Philippines to maintain alliance with US ASEAN

Philippines to maintain alliance with US

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said that he will keep in place existing agreements and military alliance with the US despite his plans to end all future joint military exercises with the ally.
Amy’s 70-year anniversary celebrated in France, Japan, Indonesia Politics

Amy’s 70-year anniversary celebrated in France, Japan, Indonesia

The 70 year-history of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) has been written with glorious victories, inspiring national liberation movements of suppressed nations around the world in the past as well as significantly contributing to the current national defence and construction, said Ambassador to France Nguyen Ngoc Son.
Vietnam Army’s 70th anniversary marked abroad Politics

Vietnam Army’s 70th anniversary marked abroad

The Military Attaché Office at the Vietnam Embassy in Berlin held a ceremony on December 10 to mark the 70th anniversary of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA), gathering about 160 Vietnamese and German guests.
Vietnamese, Lao war veterans recall war life Society

Vietnamese, Lao war veterans recall war life

Over 300 former Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and military experts for missions in Laos got together in Hanoi on October 30 on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of their traditional day to reminisce on what they went through alongside Lao soldiers during the war against the French and Americans.
Lao official hails Dien Bien Phu Victory Politics

Lao official hails Dien Bien Phu Victory

Laos’ Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Bounguen Sapouvong has hailed the Dien Bien Phu Victory as a vivid symbol of the special solidarity and friendship as well as the great military alliance between Laos and Vietnam
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FM: ASEAN Community to improve lives

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is approaching its goal of establishing a stronger and more active framework, named the ASEAN Community, by 2015. The formation of community will bring the bloc even closer together and improve the lives of people across the region, Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh has stressed in an interview granted to the press and the Vietnam News Agency.
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Defence minister greets Cuban guest

Minister of National Defence, Gen. Phung Quang Thanh received Cuban Deputy Minister of Revolutionary Armed Forces, Sen. Lieut. Gen Joaquin Quintas Sola, in Hanoi on September 19.
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Laos holds meeting to celebrate ties with Vietnam

A meeting to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Vietnam-Laos diplomatic ties and the 35 years since the signing of the Friendship and Cooperation Treaty was held solemnly in Vientiane on July 18.
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Vietnam, Laos recall war-era experiences

Vietnamese and Lao politicians, war veterans and historians have recalled common hardship experiences during two major wars 60 years ago, when soldiers from the two neighbours shared “every grain of salt and every stalk of vegetables”.