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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

State funeral, national mourning to be held for Vietnam president

Sep 23, 2018 - 7:44 PM

President Tran Dai Quang will lie in state in Hanoi before being buried in his hometown in Ninh Binh province on September 27

Philippines sends condolences over Vietnam president's death

Sep 23, 2018 - 3:20 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte 'recalls with fondness the warmth and the hospitality' extended to him by the late Vietnamese president Tran Dai Quang

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Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang dead at 61

Sep 21, 2018 - 2:07 PM

(UPDATED) As president since April 2016 after more than four decades at the powerful Ministry of Public Security, Quang had a reputation as a tough leader with little tolerance for dissent

Vietnamese president Tran Dai Quang speaks during an interview with AFP at the presidential palace in Hanoi on August 24, 2016.  France and other countries should help to keep the peace in the disputed South China Sea, Vietnam's president told AFP, as unease grows over China's increasingly muscular approach in the key waterway. / AFP PHOTO / HOANG DINH NAM

Trump offers to mediate in South China Sea row

Nov 12, 2017 - 11:41 AM

(UPDATED) Trump's surprise proposal to insert himself into the decades-long row risks a backlash from China

TRUMP IN HANOI. US President Donald Trump, accompanied by his Vietnamese counterpart Tran Dai Quang, attends a welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi on November 12, 2017. Kham/Pool/AFP

8 country leaders, Suu Kyi to attend ASEAN Summit

Apr 24, 2017 - 12:31 PM

UPDATED The heads of government will start arriving in Manila on Friday April 28

ASEAN SUMMIT IN MANILA. Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi is accompanied by Parliament Speaker Mann Win Khaing Than (L) at the opening ceremony of the ASEAN Interparliamentary Assembly in Naypyidaw on September 30, 2016. File photo by Aung Htet/ AFP

Duterte sends off 'good friends' Vietnamese fishermen

Nov 02, 2016 - 11:05 PM

The release of 17 fishermen accused of poaching in Philippine waters was President Rodrigo Duterte s promise to Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang during his visit to Vietnam

Philippines, Vietnam to create 6-year action plan for cooperation

Sep 30, 2016 - 9:02 AM

During President Duterte s official visit to Vietnam both countries agree to work on their position on the historic Hague ruling affirming the Philippines claim in the West Philippine Sea

President Rodrigo Duterte and Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang stand on the dais during a ceremony at the State Palace in Hanoi on September 29. ACE MORANDANTE/ Presidential Photo

Duterte, Quang agree to 'level up' trade between PH, Vietnam

Sep 29, 2016 - 10:44 PM

Duterte thinks it s high time Vietnam a major source of rice for the Philippines imports more Philippine products

TRADE PARTNERS. President Rodrigo Duterte shakes hands with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang at the State Palace in Hanoi on September 29. Photo by KING RODRIGUEZ/PPD

PH seeks to learn from Vietnam's approach to China

Sep 29, 2016 - 6:39 PM

What Vietnam can learn from the Philippines experience of taking China to court is also discussed during President Duterte s meeting with Vietnam officials

SHARING EXPERIENCES. President Rodrigo Duterte, accompanied by Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, walks past the honor guards during an official visit on September 29. Photo by KING RODRIGUEZ/PPD

Duterte to Vietnam's Quang: Bilateral talks with China 'necessary'

Sep 29, 2016 - 6:24 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte and Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang agree to avoid provocative acts in the South China Sea

OFFICIAL VISIT. President Rodrigo Duterte exchanges pleasantries with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang following their bilateral meeting at the State Palace in Hanoi on September 29. KING RODRIGUEZ/PPD

Everyone loses if there's war over South China Sea – Vietnamese president

Aug 30, 2016 - 3:22 PM

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang warns there would be no winners in any armed conflict sparked by territorial disputes in the South China Sea

WARNING. Vietnamese President, Tran Dai Quang delivers a speech at the 38th Singapore Lecture, organized by the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) in Singapore on August 30, 2016. Roslan Rahman/AFP

VietJet to buy 100 Boeing aircraft for $11.3B

May 23, 2016 - 5:00 PM

The Vietnamese budget airline and the US aircraft maker sign a deal in front of US President Barack Obama and Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang

epa05324509 President and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes Ray Conner (2-L) and Vietjet CEO Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao (3-R) sign a Boeing aircraft buying contract for 100 airplanes as U.S. President Barack Obama (C-L) and Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang (C-R) look on at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi, Vietnam, 23 May 2016. US President Barack Obama visits Vietnam for the first time from 23 to 25 May 2016, making him the third US President to visit the South East Asian country since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. EPA/KHAM NGUYEN / POOL

Obama banishes Vietnam war era with lifting of arms ban

May 23, 2016 - 2:35 PM

5th UPDATE Obama: The United States is fully lifting the ban on the sale of military equipment to Vietnam that has been in place for some 50 years

US President Barack Obama and Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang speak during a joint press conference in Hanoi on May 23, 2016. Jim Watson/AFP

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