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Cuba president to visit Russia, China, Vietnam in November

Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel speaks during the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 26, 2018.

Cuba’s President Miguel Diaz-Canel will visit Russia and Asian allies including Vietnam on his first tour abroad early next month. Following a news conference focused on what Rodriguez called the U.S. decision to advance down a “path of confrontation,” Cuba’s Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said on Wednesday that Diaz-Canel would …

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How Vietnam can walk the tightrope of US-China tensions

U.S. President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping shake hands after making joint statements at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, November 9, 2017.

Vietnam faces the daunting prospect of balancing its relations with the U.S. and China as tensions escalate between the superpowers. The second October 16-17 visit by U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis to Vietnam this year attracted great attention among international experts. His first visit was in January 2018. Carl Thayer, …

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Vietnam elects party leader as president

Vietnam's Party's Generel Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong is seen in Hanoi on April 2, 2018.

Vietnam’s National Assembly on Tuesday elected Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, the architect of an ongoing crackdown on corruption, as the country’s new president. The election was largely procedural as the party had unanimously nominated him as the only candidate for the position earlier this month. Trong, 74, became …

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Vietnamese premier urges stronger Asia-Europe connectivity

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the 16th Asia-Europe Business Forum in Brussels, Belgium, on October 18, 2018.

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has called for stronger connectivity and cooperation between Asia and Europe for sustainable development and prosperity during his speech at the 16th Asia- Europe Business Forum. PM Phuc and Norwegian Premier Erna Solberg were the two main speakers at the gathering in Brussels, Belgium, …

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Belgium to help Vietnam develop clean agriculture

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (L) shakes hands with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel in Brussels on October 16, 2018.

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Belgian counterpart Charles Michel have consented to strengthen the two countries’ ties, especially in clean agriculture. The two heads of government joined talks in Brussels on Tuesday within the framework of PM Phuc’s official visit to Belgium from October 16 to 19, …

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