Vietnam Economic and Culture Office in Taipei

The Vietnam Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei (Vietnamese: Văn phòng Kinh tế Văn hoá Việt Nam) (Chinese: 駐台北越南經濟文化辦事處; pinyin: Zhù Táiběi Yuènán jīngjì wénhuà bànshì chù) is the representative office of Vietnam in Taiwan, which functions as a de facto embassy in the absence of diplomatic relations. Its counterpart body in Vietnam is the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Vietnam based in Hanoi.[2]

Vietnam Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei
Văn phòng Kinh tế Văn hoá Việt Nam
Agency overview
Jurisdiction Republic of China (Taiwan)
HeadquartersTaipei, Taiwan
Agency executive
  • Nguyễn Anh Dũng, Representative[1]
WebsiteVietnam Economic and Cultural Office


The Office was established in 1993.[3] This followed visits to Vietnam by the Sino-Vietnamese Industrial and Commercial Association (SVICA) and China External Trade Development Council (CETRA) in 1991, and there was also provision for a branch office being established in Kaohsiung.[4]

Before 1975, South Vietnam recognised Taiwan as the Republic of China, and had an embassy in Taipei.[5] Nguyễn Văn Kiểu, brother of President Nguyễn Văn Thiệu, served as minister counsellor at the embassy.[6] He was later made ambassador.[7] On 25 April 1975, only five days before the Fall of Saigon, Thieu flew to Taipei.[8] In 1976, South Vietnam was reunified with the Communist-controlled North, which had maintained full diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China.

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  1. ^ Vietnam Economic and Cultural Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan)
  2. ^ "Vietnam Economic and Cultural Office". Archived from the original on 2016-03-14. Retrieved 2009-05-16.
  3. ^ Foreign Policy of the New Taiwan: Pragmatic Diplomacy in Southeast Asia, Jie Chen, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2002, page 81
  4. ^ The Vietnamese Economy and Its Transformation to an Open Market System, William T. Alpert M.E. Sharpe, 2005, page 188
  5. ^ Chinese Yearbook of International Law and Affairs, Volumes 8-9, Occasional Paper/Reprints Series in Contemporary Asian Studies, Incorporated, 1988, page 98
  6. ^ Current Biography Yearbook, H. W. Wilson Co., 1969, page 397
  7. ^ South Vietnam products go on display in Taipei, Taiwan Info, 17 June 1973
  8. ^ Thieu Arrives In Taipei Today, The Times-News, April 25, 1975, page 13