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Washington DC, July 11 (VNA) – Two resolutions were recently introduced by subcommittee leaders of the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and the House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs to mark the 25th anniversary of Vietnam-US diplomatic ties (July 12).

Hanoi, July 9 (VNA) - Vietnamese Permanent Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son and Canada’s First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Marta Morgan on July 9 co-chaired the 2nd Vietnam - Canada political consultation at the deputy foreign ministerial level, which was held in the video conference format.

Washington, July 9 (VNA) - Vietnam-US relations have reached a level in both scope and scale that no one could have imagined 25 years ago, Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Ha Kim Ngoc said in an interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties (July 12).

Hanoi, July 8 (VNA) - Defence cooperation plays a significant role in settling regional security matters, especially in the context of COVID-19, Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh, Deputy Minister of National Defence, said while chairing the ASEAN Regional Forum Security Policy Conference (ASPC) in Hanoi on July 8.

Hanoi, July 8 (VNA) - The Vietnam-US relationship has experienced its ups and downs but has overcome a tumultuous past and moved towards a future of cooperation for the sake of both countries.

Hanoi, July 7 (VNA) - The Vietnamese Ministry of National Defence hosted an ASEAN Defence Senior Officials’ Meeting Plus (ADSOM+) via video conference on July 7, aiming to promote practical defence cooperation between ASEAN member nations and partner countries to effectively respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and other non-traditional security challenges.

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan attends 15th meeting of the Hanoi People’s Council (All dailies, p1).

Moscow, July 4 (VNA) – Prof. Vladimir Kolotov from the Saint Petersburg State University has said Vietnam, in its capacity as ASEAN Chair, played an active role in seeking solutions to basic issues faced by the region at the 36th ASEAN Summit.

Hanoi, July 4 (VNA) – Vietnamese Ambassador to Switzerland Le Linh Lan assumed the Chairmanship of the ASEAN Committee in Bern (ACB) during an online meeting in Bern on July 2, the first of the committee since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in Switzerland on February 25.

Vietnam steps up defence partnership with Russia, New Zealand (Quan doi Nhan dan, p1). Deputy Defence Minister Sen. Lieut. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh had online discussions on July 3 with his Russian counterpart Sen. Lieut. Gen. A.V. Fomin, and New Zealand’s Secretary of Defence Andrew Bridgman.

Hanoi, July 3 (VNA)  - Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has raised alarm over China's holding of military exercises in the East Sea, saying the move could create tension in the region and impact Beijing’s relationship with its neighbours.

Hanoi, July 3 (VNA) – The US Department of Defence on July 2 voiced its concern about China’s decision to conduct military exercises around the Hoang Sa (Paracel) Archipelago in the East Sea on July 1-5.

Hanoi, July 2 (VNA) – China’s military drills on Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelagos have violated Vietnam’s sovereignty over the archipelago and run counter to the spirit of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC), spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry Le Thi Thu Hang has said.

Hanoi, July 2 (VNA) - Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang said ASEAN and China had committed to continuing to step up negotiations over a Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC) during the 26th ASEAN - China Senior Officials’ Consultation, held via videoconferencing on July 1.

Hanoi, July 1 (VNA) – The 26th ASEAN-China Senior Officials' Consultation (ACSOC) was held in the form of video conference on July 1.

Hanoi, July 1 (VNA) - An international seminar was held in Hanoi on July 1 to look back on relations between Vietnam and the US during the last 25 years.

US welcomes 36th ASEAN Summit’s statement

Hanoi, June 29 (VNA) - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo affirmed on June 28 that the US welcomes the vision statement of ASEAN leaders, which was adopted at the recent 36th ASEAN Summit.