Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles H. Rivkin is travelling to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, where he focuses on strengthening economic ties as the foundation to our robust overall relationship with Vietnam economy.
During May 26 – 30, Assistant Secretary Rivkin will meet with government officials, business leaders, and representatives from the private sector to discuss the accomplishments of the 20 years since the normalization of the U.S.-Vietnam relationship and ways forward for our growing economic partnership.
On May 27 in Hanoi, he participated in the launch of a public-private partnership between the Department of State and the Asia Injury Prevention Foundation to support “Helmets for Kids.” Through this innovative program, partners are advancing the common goal of promoting essential and life-saving road safety education for children throughout Vietnam. Read his remarks at the ceremony here.
On May 29 in Ho Chi Minh City, he is scheduled to deliver remarks on entrepreneurship to participants of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative. Later that day he will give a speech to University of Economics students commemorating the 20th anniversary of normalization of U.S.-Vietnam diplomatic relations.