Consular Sections Closed on December 5, 2018

The Consular Sections of the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City will be closed to the public on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 to observe a national day of mourning for the late President George H. W. Bush.  Our offices will resume normal operations on Thursday, December 6.  ...
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Community Organizations Mobilize on U=U HIV Prevention Message in Vietnam

HANOI, November 28, 2018 – As part of World AIDS Day recognition events, community organizations from across the country convened to share results of U=U projects funded by Hanoi Medical University with the support of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Vietnam and the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief ...
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EducationUSA Academy 2019 Program

HANOI, November 28, 2018 – The EducationUSA Advising Center at the U.S. Mission in Vietnam is pleased to announce the U.S. Department of State’s EducationUSA Academy 2019 program with five new host campuses in addition to the previous 10 host universities and colleges. The EducationUSA Academy is a self-funded, two-to-four-week academic program at U.S. colleges and ...
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Businesses in Vietnam Pledge to Fight Illegal Wildlife Consumption at USAID Workshop

HANOI, November 26, 2018 – On November 23-24, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry organized a workshop in Quy Nhon where business leaders in Central Vietnam pledged to actively combat illegal wildlife consumption, tapping new programs to shed light on wildlife crime and myths about consumption that ...
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Ambassador Kritenbrink Speaks at Hanoi University

HANOI, November 21, 2018 – On Wednesday, November 21, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink delivered a speech to about 400 students and faculty of Hanoi University on the topic of U.S-Vietnam relations.  Ambassador Kritenbrink discussed U.S. policy in the Indo-Pacific region, U.S. policy towards Vietnam, as well as ways to build a strong U.S.-Vietnam Partnership in an uncertain world. “Today, the U.S.-Vietnam ...
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The United States Supports Vietnamese Small and Medium Enterprises

HANOI, November 21, 2018 – Today, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink spoke at the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council’s (USABC) workshop in Hai Phong on Elevating Small and Medium Businesses into Industrial Revolution 4.0 and Inclusive Global Value Chains.  Ambassador Kritenbrink, along with Mr. Lê Khắc Nam, Vice Chairman, Haiphong People’s Committee, Mr. Mai Xuân Thành, ...
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Vietnamese Students in the United States Increase for 17th Straight Year

HANOI, November 14, 2018 – The number of Vietnamese students in the United States has increased consistently for 17 straight years, according to the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) annual “Open Doors” Report.  The report for the 2017-2018 academic year (AY) shows that Vietnam remains the sixth leading country of origin for all international students in ...
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The U.S. Embassy Announces Winners of the “Vietnam Challenge for Our Environment”

HANOI, November 9, 2018 – On November 8, fourteen startups pitched to win $15,000 in prizes in the “Vietnam Challenge for Our Environment” project.  After forming teams between researchers and entrepreneurs, the American Center informally incubated these startups with an entrepreneurship bootcamp, workshops and coaching.  The teams and their mentors worked diligently over the last three ...
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U.S. Mission 2019 Global UGRAD Scholarship Application Announcement

Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, November 9, 2018 – The U.S. Mission in Vietnam is seeking Vietnamese candidates for the 2019 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (UGRAD). First, second, or third-year undergraduate students who demonstrate leadership through academic excellence, community involvement, and extracurricular activities, and who have a good command of English, are invited to ...
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Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching Short-term Program 2019 – 2020

HANOI, November 8, 2018 – The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi announces the 2019 – 2020 Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Short-term Program. The program provides Vietnamese host institutions the opportunity to request a U.S. educator for a one-time visit of two to six weeks. The Fulbright Distinguished teachers will engage in collaborative projects with a ...
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Speech by Ambassador Kritenbrink at the Completion Announcement and Land Handover Ceremony of Danang Airport Dioxin Remediation Project

Speech by Ambassador Daniel J. Kritenbrink Completion Announcement and Land Handover Ceremony USAID Environmental Remediation of Dioxin Contamination at Danang Airport Project VIP Terminal, Danang International Airport Wednesday, November 7, 2018 I’m Dan Kritenbrink, American Ambassador to Vietnam, and I am deeply honored to participate in today’s historic event. To Vice Minister and Senior Lieutenant ...
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United States and Vietnam Complete Environmental Remediation at Danang Airport

DANANG, November 7, 2018 – Today, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink and Vietnam Ministry of National Defense (MND) Vice Minister Nguyễn Chí Vịnh witnessed the signing of an agreement to hand over 13.7 hectares of remediated land at the Danang International Airport to the control of the Ministry of Transportation. This is the third ...
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International Education Week 2018

International Educational Week (IEW) is fast approaching! EducationUSA will host two information sessions to celebrate IEW at the American Center. Come learn how to prepare for standardized tests and how to finance your education in the United States on November 15 & 16. Standardized Tests Review and Strategies Date & Time: Thursday, November 15, 2018, ...
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USAID Completes Governance for Inclusive Growth Program in Vietnam

HANOI, November 6, 2018 — Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Ministry of Justice (MOJ) hosted an event to mark the completion of the USAID Governance For Inclusive Growth (GIG) program. U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink, USAID/Vietnam Mission Director Michael Greene, and Vice Minister of Justice Nguyen Khanh Ngoc opened ...
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Department of State International Narcotics Bureau Strengthens Vietnam’s Addiction Prevention Efforts – Helps Vietnam Reach Addiction Prevention Goals

HANOI, October 30, 2018 – Since June, three Vietnamese professionals—Mr. Nam Cao, Chief Coordinator of Vietnam Program for Internet & Society, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University Hanoi, Mr. Chung Nguyen, Department for Social Vices Prevention, Ministry of Labor – Invalids and Social Affairs and Ms. Hang Pham, Vietnam Television Reporter—have been striving ...
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The U.S. Mission Launches the Ambassador’s Cultural Preservation Project of the Ho Citadel

The U.S. Mission in Vietnam Launches the Ambassador’s Cultural Preservation Project of the Ho Citadel, Thanh Hoa Province HANOI, October 26, 2018 – In a ceremony at the Ho Citadel today, U.S. Embassy’s Country Public Affairs Officer, Ms. Molly Stephenson, announced a grant of US$ 92,500 to conserve the stone vault and the south gate ...
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Statement from U.S. Ambassador Kritenbrink

HANOI, October 23, 2018 – On behalf of the United States Mission in Vietnam, I extend my congratulations to Nguyễn Phú Trọng, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, on the occasion of his assumption of the Presidency.  President Trọng’s selection comes at a time when our bilateral ties with Vietnam have never been stronger.  ...
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U.S. Secretary of Defense Makes Second Visit to Vietnam in 2018, Highlights Growing U.S.-Vietnam Partnership

HANOI, October 17, 2018 – U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis made his second visit of the year to Vietnam and his first visit to Ho Chi Minh City October 16-17. Secretary Mattis’ visit highlighted the significant growth in the comprehensive partnership between the United States and Vietnam by visiting the Bien Hoa Airbase, situated 30 ...
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Vietnam Eliminates Debilitating Disease, Lymphatic Filariasis

October 16, 2018 — The World Health Organization (WHO) announced Vietnam has eliminated lymphatic filariasis (LF) as a public health problem. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) congratulates the Government of Vietnam and partners on this extraordinary, decades-long achievement. USAID has supported Vietnam in its efforts to eliminate LF since 2011. Globally, only a handful ...
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Announcing the Spring 2019 YSEALI Academic Fellowship

Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, October 15, 2018 – The U.S. Mission to Vietnam seeks candidates for the spring 2019 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Academic Fellowship on civic engagement, environmental issues, and social entrepreneurship and economic development.  Vietnamese citizens between the ages of 18 and 25, full-time undergraduate students or those who have ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission Opened the EducationUSA Business and STEM Programs Fair in Hanoi

HANOI, October 11, 2018 – Today the U.S. Embassy hosted the EducationUSA Business and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Programs Fair in Hanoi.  Opening the fair, Deputy Chief of Mission Caryn R. McClelland praised Vietnamese students in American colleges and universities who “are among the best prepared and the most motivated” international students in U.S. ...
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Drug Treatment Court, A New Approach for Vietnam in Treatment for Drug Addicts

HANOI, October 11, 2018 – This week the U.S. State Department through the Colombo Plan supported training of the U.S. drug treatment court model to a multidisciplinary group of representatives.  This includes individuals from Vietnam’s Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (MOLISA), People’s Supreme Court, Ministry of Health, the Steering Board on Drug Control of Hanoi, Vietnamese court ...
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Statement from the U.S. Embassy on Vietnam’s Conviction of Five Activists

We are deeply concerned that a Vietnamese court has convicted five Vietnamese activists, including Luu Van Vinh and Nguyen Van Duc Do to jail terms ranging from eight to 15 years under the vague charges of “attempting to overthrow the people’s administration.” The trend of increased arrests and harsh sentences for peaceful activists since early ...
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U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense Makes Third Visit to Vietnam in Nine Months

HANOI, October 5, 2018 – On the occasion of the ninth annual United States-Vietnam Defense Policy Dialogue, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs for the United States, Randall G. Schriver, met with the Deputy Defense Minister, Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh, on October 4. This marks Schriver’s third visit to Vietnam ...
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Statement by Ambassador Kritenbrink on the Passing of Former General Secretary Đỗ Mười

HANOI, October 2, 2018 –  The U.S. Mission in Vietnam expresses sincere condolences regarding the passing of Đỗ Mười, former General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam. Đỗ Mười presided over the Party at a time when Vietnam began economic reforms that helped build the foundations of sustained economic growth and renewal, lifting Vietnam ...
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Medical Examination Fee Change October 1, 2018

Effective October 1, 2018, the medical examination fees for the U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate HCMC designated panel physicians, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Cho Ray Hospital (CRH), will increase from US$215 to US$240 for each applicant aged 15 years or older; from US$132 to US$210 for each applicant aged from 2 to less than ...
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Statement by the U.S. Ambassador on the Passing of President Tran Dai Quang

HANOI, September 21, 2018 – On behalf of the U.S. Mission in Vietnam, I would like to express our sincere condolences on the passing of President Tran Dai Quang.  Our sympathies go out to his family and the people of Vietnam at this sad time.  President Tran Dai Quang was a friend of the U.S.-Vietnam relationship.  ...
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International Day of Democracy, September 15

Statement by U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Heather Nauert September 15, 2018 On this International Day of Democracy, the United States reaffirms its unwavering belief in democracy as the form of government with the greatest capacity to advance peace, prosperity, and security, and to safeguard the universal human rights, fundamental freedoms, and dignity of every ...
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EducationUSA Business and STEM Fair 2018

Come and meet representatives of more than 40 U.S. universities and colleges which offer accredited and strong undergraduate and graduate programs in business and STEM to learn about degree programs, career perspectives, scholarships, and financial aid for international students. Our Consular Officers will also provide you with updated information on student visas and optional practical ...
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Alerts for U.S. citizens: Typhoon Mangkhut

U.S. Embassy Hanoi, Vietnam Message for U.S. Citizens Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi, Vietnam (September 14, 2018) Location: Northern Vietnam; possible heavy rainfall, extremely high winds, and possible flooding. Event: Typhoon Mangkhut is expected to make landfall in the Northern region of Vietnam on September 17-18.  Heavy rainfall with flooding is expected for the ...
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Statement from the U.S. Embassy on Vietnam’s Conviction of Peaceful Activist Nguyen Trung Truc

We are deeply concerned that a Vietnamese court has convicted Nguyen Trung Truc to 12 years in prison and 5 years’ probation under vague charges of “attempting to overthrow the people’s administration.” The trend of increased arrests and harsh sentences for peaceful activists in Vietnam is troubling.  We note that Vietnam has convicted some 25 ...
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USAID Promotes Chi Initiative to Drive Down Demand for Rhino Horn

HANOI, August 28, 2018 – Today, the USAID Wildlife Asia project launched the third phase of the Chi Initiative, a program to help decrease consumer demand for rhino horn in Vietnam. “The U.S. Government remains committed to collaborating with countries around the world to combat wildlife crime and end demand for illegal wildlife products” said Craig Hart, Acting Mission Director ...
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U.S. Embassy Hanoi launches “Vietnam Challenge for Our Environment”

HANOI, August 24, 2018 – The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, in partnership with Hatch! and Swiss EP, launched the “Vietnam Challenge for Our Environment” to create practical solutions for agricultural, industrial, and household waste, and solve plastic, carbon, and chemical pollution problems. Environmental problems negatively impact human health and quality of life.  In spite of growing ...
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Fact Sheets: U.S. Security Cooperation With Vietnam

Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC August 16, 2018 The U.S. security relationship with Vietnam has grown rapidly in recent years, and the two countries share a common vision for the future of a free and open Indo-Pacific region. Our robust security partnership is based on our mutual commitment to deepen defense cooperation and shared ...
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Joint Workshop Commemorates World Day against Trafficking in Persons

HANOI, July 30, 2018 – Human trafficking affects every country in the world, whether as a country of origin, transit, or destination for victims. Children make up almost a third of all human trafficking victims worldwide, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Global Report on Trafficking in Persons. Additionally, women and ...
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Fulbright U.S.-ASEAN Visiting Scholar Program 2019

HANOI, July 25, 2018 – The U.S. Mission in Vietnam is pleased to call for nominations of outstanding candidates to participate in the AY 2019-2020 Fulbright U.S.-ASEAN Visiting Scholar Initiative. The Fulbright U.S.-ASEAN Visiting Scholar Initiative is open to university faculty, foreign ministry or other government officials, professional staff of the private sector, think tanks, and ...
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Local Students Learn Tech Skills at U.S. Embassy Robotics Camp

HANOI, July 23, 2018 – Forty-six Vietnamese students learned to build and program robots, and studied 3D printing techniques at the U.S. Embassy 2018 Robotics Camp from July 16 – 20, 2018.  The U.S. Embassy’s American Center and the GreenAms Robotics Team organized the camp where participants also learned about how robotics can advance economic development. ...
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Statement from the U.S. Embassy

HANOI, July 11, 2018 – We are deeply disappointed that an appeals court upheld the convictions of Vu Quang Thuan, Nguyen Van Dien, and Tran Hoang Phuc under the vague charge of “propaganda against the State.”  We call on Vietnam to release these individuals and all other prisoners of conscience immediately, and to allow all individuals ...
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Hanoi EducationUSA’s Public Events

Registration is not required, but recommended at https://goo.gl/FR3w3K Why study a STEM or business-related field at a liberal arts school? Thursday, November 1, 3:00 – 4:30pm Speakers: Augustana College, Benedictine College Some of history’s greatest thinkers — innovators such as Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs — overwhelmingly agree: if graduates of STEM and business-related fields are ...
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Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo Meets with Vietnamese General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong

07/08/2018 10:16 AM EDT Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Hanoi, Vietnam July 8, 2018 GENERAL SECRETARY TRONG: (Via interpreter) Mr. State Secretary, welcome to Vietnam. It is a great pleasure to have you here in Vietnam and I understand that although this isn’t – it’s very short in duration, but it is a very ...
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Secretary of State Pompeo at a Business Community Reception in Hanoi, Vietnam

07/08/2018 11:21 AM EDT Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Sofitel Metropole Hotel Hanoi, Vietnam July 8, 2018 AMBASSADOR KRITENBRINK: (Applause.) Thank you. Well, good evening, everyone. Delighted to be here. I’m Dan Kritenbrink, the American ambassador to Vietnam, and I am deeply gratified to see heretonight so many friends of the U.S.-Vietnam partnership. This ...
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2018 Trafficking in Persons Report

U.S. Department of State OFFICE TO MONITOR AND COMBAT TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS VIETNAM: Tier 2 The Government of Vietnam does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking; however, it is making significant efforts to do so. The government demonstrated increasing efforts compared to the previous reporting period; therefore Vietnam remained on ...
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Vietnam and the U.S. Co-Sponsor Workshop on Law Enforcement to Combat Illegal Logging and Associated Trade

HANOI, June 26, 2018 – From June 26-28, the International Cooperation Department of the Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), the U.S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. Forest Service organize a workshop on “Law enforcement to Combat Illegal Logging and Associated Trade” in Hanoi. This bilateral workshop, the first on this topic ...
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Taking Precautions During Demonstrations – U. S. Embassy Hanoi, Vietnam

The US government is aware of protests that occurred last weekend throughout Vietnam.  The U.S. Embassy wishes to take this opportunity to remind American citizens in Vietnam that protests can happen spontaneously and quickly turn violent.  It is recommended citizens do the following : Avoid the areas of the demonstrations. Exercise caution if unexpectedly in ...
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Poster Contest on LGBTQI issues

Poster Contest on LGBTQI issues is organized by the U.S. Consulate Ho Chi Minh City. Description of Contest Objectives In celebration of LGBTQI Pride Month, U.S. Consulate Ho Chi Minh City is organizing a poster contest to encourage all Vietnamese ages 15 and above to submit a poster that address any LGBTQI issues relevant to ...
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Statement from the U.S. Embassy on the Draft Cybersecurity Law

HANOI, June 8, 2018 – We find the draft cyber law currently before the National Assembly may present serious obstacles to Vietnam’s cybersecurity and digital innovation future, and may not be consistent with Vietnam’s international trade commitments. The United States and Canada urge Vietnam to delay the vote on the draft law to ensure it aligns ...
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International Religious Freedom Report for 2017 – Vietnam

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor U.S. Department of State Executive Summary The constitution states that all people have freedom of belief and religion. Current law, however, provides for significant government control over religious practices and includes vague provisions that permit restrictions on religious freedom in the stated interest of national security and social ...
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Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship Program Calls for Applications

HANOI, May 29, 2018 – U.S. Mission Vietnam is pleased to announce the 2019 competition for the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship (FLTA) Program. The Fulbright FLTA Program is a nine-month, fully-funded, non-degree program for early career English teachers or professionals in related fields (e.g., American Studies, American/English Literature, etc.). Participants have the opportunity to ...
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Deputy USTR Gerrish Discusses Trade Issues with Deputy PM Huệ, Senior Vietnamese Officials

Hanoi, Vietnam, May 24, 2018 – Deputy United States Trade Representative Jeffrey Gerrish today held wide-ranging discussions with Vietnamese government officials on ways to strengthen the bilateral relationship, resolve priority issues, and reduce the U.S. bilateral goods trade deficit with Vietnam. Recognizing the tremendous growth of the bilateral economic relationship, Ambassador Gerrish and Vietnam’s Deputy Prime ...
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Pacific Partnership 2018 kicks off in Khanh Hoa

Khanh Hoa, Vietnam, May 17, 2018 – With the agreement of the Government of Vietnam, the Pacific Partnership Program 2018 (PP18) kicked off in Khanh Hoa province, Vietnam on May 17, 2018, with the participation of U.S. Navy’s logistic ships USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and USNS Brunswick, and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force JDS Osumi.  Apart from ...
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The United States Helps Vietnam Combat Wildlife Crime

HANOI, May 11, 2018 – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) officially launched the USAID Saving Species project. U.S. Ambassador Daniel J. Kritenbrink, Permanent Deputy Minister of MARD Dr. Ha Cong Tuan, representatives of the MARD Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species Management ...
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Statements from Secretaries Pompeo and Mnuchin on Iran

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release                       May 8, 2018 STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO on President Trump’s Decision to Withdraw from the JCPOA As we exit the Iran deal, we will be working with our allies to find a real, comprehensive, and lasting solution to the Iranian threat.  We ...
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U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Grains Council Representatives Welcome Historic U.S. Corn Shipment to Vietnam

HANOI, May 7, 2018 – On May 3, 2018, with the assistance of the Quang Ninh Port Joint Stock Company in the Port of Cai Lan, U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Grains Council representatives welcomed the first direct shipment of U.S. corn to Vietnam.  The shipment, 67,000 metric tons of U.S. corn that arrived from ...
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American Center Celebrates 20 Years and launches the End Plastic Pollution Campaign

HANOI, April 13, 2018 – On April 12, the American Center Hanoi celebrated its 20th Anniversary, highlighting its impact in helping Vietnamese people improve their English skills, create businesses, and gain skills for educational and career advancement.  The Ambassador also launched the “End Plastic Pollution” campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of plastic pollution. Formerly known as ...
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Statement on the Sentencing of Peaceful Activists in Vietnam

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON April 5, 2018 Sentencing of Peaceful Activists in Vietnam The United States is deeply troubled that a Vietnamese court has convicted and sentenced peaceful activists Nguyen Van Dai, Le Thu Ha, Pham Van Troi, Nguyen Trung Ton, Nguyen Bac Truyen ...
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Fulbright Vietnamese Visiting Scholar Program 2019

HANOI, April 5, 2018 – The U.S. Mission in Vietnam seeks qualified candidates for the 2019 Fulbright Vietnamese Visiting Scholar Program (VSP). Eligibilities: Fulbright Vietnamese Visiting Scholar applicants must: hold an M.A. or Ph.D. degree be Vietnamese citizens be proficient in English Applicants should be university faculty, foreign ministry and government officials, or professionals in the ...
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The United States Transfers Six Metal Shark Patrol Boats to Vietnam

The United States Transfers Six Metal Shark Patrol Boats During U.S. Coast Guard Commander’s Inaugural Visit to Vietnam   HANOI, March 29, 2018 — The bilateral partnership between the United States and Vietnam continues to reach new heights—with the back-to-back U.S. presidential visits to Vietnam from President Obama in 2016 and President Trump in 2017, ...
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U.S. Embassy to Organize Higher Education Fair

HANOI, March 12, 2018 – The U.S. Embassy Hanoi’s EducationUSA Advising Center will organize the EducationUSA Higher Education Spring Fair on Tuesday, March 20th, 2018, from 13:30 – 18:00 at Hanoi Daewoo Hotel, 360 Kim Ma Street, Hanoi. Entrance is free to the public. 60 U.S. universities and colleges will meet with interested students and ...
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EducationUSA Spring Fairs 2018

Do you want to join over 23,000 Vietnamese students in the U.S.? Do you want to learn more about various U.S. government scholarship programs for Vietnamese students and professionals? Come join us and representatives of more than 60 U.S. higher education institutions at the EducationUSA Spring Fairs 2018 in the following cities: Ho Chi Minh ...
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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Tran Dai Quang of Vietnam

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                    February 14, 2018 Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Tran Dai Quang of Vietnam President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Tran Dai Quang of Vietnam to reaffirm their shared commitment to strengthening the United States-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership. President Trump ...
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Lunar New Year “Tet” 2018 Holiday Schedule – IV Unit

U.S. CONSULATE GENERAL HO CHI MINH CITY – IMMIGRANT VISA UNIT LUNAR NEW YEAR “TET” 2018 HOLIDAY SCHEDULE The Consulate General’s Immigrant Visa Unit will be closed from Wednesday, February 14 through Tuesday, February 20, 2018 for the Lunar New Year (Tet) holidays. IV applicants who have been asked to submit additional documents should not plan ...
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Statement by Spokesperson Heather Nauert on the Conviction of Peaceful Activists in Vietnam

HANOI, February 7, 2018 – The United States is deeply troubled that a Vietnamese court has convicted and sentenced peaceful labor and environmental activist Hoang Duc Binh and Nguyen Nam Phong to fourteen years and two years in prison, respectively, under vague articles of the Penal code. All people have the right to the fundamental ...
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U.S. Embassy Opens USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Office in Vietnam

HANOI, February 6, 2018  – On Monday, the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi celebrated the opening of the new United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) office in Vietnam. APHIS Deputy Administrator Ms. Cheryle Blakely, U.S. Ambassador Daniel Kritenbrink, and Vice Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Tran Thanh Nam formally ...
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Statement from the U.S. Embassy

HANOI, February 2, 2018 – The United States supports the right of people to freely express their opinions. We are concerned by the recent convictions of Vu Quang Thuan, Nguyen Van Dien, Tran Hoang Phuc, and Ho Van Hai under the vague charge of “propaganda against the State.” We call on Vietnam to release these ...
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Vietnam Education Foundation Alumni Grants Program

HANOI, February 2, 2018 – The U.S. Mission in Vietnam seeks grant proposals from alumni of Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) student and scholar fellowships.  These grants aim to strengthen the VEF Alumni community in Vietnam by creating opportunities for alumni to work together on a shared vision of a brighter future for Vietnam and the U.S. ...
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“Tet” 2018 Holiday Schedule – NIV Unit

U.S. EMBASSY HANOI  CONSULAR SECTION  “TET” 2018 HOLIDAY SCHEDULE The Nonimmigrant Visa Unit of the U.S. Embassy Hanoi Consular Section will not be open to the public from Wednesday, February 14, 2018 through Tuesday, February 20, 2018 for the Lunar New Year (Tet) holidays. The Consular Section will reopen to public on Wednesday, February 21, ...
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“Tet” 2018 Holiday Schedule – ACS Unit

U.S. Mission Vietnam’s Consular offices will be closed for the “Tet” holidays: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 through Tuesday, February 20, 2018 The Consular offices will re-open on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. To ensure sufficient time to process services for U.S. citizens, especially processing and returning passports before Tet, we ask that you please follow the ...
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U.S. Embassy Community Gives Gift of Life at Annual Tet Blood Drive

HANOI, January 26, 2018 – On Friday morning, U.S. Ambassador Daniel Kritenbrink and National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion Vice Director, Mr. Le Lam, MA kicked off the U.S. Embassy’s seventh “Give a Tet Gift of Life” annual blood drive. “It is especially encouraging to see so many employees and their families, students who visit ...
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United States and Vietnam Sign Memorandum of Intent to Begin Dioxin Remediation at Bien Hoa

HANOI, January 23, 2018 – Today, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink joined Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh, Deputy Minister of National Defense, in witnessing the signing of a Memorandum of Intent between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of National Defense Military Science Department to begin the ...
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U.S.-Sponsored Breakdancing Crew “ILL-AbilitiesTM” Redefines Views on Disabilities in Vietnam

HANOI, January 19, 2018 – From January 19 to 23, the U.S. Embassy is hosting international breakdancing crew ILL-AbilitiesTM to promote messages of diversity, equality and inclusion of marginalized populations. Comprised of dancers with different physical limitations, ILL-AbilitiesTM has inspired audiences around the world with their extraordinary performances. The dance crew – Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli ...
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Applications Open for Fulbright Vietnamese Student Program Academic Year 2019-2020

HANOI, January 18, 2018 – The U.S. Embassy in Vietnam announces the Fulbright Vietnamese Student Scholarship Program.  The scholarship will cover tuition and fees, monthly stipend, round-trip airfare to the United States and health insurance. Established in 1946 and funded by the U.S. Congress, the Fulbright Program aims at achieving mutual understanding through academic and cultural ...
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Host Institution Recruitment for Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Program 2018 – 2019

HANOI, January 5, 2018 – The U.S. Mission to Vietnam announces the recruitment season for Vietnamese host institutions interested in the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Program (ETA) academic year 2018 – 2019. This program invites gifted high schools, colleges and universities outside Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City throughout Vietnam to apply to host a ...
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COMPACAF visit to Vietnam affirms growing partnership

Ho Chi Minh City, December 21, 2017 – “Enhanced cooperation between the United States and Vietnam is of mutual benefit to our airmen, our nations and the entire region,” said Gen. Terrence J.O’Shaughnessy, Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) commander, during his first visit here Dec. 14-16. O’Shaughnessy and Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Johnson, PACAF command chief, stopped ...
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President Donald J. Trump Announces a National Security Strategy to Advance America’s Interests

“Our government’s first duty is to its people, to our citizens — to serve their needs, to ensure their safety, to preserve their rights, and to defend their values.” – President Donald J. Trump A NEW NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY FOR A NEW ERA: Less than a year after taking office, President Donald J. Trump is ...
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United States and Vietnam Enhance English Teaching through VietTESOL Conference

HANOI, December 8, 2017 – Thai Nguyen University hosted the 3rd International VietTESOL Conference from December 7 – 8, in coordination with the U.S. Embassy, National Foreign Languages Project 2020, Ministry of Education and Training; and the VietTESOL Community. The VietTESOL conference brought together diverse stakeholders of English language teaching, learning, research, and usage in ...
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PACOM disaster response exercise begins in Vietnam

Hue, December 05, 2017 – The Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) kicked off the Lower Mekong Initiative Disaster Response Exercise & Exchange (LMI DREE) during an opening ceremony in Hue, Vietnam, December 5, 2017. The four-day LMI DREE is an annual U.S. Pacific Command sponsored, multi-national exercise ...
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Statement by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires McClelland on Appeal Verdict of Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh

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EducationUSA SAT & GRE Preparation Courses 2017

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International Religious Freedom Report for 2016 – Vietnam

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Statement on Conviction of Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh

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2017 Trafficking in Persons Report

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The United States Holds 141st Repatriation Ceremony

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USS Coronado Makes Technical Visit to Cam Ranh International Port to Conduct Expeditionary Maintenance

CAM RANH, Vietnam, June 13, 2017 – USS Coronado (LCS 4) is conducting an Expeditionary Preventive Maintenance Availability as part of a technical visit to Cam Ranh International Port, Vietnam June 11-15. The technical visit marks the first demonstration of expeditionary maintenance capabilities for the rotationally deployed Littoral Combat Ship independence-class variant. “This technical visit ...
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HANOI, June 7, 2017 – On June 7, the U.S. Embassy convened a panel of Vietnamese and international experts in recognition of World Oceans Day which falls on June 8.  The panel, opened by Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Susan Sutton, featured Mr. Brian Bean with the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Vietnam Forests and ...
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Senator John McCain Visits USS John S. McCain in Vietnam

CAM RANH INTERNATIONAL PORT, Vietnam (NNS) – Senators John McCain III, Christopher Coons, and John Barrasso visited the forward-deployed Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) during a routine technical stop in Cam Ranh International Port, Vietnam, on June 2. The Senators were piped aboard the ship as they ...
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Fourteen Startups from the Northern Region Are Selected to Compete in the 2017 U.S. Ambassador’s Entrepreneurship Challenge National Competition

Hanoi, May 31, 2017 – At the Northern Regional Competition of the U.S. Embassy Hanoi’s 2017 Ambassador’s Entrepreneurship Challenge on May 30, 14 startups emerged as semifinalists.  They will compete in the National Competition on June 14. This year’s Ambassador’s Entrepreneurship Challenge includes three categories: social entrepreneurship, idea stage, and startup stage.  The goal of ...
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Ambassador Osius Visits Khanh Hoa Province for Pacific Partnership 17

HANOI, May 26, 2017 – Ambassador Osius visited Khanh Hoa province from May 23 to 24 to highlight Pacific Partnership 17’s (PP17) collaboration with the province. During the two-day visit, Ambassador Osius met with Khanh Hoa People’s Committee Chairman Le Duc Vinh, visited PP17 personnel from the United States, Vietnam, Japan, the United Kingdom, and ...
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Ambassador Osius’s Remarks at VCCI Conference on the Future of U.S.-Vietnam Bilateral Economic Relations

May 19, 2017 (as delivered) <Vietnamese> Thank you very much Natasha for the introduction.   I’d like to express my very sincere thanks to President Tran Dai Quang for his support of this conference.  Mr. President, your presence here – and that of so many of your ministers – demonstrates clearly Vietnam’s commitment to collaborating with ...
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Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program Open for Applications

HANOI, May 19, 2017 – U.S. Mission Vietnam is pleased to announce the 2018 competition for the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program. The Fulbright FLTA Program is a nine-month, fully-funded, non-degree program for early career English teachers or professionals in related fields (e.g., American Studies, American/English Literature, etc.).  Participants have the opportunity to ...
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Information Paper for U.S. Citizens with Inquiries Related to Unaccounted-for Americans from the Vietnam War

Since 1973, the remains of more than 1,000 Americans killed in the Vietnam War have been identified and returned to their families for burial with full military honors.  For more than two decades the U.S. has conducted joint field activities with the governments of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia to recover the remains of missing Americans. Throughout these ...
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Applications now open for the YSEALI Workshop on Economic Engagement in ASEAN in Hanoi, Vietnam

Deadline: 29th May, 2017 Applications are now open for YSEALI members who wish to participate in the YSEALI Workshop on Economic Engagement in ASEAN. Selected participants will be offered an all-expense-paid trip to join the four-day workshop in Hanoi, Vietnam.  Participants will arrive on July 31st and depart on August 5th, while the workshop will ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Osius at Int’l Jazz Day Celebration with Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation

The Hilton Hotel Ballroom Thursday, April 27, 6:00 pm In Vietnamese:  [I am pleased to be here tonight to celebrate International Jazz Day with my friends at Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation.] The U.S. Embassy is honored to be Blue Dragon’s partner and supporter as you create lasting, positive change for children throughout Vietnam. Jazz is ...
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NIV Chief Debunks Student Visa Myths

The Nonimmigrant Visa Chief met with 35 representatives from 28 education and student visa information agencies on April 19.  During the interactive session, he debunked common student visa myths and answered many visa-related questions.  This event is a part of the Consular Section’s communication strategy to ensure that prospective applicants receive accurate information.  His presentation ...
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Remarks by the Vice President at ASEAN Secretariat

The White House Office of the Vice President For Immediate Release April 20, 2017 ASEAN Secretariat Jakarta, Indonesia THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon.  This is my first visit to the Asia Pacific as Vice President of the United States, and I bring greetings from the President of the United States, President Donald Trump. And it ...
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2018 – 2019 Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program

HANOI, April 7, 2017 – The U.S. Mission to Vietnam is pleased to announce the 2018-2019 competition for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program. The Humphrey Fellowship is a one-year, non-degree, full scholarship program offered to promising mid-career professionals who have a proven track record of leadership and a strong commitment to public service. Participants ...
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Ambassador Osius’s Remarks to the American Chamber of Commerce Movers and Shakers Gala

March 26, 2017 Today, the U.S.-Vietnam relationship is stronger than ever.  In the past two years, we’ve had productive visits to the United States by Vietnam’s highest party officials, and of course last May we had the historic visit by President Obama to Vietnam.  I watched a million people line the streets of Ho Chi ...
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United States Holds 140th Repatriation Ceremony

Da Nang, April 2, 2016 – The U.S. Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), in collaboration with the Vietnam Office for Seeking Missing Persons (VNOSMP), today held its 140th Repatriation Ceremony at Danang International Airport.  During the ceremony, Vietnam officially transferred custody of remains believed to be those of U.S. personnel missing from the Vietnam War. ...
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Ambassador Osius Assists American Citizens

Ambassador Osius lent a hand to American citizens while visiting Ho Chi Minh City last week.  The U.S. Consulate helps more than 100 U.S. citizens in Vietnam every day.  The U.S. Consulate serves American citizens in Vietnam by responding to emergencies, reporting births of newborn Americans, notarizing documents, and assisting Americans in need.  For more ...
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United States and Vietnam Renew Trade Dialogue during Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) Meetings

HANOI, March 30, 2017 – The United States and Vietnam met on March 27-28 under their Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) to discuss deepening trade ties between the two nations as well as address outstanding bilateral trade issues. The United States also used the meeting as an opportunity to reaffirm the Trump Administration’s commitment ...
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First Lady Melania Trump and Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon Honor 13 Women of Courage

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC March 28, 2017 First Lady Melania Trump and Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon will present the  2017 Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award  to a group of extraordinary women from around the world tomorrow at the U.S. Department of State. The Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award ...
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Ambassador Osius Co-Chairs Donor Forum on Reducing Impact of Unexploded Ordnance

HANOI, March 15, 2017 – Today, U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius and Vice Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen The Phuong co-chaired the First Annual Donor Forum of the Mine Action Partnership Group (MAPG), a gathering of Vietnamese mine action agencies and international stakeholders dedicated to making Vietnam safe from the impact of explosive remnants of ...
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2017 U.S. Ambassador’s Entrepreneurship Challenge

The U.S. Mission to Vietnam is pleased to announce the 2017 U.S. Ambassador’s Entrepreneurship Challenge (AEC), the second annual entrepreneurial competition to encourage innovation and development of Vietnam’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Citizens of Vietnam are invited to apply to compete for exposure, mentorship, and financial support in this national competition. Startup Categories: The AEC is open ...
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2018 Fulbright Vietnamese Scholar Program

HANOI, March 13, 2017 – The U.S. Mission in Vietnam is seeking qualified candidates for the 2018 Fulbright Vietnamese Scholar Program (VSP). The VSP provides grants to Vietnamese scholars to lecture and/or conduct research at American institutions or universities for three to nine months. Established in 1946 and funded by the U.S. Congress, the Fulbright ...
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Ambassador Osius Bikes Ha Giang Province

HANOI, March 10, 2017 – Ambassador Osius and a delegation from the U.S. Embassy visited Ha Giang province from March 1 – 4 to bicycle and explore the rich cultural, historical, and natural heritage sites, visit with local students, and meet with local and provincial leadership including Ha Giang Party Chief Trieu Tai Vinh. He ...
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Consular Officers Continue Processing Nonimmigrant Visa Renewals

The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City will continue processing nonimmigrant visa renewals for applicants whose visas are still valid or expired within the last 12 months. If you meet this and the other requirements, you may be able to take advantage of our convenient visa renewal ...
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Consular Officers Engage Vietnamese Students

Consular Officers met with Vietnamese students to provide free, honest, and current information about studying in the United States.  Over 15,000 people viewed the event on Facebook and another 2,000 people attended the event.  Vietnamese students learned how to choose a school and apply for a visa.  The U.S. Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City ...
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U.S.-Vietnam Joint Announcement on Climate Change Partnership

U.S. Department of State Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC May 22, 2016 The Government of Vietnam, represented by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Vietnam, and the Government of the United States, represented by the Department of State, fully appreciate the need to combat global climate change, one of the ...
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Building Trust in the U.S.-Vietnam Relationship

Co-hosted by the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences and the U.S. Embassy Hanoi May 12, 2016 Remarks by Ambassador Ted Osius (as delivered) Good morning. Thank you to Vice President Duc for inviting me to speak with you today. I would also like to recognize VASS for spearheading this important discussion. Much credit goes to ...
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AC Hanoi’s Events for the Public May 2016

All of the below events are open for the public. We would like you to plan carefully before registering with us so that we have enough seats for participants. If you register for our events but change your plan, kindly notify us by email to irchanoi@gmail.com. If you would like to be an American Center ...
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Announcement Of The Fall 2016 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Academic Fellowship

Hanoi, April 25, 2016 – The U.S. Mission to Vietnam seeks candidates for the Fall 2016 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Academic Fellowship on Civic Engagement, Environmental Issues, and Social Entrepreneurship and Economic Development.  Vietnamese citizens between the ages 18 and 25, full-time undergraduate students or those who have graduated from college, university, or ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Ted Osius at TEDx BaDinh

Love and Purpose TEDx BaDinh, April 24, 2016 Let me start with a simple idea: in life, it’s love and purpose that matter. This photo [our family with Justice Ginsburg] shows that, every so often, love and purpose can align. When Clayton and I asked Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to renew our marriage ...
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United States Train Detectives to Investigate Disease Outbreaks

Da Nang, April 22, 2016 – The fourth annual National Field Epidemiology Training Program Scientific Conference was held in Da Nang this week, showcasing over 35 public health research projects from national, regional, and provincial public health institutes in Vietnam. Organized by the Vietnam Ministry of Health General Department of Preventive Medicine, the three-day scientific ...
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2017-2018 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program Calls for Applications

HANOI, April 20, 2016 – The U.S. Mission in Vietnam is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 competition for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program. The Humphrey Fellowship is a one-year, non-degree, full scholarship program offered to promising mid-career professionals who have a proven track record of leadership, and a strong commitment to public service. Participants ...
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Speech by Ambassador Ted Osius at Vietnam Engineering Education Conference 2016

Lotte Legend Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City Thursday, April 14, 2016, 8:50 a.m. (As Prepared) Chào tất cả quý vị! Hôm nay tôi rất hân hạnh được có mặt tại đây để chia sẻ với quý vị một trong những chủ đề tôi rất quan tâm – đó là khả năng sáng tạo của giới ...
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Vietnam Extends Visa Validity for U.S. Citizens Traveling for Business and Tourism

HANOI, April 11, 2016 – On April 9, the National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam approved a plan to issue 12-month, multiple-entry visas to American citizens who travel temporarily for business or tourism. The new reciprocity arrangement, which is expected to enter into force in late May or early June, will benefit American ...
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Opening Remarks by DCM Susan Sutton at the Workshop “Implementing the Environmental Commitments of the TPP Agreement”

(as prepared) 8:30 a.m., Friday, April 8, 2016 Pullman Hotel, 40 Cat Linh, Hanoi Good morning, Vice Minister Tran Hong Ha, thank you for those insightful remarks. Your leadership will be important to Vietnam’s success in using its international environmental commitments to improve the environment and well-being. I would also like to recognize some key ...
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The YSEALI World of Food Innovation Challenge

HANOI, April 4, 2016 – Youth in Southeast Asia can now help boost regional food security by contributing their innovative technology ideas through a new prize competition announced by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI). The YSEALI World of Food Innovation Challenge will collect innovative technology ...
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Embassy Statement: Vietnamese Government’s Decision to Convict Blogger Nguyen Dinh Ngoc and Activists Ngo Thi Minh Uoc, Nguyen Thi Tri, and Nguyen Thi

March 31, 2016 We are deeply concerned by the Vietnamese government’s conviction and sentencing of peaceful dissenters in two court cases on March 30 under Article 88 of Vietnam’s Penal Code, “spreading anti-state propaganda.” The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Court sentenced blogger Mr. Nguyen Dinh Ngoc (also known as Nguyen Ngoc Gia) to four ...
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Ambassador Ted Osius’s Remarks at the Launching Ceremony of Vietnam’s 2015 Provincial Competitiveness Index

(as prepared) Melia Hotel, Hanoi Thursday, March 31, 2016, 9:05am Mr. Vu Tien Loc, Chairman of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Central and provincial government leaders, Fellow ambassadors, Members of the business community, Distinguishes guests, Ladies and gentlemen, Xin chào tất cả các Quý vị! (Good morning everyone) Now in its 11th year, ...
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Statement: Vietnamese Government’s Decision to Convict Bloggers Nguyen Huu Vinh and Nguyen Thi Minh Thuy

March 23, 2016 We are deeply concerned by the Vietnamese government’s conviction and sentencing of bloggers Mr. Nguyen Huu Vinh (aka Anh Ba Sam) and Ms. Nguyen Thi Minh Thuy, to five and three years in prison, respectively, under Article 258 of Vietnam’s Penal Code.  The use of criminal provisions by Vietnamese authorities to penalize ...
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Vietnamese Government’s Decision to Convict Bloggers Nguyen Huu Vinh and Nguyen Thi Minh Thuy

March 23, 2016 We are deeply concerned by the Vietnamese government’s conviction and sentencing of bloggers Mr. Nguyen Huu Vinh (aka Anh Ba Sam) and Ms. Nguyen Thi Minh Thuy, to five and three years in prison, respectively, under Article 258 of Vietnam’s Penal Code.  The use of criminal provisions by Vietnamese authorities to penalize ...
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Speech by Ambassador Ted Osius at “Meet the USA” Conference

Hanoi, March 23, 2016 {{IN VIETNAMESE}} Good afternoon, everyone. [Hanoi People’s Committee] Chairman [Nguyen Duc] Chung, [Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs] Minister [Le Hoai] Trung, thank you for participating in our inaugural “Meet the USA” conference. Ambassador Long, I would be remiss if I did not recognize you as the driving force behind this event. ...
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Ambassador Osius’s Remarks at the AmCham Gala

Hanoi, March 21, 2016 AmCham Governors, business leaders, distinguished guests, good evening. Thank you, Adam for your kind introduction. It is indeed an honor to celebrate with you all again at Amcham’s Gala Dinner. Tonight is really that – a celebration, and there is much for us all to revel in: The fact that we ...
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EducationUSA’s Higher Education Fair 2016 Attracts Hundreds of Vietnamese Students in Hanoi

HANOI, March 17, 2016 – EducationUSA Advising Center at the U.S. Embassy Hanoi hosted the EducationUSA Higher Education Spring Fair on Thursday, March 17 at Hanoi Daewoo Hotel. Forty-five accredited U.S. universities and colleges showcased their schools at the fair and over 900 people registered to attend. University representatives spent two hours meeting with interested ...
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SelectUSA Investment Summit 2016

We’re thrilled to announce that registration is open for the third SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington, DC on June 19-21, 2016! If you represent a business and you are considering opening or expanding operations, the SelectUSA Summit will help you find the answers you need more efficiently, saving you time and money. You’ll discover more about how, where, ...
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2017 Fulbright Vietnamese Scholar Program

HANOI, March 10, 2016 — The U.S. Mission in Vietnam seeks qualified candidates for the 2017 Fulbright Vietnamese Scholar Program (VSP). The VSP provides grants to Vietnamese scholars to lecture and/or conduct research at American institutions or universities for three months up to nine months. Established in 1946 and funded by the U.S. Congress, the ...
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Promoting English language teaching in Dak Nong Province, Vietnam

On Feb. 27 and 28, English Language Fellows, Catherine Bolster and Christina Massey traveled to Dak Nong province to train teachers and students at Nguyen Chi Thanh Gifted High School. On the first day, the two English Language Fellows worked with eight teachers on new methods for teaching speaking and writing in the English language ...
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Ambassador Osius’ Remarks at Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: From Ratification to Implementation

Sông Hồng Thủ Đô Hotel, Vinh Phuc 8:00 a.m. Friday, March 4, 2016 <Vietnamese> Chào tất cả quý vị! Rất cảm ơn quý vị đã mời tôi phát biểu tại cuộc hội thảo quan trọng này. Tôi rất vui được có mặt tại đây để cùng thảo luận với quý vị về Hiệp định Đối ...
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A New Journey

An Op-Ed by Ambassador Ted Osius March 1, 2016 In January 2016, twenty American and Vietnamese cyclists embarked on what we called Hành Trinh Mới—a new journey—from Hà Nội to Huế. Our journey focused on the future: educating the next generation, tackling health and environmental challenges, and celebrating entrepreneurship and innovation. We also tried to ...
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A New Journey

February 26, 2016 In January 2016, twenty American and Vietnamese cyclists embarked on we called Hành Trinh Mới—a new journey—from Hà Nội to Huế. Our journey focused on the future: educating the next generation, tackling health and environmental challenges, and celebrating entrepreneurship and innovation. We also tried to learn more about Việt Nam’s history and to ...
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U.S.-Supported Symposium Boosts Collective Climate Action in Red River Delta Region

HAI PHONG, February 25, 2016 — Researchers, activists, representatives of international development partners and Vietnamese government officials at the central and provincial levels, including those from the country’s five Red River Delta provinces (Hai Phong, Thai Binh, Nam Dinh, Ninh Binh and Quang Ninh), are gathering at a two-day climate change symposium that aims to ...
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Atlas Corps Seeks Emerging Global Leaders

HANOI, February 23, 2016 — The United States Department of State is pleased to announce a special opportunity for emerging civil society leaders to participate in a 6- to 18-month professional fellowship in the United States. All Fellows will be placed at a leading social change organization in the United States. Individuals in the nonprofit/NGO sectors ...
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U.S. Embassy Hanoi Air Quality Monitor

AQI Reading on 2016-02-17 16:00:00 158 Unhealthy if at this level for 24 hrs The U.S. Embassy has installed an air quality monitor to measure PM 2.5 particulates as an indication of the air quality at the Embassy’s Chancery building at 7 Lang Ha street in Ba Dinh District, Hanoi. For more details on air ...
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Fact Sheet: U.S. – ASEAN Connect

February 16, 2016 U.S.-ASEAN Connect is a new U.S. government initiative, announced by President Obama at the U.S.-ASEAN Summit in Sunnylands, CA, that will strengthen the United States economic engagement with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the ASEAN Member States (AMS). Strong economic ties are at the core of the United States ...
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Fact Sheet: Unprecedented U.S.-ASEAN Relations

Engagement with Southeast Asia, a strategically important, economically dynamic region at the heart of the Asia-Pacific, is a central pillar of the U.S. Rebalance to Asia. Sitting astride some of the world’s busiest shipping lanes, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is strategically important to U.S. interests, and is a key partner in addressing regional ...
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Training Toolkit to Support Women’s Access to Land Rights in Vietnam

HANOI, February 4, 2016 — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today made public a Property Rights and Gender Training Toolkit, designed to give community volunteers knowledge they can use to educate communities about land rights, mitigate land disputes, and provide counseling. “Our study has revealed that among the barriers to women’s land ...
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Finalists for the 2015 Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence

Hanoi, January 28, 2016 – The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs is pleased to announce ten finalists for the 2015 Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE). The Secretary of State has awarded the ACE each year since 1999, in order to recognize American companies that are leaders in ...
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Speech by Ambassador Ted Osius Ha Tinh Orphanage

(as prepared) [All Vietnamese] Good morning! We are very pleased to be able to visit the Ha Tinh Orphanage Center. I’ve learned that the motto of the Ha Tinh Orphanage Village is “Let’s love each other – We are brothers and sisters.” I can see the reality of this motto throughout the facility and in ...
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Speech by Ambassador Ted Osius at the SOS Village

(as prepared) Friday, January 22, 14:00 [In Vietnamese] Good morning! I am pleased to be back visiting SOS Village during the pre-Tet season. It’s been a few months since I and my U.S. Embassy colleagues visited in September and now I can say “Happy New Year!” That was a fun-filled day; this one will be ...
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Ambassador Osius’s Remarks at CSIS-CSSD Conference on U.S.-Vietnam Relations Opening Session

(as prepared) January 14, 2016 [In Vietnamese] Chào tất cả quý vị! Rất cảm ơn quý vị đã mời tôi tới tham dự cuộc hội thảo tuyệt vời hôm nay. Tôi rất vui được gặp lại ở đây nhiều gương mặt thân quen, nhiều người bạn mới, và vui mừng được chứng kiến những mối ...
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CSIS/CSSD Vietnam – U.S. 20th Anniversary Conference

Ambassador Osius and other U.S. officials attended a conference in HCMC co-organized by two leading think tanks from the U.S. and Vietnam, the Washington, DC-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and Center for Strategic Studies and International Development (CSSID) from Hanoi. Ambassador Osius noted in his remarks the benefits for Vietnam if it continues its ...
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U.S. Embassy in Hanoi Announces Program for U.S. Study

Hanoi, January 13, 2016 – U.S. Embassy in Hanoi is pleased to announce the worldwide launch of the U.S. Department of State’s EducationUSA Academy at ten U.S. host campuses across the United States in summer 2016. The EducationUSA Academy is a three-to-four-week academic program that provides self-funded, non-native English speaking students who range in age ...
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Ambassador Delivers the First Inter-Country Adoption Visa

In a ceremony at the U.S. Embassy on January 12, Ambassador Ted Osius delivered the first inter-country adoption visa issued under the new Special Adoption Program between the United States and Vietnam. Representatives of the Ministry of Justice – the Department of Adoptions, and the Adoption Service Provider, Dillon International, were present to witness as ...
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Host Recruitment for Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Program 2016-2017

Hanoi, January 07, 2016 – The U.S. Mission to Vietnam announces the recruitment season for Vietnamese host institutions interested in the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Program (ETA) academic year 2016-2017. This program invites gifted high schools, colleges and universities outside Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city throughout Vietnam to apply to host a native English ...
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Fulbright Vietnamese Student Program Academic Year 2017 – 2018

HANOI, January 04, 2016 – The U.S. Embassy in Vietnam announces the Fulbright Vietnamese Student Scholarship Program. The scholarship will cover tuition and fees, monthly stipend, round-trip airfare to the United States and health insurance. Established in 1946 and funded by the U.S. Congress, the Fulbright Program aims at achieving mutual understanding through academic and ...
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Important Change to your Passport

After December 31, 2015, visa pages can no longer be added to U.S. passports because such inserts pose vulnerabilities to both the security of the ePassport and the internal controls of the issuance process.  Instead, 52-page passport books are now issued at no extra cost to U.S. citizens applying from outside the United States. Please renew your ...
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Ambassador Osius’s Remarks at Ho Chi Minh Academy-U.S. Embassy 20th Anniversary of Bilateral Relations Conference

Xin chào! Chào mừng quý vị tới dự buổi hội thảo hôm nay! Tôi cảm thấy thật sự phấn khởi được phát biểu khai mạc buổi hội thảo quan trọng này cùng với người bạn của tôi, Tiến sỹ Tạ Ngọc Tấn. Cảm ơn Tiến sỹ Tấn vì sự lãnh đạo của Ngài. Tôi cũng ...
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Experts Meet to Implement the Lower Mekong Initiative Master Plan of Action 2016-2020

On December 15-16, the Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Eighth Regional Working Group (RWG) Meeting and Friends of the Lower Mekong (FLM) Working Group Meeting was held at the Melia Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam. Nearly 140 participants from six LMI members, (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, the United States of America, and Vietnam), from members of ...
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TPP Workshop: MPI Academy of Policy and Development

(as prepared) Speech by Ambassador Ted Osius Thursday, December 10, 2015 Good morning. Thank you for your kind introduction. Vice Minister Nguyen The Phuong, thank you for those insightful remarks. I would also like to recognize some of our speakers and panel members: Mr. Dao Van Hung, President of the Academy of Policy and Development; ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius at GLOBE Agreement Signing Ceremony

Thank you for the kind introduction. Good morning, friends. I am delighted today to launch the GLOBE Program in Vietnam, in cooperation with NASA. I would like to recognize President Châu Văn Minh of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology for their leadership on this agreement. I would also like to introduce our Science ...
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Speech by Ambassador Ted Osius at the AMCHAM Annual Dinner

AmCham Governors, business leaders, distinguished guests…good evening. I’m delighted to be here to recognize AMCHAM for another year of excellent support to U.S. business in Vietnam…as well as for AMCHAM’s many years of hard work as our partner in building the U.S.–Vietnam relationship. It’s great to see so many familiar faces out there. I’ve met ...
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U.S.-Supported Disability Program Benefited Thousands of Vietnamese Over Three Years

Thousands of persons with disabilities in both rural and urban areas of Vietnam have enjoyed better health, education and livelihood opportunities as part of the support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Persons with Disabilities Support Program. “This part of our broader disabilities assistance portfolio has been vital to our continuing commitment ...
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20th Anniversary Celebration in November 2015 – Education and Culture

Mission Vietnam dedicated the entire month of November to events that highlighted the benefits of international education and promoted U.S. values of innovation, diversity, and equal access to education. U.S. Embassy Hanoi held a series of education themed events to celebrate IEW2015, including workshops for over 600 YSEALI aspirants and members of the public on ...
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New Treatment Brings Hope to Drug-resistant Tuberculosis Patients in Vietnam

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced that Bedaquiline, the first new medication to fight drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) in over 40 years, is now available in Vietnam through its partnership with Janssen Therapeutics of Johnson & Johnson. This innovative partnership is a significant step forward in the global fight against the growing ...
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Announcing the 2016 Global Undergraduate Exchange Scholarship Program

The Public Affairs Sections (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy Hanoi and the Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City seek candidates for the 2015 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (UGRAD). First, second, or third-year undergraduate students who demonstrate leadership through academic excellence, community involvement, and extracurricular activities, and who have a good command of English, are ...
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Announcing the 2016 Study of the United States Institutes for Scholars and Secondary School Educators

SUSI programs are intensive post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours whose purpose is to provide foreign university faculty and other scholars the opportunity to deepen their understanding of American society, culture, and institutions. Knowledge and experience gained from these programs are expected to help the participants to strengthen curricula and to improve the ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Ted Osius at Cargill’s Ceremonial Handing Over of Hong Minh Kindergarten

Good morning. CEO MacLennan; Mr. Cargill; Mr. Chanh Truong; Mr. Trần Công Thành, Vice Chairman of Phu Xuyen District Peoples’ Committee; Mr. Nguyễn Văn Điềm, Vice Chairman of Hong Minh Commune; Madam Nguyễn Thị Thỏa, Principle of Hong Minh Kindergarten School; distinguished guests, teachers and students. Today, we celebrate a number of milestones of the ...
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Fact Sheet: Advancing the Balance to Asia and the Pacific

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 16, 2015 President Obama’s ninth trip to Asia and the Pacific in November 2015 reflects the growing importance of the region to U.S. national interests and the Administration’s commitment to advancing our broader regional strategy, known as the Rebalance. With nearly half of ...
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U.S. Marine Corps 240th Birthday Celebration

Chào tất cả quý vị, chào mừng quý vị tới tham dự buổi lễ tối nay.   Major General Michael Rocco, Commanding General of the Third Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Security Guard Detachment of the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, and all those here tonight who are proud to bear the title of United States Marine, Ladies ...
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Ambassador Ted Osius’s Opening Remarks at the International Support Group (ISG) Plenary Meeting 2015

Good morning.  Minister Phat, Vice Minister Khanh, distinguished participants and guests. It is a great honor to be here and to help welcome you to this event.  I am the 3rd U.S. Ambassador to have the honor to open this important annual meeting between the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the international community ...
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Operation Game Change: Students Exchange of Outreach Program

Wildlife champions and founders of One More Generation from the United States and young Rhino Ambassadors from South Africa arrived in Hanoi on October 24 for a weeklong outreach exchange with Vietnamese youth to address the rhino poaching crisis in South Africa, and present for signing the World Youth Wildlife Declaration, a world-wide call to ...
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20th Anniversary Celebration in October 2015 – Health Cooperation

Throughout the month of October, the governments of the United States and Vietnam celebrated the 20th anniversary of U.S.-Vietnam health cooperation and normalized bilateral relations. U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius, Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien, and Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Ha Kim Ngoc attended a celebration ceremony on October 28th event and highlighted ...
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U.S. and Vietnam Celebrate 20th Anniversary of Health Cooperation

The governments of the United States and Vietnam celebrated a historic milestone today: the 20th anniversary of U.S.-Vietnam health cooperation and normalized bilateral relations. U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius, Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien, and Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Ha Kim Ngoc attended the event and highlighted achievements in the health field between ...
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Opening Remarks by Ambassador Ted Osius at the 20th Anniversary Celebration of U.S.- Vietnam Health Cooperation

Cảm ơn Bộ trưởng Bộ Y tế Nguyễn Thị Kim Tiến. Thưa Bộ trưởng Bộ Y tế Nguyễn Thị Kim Tiến, thưa Thứ trưởng Ngoại giao Hà Kim Ngọc, thưa Chủ nhiệm Uỷ ban các vấn đề xã hội của Quốc hội Trương Thị Mai, thưa các vị khách quý và quý vị. Secretary of ...
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United States to Broaden Support for Persons with Disabilities in Vietnam

With continuing funding from the U.S. Congress, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced six new projects serving persons with disabilities in Vietnam aimed at promoting health, social inclusion and disability rights. “Persons with disabilities can play an important role in Vietnam’s continued development,” said USAID Vietnam Mission Director Joakim Parker. “USAID’s support ...
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Governor’s Visit to Deepen Oregon-Vietnam Cooperation

On Monday, October 19, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed a Letter of Intent with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to deepen Oregon-Vietnam cooperation on trade and investment, education and training, urban planning, environmental protection, and people-to-people ties. Ambassador Ted Osius, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Ha Kim Ngoc, and representatives from four provinces attended the ...
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Asia Pacific Sees Progress on the Protection of LGBTI People but Obstacles Remain

Over the past decade, some 25 countries and territories across Asia and the Pacific have introduced a range of protective laws and ordinances, passed supportive court decisions and pioneered constitutional reform processes which promoted the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. Highlighting this momentum is one of the key findings from ...
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USAID Supports Vietnam Red Cross to Improve Disaster Response

As the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction is celebrated globally, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced its support for a new disaster risk management program to be implemented by the Vietnam Red Cross (VNRC). The project is expected to benefit an estimated 20,000 people in Bac Lieu, Hoa Binh, and Quang ...
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Statement from Ambassador Ted Osius on the Successful Conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations

I am delighted with the successful conclusion of negotiations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement. Congratulations to our negotiating teams who have worked so long and hard to make this happen. With this monumental achievement, the United States and Vietnam are poised to become partners in a trading block that represents nearly 40 percent of ...
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The 2016 Young Southeast Asian Initiative Academic Fellows on Civic Engagement and Social Entrepreneurship & Economic Development

The U.S. Mission in Vietnam seeks candidates for the 2016 Young Southeast Asian Initiative (YSEALI) Academic Fellows on Civic  Engagement and Social Entrepreneurship & Economic Development.  Vietnamese citizens between the ages of 18 and 25, full-time undergraduate students or those who have graduated from college, university, or other institutions of higher learning who demonstrate strong ...
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20th Anniversary Celebration in September 2015 – Environmental Cooperation

During the month of September, the U.S. Mission’s environment team celebrated 20 years of environmental cooperation between the United States in Vietnam through a series of visits and special events. To help us celebrate the anniversary, acting Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans, Environment and Science Judith Garber traveled from Washington, DC to Vietnam from ...
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U.S.-Vietnam Cooperation to Inspire Youthful Innovation on Climate Change in the Red River Delta

U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius and Acting Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Judith Garber today joined representatives from four coastal provinces of the Red River Delta and development partners to launch the Red River Delta Adaptation and Youth (READY) program, which will promote effective and innovative ...
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U.S.-Supported Project Enhances Educational and Social Inclusion of Vietnamese with Disabilities

The Inclusion of Vietnamese with Disabilities Project (IVWD), funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has supported the development of a national inclusive education legal framework that has enabled approximately 500,000 Vietnamese children with disabilities to enjoy school education and brought about information technology training and employment opportunities to 1,400 youths with ...
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Acting Assistant Secretary of State Judy Garber Visits Vietnam

Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans, International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Judy Garber visited Vietnam this past week to explore collaborative efforts to adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change and combat illegal wildlife trafficking and address other environmental concerns. While in Hanoi, she met with senior government officials and hosted a ...
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Vietnam Officially Joins ASEAN Single Window Customs System after Productive U.S. Development Cooperation

USAID welcomes the announcement of the General Department of Vietnam Customs (GDVC) of the official launch of Vietnam’s National Single Window and the integration with the ASEAN Single Window customs system. “Vietnam deserves congratulations for a successful effort to implement the National Single Window. With today’s launch Vietnam regional economic integration has reached another milestone,” ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Ted Osius at Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics

Chào tất cả các bạn. Xin chúc mừng Quốc khánh lần thứ 70 của Việt Nam. Tôi rất ấn tượng về lễ diễu binh – diễu hành hôm qua tại Quảng trường Ba Đình. Tôi hân hạnh có được cơ hội này để chia sẻ suy nghĩ của mình với các bạn về tương lai ...
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