Here we go, sucking up to commie totalitarian tyrants yet again

Saigon evacuation

Saigon evacuation

In 1972 NZ and other allied forces were defeated in their aims to preserve Vietnam from totalitarian communism. The Socialist Republic of Vietnam, along with China, Cuba, Laos, and North Korea, is in 2015 one of the world’s five remaining single-party socialist states officially espousing communism. Today we have the following statement (abridged) from John Key’s governing National Party, where we are cooperating with Communist Vietnam on matters of national defence.

Joint statement on enhancing the Comprehensive Partnership between the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam and New Zealand.

At the invitation of the Rt Hon John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand, the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam His Excellency Nguyen Tan Dung paid an official visit to New Zealand during 19-20 March 2015. The two leaders reviewed progress in the relationship since the establishment of the Comprehensive Partnership between New Zealand and Viet Nam in 2009.

They noted noted the value of existing coordination mechanisms between the two countries, including the Joint Trade and Economic Commission which had met most recently in November 2014, the Political Consultations between the two Foreign Ministries (with the next meeting scheduled during 2015), the 2015 high-level Strategic Defence Dialogue and the annual bilateral Defence Talks, and the valuable Track II dialogue between the Diplomatic Academy of Viet Nam and the Asia NZ Foundation, which had met in February 2015.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung also noted New Zealand’s introduction to a proposed new mode of cooperation with Viet Nam, named Government-to-Government Commercial Partnerships, which provide an opportunity for Viet Nam to access world-class New Zealand Government Intellectual Property.

The two sides reiterated with appreciation the excellent and close coordination between the two countries in regional fora such as the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting Plus (ADMM+) process, and the East Asia Summit, recognising the importance of these fora in enhancing and maintaining regional prosperity and in addressing regional security challenges.

The two sides agreed to continue to consult and work closely together, wherever possible, on key international issues such as multilateral trade initiatives, global peace and security, including through cooperation on climate change and other environmental issues. New Zealand and Viet Nam expressed a commitment to further enhance cooperation with peacekeeping training.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung also extended an invitation for Prime Minister John Key to visit Viet Nam as soon as possible. Prime Minister John Key accepted the invitation with pleasure.

Its not known at this stage whether Key licked his hand in appreciation, but given his attitude towards other communist totalitarian regimes (Chicoms for example) its highly likely.

4 thoughts on “Here we go, sucking up to commie totalitarian tyrants yet again

  1. Disagree with you on this one Redbaiter,

    NZ is far more Communist than Vietnam. Vietnam in a hotbed of small scale entrepreneurship and unlike China, anything goes because the Government is not the all dominating organism that weasels its ways into all facets of life. Central Planning, unlike NZ or China, is not something I’d associate with Vietnam….


    • No problem EAD, I accept that disagreement in the same spirit with which it is expressed.

      (I suddenly get what this fraternisation with the commies is all about, Key wants some of their fine attitude to capitalism to rub off on NZ.)



      • Have to agree with EAD to, sorry.

        We have out communised the communists.

        The real difference is that they will put a bullet in the back of the head of a criminal, take real steps to address a situation.

        As apposed to our nancy boy nanny state.


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