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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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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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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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

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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The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi Announces Program for U.S. Study

HANOI, November 21, 2017 – The EducationUSA Advising Center at the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi is pleased to announce the 2018 U.S. Department of State’s EducationUSA Academy at eleven U.S. host colleges and universities. The program is open to participation by self-funded high school students from all over the world including Vietnam. The Academy is a ...
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USAID’S Mekong Vitality Expanded Alliance empowers Vietnamese women

Vinh Long, November 16, 2017 – Yesterday, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) marked the completion of the Mekong Vitality Expanded Alliance (MVE). Implemented by Pact, MVE is a public-private partnership between USAID, Coca-Cola and Experian that supports women’s microenterprise development and business leadership in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta Region. Until now, nearly 8,000 women ...
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Vietnamese Students in the United States Increase for 16th Straight Year

HANOI, November 14, 2017 – The number of Vietnamese students in the United States has increased consistently for 16 straight years, according to the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) annual “Open Doors” Report.  The report for the 2016-2017 academic year (AY) shows that Vietnam remains the sixth leading country of origin for all international students in ...
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United States and Vietnam Celebrate Dioxin Remediation at Danang Airport, Commit to Continue Cooperation at Bien Hoa Airbase

DANANG, November 10, 2017 – On November 9, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon Jr. joined Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Phuong Nam, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the People’s Army of Vietnam, in a ceremony marking the successful joint project to remediate dioxin at the Danang Airport.  The U.S. ...
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The United States Announces Assistance to Vietnam to Respond to Typhoon Damrey and Support Disaster Preparedness

HANOI, November 10, 2017 – Today, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink announced over $1 million in emergency assistance and longer-term disaster risk reduction support to Vietnam to respond to the impacts of Typhoon Damrey and future disasters on behalf of the U.S. Government. Typhoon Damrey made landfall in Vietnam on Saturday, November 4, ...
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Ho Chi Minh City International University Researcher Wins $20,000 in ASEAN-US Science Prize for Women

HANOI, Octber 20, 2017 —  The United States Mission to Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) announced Dr. Nguyen Thi Hiep as the winner of the third annual ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women, sponsored by ASEAN, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and UL. Dr. Hiep received $20,000 for her exceptional ...
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Statement from the Press Secretary on President Donald J. Trump’s Upcoming Travel to Asia

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 16, 2017 Statement from the Press Secretary on President Donald J. Trump’s Upcoming Travel to Asia As was announced on September 29, 2017, President Donald J. Trump will travel to Japan, the Republic of Korea, China, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Hawaii, from November ...
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USAID Supports Vietnam to Improve Disaster Response

HANOI, September 28, 2017 — Today the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched Phase II of the Building Resilience to Natural Hazards in Central Vietnam project.   Phase II will be implemented by the American Red Cross with five Consortium members:  Vietnam Red Cross, Plan International, HelpAge International, Catholic Relief Services, and Save the Children. ...
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Announcement of the Spring 2018 YSEALI Academic Fellowship

HANOI, September 22, 2017 – The U.S. Mission to Vietnam seeks candidates for the spring 2018 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 other ...
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U.S. Embassy to Organize Graduate Education Fair

HANOI, September 12, 2017 – The U.S. Embassy Hanoi’s EducationUSA Advising Center will organize the EducationUSA Graduate Education Fair  on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017, from 8:30 – 12:00 at Melia Hotel, 44B Ly Thuong Kiet St., Hanoi.  Entrance is free to the public. Interested public will have the opportunity to explore more than 500 graduate programs at Master and PhD level in ...
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Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting with Communist Party of Vietnam External Relations Chairman Hoang Binh Quan

09/11/2017 06:17 PM EDT Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC September 11, 2017 On September 11, Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan met with Communist Party of Vietnam External Relations Chairman Hoang Binh Quan to discuss a range of bilateral and regional issues. The Deputy Secretary and the Chairman affirmed the bright future ...
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Vietnam Ministry of Health and United States Department of Health and Human Services Inaugurate Emergency Operations Center, Advancing Health Security

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, August 23, 2017 — Vietnam Ministry of Health and United States Department of Health and Human Services inaugurated the Southern Vietnam Public Health Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at the Pasteur Institute Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) on August 23. The EOC will serve as the regional coordination hub for rapid ...
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Fulbright U.S. – ASEAN Visiting Scholar Program AY 2018

HANOI, August 16, 2017 – The U.S. Mission in Vietnam is pleased to call for nominations of outstanding candidates to participate in the 2018 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, ...
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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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Readout of Secretary Mattis’ Meeting with Vietnamese Minister of National Defense Lich

Release No: NR-285-17 Aug. 9, 2017 Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis hosted Vietnamese Minister of National Defense Ngo Xuan Lich for an official counterpart visit on August 8 to discuss the growing U.S.-Vietnam defense relationship and regional security challenges. The Secretary and the Minister of Defense agreed to deepen defense cooperation, including by expanding maritime ...
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The United States – Vietnam Joint Statement 2017

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 31, 2017 Joint Statement for Enhancing the Comprehensive Partnership between the United States of America and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam The President of the United States of America Donald J. Trump hosted the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Nguyen ...
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USAID Supporting Women’s Livelihood Bond to Benefit 385,000 Women in Southeast Asia

BANGKOK, August 7, 2017 — The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is guaranteeing an $8 million Women’s Livelihood Bond that will provide access to credit, market linkages, and affordable goods and services for an estimated 385,000 Southeast Asian women. The four-year, 5.65 percent coupon, structured by Singapore-based Impact Investment Exchange (IIX), will benefit women in ...
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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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Meeting of the U.S.-Vietnam Working Group on the Acceptance of the Return of Vietnamese Citizens

HANOI, July 07, 2017 – The United States and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam held the first meeting of the bilateral Working Group on the Acceptance of the Return of Vietnamese Citizens on July 5. As outlined in the Joint Statement for Enhancing the Comprehensive Partnership between the United States of America and the Socialist ...
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Statement on Conviction of Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Heather Nauert Department Press Briefing Washington, DC June 29, 2017 We are deeply concerned about the Vietnamese courts and its conviction of the 2017 International Woman of Courage awardee and peaceful blogger, Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh. She’s also known as “Mother Mushroom.” She was sentenced to 10 years in prison ...
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The United States Holds 141st Repatriation Ceremony

HANOI, June 19, 2017 – The U.S. Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), in collaboration with the Vietnam Office for Seeking Missing Persons (VNOSMP), yesterday held its 141st Repatriation Ceremony at Da Nang 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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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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U.S. Embassy Celebrates World Oceans Day

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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World Wildlife Day Empowering Vietnam’s Youth to Protect Wildlife

Hanoi, March 3, 2017– In recognition of World Wildlife Day today, members of the conservation community in Vietnam are encouraging young Vietnamese to be part of the solution and ‘speak up’ for the protection of endangered wildlife species. Each year on March 3, World Wildlife Day aims to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and ...
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The United States Army Pacific Hands Over Kindergarten School in Vietnam

HANOI, March 2, 2017 – General Robert Brown, commanding general of the United States Army Pacific, officially handed over the Quang Phuoc Kindergarten in Thua Thien Hue Province to the local community on February 24, 2017. This United States Army Corps of Engineers Humanitarian Assistance project is the result of hard work and a comprehensive ...
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Improving Disaster Response: United States and Ninh Thuan Inaugurate Disaster Management Center

HANOI, March 2, 2017 – Yesterday U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Susan Sutton and representatives of the Ninh Thuan People’s Committee inaugurated a Disaster Management Coordination Center that will enhance Vietnam’s capacity to respond to natural disasters and to aid vulnerable populations when disasters strike. Through the close cooperation and support between the U.S. ...
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U.S. Embassy to Organize Higher Education Fair

HANOI, February 27, 2017  – The U.S. Embassy Hanoi’s EducationUSA Advising Center will organize the EducationUSA Higher Education Spring Fair on Friday, March 3rd, 2017, from 14:30 – 18:00 at Hanoi Daewoo Hotel, 360 Kim Ma Street, Hanoi.  Entrance is free to the public. More than 60 U.S. universities and colleges will meet with interested students ...
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United States and Vietnam Strengthen Ties with Vietnam War Artifact Handover

HANOI, February 16, 2017– On Monday, the United States Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) Deputy Director, Brigadier General Mark Spindler, met with the Director of the Vietnam Office for Seeking Missing Persons (VNOSMP), Ambassador Le Thanh Tung, at the VNOSMP’s Ministry of National Defense Office in Hanoi.  At the conclusion of the meeting, VNOSMP presented ...
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Fulbright Vietnamese Student Program Academic Year 2018-2019

HANOI, December 28, 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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USS Mustin (DDG 89) Arrives in Cam Ranh International Port

HANOI, December 15, 2016 – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) arrived in Cam Ranh International Port today for a routine technical stop that highlights the strong historic, community, and military connections between Vietnam and the United States. During the stop, sailors from the USS Mustin will have a chance to meet ...
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U.S.-Supported Project Sustains Vietnam’s HIV Response

HANOI, December 14, 2016 — More than 280,000 people in Vietnam received HIV testing services, and 15,000 adults and children newly enrolled for antiretroviral treatment (ART) thanks to support from the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Sustainable Management of the HIV/AIDS Response and Transition to Technical Assistance Project (SMART TA) funded under the U.S. ...
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The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi Announces Program for U.S. Study

HANOI, December 14, 2016 – The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi is pleased to announce the worldwide launch of the U.S. Department of State’s EducationUSA Academy at fifteen U.S. host campuses across the United States in summer 2017. The EducationUSA Academy is a three-to-four-week academic program that provides self-funded, non-native English speaking students who range in ...
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Host Recruitment for Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Program 2017 – 2018

HANOI, December 12, 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 2017 – 2018. 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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United States Holds 139th Repatriation Ceremony

HANOI, December 9, 2016 – The U.S. Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), in collaboration with the Vietnam Office for Seeking Missing Persons (VNOSMP), today held its 139th Repatriation Ceremony at Noi Bai 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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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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Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Members Lead Largest Day of Youth Service in ASEAN on Dec. 3

Ho Chi Minh City, Nov. 30, 2016 — Members of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) will mark the 3rd anniversary of YSEALI on December 3 by organizing the largest day of youth-led community projects across ASEAN. More than 100 teams of YSEALI members will hold community activities in all 10 ASEAN countries (Brunei, ...
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U.S. – Vietnam Labor Dialogue Held in Hanoi

Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, 11/18/2016 – The 14th ‎session of the annual U.S.-Vietnam Labor Dialogue took place in Hanoi on November 15.  The Department of Labor Chief of Staff for the Bureau of International Labor Affairs Thomas Richards led the U.S. delegation and held productive discussions with Vice Minister Doan Mau Diep of ...
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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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Announcing the 2017 Global Undergraduate Exchange Scholarship Program

HANOI, November 16, 2016 – The Public Affairs Sections (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy Hanoi and the Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City are seeking candidates for the 2017 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 ...
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Open Doors Report: Vietnam is Sixth Leading Source of Foreign Students in the United States

HANOI, November 15, 2016 – An increasing number of students are crossing the globe to gain practical, international experience that they can apply in their careers and life in a global society. The 2016 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, released today, finds that there were 21,403 students from Vietnam, making it the 6th ...
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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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Commander of U.S. Pacific Command Inaugurates Vietnam Coast Guard Boat Maintenance Facility in Quang Nam

Ho Chi Minh City, October 28, 2016 — The Commander of U.S. Pacific Command, Admiral Harry B. Harris, Jr., with Major General Bui Trung Dung, Deputy Commander of Vietnam’s Coast Guard, U.S. Consul General Mary Tarnowka, Senior Colonel Dao Hong Nghiep, Vietnam Coast Guard Region 2 Commander, and Rear Admiral (Ret.) Gary Blore, Director of ...
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Commander of United States Pacific Command Admiral Harry Harris Visits Hanoi

HANOI, October 27, 2016 – Admiral Harry B. Harris, Jr., commander of U.S. Pacific Command, met with Vietnam People’s Army Chief of General Staff, Lt. Gen. Phan Van Giang, Vice Chairman of the Communist Party External Relations Commission, Tran Dac Loi, and Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Le Hoai Trung while in Hanoi on October ...
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WECREATE “Women’s Entrepreneurial Center” Launched in Vietnam

Hanoi, October 21, 2016 – Today, U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius, along with WECREATE Executive Director Nguyen Thi Tuyet Minh, VCCI Vice President Doan Duy Khuong, Vietnam Women’s Union Vice President Tran Thi Tuyet, and other important guests inaugurated the WECREATE “Women’s Entrepreneurial Center” in Hanoi. The WECREATE center will serve as an entrepreneurial community center ...
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Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services Mary Wakefield Visits Hanoi

HANOI, October 21, 2016 – Acting Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services Mary Wakefield visited Hanoi from October 20 – 21 to discuss U.S. – Vietnamese health cooperation and launch the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE)’s Emergency Operations Centre (EOC). During the trip, Deputy Secretary Wakefield also visited several project sites to ...
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United States Announces Project to Protect Forests, Biodiversity, and Communities in Central Vietnam

QUANG NAM, October 20, 2016 – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a new project that will assist Vietnam’s transition to climate-smart and low-emission development through improved forest protection, enhanced biodiversity conservation, and increased resilience of communities. USAID’s Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for Asia Gloria Steele announced the USAID Green Annamites ...
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Pacific Partnership 2016 Concludes Mission in Vietnam

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New U.S.-Supported Project Boosts Sustainable HIV/AIDS Response in Vietnam

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Joint Announcement of the United States-Vietnam Partnership To Combat Wildlife Trafficking

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United States Train Detectives to Investigate Disease Outbreaks

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2017-2018 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program Calls for Applications

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The YSEALI World of Food Innovation Challenge

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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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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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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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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

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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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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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Experts Meet to Implement the Lower Mekong Initiative Master Plan of Action 2016-2020

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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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New Treatment Brings Hope to Drug-resistant Tuberculosis Patients in Vietnam

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Operation Game Change: Students Exchange of Outreach Program

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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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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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Asia Pacific Sees Progress on the Protection of LGBTI People but Obstacles Remain

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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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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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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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Competition for Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program Academic Year 2016

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Pacific Partnership 2015 Wraps Up in Da Nang

The crew of the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) wrapped up their 10-day visit in Da Nang, Vietnam Aug. 28, completing the ship’s last mission stop of Pacific Partnership 2015. While in Da Nang, U.S. and Vietnamese service members and healthcare professionals worked side-by-side to conduct a variety of subject matter expert exchanges on ...
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United States Supports International Conference on Zoonotic Disease Prevention and Control Co-hosted by Vietnam and Indonesia

U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius participated in the International Conference on Zoonotic Disease Prevention and Control with leaders from Vietnam, Indonesia and the United Nations. Jointly organized by the Vietnam Ministry of Health and Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and co-hosted with Indonesia, the conference is the first of its kind to convene senior level ...
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Pacific Partnership 2015 Personnel Participate in Restorative Medicine Summit in Da Nang

Approximately 90 medical professionals from the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and Vietnamese hospitals and medical centers conducted a restorative medical summit at the Da Nang Northern Hotel during Pacific Partnership 2015. The summit highlighted best medical practices in specialized areas of practice for the U.S. military and civilian medical communities, as well as ...
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United States Supports Private Sector-led Innovation to Sustain Vietnam’s HIV Response

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today launched a Healthy Markets Innovation Fund – an initiative to identify and invest in innovative social enterprise ideas for HIV-related commodities and services in Vietnam. The Innovation Fund is aimed at increasing the demand and supply of HIV goods and services. Implemented through USAID’s Healthy Markets project, ...
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United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Visits Hanoi

United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg today concluded an official visit to Hanoi, where she met with senior government officials, including Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung to discuss the rule of law. She was accompanied by her daughter, Dr. Jane Ginsburg, who met with judicial officers, legal scholars and representatives of the ...
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TPP Ministers’ Meeting Concludes in Hawaii

Acknowledging the outcome of the TPP Ministers’ Meeting that concluded Friday in Hawaii, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius noted, “Vietnam’s entry into the TPP helps it reach its goal of comprehensive international integration. Of all the member countries, Vietnam stands to benefit the most.” The Ambassador’s remarks are underscored by a Peterson Institute for ...
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Youth Highlight Development Issues through USAID’s Student Video Contest

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today held an event at the U.S. Embassy’s American Center to award winners of a video contest launched by USAID to engage Vietnamese youth in addressing the country’s development challenges. Over 50 videos were submitted from students in 36 universities throughout the country. These video entries address ...
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Fulbright U.S. – ASEAN Visiting Scholar Program AY 2016- 2017

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Vietnamese Public Take “Action for Wildlife” through National Artwork Competition

Education for Nature-Vietnam (ENV) and its supporting partners, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Freeland, hosted an awards ceremony today for the winners of the Action for Wildlife National Artwork Competition. A panel of judges included representatives from the Department of Nature Conservation (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development), the U.S Embassy ...
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U.S. Diplomat Honored by Vietnam Ministry of Health

The Vietnam Ministry of Health (MOH) has recognized Mr. David Nelson, the Deputy Country Director at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S. CDC) in Vietnam with a “For People’s Health” medal. Only foreigners who have made exceptional contributions to the health system in Vietnam are eligible for this honorary medal. The Vice ...
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President Bill Clinton Makes Fifth Visit to Celebrate 20 Years of Normalized U.S.-Vietnam Relations

The U.S. Mission to Vietnam is pleased to announce that former President Bill Clinton joined the Twentieth Anniversary Gala reception in Hanoi on Thursday, July 2, where he delivered remarks to an audience of over 1,000 guests. President Bill Clinton traveled to Hanoi to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the historic normalization of diplomatic relations ...
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Secretary Jewell Visits Vietnam to Encourage International Collaboration in Combating Illegal Wildlife Trade

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today concluded an official visit to Vietnam where she met with senior government officials, including Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, to discuss ways the United States and the South Asian country can work together to combat the world’s growing trade in illegal wildlife, which threatens to push to ...
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U.S. Pledges to Support Vietnam to Combat Anti-Microbial Resistance

Today, U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius attended a gathering of Vietnam’s Ministers of Health, Agriculture and Rural Development, Industry and Trade, and Natural Resources and Environment, the Ambassador of the United Kingdom and international partners, and pledged U.S. support to combat anti-microbial resistance (AMR) in Vietnam. The event was jointly organized by the Ministry of Health ...
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National Film Competition Targets Illegal Wildlife Trade in Vietnam

A national short film contest to raise awareness about the illegal wildlife trade and rhino horn consumption was launched today in Hanoi as part of Operation Game Change’s WildFest, an event designed to raise public awareness and spark a reduction in demand for illegal-trafficked wildlife. A series of workshops targeting aspiring filmmakers will tour Hanoi, ...
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‘Buy No Rhino’ Bike Tour

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The 2015 Fulbright YSEALI Summer School

The U.S. Mission to Vietnam is pleased to announce the 2015 Fulbright YSEALI Summer School. This program will host 160 YSEALI members from all over Vietnam for a two-week program (from August 3-14, 2015, 80 members per week) at the Fulbright Economics Teaching Program (FETP) campus in Ho Chi Minh City, where they will deepen ...
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Department of State Releases 2015 Investment Climate Statements

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release May 29, 2015 MEDIA NOTE Department of State Releases 2015 Investment Climate Statements The U.S. Department of State releases today the first of its 2015 Investment Climate Statements, providing country-specific information and assessments on investment-related laws and other pertinent factors for doing business abroad. ...
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IISS Shangri-La Dialogue: “A Regional Security Architecture Where Everyone Rises”

As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, Singapore, Saturday, May 30, 2015 Well, thank you, John, thanks for that kind introduction. Thank you for sponsoring this remarkable forum. Over its history, IISS has hosted invaluable conversations like Shangri-La Dialogue and produced important scholarship. And through all of that, you’ve made our world more secure. ...
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Announcement of the 2015 YSEALI Seeds for the Future Grants Competition

The U.S. Mission in Vietnam is pleased to announce the 2015 Young Southeast Asian Initiative (YSEALI) Seed for the Future Grants. The program offers great opportunities to promising youth leaders with funding from $10,000 up to $20,000 for their projects promoting the development of their communities, countries and the region. Both single country proposals and ...
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U.S. Travel Forum to Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of U.S. – Vietnam Relations

On May 22, 2015, the U.S. Embassy Hanoi – Consular Section hosted the first-ever U.S. Travel Forum for travel agencies, business groups, and student organizations at the Hanoi Melia Hotel.  The event was organized as part of Mission Vietnam’s series of activities to celebrate the 20th anniversary of normalization of U.S.-Vietnam relations and was aimed ...
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U.S.-Vietnam Sister Cities Initiative Launches With Focus on Business Resilience

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partner, Peace Winds America, have launched the Sister Cities Disaster Preparedness Program.  Numerous small and medium sized businesses will participate in the three-year initiative that promotes business resilience and public-private cooperation in partnership with the city of Hai Phong. In May 2015, the initiative begins ...
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Assistant Secretary Tom Malinowski, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor at Media Roundtable in Hanoi

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U.S., Vietnam Sign MoU for Development of Competitive Power Market

The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR) and the Electricity Regulatory Authority of Vietnam (ERAV) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for technical support from ENR for the development of Vietnam’s competitive power market. ENR’s Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Ambassador Warlick traveled to Hanoi to sign the MoU, along with ERAV’s ...
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Competition for the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant

U.S. Mission Vietnam is pleased to announce the 2016 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 refine their teaching skills, increase ...
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World Intellectual Property Day

On April 24, 2015, the U.S. Embassy in Vietnam partnered with the Motion Picture Association (MPA) and CGV Cinemas to hold a movie screening event at the CGV MIPEC Cinema to mark World Intellectual Property (IP) Day 2015. The workshop brought together a large collection of Government of Vietnam officials responsible for IP protection, members ...
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USAID to Support Science and Technology Solutions to Combat Wildlife Trafficking

On Earth Day today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the U.S. National Geographic Society, the Smithsonian Institution, and the wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC, will launch the Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge to reward innovative science and technology solutions that help combat wildlife trafficking. This global competition will award four ...
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U.S. EPA Administrator Hands Over Mercury Monitor to Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy handed over to the Vietnam Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) a mercury monitoring unit after a bilateral meeting at MONRE on April 15.  The mercury monitor, provided by the U.S. National Atmospheric Deposition Program, will be transferred to the MONRE’s Center for Environmental Monitoring ...
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Announcing the 2016 – 2017 Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program

The U.S. Mission to Vietnam is pleased to announce the 2016-2017 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 spend one year at a ...
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U.S. CDC Supports Vietnam’s Emergency Operations Center

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United States and Vietnam Partner on Safe and Effective Unconventional Gas Exploration and Development Workshop

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U.S.-Supported Symposium Strengthens Climate Change Responses in Red River Delta Region

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Press Roundtable with Senator Ben Cardin

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Statement by Secretary Kerry: Coup in Thailand

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Readout of the Vice President’s Meeting With Chinese People’s Liberation Army Chief of General Staff Fang Fenghui

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President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

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U.S.-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue

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Vietnam Agreement for Peaceful Nuclear Cooperation

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Press Roundtable with Assistant Secretary Daniel Russel

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U.S. Assistance Promotes Energy Efficiency in Vietnam’s Building Sector

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Today, President Obama hosted a town hall with youth from across the member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as part of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI).  YSEALI is the President’s signature program to strengthen leadership development and networking in ASEAN, deepen engagement with young leaders on key regional and ...
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With U.S. Government support, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) today launched a regional network to highlight the successes of women entrepreneurs contributing to economic development and help them address challenges they face in finance, networking and training. “I highly appreciate the efforts of the ASEAN Committee on Women and the ASEAN Secretariat as ...
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Vietnam and the United States Turn on Treatment System to Clean Up Dioxin in Danang

Vietnam and the United States today jointly commissioned a thermal treatment system that will remediate 45,000 cubic meters of dioxin-contaminated soil that has been excavated and placed inside a containment structure at Danang airport. The historic Environmental Remediation of Dioxin Contamination Project is an important milestone in the bilateral relationship and for the people of ...
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy visited Hanoi on April 15 – 16 to highlight environmental cooperation between the United States and Vietnam along with the two countries’ regional cooperation in the Asia-Pacific Region.  The Administrator underscored the importance of local and community engagement in protecting natural resources. Administrator McCarthy met with Deputy ...
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U.S.-Backed Public-Private Alliance Promotes Sustainable Approaches for Ha Long Bay

The U.S. Embassy, in cooperation with Quang Ninh People’s Committee, today launched the “Ha Long Bay Alliance,” a joint public-private effort that will bring together U.S. and Vietnamese government officials, private sector business partners, and key local and national stakeholders to help preserve and protect Ha Long Bay. The Alliance will be supported with funding ...
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U.S. Embassy Hanoi American Center Grand Reopening

U.S. Embassy Hanoi welcomed guests to the official reopening of the high-tech American Center on Monday morning.  A seven-month renovation resulted in the complete transformation of the American Center, which now includes cutting-edge technology, wall and table maps of the United States, an English Language Lab, a mini-museum of Americana items, and a brightened environment ...
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Competition for the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program AY 2015

The U.S. Mission in Vietnam is pleased to call for nominations of outstanding candidates to participate in the 2015 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program. The Fulbright FLTA Program is a nine-month, non-degree program that provides young teachers of English an opportunity to refine their teaching skills, increase their English language proficiency and extend their ...
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Transforming Economies: How to Fund Green Growth in Southeast Asia?

Today policymakers and climate change experts from around Southeast Asia opened a dialogue in Hanoi on how to finance low-carbon “green growth”. Government officials from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam are meeting representatives of global climate change funds, state and private banks, and businesses to discuss options for funding green investments in sectors ...
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Vietnamese Fulbright Scholar Program 2015

The Fulbright Program in Vietnam seeks qualified candidates for the 2015 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. Successful applicants are provided with a stipend, living expenses, health and accident insurance for the full ...
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USAID Supports Vietnamese Women Entrepreneurs

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Vietnam Women’s Union, and the Hanoi Entrepreneur Women Association (HNEW) partnered to bring together female entrepreneurs from seven Northern provinces and Hanoi to share their experiences in business management and business start-up in connection with International Women’s Day. The event in Phu Tho province highlighted the importance ...
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Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman Visits Vietnam

In support of the U.S. rebalance to the Asia-Pacific and the U.S.-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership announced by President Obama and President Sang last year, and as a follow-up to Secretary Kerry’s visit in December 2013, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman met with senior officials from the Vietnamese government in Hanoi on March ...
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Statement on the Conviction of Truong Duy Nhat

STATEMENT: Conviction of Truong Duy Nhat We are deeply concerned by a Vietnamese court’s sentencing of Truong Duy Nhat.  We call on the Vietnamese government to release Truong Duy Nhat and all prisoners of conscience, and allow all Vietnamese to peacefully express their political views. Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman raised human rights with ...
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Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman Travels to Vietnam, Malaysia, and Burma

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release February 28, 2014 MEDIA NOTE Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman Travels to Vietnam, Malaysia, and Burma Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman will travel to Vietnam, Malaysia, and Burma March 2 – 8 to meet with senior government officials and representatives ...
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U.S. Mission to Vietnam’s LGBT Grant Announcement

The U.S. Mission to Vietnam is pleased to announce the launch of the 2014 Competition for Grants to Advance the Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons (LGBT Grants). This competitive program offers grants of up to $24,000 to support local civil society organizations working to advance the human rights of LGBT persons.  Proposals ...
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Presidential Determination — Proposed Nuclear Agreement with Vietnam

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release               February 24, 2014 Presidential Determination No.2014-08 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE THE SECRETARY OF ENERGY SUBJECT:       Proposed Agreement for Cooperation Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear ...
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U.S. Launches New Global Health Security Agenda to Prevent Infectious Disease Epidemics

Washington, D.C., U.S. – The U. S. launched a new global initiative to strengthen international collaboration and the capacity of developing countries to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats. The Global Health Security agenda is an effort between the U.S. government, other nations, international organizations and public and private stakeholders, to accelerate progress ...
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Executive Order: Streamlining the Export/Import Process for America’s Businesses

EXECUTIVE ORDER STREAMLINING THE EXPORT/IMPORT PROCESS FOR AMERICA’S BUSINESSES By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to reduce supply chain barriers to commerce while continuing to protect our national security, public health and safety, the environment, and natural resources, ...
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U.S. Trade Representative Froman Welcomes New Move to Streamline Trade for American Workers and Businesses

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Statement on Vietnamese Government’s Decision to Uphold Le Quoc Quan Conviction

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson February 18, 2014 STATEMENT BY JEN PSAKI, SPOKESPERSON Vietnamese Government’s Decision to Uphold Le Quoc Quan Conviction We are deeply concerned by the Vietnamese government’s decision to uphold the conviction of human rights lawyer and blogger Le Quoc Quan to 30 months in prison on tax evasion ...
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U.S. CDC Works with Vietnam to Make the World a Safer Place

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S. CDC) recently completed a global health security pilot project with Vietnam, which has resulted in improvements in disease detection and response that may serve as a model for increasing global health security in the rest of the world. Global health security – keeping the world safe ...
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U.S. Mission to Vietnam’s Small Grant Announcement

The U.S. Mission to Vietnam is pleased to announce the launch of the Spring 2014 Small Grants Competition (SGC). This competitive program offers grants of up to $20,000 to Vietnamese non-governmental organizations committed to the areas listed below.  Proposals (in English) are due by March 10, 2014.  Final selections are expected to be announced by ...
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National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking & Commercial Ban on Trade in Elephant Ivory

FACT SHEET: Today the United States announced a National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking. The Strategy will strengthen U.S. leadership on addressing the serious and urgent conservation and global security threat posed by illegal trade in wildlife. In addition to the strategy, we are also announcing a ban on commercial trade of elephant ivory, which ...
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U.S.-Supported Project Boosts One Health Approach in Vietnam to Reduce Infectious Disease Threats

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded a new grant to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to carry out a project that applies a One Health approach to reduce the threats to public health from avian and pandemic influenza (API) and other emerging infectious diseases (EIDs). The ‘Strengthening Capacity for the ...
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Official Statement on the Universal Periodic Review of Vietnam

UPR of Vietnam 18th Session of the Universal Periodic Review Delivered by Peter Mulrean Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., U.S. Mission February 5, 2014 The United States thanks the Vietnamese delegation for its presentation. We welcome Vietnam’s signing of the Convention Against Torture, progress on protecting the rights of LGBT persons, and increasing church registrations. However, Vietnam ...
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U.S.-Vietnam Project to Address Climate Change in Vietnam’s Forests and Deltas

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) officially launched the Vietnam Forests and Deltas climate change project in Nam Dinh province on January 16.  The estimated $26 million project supports Vietnam’s goals for climate-resilient, low emission, sustainable development by improving land-use planning, forest and natural ...
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USAID Launches Five Year Partnership Strategy and Governance for Inclusive Growth Program

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) signaled its robust support for the U.S.-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership with an event to launch its Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS), which outlines the USAID’s development assistance program in Vietnam from 2014 through 2018.  At the event, USAID signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Justice ...
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Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Program

The U.S. Mission to Vietnam announces the recruitment season for Vietnamese host institutions interested in the English Teaching Assistantship Program (ETA) AY 2014 – 2015. This program offers universities and colleges throughout Vietnam, outside Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city, opportunities to host an English native speaking teaching assistant for one academic year, from September ...
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Fact Sheet: 2014 U.S. Climate Action Report

Under President Obama, the United States has made significant progress in reducing carbon pollution. During 2009-2011, average U.S. greenhouse gas emissions fell to the lowest level for any three-year period since 1994-1996, due to contributions from both economic factors and government policies. The 2014 U.S. Climate Action Report outlines how existing and planned U.S. action ...
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Fulbright Vietnamese Student Scholarship Program Academic Year 2015 – 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 cultural exchange. The Fulbright Vietnamese ...
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