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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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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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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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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Statement by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires McClelland on Appeal Verdict of Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh

Statement by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires to Vietnam Caryn McClelland on Appeal Verdict of Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh HANOI, November 30, 2017 – I am deeply troubled that a Vietnamese court has upheld the conviction of peaceful activist and International Woman of Courage awardee, blogger Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh (aka “Mother Mushroom”) to 10 years in prison ...
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Confirmation Hearing Statement of Daniel J. Kritenbrink, Nominee to be U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam

Senate Foreign Relations Committee September 27, 2017 Thank you Chairman Gardner, Ranking Member Markey, and Members of the Committee for the honor of allowing me to testify before you, and for considering my nomination by the President to be the next United States Ambassador to Vietnam. I am deeply grateful for the confidence that President ...
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Ambassador Osius’ Remarks at the Vietnam Peacekeeping Center’s S5 Building Dedication

August 28, 2017 Good Morning Sr. Lt. General Nguyen Chi Vinh, Sr. Col. Hoang Kim Phung and the staff of the Vietnam Peacekeeping Center, Senior leaders of the Vietnam Peoples Army and Ministry of Defense Functional Agencies, Our partners from the United States and United States Military, Ladies and Gentlemen, Today, we celebrate the dedication ...
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U.S. Embassy Celebrates World Elephant Day

HANOI, August 11, 2017 – In recognition of World Elephant Day, which falls on August 12, the U.S. Embassy is calling attention to these majestic creatures and their plight for survival, especially Vietnam’s wild elephants. With this year’s World Elephant Day theme “Be Elephant Ethical” in mind, the U.S. Embassy organized a panel at the American ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Osius at Connecting Viet Youth 2017 Conference

Keynote Remarks by Ambassador Ted Osius Connecting Viet Youth on Innovation and the 4th Industrial Revolution Marriott Hotel, Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 8:00 am Thưa ông Trần Văn Tùng, Thứ trưởng Bộ Khoa học và Công nghệ. Thưa ngài Trần Văn Tuấn, nguyên Bộ trưởng Bộ Nội vụ. Thưa Đại sứ Hoàng Long. Chào tất ...
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Ambassador Osius’ Remarks at the USAID Vietnam Scientific Research Community Workshop

August 8, 2017 Xin chào tất cả các bạn! Hôm nay tôi rất vui được gặp các bạn ở đây. Good morning everyone, and welcome to the first USAID Vietnam Scientific Research Community Workshop. Thank you to our distinguished guests from the Government of Vietnam and academia and our USAID and ASEAN fellows and PEER ...
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President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Daniel J. Kritenbrink to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of U.S. to Vietnam

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Daniel J. Kritenbrink to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate individuals to key positions in his Administration including: Daniel J. Kritenbrink of Virginia to be Ambassador ...
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Statement by U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius on the Conviction of Tran Thi Nga

HANOI, July 26, 2017 – I am deeply concerned that a Vietnamese court has convicted peaceful activist Tran Thi Nga to nine years in prison and five years of probation under the vague charge of “propaganda against the State.” All people have the right to the fundamental freedoms of expression, association, and of peaceful assembly. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Ambassador Osius’s Remarks at the AmCham-WalMart Workshop on Women-Owned Business Supplier Development

Chào tất cả quý vị và các bạn!  Chúc mừng Ngày Quốc tế Phụ nữ tất cả các chị em! Ladies and Gentlemen, Friends and Colleagues, good morning. I’m honored to join you here today on International Women’s Day to discuss a challenge that is critical to the development of Vietnam’s society and economy: improving ...
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Speech by Ambassador Ted Osius at the U.S. -ASEAN Business Council Reception

Hotel L’Opera Monday, Mar 6, 6:30 pm Thank you to the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council for inviting me to address you this evening. Chào tất cả quý vị! Thưa Bộ trưởng Bộ Nông nghiệp và Phát triển nông thôn Nguyễn Xuân Cường, Chủ tịch Ủy ban Nhân dân Thành phố Hà Nội Nguyễn Đức Chung, Thưa ...
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Ambassador Osius Inaugurates U.S.-Constructed School in Ha Giang

HANOI, March 6, 2017 – On Friday, March 3, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius, along with local and Ha Giang provincial representatives, inaugurated the new Pho Bang Primary School, which was constructed with funding from the U.S. Pacific Command’s Overseas Humanitarian Disaster Assistance and Civic Action Program. “People are our nation’s most precious resource, ...
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Ambassador Osius’ Remarks at the Water-Energy Planning Workshop

Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam Thursday, February 23, 2017 Good morning everybody.  I am very pleased to join you in today’s workshop. I’ve been a student of the Vietnamese language for many years now, and I’ve learned it is rich in wise proverbs.  For instance:  Trong cái rủi có cái may .  In English, we might say something like “inside every challenge, ...
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Speech by Ambassador Ted Osius at Bloomberg Dinner

Thursday, December 8, 2016 – 6:15 PM <Vietnamese> Good evening and welcome to everyone.  I am really looking forward to our discussion here. Thank you, Ms. Amin, for that very kind introduction.  And thank you to Bloomberg for inviting me to join all of you here tonight.  Bloomberg is doing some outstanding work bringing together leaders from ...
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U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius Discusses Youth-led Positive Changes with Vietnamese Youth

HANOI, December 2, 2016 – U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius today attended the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) workshop “Little Things Matter” and discussed with YSEALI members about volunteerism and the power of youth in bringing positive changes to commemorate the 3rd anniversary of the founding of YSEALI. The workshop is one of ...
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Speech by Ambassador Ted Osius at AMCHAM Annual Dinner

Ms. Mai Ngan Ha, thank you for the very kind introduction, and congratulations on being named a finalist in this year’s AmCham Scholars competition. And thank you to the American Chamber of Commerce for once again inviting me to speak. Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce, Amcham members, friends and distinguished guests, good evening. ...
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United States and Vietnam Working Together to Combat Wildlife Trafficking

Hanoi, November 18, 2016 – In support of the Government of Vietnam’s commitment to effectively enforce its conservation laws and international treaties to protect endangered and threatened species, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius announced the new U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Saving Species project to reduce wildlife crime. Global wildlife crime continues to ...
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United States Supports Innovation in Vietnam through Maker Movement Promotion Forums

CAN THO, November 3, 2016 – Today, Arizona State University concluded the second of two 2016 Maker Movement Promotion Forums in Can Tho. U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius and Vice Minister of Science and Technology Tran Van Tung launched the first 2016 Maker Movement Promotion Forum in Hanoi on November 1, and U.S. Consulate ...
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Speech by Ambassador Osius at the Inauguration Ceremony of Emergency Operations Center

Inauguration Ceremony of Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in National Institutes of Hygiene and Epidemiology Professor Nguyen Thanh Long, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Mary Wakefield, Acting Deputy Director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Professor Dang Duc Anh, Director of the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Distinguished guests, ...
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Speech by Ambassador Osius at the Vietnam National Mine Action Center Inauguration

Vietnam National Mine Action Center (VNMAC) Inauguration and Partner Conference I’m honored to be here today, to celebrate the opening of VNMAC’s new headquarters and the launch of the Mine Action Partnership Group. I come to you today when the United States, Vietnam, and many other partners, are focused on the future and advancing peace, ...
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United States and Vietnam Start Second Phase of Dioxin Contamination Treatment at Danang Airport

DANANG, October 18, 2016 – Today, Vietnam and the United States jointly commemorated the start of the second and final phase of thermal treatment at the Danang Airport.  This phase will remediate a second batch of approximately 45,000 cubic meters of dioxin-contaminated soil and sediment under a project that is greatly benefiting the people of ...
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U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius’ Speech at Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Ladies and Gentlemen, it is an honor to address you today and to discuss with you the future of the U.S.-Vietnam relationship.  In 1995, our two countries made a bold choice to strike out a grand new journey together.  Twenty years ago, I had the privilege of serving in Vietnam as ...
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Ambassador Osius and Vo Hong Nam, Son of the Late General Vo Nguyen Giap, Discuss History and Education in Dien Bien

HANOI, Sept 9, 2016 – From September 6-7, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius, joined by Leon Fuerth, former National Security Advisor for Vice President Al Gore, and Mr. Vo Hong Nam, General Vo Nguyen Giap’s youngest son, visited Dien Bien Province to stress the importance of education and history. During the two-day visit, the ...
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Ambassador’s Conversation with the Global Entrepreneur Summit 1st Place Winner

On July 12, the American Center Hanoi hosted “A Conversation between the U.S. Ambassador and 2016 GIST TECH-I Pitch Competition First Place Winner Dao Xuan Hoang”.  Through multiple rounds of competitions against over 1,000 applicants from over 100 countries, in June, Dao Xuan Hoang, founder of Monkey Junior, a language teaching app, emerged as the ...
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The Question: Sparking a Dialogue on LGBT Rights and Public Service

By U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius DipNote, U.S. Department of State Official Blog June 15, 2016 At an early public event after assuming the position of ambassador, I was asked the question. My audience numbered about a thousand students. Their school in Vietnam’s former Imperial capital of Hue specialized in teaching the gifted and talented, and ...
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President Barack Obama’s Visit to Vietnam: A New Era in U.S.-Vietnam Relations

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm CSIS Headquarters Amy Searight: Good afternoon, welcome everybody! I’m Amy Searight. I’m the new director for Southeast Asia here at CSIS so this is my first official function and it’s a real pleasure for me to be able to introduce Ambassador Ted Osius, who is here with ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ambasador Osius’s Remarks for Press Conference Opening and Danang People’s Committee Award Ceremony

Thank you for joining us aboard the USNS Mercy this afternoon and for being a part of today’s historic collaboration between the Governments of the United States and Vietnam. During the sixth iteration of Pacific Partnership in Vietnam, we have together rebuilt medical clinics, shared medical expertise and best practices and, today, witnessed and participated ...
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Opening Remarks by Ambassador Ted Osius at the International Conference on Zoonotic Disease Prevention and Control

Cảm ơn Thứ trưởng Long, Thứ trưởng Tám, Cục trưởng Kiểm soát bệnh và sức khỏe môi trường Pak Subuh của Indonesia, Bà điêu phối Viên Prathiba Mehta và thưa các quý vị. Tôi rất vinh dự được có mặt ở đây hôm nay để khai mạc hội nghị quốc tế phòng chống dịch bệnh ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Ted Osius at the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam Conference “70 Years of Vietnam’s Diplomacy: The Way Forward”

Good morning. Thank you for inviting me to attend this very important conference. I am gratified to be sitting here alongside my colleagues, with whom I share my enthusiasm for this event, and for the important issues it allows us to consider. I have been asked to speak a little about the way forward, and ...
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Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO) Photo Contest Award Ceremony and Exhibition Opening

Temple of Literature, Văn Miếu, Đống Đa, Hà Nội  Friday, July 3, 2015 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. REMARKS Deputy PM Phạm Bình Minh; Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoàng Tuấn Anh; VUFO President Vũ Xuân Hồng; VUS President, Ambassador Nguyễn Tâm Chiến; Other distinguished guests. Good morning and thank you for organizing this historic ...
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Speech by Ambassador Ted Osius on IDAHOT 2015

Ms. Pratibha Mehta, UN Resident Coordinator, and our many friends here, Good morning. I am excited to join you at today’s event. This is the fourth time the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia has been celebrated in Vietnam, and over the course of only these four short years we have seen more and more ...
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Ambassador Osius’ Remarks at AmCham Gala

Good evening. Thank you, Ngoc Anh, for your kind introduction and thanks to AmCham for organizing this wonderful event. Deputy Prime Minister Phạm Bình Minh, Adam, Gaurav, the AmCham board of governors, distinguished guests, it is my pleasure to be here tonight. And tonight is especially memorable because of the fantastic music by our visiting ...
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Twenty Years of Diplomatic Relations with Vietnam – And What Comes Next

This article was written by Ambassador Ted Osius and published in the online publication of the Council of American Ambassadors . The 20th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between the United States and Vietnam is an opportunity to further deepen our two countries’ Comprehensive Partnership. In January, Vice Foreign Minister Ha Kim Ngoc opened a conference in Hanoi marking ...
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Ambassador Osius’ Remarks at The Openly LGBT U.S. Ambassadors: A Legacy of Global Equality

My audience numbered about a thousand students. Their school in Vietnam’s former Imperial capital of Hue specialized in teaching the gifted and talented, and counted among its graduates Ho Chi Minh and General Vo Nguyen Giap. After a brief presentation, I offered to answer questions in Vietnamese or in English. The students asked their questions ...
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Ambassador’s Policy Address at Vietnam National University, Hanoi

March 6, 2016 Xin chào quý vị và các bạn.  It is wonderful to be at Vietnam National University today.  I would like to thank President Phùng Xuân Nhạ and all VNU students and faculty for your gracious hospitality.  I would also like to thank Vice President Đức, Rector Hòa and Vice Rector Minh. You ...
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Ambassador Osius’s Opening Remarks at the Inauguration of the Vietnam Emergency Operations Center

Thank you, Minister Tien, Vice Minister Long, Dr. Phu, the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), everyone joining us by DVC, and ladies and gentlemen. I am honored to be here today for the inauguration of a facility that we all ...
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U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius Honors Graduates of English Access Microscholarship Program

U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius awarded certificates of completion to 38 students who successfully completed the English Access Microscholarship Program at a graduation ceremony joined by teachers, parents, and education officials.  Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, students from less developed districts in Hanoi took afterschool English classes coupled with cultural activities, personal development seminars, ...
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Ambassador Osius’s Remarks at the DAV-CSIS 20th Anniversary of Bilateral Relations Conference

Good morning and welcome. I am truly excited to open this important conference with my friend, Dr. Dang Dinh Quy. I want to say a special thanks to so many people here today who have played such an important role in our relationship. I would like to recognize Vice Foreign Minister Ngoc for his leadership. ...
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Ambassador Ted Osius’s Remarks at the CAAV-Boeing Memorandum of Collaboration Signing Ceremony

Vice Minister Nguyễn Ngọc Đông, Director General Lại Xuân Thanh, Ambassador Boyce: I am very pleased to witness the signing today of this Memorandum of Collaboration between Vietnam’s Civil Aviation Authority and Boeing to advance Vietnam’s aviation regulatory system. The ultimate goal of this collaboration is to help Vietnam achieve the regulatory and safety standards ...
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Press Roundtable with Ambassador Ted Osius

Ho Chi Minh City, Jan 18, 2015 American Center Question 1: Could you assess Vietnam’s business environment? Do U.S. companies meet any obstacles in this market? What would they propose to change in the way of investment environment? First of all, when you look at Southeast Asia, broadly, the United States is the number one ...
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Ambassador Osius’s Op-Ed on the 20th Anniversary of U.S. – Vietnam Relations

National identity is built, in part, upon myths, upon folklore.  These stories create powerful, deep, emotional, and culturally relevant connections to the lands in which we dwell.  One of my favorite Vietnamese myths is the story about the Vietnamese people’s creation as the children of two winged creatures:  the dragon from the sea and the ...
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VietnamNet’s Webchat with Ambassador Ted Osius

VietnamNet: Good morning, VietnamNet readers! Welcome to the roundtable discussion with the new U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam, Mr. Ted Osius. We have received a lot of questions from readers for Mr. Ambassador. Ambassador Ted Osius: Thank you, VietnamNet. I am very honored to join this roundtable discussion. I will try to answer in Vietnamese. If ...
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