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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Remarks by President Obama and President Quang of Vietnam in Joint Press Conference

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release                  May 23, 2016 REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AND PRESIDENT TRẦN ĐẠI QUANG OF VIETNAM IN JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE Presidential Palace Hanoi, Vietnam 12:59 P.M. ICT PRESIDENT QUANG: (As interpreted.) Your Excellency, President of the United States ...
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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’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 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 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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