese Deputy Defence Minister Lt. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh and US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence Robert Scher.

At the dialogue, the two sides expressed satisfaction at the outcomes of bilateral defence cooperation over the recent past.

Both Vinh and Scher agreed on the need to make the Vietnam-US defence cooperation more practical in the interest of each country and for peace, stability and cooperation in the region and the world.

Lt. Gen. Vinh informed the US side about the results of the 11th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam early this year while the US side announced its presence in the Asia-Pacific region.

On this occasion, Lt. Gen. Vinh and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence Robert Scher signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on promoting cooperation between the two defence ministries which focuses on five priority fields in the immediate future.

They include the establishment of a regular high-ranking dialogue mechanism between the US Department of Defence and the Vietnamese Defence Ministry, sea security, search and rescue, studying and exchanging experience in the United Nations peace keeping activities, and humanitarian aid and disaster relief.

Lt. Gen. Vinh and the Vietnamese delegation also met with a number of US congressmen and leaders of the US Departments of States and Defence./.

Vietnam

Vietnam


Happy Planet Index

5th of 140. This South-East Asian country, characterised by its mountains and tropical forests, has a strikingly low Ecological Footprint and economic output per head almost 24 times smaller than nearby Hong Kong. 

Industry and Trade Minister on working trip to US

by nam @ Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in the United States

(VNA) Vietnamese Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang chaired over a conference on investment opportunities in Vietnam on September 15 in Washington.

At the conference, Minister Hoang highlighted Vietnam's policies and priorities to attract foreign investment in energy and finance areas. He also witnessed the signing of minutes of understanding on cooperation between PetroVietnam and McKinsey&Company.

The same day, the Vietnamese minister had a working session with Fred P. Hochberg, Chairman and President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (US Exim Bank). They discussed ways to enhance cooperation between Vietnam 's Ministry of Industry and Trade and US Exim Bank for bilateral cooperation in industry and trade, thus increasing economic and commercial exchanges between the two countries.

Minister Hoang also toured Honeywell and Tangible companies which operate in aviation and space technology, automation solutions, transport, special materials, and energy and security.

Earlier, on Sept. 13, the minister attended the Joint Transportation and Energy Ministerial Conference held by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in San Francisco.

Addressing the public-private roundtable on developing energy-efficient transport systems for livable low-carbon communities, Minister Hoang said to establish energy efficient, low-carbon transportation systems, Vietnam needs to overcome many challenges such as lacking experiences, proper technologies, expertise and financing. He expressed the hope to cooperate with other APEC member economies in terms of experiences and information exchange, assistance in technology transfer, human resource development, and technical and financial support.

Also at the joint conference, on behalf of the Vietnamese delegation, Permanent Deputy Minister of Transport and Communication Ngo Thinh Duc addressed the public-private roundtable on greening the supply chain, energy-efficient freight transportation. He called upon international investors and organisations to invest in infratructure and to transfer technologies for developing supply chains during socio-economic development in Vietnam.

Following the first-ever joint Transportation and Energy Ministerial Conference hosted by US Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, energy and transportation ministers from 21 Asia-Pacific economies promised to make transportation cleaner and more energy efficient./.

Vietnam : Bloggers and citizen journalists v. state violence | Reporters without borders

Vietnam : Bloggers and citizen journalists v. state violence | Reporters without borders


RSF

As the media all take their orders from the Communist Party, the only sources of independently-reported information are bloggers and citizen journalists, who are subjected to harsh forms of persecution including violence by plainclothes policemen. To justify jailing them, the Party is increasingly resorting to articles 88, 79, and 258 of the criminal code, under which “anti-state propaganda,” “activities aimed at overthrowing the government” and “abusing the rights to freedom and democracy to threaten the interests of the state” are punishable by long prison terms. In 2016, a five-year jail sentence was passed on Nguyen Huu VInh, a citizen journalist who created a news website called Anh Ba Sam (Side Walk News Agency) in allusion to the official Vietnam News Agency. Many other bloggers, including Tran Thi Nga, Nguyen Van Hoa, and Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, were arrested in the months that followed, turning Vietnam into the world’s second biggest prison for citizen journalists (after China).

Watch: The Vietnam War & Wisconsin Veteran Stories

Watch: The Vietnam War & Wisconsin Veteran Stories


Wisconsin Public Television

Tune in to the new 18-hour documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Watch Wisconsin's Vietnam War stories in the WPT archive.

Vietnam Travel | Places to visit in   Vietnam

Vietnam Travel | Places to visit in Vietnam


Rough Guides

Explore places to visit in Vietnam with Rough Guides: find out when to go, view itineraries and read about lakes, bays, street food and water puppets.

Vietnam’s tale of two metros built by the Japanese and the Chinese

Vietnam’s tale of two metros built by the Japanese and the Chinese


South China Morning Post

Delays and cost overruns are to be expected as the nation tries to recreate the transportion systems of its two largest cities, but accidents and mistakes on the Chinese-led project are feeding into some longstanding prejudices

Warning

by nam @ Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in the United States

         1. Four following fraudulent websites which offfer visa-upon-arrrival have been recently shut down by Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communication for illegitimate visa service: 
 
 
         - Travellers are advised not to apply for visa-upon-arrival from the above-mentioned as well as other fraudulent websites. 
 
         - Two official websites of the Embassy of Socialist Republic of Vietnam in Washington D.C are:
 
- www.vietnamembassy.us                                                  
 

        - The Embassy of Vietnam in Washington D.C would like to inform that:

a. Visitors must obtain for a valid visa issued by the Embassy of Vietnam in Washington D.C before boarding for their travel to Vietnam.

b. According to current Vietnamese Immigration Laws (Ordinance on entry, exit, residence of foreigner in Vietnam dated 28/04/2000; Decree No. 21/2001/ND-CP dated 28/05/2001; Circular No. 04/2002/TTLT-BCA-BNG dated 29/01/2002 to implement related Ordinance and Decree), visitors can only apply for a visa upon arrival at Vietnam’s international airports/border gates under the following circumstances:

  • Attending funerals of family members;
  • Taking care of family members who are seriously ill;
  • Providing technical emergency support; medical care for seriously-ill patients; natural disaster and epidemic relief in Vietnam;
  • Being invited by Vietnamese government;
  • Other emergencies.

Under the above-mentioned circumstances, visitors must obtain an approval letter signed and sealed by the Embassy prior to their trips to Vietnam.

c.  The Embassy is not responsible for any inconveniences if visitors are not allowed to go on board the plane to Vietnam or are refused to enter Vietnam in case they do not have a valid visa or a letter of approval issued by the Embassy.

 

       2. Cordless phones not permitted for use in Vietnam

       DECT 6.0 cordless phones, which are brought into Vietnam by visitors from the United States, haved caused interference to domestic mobile phone networks as these phones donot comply with radio frequency master plans of Vietnam. Therefore, visitors are requested not bring DECT 6.0 cordless phones into Vietnam. 

       List of cordless phones not permitted for use in Vietnam 

Vietnam's typhoon disaster highlights the plight of its poorest people

Vietnam's typhoon disaster highlights the plight of its poorest people


The Conversation

Vietnam has been hit by its fiercest storm in a decade, bringing home the reality of the risks faced by many poor and vulnerable people in flood-prone regions around the world.

Vietnam: Breathtaking Beauty and Indomitable Spirit

Vietnam: Breathtaking Beauty and Indomitable Spirit


The Nation

The Vietnam War (known as the “American War” in Vietnam) left an indelible imprint on both the land and people of this small Southeast Asian country, yet m

Japan pledges boats to Vietnam as China dispute simmers

Japan pledges boats to Vietnam as China dispute simmers


U.S.

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday promised Vietnam six new patrol boats during a visit to the Southeast Asian country, which is locked in a dispute with China over the busy South China Sea.

Vietnam: Dozens killed by floods and landslides | News | DW | 13.10.2017

Vietnam: Dozens killed by floods and landslides | News | DW | 13.10.2017


DW.COM

Destructive floods and landslides have killed at least 54 people in northern and central Vietnam in one of the deadliest natural disasters to hit in years. With another tropical storm on the way, more rain is expected.

Vietnam

by Mono @ Countries - Happy Planet Index

5th of 140. This South-East Asian country, characterised by its mountains and tropical forests, has a strikingly low Ecological Footprint and economic output per head almost 24 times smaller than nearby Hong Kong. 

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