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Vietnam's prime minister steps down after 10 years in office

Vietnam's prime minister stepped down on Wednesday after 10 years in office, leaving behind a mixed legacy of promoting failed state enterprises but at the same time attracting foreign investment and daring to challenge China.

Vietnam kicks off secretive political transition

The country`s top three positions -- party general secretary, president and prime minister -- are up for grabs.

Thai police ban human rights event on Vietnam minority

 Thai police Friday banned a press conference in Bangkok about the persecution of a Vietnamese religious minority, claiming it would "affect relations" with the country`s communist authoritarian neighbour.

Vietnam PM says impossible to ban social media: Report

 Vietnam`s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has conceded it is impossible for the communist country to ban social media, urging officials instead to embrace websites like Facebook to spread the government`s message.

China tries to pacify Vietnam over the South China Sea dispute

As it faces an international lawsuit over the South China Sea maritime dispute, China has tried to pacify Vietnam, another claimant of the contested waters, with an assurance to settle it through dialogue and substantial cooperation in various fields.

Vietnam PM wins broad backing in rare confidence vote

 Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung sailed through a parliamentary confidence motion on Saturday, boosting his clout within the ruling Communist Party just over a year ahead of a shake-up of the country`s top leadership.

Vietnam's PM wins approval in parliamentary confidence vote

Vietnam`s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung survived a confidence vote in parliament on Saturday, with 64 percent of the delegates giving a vote of `high confidence` in his leadership and 14 percent showing`low confidence`.

Vietnam PM's visit will strengthen India-Vietnam relationship: President

Delighted to welcome Vietnam Prime Minister, Nguyen Tan Dung, on his second state visit to India, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Tuesday he is confident that this visit will further consolidate the special relationship shared by India and Vietnam.

Vietnam commits to collaborate in oil and gas sector with India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced that India and Vietnam have agreed to commit to collaborate in the oil and gas sector, adding that this agreement, along with other memorandums of understanding (MoUs) signed on the day are a reflection of the strong economic relations between the two nations.

India, Vietnam sign crucial agreements in New Delhi

In a bid to boost bilateral ties, India and Vietnam on Tuesday signed crucial agreements in New Delhi during the visit of latter country's PM Nguyen Tan Dung.

Vietnamese PM accorded Guard of Honour at Rashtrapati Bhavan

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung was on Tuesday accorded a ceremonial reception in the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan and was formally received by President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Vietnam seeks India's 'active support' on South China Sea row

As disputed South China Sea witnesses increased Chinese influence, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Monday pitched for India's "active support" to peacefully resolve all disputes and sought its greater linkages across the region.

Vietnam PM's India tour to focus on improving economic engagement

Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, who will arrive in Bihar on Monday for a two-day trip to India, is scheduled to hold delegation-level talks with his Indian counterpart, to increase economic engagement s between the two countries.

China, Vietnam pledge to "address and control" maritime disputes

China and Vietnam have agreed to "address and control" maritime disputes, state media said on Friday, as differences over the potentially energy-rich South China Sea have roiled relations between the two countries and other neighbours.

US military chief visits Vietnam to boost ties

US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen Martin Dempsey, held talks with Vietnamese officials aimed at boosting military ties between the former foes.

Vietnam Prime Minister warned in confidence vote

Vietnam`s PM survived a non-confidence ballot in the national assembly, but his position weakened after more than 30 per cent of its members voted against him.

Vietnam announces new President amid China rift

Vietnam is a one-party system that does not tolerate any challenge to its rule.