Country Risk Summary: VIETNAM

February 2004
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Feb2004, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p4
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This article presents information about political conditions in Vietnam. A former prime minister of the U.S. backed South Vietnamese government has returned to Vietnam for the first time since the war ended in 1975. Nguyen Cao Ky was allowed to visit Ho Chi Minh city for the lunar new year holiday. A well known critic of the communist government, Ky has had several previous visa applications turned down. While reasons for government's change of heart are unclear, it could be part of a new policy aimed at encouraging overseas Vietnamese to invest in their homeland.


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