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February 2, 1992 | From Reuters
Gen. John W. Vessey Jr., a special envoy of President Bush, announced Washington's first disaster aid for Communist Vietnam on Saturday after talks with Hanoi officials on missing U.S. servicemen. "Both sides reiterated the desire of their respective governments for an early normalization of relations between Vietnam and the United States," Vessey told a news conference. The former enemies have no diplomatic relations, but began talks last year on normalizing ties.
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April 8, 1997 | ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vietnam agreed Monday to repay more than $145 million in debts to the United States incurred by the defeated South Vietnamese regime, eliminating a major roadblock to the normalization of economic and trade relations between Washington and Hanoi. Hanoi's commitment came in an accord signed jointly by Vietnamese Finance Minister Nguyen Sinh Hung and U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin, who is visiting Hanoi this week as part of a trip through Southeast Asia. U.S.
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April 26, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
For the first time since the Vietnam War ended 16 years ago, the United States is offering a modest amount of humanitarian aid to Hanoi as a step toward improved relations. Richard H. Solomon, assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, said $1 million in aid is being sent to pay for artificial limbs for Vietnamese citizens. He said the gesture is being made as part of the effort by retired Gen. John W. Vessey, the special U.S. emissary to Hanoi.
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March 11, 1997 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The government of Vietnam has agreed to pay off debts to the United States left by the defeated South Vietnamese regime, a step that could clear the way for normal trading relations between Washington and Hanoi, a senior administration official said Monday. "We believe it is the kind of agreement that will allow us to more fully normalize relations," the official said. By repaying U.S.
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August 4, 1987 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., Times Staff Writer
A White House-appointed delegation agreed Monday to discuss humanitarian aid for Vietnam in return for a resumption of talks aimed at accounting for American servicemen reported as missing in action or held as prisoners of war during the Vietnam conflict.
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April 8, 1997 | ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vietnam agreed Monday to repay more than $145 million in debts to the United States incurred by the defeated South Vietnamese regime, eliminating a major roadblock to the normalization of economic and trade relations between Washington and Hanoi. Hanoi's commitment came in an accord signed jointly by Vietnamese Finance Minister Nguyen Sinh Hung and U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin, who is visiting Hanoi this week as part of a trip through Southeast Asia. U.S.
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March 11, 1997 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The government of Vietnam has agreed to pay off debts to the United States left by the defeated South Vietnamese regime, a step that could clear the way for normal trading relations between Washington and Hanoi, a senior administration official said Monday. "We believe it is the kind of agreement that will allow us to more fully normalize relations," the official said. By repaying U.S.
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January 19, 1988 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., Times Staff Writer
"Noises" from Moscow and Hanoi in recent months indicate that the Communist allies realize the Cambodian stalemate cannot be solved militarily, a top State Department official said here Monday. "They are talking in terms of no longer seeking a military settlement to the situation," Gaston Sigur, assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, told a press conference. "It has to be a political settlement."
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August 6, 1995 | JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vietnam began pressing hard Saturday for a series of economic benefits from the United States after finally obtaining the formal diplomatic ties that open the way for those privileges. In ceremonies today, Secretary of State Warren Christopher looked on solemnly, his right hand folded across the chest of his dark gray, double-breasted suit, as the American flag was raised over the new U.S. Embassy in Hanoi. The same building had served as the U.S. liaison office here since January.
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September 2, 1992 | THUAN LE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Braving a potential conservative backlash, a group of Vietnamese-Americans have formed the first nonprofit organization in Orange County to collect humanitarian aid for Vietnam. Dubbed the Social Assistance Program for Vietnam, the group of 10 expatriates was founded in Garden Grove, according to Bang Cong Nguyen, the chairman.
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August 6, 1995 | JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vietnam began pressing hard Saturday for a series of economic benefits from the United States after finally obtaining the formal diplomatic ties that open the way for those privileges. In ceremonies today, Secretary of State Warren Christopher looked on solemnly, his right hand folded across the chest of his dark gray, double-breasted suit, as the American flag was raised over the new U.S. Embassy in Hanoi. The same building had served as the U.S. liaison office here since January.
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June 7, 1995 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Republican proposal to offer millions of dollars in new U.S. aid to Vietnamese asylum-seekers has been blamed for revolts in refugee camps across Asia, causing outbreaks of violence and the cancellation Tuesday of flights to return several hundred people to their homeland. Officials of the Office of the U.N.
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September 2, 1992 | THUAN LE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Braving a potential conservative backlash, a group of Vietnamese-Americans have formed the first nonprofit organization in Orange County to collect humanitarian aid for Vietnam. Dubbed the Social Assistance Program for Vietnam, the group of 10 expatriates was founded in Garden Grove, according to Bang Cong Nguyen, the chairman.
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February 2, 1992 | From Reuters
Gen. John W. Vessey Jr., a special envoy of President Bush, announced Washington's first disaster aid for Communist Vietnam on Saturday after talks with Hanoi officials on missing U.S. servicemen. "Both sides reiterated the desire of their respective governments for an early normalization of relations between Vietnam and the United States," Vessey told a news conference. The former enemies have no diplomatic relations, but began talks last year on normalizing ties.
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April 26, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
For the first time since the Vietnam War ended 16 years ago, the United States is offering a modest amount of humanitarian aid to Hanoi as a step toward improved relations. Richard H. Solomon, assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, said $1 million in aid is being sent to pay for artificial limbs for Vietnamese citizens. He said the gesture is being made as part of the effort by retired Gen. John W. Vessey, the special U.S. emissary to Hanoi.
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January 19, 1988 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., Times Staff Writer
"Noises" from Moscow and Hanoi in recent months indicate that the Communist allies realize the Cambodian stalemate cannot be solved militarily, a top State Department official said here Monday. "They are talking in terms of no longer seeking a military settlement to the situation," Gaston Sigur, assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, told a press conference. "It has to be a political settlement."
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June 7, 1995 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Republican proposal to offer millions of dollars in new U.S. aid to Vietnamese asylum-seekers has been blamed for revolts in refugee camps across Asia, causing outbreaks of violence and the cancellation Tuesday of flights to return several hundred people to their homeland. Officials of the Office of the U.N.
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September 7, 1987 | United Press International
The United States expects Vietnam to help locate more than 2,400 military personnel still missing from the Vietnam War because of a recent agreement to encourage organizations to provide medical relief there, a published report said Sunday. Last week, two doctors specializing in artificial limbs and the director of an international charitable organization accompanied a U.S. delegation to Hanoi for talks, the New York Times reported.
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