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November 19, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
Vietnam broke an official silence over the health of President Le Duc Anh, responding to reports that the 75-year-old general had suffered a stroke with a brief explanation that he was tired. "What we know is that President Le Duc Anh is tired and . . . needs a rest," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. Political and diplomatic sources said Anh is paralyzed on one side. They said doctors are not optimistic that he will recover sufficiently to resume his presidential duties.
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November 25, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
President Le Duc Anh is lying in a coma at Hanoi's 108 Army Hospital after suffering a brain hemorrhage about nine days ago, medical sources said. "Earlier in the week he'd been getting better, but in the last few days his condition became very serious," one source said, adding that doctors were unwilling to operate on the 75-year-old general or move him as his condition was so bad.
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November 25, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
President Le Duc Anh is lying in a coma at Hanoi's 108 Army Hospital after suffering a brain hemorrhage about nine days ago, medical sources said. "Earlier in the week he'd been getting better, but in the last few days his condition became very serious," one source said, adding that doctors were unwilling to operate on the 75-year-old general or move him as his condition was so bad.
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November 19, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
Vietnam broke an official silence over the health of President Le Duc Anh, responding to reports that the 75-year-old general had suffered a stroke with a brief explanation that he was tired. "What we know is that President Le Duc Anh is tired and . . . needs a rest," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. Political and diplomatic sources said Anh is paralyzed on one side. They said doctors are not optimistic that he will recover sufficiently to resume his presidential duties.
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September 24, 1992 | Reuters
Vietnam's National Assembly chose conservative Gen. Le Duc Anh as president Wednesday in what observers said underlines the Communist Party's determination to keep a firm grip on economic reforms. The 72-year-old Anh, Vietnam's top general, was the only candidate and received all of the secret ballots cast by the 392-seat Assembly, the state-run Voice of Vietnam radio said.
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September 25, 1992 | From Reuters
Reformer and free-marketeer Vo Van Kiet was reelected Vietnam's premier Thursday for a five-year term and said his appointment shows that the people back economic reforms. Kiet promised to wage war on corruption. "Corruption is a burning issue for the whole party and whole society," he told the Voice of Vietnam radio station.
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August 19, 1994 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County's Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce plans to sponsor a delegation that will travel to Vietnam in September for a meeting on business opportunities with President Le Duc Anh and other top government officials, chamber officials announced Thursday.
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November 19, 1996 | From Reuters
Vietnam on Monday broke an official silence over the health of President Le Duc Anh, responding to reports that the 75-year-old general had suffered a stroke with a brief explanation that he was tired and needed rest. Political and diplomatic sources said Anh is paralyzed on one side. They said doctors are not optimistic that he will recover sufficiently to resume his presidential duties.
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February 17, 1987 | United Press International
Vietnam today announced a major government shake-up in which it fired a dozen top officials, including Defense Minister Van Tien Dung, the planner and commander of the final drive to conquer South Vietnam. A communique broadcast by Radio Hanoi said that the changes, which involved 19 ministries or government commissions, were made at a meeting of the Council of State. The communique said the shake-up was made to "strengthen one step further various organs of the council of ministers."
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July 21, 1997 | From Associated Press
Vietnamese voted for national lawmakers Sunday in elections that are expected to start a swing toward a younger generation of Communist leaders. All 450 seats of the National Assembly were being filled. Ballots were being counted by hand, and final results were expected to be announced in a week. The vote probably will give the National Assembly a younger face. Only a fifth of the outgoing members sought reelection.
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September 24, 1992 | Reuters
Vietnam's National Assembly chose conservative Gen. Le Duc Anh as president Wednesday in what observers said underlines the Communist Party's determination to keep a firm grip on economic reforms. The 72-year-old Anh, Vietnam's top general, was the only candidate and received all of the secret ballots cast by the 392-seat Assembly, the state-run Voice of Vietnam radio said.
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September 5, 1995 | Associated Press
George Bush, who was instrumental in ending 17 years of postwar estrangement between the United States and Vietnam, arrived Monday in Hanoi for a visit. Bush will become the first former U.S. President to meet with Vietnam's Communist leaders since the Vietnam War ended in 1975. No serving U.S. President has met with Vietnam's leaders. Bush arrived in Hanoi less than one month after the United States and Vietnam opened embassies in each other's capitals. U.S.
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November 17, 1992
In a move signaling the first direct communication between the heads of state in Washington and Hanoi, President Bush has sent a letter to Vietnam's President Le Duc Anh. The letter, to be delivered by Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), who is in Hanoi this week, is said to encourage the Vietnamese leader to fully cooperate with Pentagon efforts to account for U.S. servicemen missing since the Vietnam War.
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