June 24, 2006 |
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.
June 19, 2005 |
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."
November 23, 2000 |
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.
May 7, 2002 |
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.
May 30, 1994 |
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.
June 21, 2005 |
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.