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June 8, 2005 | Mai Tran, Times Staff Writer
An unprecedented visit to the United States later this month by the prime minister of Vietnam has raised concerns and brought protest threats in Little Saigon, the largest Vietnamese community in the United States. Prime Minister Phan Van Khai will be the highest-ranking official of his nation to visit the United States since the Vietnam War ended in 1975. His visit, beginning June 21, will include a stop in Washington to meet President Bush.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 2005 | Mai Tran, Times Staff Writer
An unprecedented visit to the United States later this month by the prime minister of Vietnam has raised concerns and brought protest threats in Little Saigon, the largest Vietnamese community in the United States. Prime Minister Phan Van Khai will be the highest-ranking official of his nation to visit the United States since the Vietnam War ended in 1975. His visit, beginning June 21, will include a stop in Washington to meet President Bush.
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NEWS
September 27, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A day after taking office, Vietnam's new prime minister said his role is to push economic reform forward while abiding by the guiding hand of the Communist Party. In a speech published in state-controlled papers, Prime Minister Phan Van Khai, 63, said reform must come with stability and equity for all Vietnamese.
WORLD
June 24, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Vietnam's top three leaders today tendered their resignations to the National Assembly. Prime Minister Phan Van Khai, President Tran Duc Luong and National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Van An failed to win re-election to their posts in April.
WORLD
June 19, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Vietnamese Prime Minister Phan Van Khai departed on a groundbreaking visit to the United States, seeking closer ties with Washington and support for his country's bid to join the World Trade Organization. Khai's visit to the U.S. is the first by a Vietnamese prime minister since the Vietnam War ended 30 years ago. In an interview last week, he said his trip would symbolize that the two countries had put resentments over the war "behind us."
NEWS
November 23, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Vietnam's most famous general and its prime minister said they were pleased with a three-day historic visit by President Clinton that ended Sunday. Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap, the architect of the victory over France in 1954 and over U.S.-backed forces in 1975, said Clinton's visit "strengthens relations between the two countries." Prime Minister Phan Van Khai, speaking in Hanoi, echoed Giap's sentiments.
BUSINESS
May 7, 2002 | Associated Press
Vietnam's Communist government gave its clearest road map yet for reform of its inefficient state-owned enterprises, issuing guidelines to privatize most of them while retaining full ownership of industries ranging from cigarettes to power transmission. The government will retain full ownership of enterprises in five categories, including publishing and enterprises that improve rural living conditions.
BUSINESS
May 30, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Nation Aims to Boost Its Currency: The government said it plans to reduce the use of U.S. dollars for internal transactions. In a speech opening a new session of Parliament last week, Deputy Prime Minister Phan Van Khai said the government aims to introduce measures to ensure the national currency, the dong, is the only one used internally.
WORLD
June 21, 2005 | From Reuters
Vietnamese Prime Minister Phan Van Khai pledged to combat software piracy as he met with Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates on Monday, during the first visit to the United States by a top leader of the communist nation since the Vietnam War. Khai signed two agreements committing Vietnam to work with Microsoft in curbing theft of intellectual property and removing licensing barriers for used computers donated to schools, Microsoft spokeswoman Tami Begasse said.
OPINION
June 23, 2005
The specter of a disastrous war that tore this country apart appeared again this week in the form of a White House visit by Vietnamese Prime Minister Phan Van Khai. His meeting with President Bush signaled the great distance traveled since the conflict that killed more than 58,000 Americans and more than 1 million Vietnamese. Khai became the first Vietnamese prime minister to travel to the White House since the war ended in 1975.
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