U.S.-Vietnam: A Partnership That Will Endure

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Ho Chi Minh University of Technology and Education Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam January 13, 2017 SECRETARY KERRY: President Dung, thank you very, very much for that introduction. Xin Chao Viet Nam. (Applause.) I want to thank Party Secretary Dinh La Thang, and the People’s Committee Chairman Nguyen Thanh ...
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Secretary Kerry’s Remarks with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc Before Their Meeting

01/13/2017 04:39 AM EST Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Hanoi, Vietnam January 13, 2017 PRIME MINISTER NGUYEN: (Via translator) Mr. Secretary, it’s a great pleasure to welcome you back to Vietnam. I wish you another successful trip on behalf of the government and people of Vietnam. And on behalf of the government and people ...
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Secretary’s Remarks with Acting Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son Before Their Meeting

01/13/2017 04:38 AM EST Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Hanoi, Vietnam January 13, 2017 SECRETARY KERRY: Mr. Deputy Minister, thank you very much. It’s a privilege (inaudible) to be able to share some thoughts with you today. And I’m delighted to be back in Vietnam where we are developing still the growing relationship between ...
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President Obama’s Farewell Address

President Obama delivered his Farewell Address in Chicago on January 10, 2017. Watch it here . THE PRESIDENT: Hello, Chicago! (Applause.) It’s good to be home! (Applause.) Thank you, everybody. Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you so much. Thank you. (Applause.) All right, everybody sit down. (Applause.) We’re on live TV here. I’ve got to move. (Applause.) ...
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U.S. Efforts To Support Women’s Economic Empowerment in APEC

FACT SHEET Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC November 18, 2016 Today Secretary Kerry announced that the United States intends to work jointly with Chinese Taipei to support the creation of an APEC sub-fund on women and the economy. The announcement came at a breakfast celebrating five years of effort within APEC to advance women’s ...
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Secretary Kerry’s Remarks With Vietnamese Executive Secretary Dinh The Huynh

Secretary of State John Kerry’s Remarks With Executive Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Dinh The Huynh U.S. Department of State Treaty Room Washington, DC October 25, 2016 SECRETARY KERRY: Good morning, everybody. It’s my pleasure to welcome the Executive Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Dinh The Huynh here to Washington for ...
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Reinforcing the U.S. Role as a Global Leader Through the Trans-Pacific Partnership

BY JOHN KERRY SEPTEMBER 29, 2016 I was delighted to visit the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday morning to discuss the connection between America’s strategic leadership and our policies on trade. This debate -– about the virtues of free trade and the diplomatic value of close economic ties to other countries –- is nothing new. It ...
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Remarks by President Obama at YSEALI Town Hall

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release September 07, 2016 Souphanouvong University Luang Prabang, Laos 1:49 P.M. ICT PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Thank you!  (Applause.)  Thank you so much! Sabaidii! AUDIENCE:  Sabaidii! PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Well, it is such a pleasure to be here.  Can everybody please give Om a big round of applause ...
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Press Statement by Secretary of State John Kerry on Vietnam’s National Day

Washington, DC August 31, 2016 On behalf of President Obama and the American people, it is with great pleasure that I wish the people of Vietnam a joyous National Day this September 2. The relationship between our two countries and peoples is stronger than it has ever been. We are poised to make even more ...
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Remarks by Secretary of State John Kerry at the U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting

National Convention Center Vientiane, Laos July 25, 2016 Well, good morning and thank you very – good afternoon – thank you very much, Secretary-General Othman. I really appreciate your welcome. I appreciate your comments. And to all of our colleagues, my colleagues here, thank you very, very much for being here and being part of ...
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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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Remarks by President Obama After Meeting with Vietnamese Civil Society Leaders

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release             May 24, 2016 JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi Hanoi, Vietnam 11:45 A.M. ICT PRESIDENT OBAMA: I just had a wonderful conversation with some preeminent civil society activists here in Vietnam. And I just want to thank them for taking ...
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Joint Announcement of the United States-Vietnam Partnership To Combat Wildlife Trafficking

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC May 23, 2016 On the occasion of the visit by United States President Barack Obama to Vietnam on May 23–25, 2016, the Governments of the United States of America and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam launched a new U.S.-Vietnam Partnership to Combat Wildlife Trafficking (the Partnership) guided ...
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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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A DipNote by Secretary John Kerry: Twenty Years of U.S.-Vietnam Relations

by Secretary John Kerry August 8, 2015 This is an historic moment as we mark the 20th anniversary of the establishment of normal diplomatic relations between the United States and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. When President Clinton announced America’s decision in 1995, he did so with a clear mission. Echoing the words of Scripture, ...
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Remarks by Secretary John Kerry on U.S.-Vietnam: Looking to the Future

Well, good afternoon and welcome, everybody. (Applause.) This is an really historic moment as we mark the 20th anniversary of the establishment of normal diplomatic relations between the United States and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. And what a journey it has been. And I congratulate all those of you who have helped to make ...
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Remarks by Secretary John Kerry at Fulbright University Youth Event

SECRETARY KERRY: Hello. Sit down, everybody. Relax. Nice to see you. AMBASSADOR OSIUS: (In Vietnamese) John Kerry (in Vietnamese) Hanoi (in Vietnamese) Vietnam. (In Vietnamese) John Kerry (in Vietnamese) Vietnam, Cuba, Iran (in Vietnamese). It is my great honor to have Secretary John Kerry here. (Laughter.) SECRETARY KERRY: I got the Cuba, Iran – AMBASSADOR ...
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Remarks by Secretary John Kerry with Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister/Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh

FOREIGN MINISTER MINH: (Via interpreter) Secretary John Kerry, members of the press and media, first of all, I would like to welcome Mr. Secretary John Kerry back to Vietnam on his official visit. Your visit take place at very important moment when our two countries celebrate the 20th anniversary of our establishment of diplomatic relations. ...
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Remarks by President Obama and General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong of Vietnam After Bilateral Meeting

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary Washington, D.C. July 7, 2015 REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AND GENERAL SECRETARY NGUYEN PHU TRONG OF VIETNAM AFTER BILATERAL MEETING Oval Office 12:32 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT OBAMA: As you heard, I got an invitation to Vietnam. And I think this is indicative of the remarkable progress that’s ...
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Statement by President Obama on the Congressional Passage of Trade Promotion Authority

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 25, 2015 Statement by the President I applaud the Democrats and Republicans in Congress who came together to give the United States the chance to negotiate strong, high-standard agreements for free and fair trade that protect American workers and give our businesses the ...
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Highlights from President Obama’s Remarks at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia on November 15, 2014

We have an ironclad commitment to the sovereignty, independence, and security of every ally. And we’ll expand cooperation between allies, because we believe we’re stronger when we stand together. The United States will continue to modernize our defense posture across the region. We’ll deploy more of our most advanced military capabilities to keep the peace ...
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