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Nguyen Minh Triet

President of Vietnam

On his April trip to North Africa, Vietnamese President Nguyen Minh Triet ramped up interest in the second Vietnam-Africa forum, set for August 2010. In Algeria and Tunisia, his me...

The rice run-around

A US$2 million deal by a major Vietnamese rice exporter points to the corruption found on both side of the Africa-Asia commodities trade. Unlike Thailand, where the private sector ...

Phung Dinh Thuc

President and CEO, Petrovietnam

The new president of Vietnam's state oil monopoly is increasingly looking overseas to shore up the country's reserves. Phung Dinh Thuc is a Soviet-trained engineer with a long c...

Nong Duc Manh

General Secretary, Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV)

Its revolutionary days are long over and CPV General Secretary Nong Duc Manh leads an outward-looking Vietnam committed to multilateral diplomacy, which this year has taken steps...

Victoria Kwakwa

World Bank Country Director for Vietnam

Ghanaian economist Victoria Kwakwa starts her job as World Bank Country Director for Vietnam in April. It is an important posting, given Vietnam's economic record over the past th...

Ploughing new fields

Asia's smaller states look to agricultural cooperation with Africa for mutually beneficial trade

Cambodia's diplomatic reach in Africa is extremely limited but its rice exports are expanding fast despite questions about their quality. With a record surplus of over 2.8 millio...

Vu Tien Loc

Chairman, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry

In August 2008, the sun shone brightly on the Beijing Olympics. With Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping providing behind-the-scenes muscle, the government forced factory closures an...

Nguyen Tan Dung

Prime Minister of Vietnam

Hailing from Ca Mau, the southernmost province of Vietnam, Dung joined the National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam (aka the Viet Cong) in 1961. He was 12 years old. In...

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