March 3, 1994 |
U.S. and Vietnamese negotiators have agreed in principle on the opening of liaison offices and on U.S. war claims against Vietnam, the Hanoi government said Wednesday. A statement issued by the Foreign Ministry said two days of talks, critical steps in establishing diplomatic relations, ended "with a very positive result." The statement said more meetings will be held later to finalize the agreements. The negotiations--together with what the U.S.
October 25, 1992 |
Vietnam urged the United States on Saturday to stop linking normalization of diplomatic ties to a resolution of the fate of American servicemen missing from the Vietnam War. The Foreign Ministry said Vietnam is doing its best to cooperate with Washington to find clues to or remains of Americans who never made it home from the war.
September 12, 1990 |
Now that the rival factions in Cambodia are moving toward a peace settlement, Vietnam's ambassador to the United Nations says the United States should begin to normalize relations with his country. "We are prepared to have relations as soon as possible--tomorrow, the day after tomorrow," Trinh Xuan Lang said in an interview at Vietnam's mission to the United Nations. ". . . We are not begging. If the United States is not ready, we are prepared to wait. But I think we should not miss this chance."
September 30, 1990 |
In the highest-level U.S.-Hanoi contact since the Vietnam War ended 15 years ago, Secretary of State James A. Baker III told Foreign Minister Nguyen Co Thach on Saturday that Washington will consider normal diplomatic relations as soon as peace is restored in neighboring Cambodia and Hanoi accounts for missing American servicemen.
April 11, 1991 |
For the first time, the Bush Administration is holding out the prospect that it may begin to allow American organizations to travel and do business in Vietnam. In testimony to members of Congress on Wednesday, Assistant Secretary of State Richard H. Solomon described a detailed "road map" for normalization of U.S.-Vietnamese ties--contingent upon Vietnam's help in bringing about a peace settlement in Cambodia.
July 30, 1991 |
The U.S. State Department's highest-ranking Asia envoy said Washington will not forge diplomatic ties with Vietnam until a Cambodian peace accord is signed and the issue of missing service personnel is resolved. Assistant Secretary of State Richard H. Solomon is in Bangkok for talks with Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Le Mai, whose country continues to be the target of a U.S. trade embargo.