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Vietnam president emerges after month-long sick leave

May 14, 2019 - 8:31 PM

Nguyen Phu Trong appears in public on May 14 alongside senior party leaders in Hanoi, according to the official Vietnam News Agency, which also ran pictures of the white-haired leader in a collared t-shirt

NGUYEN PHU TRONG. Vietnam's President and Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong waits for the arrival of the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte at the party's headquarters in Hanoi on April 9, 2019. File photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

North Korea's Kim kicks off official Vietnam visit

Mar 01, 2019 - 8:54 PM

The long-isolated North is increasingly seeking to portray itself as a country like any other, and Vietnam is Kim Jong-un's fourth foreign destination in less than 12 months

OFFICIAL VISIT. North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) and Vietnam's President Nguyen Phu Trong (R) attend a welcoming ceremony and review an honour guard at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi on March 1, 2019. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/Pool/AFP

Vietnam's hardline president laid to rest

Sep 26, 2018 - 11:49 AM

(UPDATED) Long lines of officials, police, relatives, and monks in golden robes stream through the National Funeral House in central Hanoi where Quang's flag-draped coffin lay beneath a large portrait of the leader

MOURNING. Buddhist monks pray for late Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang at the Viet Nam Quoc Tu Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City on September 23, 2018. File photo by Kao Nguyen/AFP

Indonesia-Vietnam sepakati lima bidang kerja sama

Aug 23, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Kedua pemimpin sepakat untuk mengatasi isu penangkapan ikan secara ilegal

KETERANGAN PERS. Presiden Joko Widodo (kanan) mengulurkan tangan kepada Sekretaris Jenderal Partai Komunis Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong (kiri) usai menyampaikan keterangan pers di Istana Merdeka, Jakarta, Rabu, 23 Agustus. Foto oleh Puspa Perwitasari/ANTARA

Police general becomes Vietnam's new president

Apr 02, 2016 - 2:22 PM

Tran Dai Quang s election marks the first time a police general becomes president says one of Vietnam s anti corruption activists

Vietnam's newly elected President Tran Dai Quang is sworn in during a ceremony at Parliament House in Hanoi on April 2, 2016. Communist Vietnam's National Assembly has elected a police general who rose through the ranks within the country's powerful Ministry of Public Security. STR / AFP

Vietnam PM Dung withdraws from leadership race – source

Jan 26, 2016 - 12:07 AM

Some 1 500 delegates at the five yearly Communist Party congress finalize a list of candidates from which the country s new leadership will be chosen

Vietnam's President Truong Tan Sang (C) walk between Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung (front), Hanoi City's Party Chief Pham Quang Nghi (L top) and Defence Minister Phung Quang Thanh (R, top) at the opening ceremony of the 12th National Congress of Vietnam's Communist Party in Hanoi on January 21, 2016. Vietnam began a crucial political transition as the five-yearly Communist Party congress convenes to pick new leaders, who will face challenges from a maritime standoff with China to much needed economic reform. AFP PHOTO / POOL

China's Xi heads to Vietnam as anger brews over visit

Nov 05, 2015 - 10:08 AM

The communist neighbors have long celebrated their political and economic ties but in recent years tensions have flared in a decades old feud over island chains in the contested waters

Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, January 30 2015. Fred Dufour/File/EPA

POW-turned-Senator McCain hosts Vietnam party chief

Jul 09, 2015 - 9:39 AM

McCain who was tortured at the hands of his captors sounded more pragmatic than reflective after Vietnam Communist Party boss Nguyen Phu Trong s unprecedented visit

MEMORY LANE. Vietnam's Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (R) looks at a photo during a visit to the personal office of Senator John McCain (L), R-AZ, on July 8, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Mandel Ngan/AFP

Vietnam arrests rail officials in Japan aid graft scandal

May 07, 2014 - 4:04 PM

Tamio Kakinuma of japan Transportation Consultants admits to prosecutors that bribes were paid to officials at Vietnam Railways for Hanoi s overground rail link worth 4 2 billion yen