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2007 VietnamVietnam. In January, the ruling Communist Party decided that the military and the Communist Party should be deprived of control over dozens of companies. At that time, the military owned over a hundred companies, but would only retain control over those directly linked to military operations. According to CountryAAH, the plan was to sell equity interests to private investors.

In May, general elections were held for the National Assembly. No political significance would be given to the election, as all 900 candidates were either members of the Communist Party or independent politicians approved by the Party. 493 members were elected for a five-year term. A quarter of them were women, while just under a fifth belonged to an ethnic minority.

In August, Prime Minister Nguyễn Tân Dung appointed a new government with slightly fewer and younger members than the previous one. On the heaviest items, however, the old men remained.

On June 20-22, President Nguyễn Minh Triễt visited the Bush administration in the United States. It was the first time since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975 that a Vietnamese president visited the White House. The rapidly growing trade between the two countries was at the center of the talks between US President George W. Bush and Nguyễn Minh Triễt.

2007 Vietnam

In April 2000, Deputy Prime Minister Ngo Xuan Loc returned to the government as an adviser to the Prime Minister for Production, Construction and Transport.

In November 2000, President Clinton visited Vietnam on a 3-day official visit. Visits marked a new phase in the normalization of relations between the two countries. North American assistance in clearing unexploded warfare areas. Mines, unexploded bombs, etc. over the past 25 years has cost 40,000 lives. In June 2001, Tran Duc Luong signed a historic agreement with the United States during a donor meeting in Hanoi. At the same meeting, the World Bank declared its satisfaction with "the development of economic reforms in Vietnam". In December, the trade agreement that normalized relations with the United States began to work.

In April 2002, 59 people were charged with bank fraud worth $ 100 million. US $ in Ho Chi Minh City. It was estimated that several hundred people and organizations were involved in the scam, including its victims. The judgment was considered by Transparency International as part of the government's efforts to fight corruption. Vietnam is already one of the most corrupt countries in the world.

In May 2002, Russia left Cam Ranh Bay the naval base, which was the Soviet Union's largest outside the Warsaw Pact.

In July 2002, President Tran Duc Luong was elected by the National Assembly for a second term in office. It also gave Prime Minister Phan Van Khai his second term.

In June 2003, 6 mafia bosses in Ho Chi Minh City were sentenced to death, including capo Nam Cam. Several government officials were sentenced to long prison sentences.

In November, a North American ship sailed for the first time since the war in Vietnamese waters near Ho Chi Minh City.

In January 2004, bird flu broke out again in Vietnam (and Thailand). After the government announced in March that the disease had been eradicated, a few weeks later he announced that the disease had reappeared on a farm in the southern part of the country. The same month, the disease cost 16 people's lives. Both the WHO and the FAO urged the government not to reopen the chicken farms or declare themselves free of the disease until it was completely safe.

In June, the country's most prominent mafia chief, Truong Van Cam - was executed - in the public domain known as Nam Cam. He was convicted of, among other things, murder, bribery, drug trafficking, prostitution and speculation. His last appeal for pardon had been denied.

In July, UNHCR found over 40 Vietnamese Montagnards in the jungle of Cambodia. Human rights organizations stated that a significant number of Montagnards continue to live underground in Ratanakiri province in northeastern Cmabodia. The Cambodian government declared them illegal immigrants and refused them humanitarian support, but following pressure from Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk, diplomats, humanitarian organizations and the UNHCR, the latter was allowed to reopen his office in the provincial capital Banlung to help the Montagnards.

Acc. UNHCR were many Montagnards sick and exhausted after living in the jungle where they lacked food, water and clothing. Acc. Pen Bunna of Cambodia's Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC) had survived the Montagnards by eating leaves and mushrooms. Those in the worst condition were sent to Phnom Penh for medical treatment.

The Montagnards have been persecuted by the Vietnamese authorities for over 30 years for their cooperation with the United States during the war. Their situation worsened in April 2004 after peacefully demonstrating for land and religious rights.

In November, Vietnam and Argentina signed a series of trade agreements in the Argentine presidential palace, Casa Rosada. Argentine President Néstor Kirchner characterized his conversation with Tran Duc Luong as "very enriching" and at the same time praised Vietnam's increasing role on the international scene. At the same time, Kirchner emphasized the development of relations between the two countries.


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