Vietnamese Announcements of the Vietnam VEX IQ National Championship 2023

HANOI, December 6, 2022 – STEAM for Vietnam, The American Centers in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, and Hanoi University of Science and Technology host a press event to announce our cooperation in organizing the Vietnam VEX IQ National Championship 2023. With a mission to bring free world-class STEAM education to Vietnamese students, STEAM …

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The 2022 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Regional Workshop: Marine Warriors Kicks Off in Nha Trang

NHA TRANG, December 2, 2022 – Today, the 2022 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Regional Workshop: Marine Warriors kicks off in the coastal city of Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa Province. U.S. Ambassador to ASEAN Yohannes Abraham, Standing Vice Chairman of Khanh Hoa People’s Committee Le Huu Hoang joined the opening ceremony to welcome 100 …

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Vietnamese Students Now Fifth Largest Group of Foreign Students in the U.S., Key Indicator of Deepening Bilateral Ties

MEDIA RELEASE:  Vietnamese Students Now Fifth Largest Group of Foreign Students in the U.S., Key Indicator of Deepening Bilateral Ties HANOI, November 18, 2022 – According to the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) annual “Open Doors” Report, Vietnamese students now constitute the fifth largest group of foreign students in the United States – up from …

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The U.S. Embassy and Vietnamese Partners Celebrate Two Decades of Working Together to Conserve Vietnam’s Cultural Heritage

PRESS RELEASE The U.S. Embassy and Vietnamese Partners Celebrate Two Decades of Working Together to Conserve Vietnam’s Cultural Heritage In celebration of Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day and 20 Years of the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP), on November 23, 2022, the U.S. Embassy in Vietnam, in cooperation with the Vietnam National Fine Arts …

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Announcing the 2023 TechGirls Program

Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, November 14, 2022 – The U.S. Mission to Vietnam seeks candidates for the 2023 TechGirls Program.  All female Vietnamese students, proficient in English, in grades 10 or 11 studying at Vietnamese high schools who demonstrate an interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and intend to pursue higher …

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Deputy Secretary Andrea Palm Visits Vietnam and Meets with Government of Vietnam Partners

HANOI, November 2, 2022 – Deputy Secretary Andrea Palm of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was in Vietnam this week to meet with CDC Vietnam and CDC Southeast Asia Regional Office staff, U.S. Embassy officials, and partners from the Government of Vietnam to highlight the importance of the U.S.-Vietnam health …

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2022 U.S.-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue

Washington, October 28, 2022 – The 26th U.S.-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue will be held November 2 in Hanoi, Vietnam.  Senior Bureau Official for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Erin Barclay and Vietnamese Assistant Foreign Minister Do Hung Viet will lead their respective delegations in the dialogue. The U.S. delegation to Vietnam will also include Ambassador …

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First Peace Corps Volunteers Arrive in Vietnam

HANOI, October 27, 2022 – Today the Peace Corps welcomes its first ever cohort of 10 volunteers to Vietnam.  The focus of the Peace Corps program in Vietnam is English education, as outlined in an Implementing Agreement signed in 2020 between the U.S. and Vietnamese governments with Peace Corps and the Ministry of Education and …

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Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program 2023

Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, October 21, 2022 – The U.S. Mission in Vietnam seeks qualified candidates for the 2023 Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program in the field of Game Design and Development. The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program is a unique Fulbright Scholar Program that is driven by the goals of U.S. institutions of higher education to …

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Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel J. Kritenbrink’s Travel to Vietnam and Laos

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON OCTOBER 7, 2022 Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel J. Kritenbrink will travel to Vietnam and Laos October 9-14.  The visits will reaffirm the U.S. commitment to two important partners in Southeast Asia and the importance of ASEAN centrality ahead of the ASEAN-related Summits …

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U.S. Cultural Attaché Kate Bartlett Opens the EducationUSA Higher Education Fair 2022

HANOI, October 5, 2022 – On October 4, the U.S. Embassy hosted the EducationUSA Higher Education Fair in Hanoi.  Opening the fair, Cultural Attaché Kate Bartlett said, “The U.S. Mission to Vietnam is here to support you in realizing your dreams, as are the colleges and universities represented here today.  They are here because they …

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Partnership with Google in Indonesia and Vietnam, Pilots Media Literacy and Google Startup Academy Programs at American Spaces

U.S. Department of State Launches Partnership with Google in Indonesia and Vietnam, Pilots Media Literacy and Google Startup Academy Programs at American Spaces MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON OCTOBER 3, 2022 The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and Google announced today a new partnership to support education, training, …

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Fulbright U.S.- ASEAN Visiting Scholar Program 2023

Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, October 3, 2022 – The U.S. Mission in Vietnam is pleased to call for nominations of outstanding candidates to participate in the AY 2023-2024 Fulbright U.S.- ASEAN Visiting Scholar Program. The Fulbright U.S.- ASEAN Visiting Scholar Program is open to university faculty, foreign ministry or other government officials, and …

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U.S. Trade Mission on Healthcare Across Southeast Asia Concludes

HANOI, September 23, 2022 – Today, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Global Markets and Director General of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service Arun Venkataraman completed a U.S. healthcare trade mission to Vietnam to advance bilateral cooperation in the healthcare sector, that included an important engagement with Vietnam’s Ministry of Health. The U.S. delegation …

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American A Capella Band and Arts Envoy Backtrack Vocals Takes Center Stage in Vietnam and Concludes Tour

HANOI, September 8, 2022 – Backtrack Vocals, a five-person multi-genre a capella group from New York City, visited several cities across Vietnam from August 24 to September 6.  Sponsored by the U.S. Mission in Vietnam and American Music Abroad, Backtrack Vocals held public concerts, master classes, and community outreach activities in Danang, An Giang, Can …

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United States and Viet Nam Determine to Accelerate Energy Transition and Enhance Cooperation in Climate Change Adaptation

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry visited Ho Chi Minh City, Ben Tre Province, and Hanoi, Viet Nam, September 2 through September 6 to see first-hand the climate impacts in the Mekong Delta and for bilateral climate talks with the Government of Viet Nam, building on conversations that started in 2013 regarding Viet Nam’s …

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Pacific Partnership Vietnam Concludes in Phu Yen

Phu Yen, Vietnam, July 4, 2022 – The Vietnam phase of Pacific Partnership concluded its mission in Phu Yen on July 3. In Vietnam, the Pacific Partnership 2022 (PP22) team included representatives from Australia, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. From 23 medical procedures performed aboard the USNS Mercy by U.S., Australian, Japanese, and …

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U.S. Embassy Hanoi connects Students and Teachers from Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia through the Access Microscholarship Program

HANOI, June 27, 2022 – More than 100 Access students, teachers, and U.S. Embassy and Consulate staff from Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia gathered in Quang Binh for a five-day Access Regional Summit focused on learning, teambuilding, and service.  Hosted by Quang Binh University from June 21-25, the Summit encouraged students and teachers to develop plans …

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Navy Hospital Ship Arrives in Vietnam for Pacific Partnership

Phu Yen, Vietnam, June 19, 2022 – The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrived at Vung Ro Port, Phu Yen, Vietnam, marking the first stop for Pacific Partnership 2022 (PP22). Now in its 17th year, Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the …

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Announcing The 2022 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Regional Workshop: Marine Warriors (Nha Trang, Vietnam)

Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, June 17, 2022 – The U.S. Mission to Vietnam and World Learning seek candidates for the 2022 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Regional Workshop: Marine Warriors. ASEAN and Timor-Leste citizens between the ages of 18 and 25, who demonstrate strong leadership qualities and potential in their university or …

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Annoucing the Fulbright Vietnamese Visiting Scholar Program 2023  

HANOI, June 15, 2022 – The U.S. Mission in Vietnam seeks qualified candidates for the 2023 Fulbright Vietnamese Visiting Scholar Program.  Eligibilities: Fulbright Vietnamese Visiting Scholar applicants must: hold an M.A. or Ph.D. degree, be a Vietnamese citizen, and be proficient in English. Applicants should be university faculty, government officials, private sector professionals, work at …

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USAID, MARD Launch New Project to Combat Wildlife Trafficking, Agree to Partner on Addressing Climate Change in the Mekong Delta

Hanoi, June 13, 2022 – Today, in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), and with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman joining, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a new project to help Vietnam control the increasingly serious wildlife trafficking situation. The $15 million, five-year project, called Saving Threatened Wildlife , …

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U.S., Vietnam Officials Kick Off Installation of New Liquid Oxygen System at Bach Mai Hospital

HANOI, June 12, 2022 – Today at Bach Mai Hospital, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman joined Vietnamese government and public health leaders to celebrate the start of the installation of a new liquid oxygen system provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The Bach Mai oxygen system is the largest of …

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U.S. Trade Mission in Southeast Asia Continues in Vietnam with Focus on Clean Energy Transition

HO CHI MINH CITY – The Vietnam segment of the three-country  Clean EDGE (Enhancing Development and Growth through Energy) Asia Business Development Mission  concluded today as a delegation of senior U.S. government officials and business executives wrapped a series of clean energy-focused bilateral engagements and meetings with prospective buyers, distributors, and investors.    Pamela Phan , Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia for the International Trade Administration, led the mission on behalf …

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Senior Leaders from U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Visit Vietnam and Meet with Government of Vietnam Partners

HANOI, June 10, 2022 – Senior leaders from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were in Vietnam this week to meet with CDC Southeast Asia Regional Office and CDC Vietnam leadership, U.S. Embassy officials, U.S. CDC Country Directors from around Southeast Asia, and partners from the Government of Vietnam to discuss the …

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Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Travel to the ROK, Philippines, Laos, and Vietnam

Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman will travel to the Republic of Korea (ROK), the Philippines, Vietnam, and Laos from June 5 to 14.  The Deputy Secretary’s travel to the region reflects the United States’ continued commitment to the Indo-Pacific and follows last month’s U.S.-ASEAN Special Summit, President Biden’s visit to the ROK and Japan, …

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Ambassador Marc E. Knapper opens the U.S.-Vietnam Cooperation Center

HANOI, May 24, 2022 – Ambassador Knapper and Assistant Foreign Minister Do Hung Viet, Acting President of Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam Pham Lan Dung, and Counselor for Public Affairs Pamnella DeVolder opened the new U.S.-Vietnam Cooperation Center after a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV), 69 Chùa Láng Street, Hanoi. The new U.S.-Vietnam Cooperation …

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USAID Supports Efforts to Reduce Congestion at Cat Lai — Vietnam’s Busiest Container Port

HO CHI MINH CITY, May 19, 2022 – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the General Department of Vietnam Customs (GDVC) released an action plan for reducing congestion at Cat Lai Terminal, Vietnam’s busiest container operation, located at the Port of Ho Chi Minh City. The action plan, unveiled at a …

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Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship Program Calls for Applications

Hanoi, May 16, 2022 – U.S. Mission Vietnam is pleased to announce the 2023 competition for the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship (FLTA) Program. The Fulbright FLTA Program is a nine-month, non-degree program for early career (not more than seven years of teaching experience) English teachers or professionals in related fields to teach their native …

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Announcing the Fall 2022 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Academic Fellowship

Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, May 16, 2022 – The U.S. Mission to Vietnam is seeking candidates for the Fall 2022 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Academic Fellowship on civic engagement, environmental issues, social entrepreneurship and economic development. Vietnamese citizens between the ages of 18 and 25, full-time undergraduate students or those who …

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DFC, Fulbright University Vietnam, and Government of Vietnam Partner to Advance Higher Education and Workforce Development

DFC and FUV sign financing agreement for a $37 million loan that is financing the construction of a new campus in Ho Chi Minh City, marking the next phase of the long-term U.S. partnership with Vietnam WASHINGTON, May 12, 2022 – U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and Fulbright University Vietnam (FUV) today signed a …

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Announcing the 2023-2024 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program.

Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, May 6, 2022 – The U.S. Mission in Vietnam is seeking Vietnamese candidates 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 …

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Joint Article by 24 Diplomatic Missions in Vietnam about the OSCE’s independent investigation

Op-Ed by the Heads of Missions of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and United States in Vietnam. Ambassador Hans-Peter Glanzer – Austria; Ambassador Paul Jansen – Belgium; Ambassador Marinela Petkova – Bulgaria; Ambassador Vitezslav Grepl …

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U.S.-Vietnamese Law Enforcement Cooperation Leads to Child Sex Tourism Conviction in San Francisco

Ho Chi Minh City, April 13, 2022 – On March 31, 2022, United States Citizen and substitute teacher Paul Bodner was sentenced in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California to 11 years in federal prison on three counts of Travel with Intent to Engage in Illicit Sexual Conduct and one count …

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Counselor Chollet’s Travel to the Philippines, Vietnam, and Japan

Counselor Derek Chollet will travel to the Philippines, Vietnam, and Japan from March 28 to April 2. Counselor Chollet will reaffirm the U.S. commitment to our Indo-Pacific allies and partners, and engage with key stakeholders on bilateral and regional issues, including efforts to seek a peaceful return to democracy in Burma. He will also discuss …

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U.S. Embassy Hanoi Supports Discussion on the Future of English Language Education in Vietnam

HANOI, March 30, 2022 – Leading Vietnamese policy makers, influencers, educators, and other key stakeholders working in the field of English language education gathered in Hanoi today for a two-day conference on the future of English language teaching and learning in Vietnam. Hosted by the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV) from March 30-31, 2022, the …

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Third U.S.-Vietnam Civil Space Dialogue

During her August 2021 visit to Vietnam, Vice President Kamala Harris affirmed the importance of U.S. and Vietnamese efforts to ensure space activities are conducted in a responsible and sustainable manner.  As part of those joint efforts, U.S. and Vietnamese officials met virtually March 22-24 for the third U.S.-Vietnam Civil Space Dialogue. The discussion focused …

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Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry visited Vietnam

HANOI, March 02, 2022  –  Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry visited Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City last week to further U.S.-Vietnam engagement on climate and clean energy action. Secretary Kerry met with President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh, cabinet ministers, and other senior officials to discuss how the …

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Special Presidential Envoy for Climate Kerry’s Travel to Vietnam

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry will travel to Vietnam, February 22-25, to meet with government officials, civil society representatives, and business leaders to build consensus on key actions to address the climate crisis and accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy. For media inquiries, please contact  ClimateComms@state.gov .

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FACT SHEET: Indo-Pacific Strategy of the United States

Read the full strategy here “We envision an Indo-Pacific that is open, connected, prosperous, resilient, and secure—and we are ready to work together with each of you to achieve it.” President Joe Biden East Asia Summit October 27, 2021 The Biden-Harris Administration has made historic strides to restore American leadership in the Indo-Pacific and adapt its role for the 21st century. …

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Dedication of the Disaster Management Coordination Center

HAI PHONG, 25 January 2022 – The U.S. Embassy in Vietnam’s Office of Defense Cooperation Chief Major Wei Yuan formally handed over the Hai Phong Disaster Management Coordination Center to Mr. Do Gia Khanh, Director of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and Deputy Chief of the Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention, Control, …

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Statement on the Passing of Thích Nhất Hạnh, Thien Buddhist Monk, Peace Activist, and Founder of the Plum Village Tradition

Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Marie C. Damour, U.S. Mission to Vietnam Hanoi January 22, 2022 On behalf of the U.S. Mission in Vietnam, I would like to express our sincere condolences on the passing of Thích Nhất Hạnh, Thien Buddhist monk, peace activist, and founder of the Plum Village Tradition. For more than 60 years, Thích …

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On the Conviction of Vietnamese Author and Journalist Pham Doan Trang

Press Statement Ned Price, Department Spokesperson December 14, 2021 The United States condemns the conviction and sentencing to 9 years imprisonment of noted Vietnamese author and journalist Pham Doan Trang, who did nothing more than peacefully express her opinions.  We note as well the recent opinion of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, which found Trang’s detention to be arbitrary …

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Khanh Hoa-based Australis Aquaculture Wins Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence

HANOI, December 13, 2021 - On December 8, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken presented the 2021 Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) in the Climate Innovation category to Australis Aquaculture, an American company that has pioneered climate-smart ocean farming in the marine tropics of central Vietnam. Based in Khanh Hoa Province, Australis is also developing technology to cultivate …

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U.S. and Vietnam Government Agencies Cooperate to Return Fugitive

HANOI, November 19, 2021 – A fugitive currently  wanted in the United States  by the FBI for methamphetamine distribution was returned to the United States on November 16, 2021, following months of cooperation between U.S. and Vietnamese government agencies. The 38-year-old fugitive, Tyler Pham, is a Vietnamese citizen who had previously evaded U.S. authorities and travelled to Vietnam to escape prosecution. As a …

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Vietnam Receives 2,873,520 Additional Pfizer Vaccine Doses from COVAX Made Available by the United States

HANOI, November 8, 2021 - The U.S. Mission to Vietnam is proud to partner with Vietnam to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.  The United States, in partnership with COVAX, is providing 2,873,520 additional life-saving doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to Vietnam.  1,316,250 doses arrived on November 6 in Hanoi, and 1,557,270 doses arrived in two shipments on November 7 …

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Leadership Group Seeks New Members in Advancing a Safer, Resilient, and Sustainable Manufacturing Sector in the Mekong Region

HANOI, October 29, 2021 — The Alliance Leadership Group, the private sector platform advising the Mekong Sustainable Manufacturing Alliance (The Alliance), is seeking firms with an active commitment in leading on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues to join its membership body. With strong participation from global brands, The Alliance plays an instrumental role in advancing ESG priorities in the following sectors in Cambodia, …

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USAID Envisions Women Leaders in the Energy Sector in Southeast Asia

HANOI, October 29, 2021 — Huge gender gaps in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) remain in Southeast Asia, with the World Bank reporting the average share of female graduates from STEM programs at the tertiary level among Southeast Asia’s middle-income countries at only 35 percent. These factors, along with other challenges and barriers for women to …

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USAID Announces Renewable Energy Transaction Assistance for Vietnam at Fourth Indo-Pacific Business Forum

HANOI, October 28, 2021 — Today, during the fourth Indo-Pacific Business Forum, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced $860,000 in assistance for three renewable energy projects in Vietnam. The new funding supports USAID’s ongoing efforts to reduce risk and transaction costs for project developers to encourage increased private sector investment in Vietnam’s renewable …

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Vietnam Receives 2,633,670 Pfizer Vaccine Doses from COVAX Made Available by the United States 

HANOI, October 25, 2021 — The U.S. Mission to Vietnam is proud to announce COVAX delivered an additional 2,633,670 life-saving doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine made available by the United States to assist Vietnam in its fight against COVID-19.  1,317,420 doses arrived on October 24 in Hanoi, and 1,316,250 doses arrived on October 25 in Ho Chi Minh City.  This is the sixth COVAX delivery to Vietnam, totaling 12.1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses made available by the …

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USAID, Partners Launch Project to Protect Key Coastal Habitats in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam

HANOI, October 21, 2021 – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and the Directorate of Fisheries of the Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development launched the Mekong Delta Coastal Habitat Conservation project, which was announced during U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris’s visit to Vietnam in August. With …

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U.S. Consulate General Awards Grant to AMI AC Renewables to Construct Energy Storage Pilot Project, Using Cutting-Edge American Technology

Hanoi, October 15, 2021 – The U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City awarded a $2.96 million grant today to AMI AC Renewables to construct a battery energy storage system pilot project in Vietnam. The project will use cutting-edge American technology and equipment to demonstrate how advanced energy storage can reduce power losses and …

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Vietnam Receives 1,999,530 Pfizer Vaccine Doses from COVAX Delivered by the United States

Hanoi, October 13, 2021 — COVAX delivered an additional 1,999,530 life-saving doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine made available by the United States to assist Vietnam in its fight against COVID-19. These vaccine doses were delivered by COVAX directly from the Pfizer manufacturing plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan. A total of 1,209,780 doses arrived in two deliveries to …

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Vietnam Receives Ultra-low Temperature Freezers from the United States to Store Pfizer Vaccine

HANOI, October 12, 2021 – The United States delivered 36 ultra-low temperature freezers to the Ministry of Health at the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) to assist Vietnam in storing lifesaving vaccines against COVID-19. These freezers are the first of 111 ultra-low temperature, medical-grade storage units that the U.S. Department of Defense is providing to the …

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Vietnam Receives 1,499,940 Pfizer Vaccine Doses from COVAX Made Available by the United States

HANOI, October 2, 2021 – The United States delivered an additional 1,499,940 life-saving doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to assist Vietnam in its fight against COVID-19. These doses were delivered through COVAX and came directly from the Pfizer manufacturing plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan. This delivery follows three previous donations totaling six million vaccine doses that the United States …

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New U.S.-funded Project to Promote Vietnam’s Economic Growth through Technological Transformation

HANOI, October 1, 2021 – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Planning and Investment launched the Vietnam Workforce for an Innovation and Start-up Ecosystem (WISE) project, a two-year, USAID-funded initiative that will support Vietnam’s National Fourth Industrial Revolution Strategy to advance continued economic transformation. After decades as one of the …

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Vice President Kamala Harris Opens New CDC Southeast Asia Regional Office in Vietnam

HANOI, August 25, 2021 – Vice President Kamala D. Harris today launched the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Southeast Asia Regional Office in Hanoi, Vietnam, at a ceremony that included the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, U.S. CDC Director, and a Deputy Prime Minister and Health Ministers from eleven countries. The new Regional Office …

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STATEMENT

HANOI, August 24, 2021 – Earlier this evening, the Vice President’s traveling delegation was delayed from departing Singapore because the Vice President’s office was made aware of a report of a recent possible anomalous health incident in Hanoi, Vietnam. After careful assessment, the decision was made to continue with the Vice President’s trip. The delegation …

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The 2022 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Virtual Regional Workshop: Enhancing Human Capital in Health

HANOI, August 9, 2021 – The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and the Institute of Population, Health and Development (PHAD) will collaborate to host the 2022 YSEALI Virtual Regional Workshop: Enhancing Human Capital in Health with the pre-engagement sessions in November 2021 and the main workshop in January 2022. Young emerging leaders who have economic, educational, …

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The United States and ASEAN: Strategic Partners for the Indo-Pacific

Press Statement Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State August 4, 2021 The United States is revitalizing our multilateral partnerships to advance our shared prosperity, security, and values in the Indo-Pacific. This week, I was honored to represent the United States at the annual U.S.-ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.  The United States remains firmly committed to the …

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Three Million More U.S.-donated Moderna Vaccine Doses Arrive in Vietnam

HANOI, July 25, 2021 – The United States delivered three million life-saving doses of the Moderna mRNA vaccine through the COVAX Facility to assist Vietnam in its fight against COVID-19.  Half of the three million doses arrived in Ho Chi Minh City and half will arrive in Hanoi later today.  This delivery follows on the July 10 donation …

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Fifth Anniversary of the Arbitral Tribunal Ruling on the South China Sea

Press Statement Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State July 11, 2021 Freedom of the seas is an enduring interest of all nations and is vital to global peace and prosperity. The international community has long benefited from the rules-based maritime order, where international law, as reflected in the UN Law of the Sea Convention, sets …

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The United States Holds the 155th Repatriation Ceremony

HANOI, July 13, 2021 – On July 9, The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), and the Vietnam Office for Seeking Missing Persons (VNOSMP) held the 155th Repatriation Ceremony at Gia Lam Airport in Hanoi.  This was the first repatriation ceremony held at Gia Lam Airport since 1973, when over 500 American POWs were flown home during “Operation Homecoming” following …

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Two Million U.S.-donated Moderna Vaccine Doses Arrive in Hanoi

HANOI, July 10, 2021 – The United States delivered two million life-saving doses of the Moderna mRNA vaccine through the COVAX Facility to assist Vietnam in its fight against COVID-19.  Today’s shipment is part of the 80 million doses of vaccine that President Biden committed from the U.S. vaccine supply to support global needs. Speaking at a ceremony …

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U.S. Military Offers COVID-19 Testing Assistance to Vietnam

HANOI, July 7, 2021 – On Tuesday, July 6, the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi presented a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) machine and mobile lab equipment to the Military Medical Department of the Ministry of National Defense. This equipment is a gift from the United States Department of Defense to strengthen Vietnam’s pandemic response by enhancing Vietnam’s mobile testing …

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Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship Program Calls for Applications

HANOI, June 14, 2021 – U.S. Mission Vietnam is pleased to announce the 2022 competition for the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship (FLTA) Program. The Fulbright FLTA Program is a nine-month, non-degree program for early career (not more than seven years of teaching experience) English teachers or professionals in related fields to teach their native language …

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Indo-Pacific Command Welcomes CSB 8021

Honolulu, June 10, 2021 – On Tuesday, June 8, the Vietnam Coast Guard ship CSB 8021 arrived in Honolulu, Hawaii, on its way to Vietnam. The Hamilton-class former U.S. Coast Guard cutter is the second vessel of this class given to the Vietnam Coast Guard by the United States government. On Wednesday, Brigadier General Jennifer Short and Brigadier Alan Litster from the Indo-Pacific …

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United States Contributes to Advancing Vietnam’s Energy Sector

HANOI, April 28, 2021 — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) marked the completion of the five-year USAID Vietnam Low Emission Energy Program (V-LEEP) today. Through V-LEEP, MOIT and USAID worked together to enhance Vietnam’s capacity in developing long-term energy strategies, mobilize private investments for renewable energy, …

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USAID Launches Two Environmental Conservation Projects to Help Vietnam Address the Climate Crisis

HANOI, April 27, 2021 — The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is launching two new projects to help Vietnam contribute climate-positive actions toward addressing the global climate crisis. These new projects will help conserve over 950,000 hectares of forested area across 12 provinces in Vietnam.  Healthier, fuller forests, coupled with strong biodiversity, is critical to reducing …

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USAID Marks Earth Day With Announcement of the Sustainable Forest Management and Biodiversity Conservation Projects

HANOI, April 22, 2021 — Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) hosted an Earth Day event in Da Lat city to mark the completion of the USAID Vietnam Forests and Deltas project and launch the new USAID Sustainable Forest Management project and USAID Biodiversity Conservation project. …

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Announcing the 2021 YSEALI Summit: Power of STEAM Education & Workforce Innovation

Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, March 29, 2021 – The U.S. Mission to Vietnam and Arizona State University (ASU) seek candidates for the 2021 YSEALI Summit: Power of STEAM Education & Workforce Innovation.  YSEALI alumni between the ages of 18 and 35, who have relevant expertise, projects, or ideas for projects that demonstrate active regional engagement or strengthen partnerships …

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Vietnam Scholars Win Another Three U.S. Scientific Research Awards

HANOI, January 28, 2021 — Vietnam has earned an additional three awards in the latest round of the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER), an international program that funds scientists and engineers in developing countries who partner with U.S. government-funded researchers to address global development challenges.  Vietnamese researchers have earned 20 awards under this program …

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The United States and Vietnam Celebrate Progress on Partnership Addressing War Legacies

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Smithsonian “Outbreak” Exhibition Spreads to Vietnam

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Fulbright Vietnam Scholarship Student Program Academic Year 2022-2023

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The United States Agency for International Development Announces Completion of its Green Annamites Project

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United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance in Response to Flooding in Vietnam

WASHINGTON D.C., October 30, 2020 – Today, while in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo announced the United States is providing an additional $2 million in humanitarian assistance to respond to Typhoon Molave and the ongoing severe flooding that has affected Central Vietnam since early October. This amount brings the total …

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Fulbright U.S.-ASEAN Visiting Scholar Program 2021

HANOI, October 19, 2020 – The U.S. Mission in Vietnam is pleased to call for nominations of outstanding candidates to participate in the AY 2021-2022 Fulbright U.S.-ASEAN Visiting Scholar Program. The Fulbright U.S.–ASEAN Visiting Scholar Program is open to university faculty, foreign ministry or other government officials, and professional staff of the private sector, think tanks, and …

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The United States Announces Assistance to Vietnam to Respond to Tropical Storm Linfa

HANOI, October 17, 2020 — Today, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink announced an initial $100,000 in disaster relief funds. These funds will be provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to the Vietnam Red Cross Society (VNRC) to address the immediate humanitarian needs of vulnerable communities in areas most affected …

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Statement on Flooding in Central Vietnam

HANOI, October 14, 2020 – The U.S. Mission in Vietnam expresses our deepest condolences to the people of Vietnam for the loss of life, destruction of property, and displacement of people due to the flooding in central Vietnam.  We stand together with the Government and the people of Vietnam as they mourn their loved ones, address …

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The United States Announces Assistance to Strengthen Vietnam’s E-Government Capacity

HANOI, October 13, 2020 — Today, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Vietnam Mission Director Bradley Bessire and Vietnam’s Office of the Government (OOG) Chairman Mai Tiến Dũng participated in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing ceremony between USAID and OOG. Through this MOU, USAID will …

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Ambassador Kritenbrink Lauds Students at the 25th Anniversary-focused “Speak to Lead” English Contest

On October 8, U.S. Ambassador Daniel Kritenbrink honored the accomplishments of 15 students during the final round of the “Speak to Lead” English contest, part of our celebration of the 25th anniversary of U.S.-Vietnam relations.  Five high school teams demonstrated their English skills by giving speeches on the important role of Vietnam’s youth in furthering the U.S.-Vietnam …

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On September 28 and 29, Ambassador Daniel J. Kritenbrink visited Hai Phong, where he met with city leadership, university students, community leaders in healthcare, and visited historic and cultural sites. In a meeting hosted by Hai Phong Party Secretary Lê Văn Thành, Ambassador Kritenbrink discussed U.S. -Hai Phong cooperation across numerous fields, including health, people-to-people …

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The United States Holds 154th Repatriation Ceremony in Vietnam‎

HANOI, September 28, 2020 – On September 24, 2020, The Vietnam Office for Seeking Missing Personnel (VNOSMP) and the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) held the 154th Repatriation Ceremony at the People’s Army of Vietnam Forensics Institute in Hanoi.  The U.S. Ambassador, Daniel Kritenbrink, witnessed the signing over of one set of remains thought to be …

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HANOI, September 21, 2020 – On September 18, 2020, the representatives of U.S. Embassy Hanoi and Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) held a ceremony in Hanoi to recognize National POW/MIA Recognition Day in honor those who were held captive and returned, as well as those who remain missing from past conflicts. Ambassador Kritenbrink delivered remarks at …

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U.S. Food Fair Highlights Variety of U.S. Products Available in Vietnam

HANOI, September 18, 2020 – On Friday afternoon, U.S. Ambassador Daniel J. Kritenbrink kicked off the U.S. Food Fair at Lotte Mart.  The U.S. Food Fair highlights a wide range of U.S. products available in the supermarket chain.  It also includes cooking demonstrations, food sampling, and interactive displays, so that Vietnamese consumers can learn more about …

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Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State September 14, 2020 The launch of the Mekong-U.S. Partnership reflects the importance of the Mekong region to the United States. Our relationship with Mekong partner countries is an integral part of our Indo-Pacific vision and our strategic partnership with ASEAN. With more than $150 million in initial …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Participation in the 10th East Asia Summit Virtual Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release September 9, 2020 READOUT The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo joined the annual ASEAN-United States Foreign Ministers’ Meeting with his counterparts from the 10 ASEAN member states via videoconference on September 9. Secretary Pompeo and his …

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U.S. Department of State Launched the New YSEALI Academy at FUV

Ho Chi Minh City, September 4, 2020 – At “The Future of ASEAN: The Youth Factor” event, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs David Stilwell announced that the U.S. Department of State intends to provide $5 million to establish the YSEALI Academy at Fulbright University Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City, to deliver capacity-building seminars to entry- to …

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Statement by Secretary Michael Pompeo on Vietnam National Day 

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I send congratulations to the people of Vietnam as you celebrate your National Day. In 2020, we commemorate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of U.S.-Vietnam diplomatic relations.  The remarkable transformation of our …

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U.S. Imposes Restrictions on Certain PRC State-Owned Enterprises and Executives for Malign Activities in the South China Sea

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 26, 2020 The United States supports a free and open South China Sea.  We respect the sovereign rights of all nations, regardless of size, and seek to preserve peace and uphold freedom of the seas in a manner consistent with international law.  In July, I announced …

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The United States and Vietnam Sign an Agreement to Strengthen Fisheries Law Enforcement

HANOI, July 22, 2020 – Today the Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Directorate of Fisheries (DFISH) concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen Vietnam’s fisheries management and law enforcement capabilities. Signing the agreement were DFISH Director General Trần Đình Luân and U.S. Ambassador …

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U.S.-Vietnamese Law Enforcement Cooperation Uncovers Fraudulent Websites Exploiting the Covid-19 Pandemic

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release August 13, 2020 The Conviction of Eight Members of the Hien Phap Group in Vietnam The U.S. government is deeply concerned about Vietnam’s conviction and sentencing of eight members of the Hien Phap civil society organization in Vietnam to more than 40 years in …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Minh

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Remarks by Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun at the Embassy of Vietnam’s Virtual 25th Anniversary Celebration

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Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between the United States and Vietnam

Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State July 11 marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Over the last quarter century, our two countries have built a partnership and friendship founded on shared interests, mutual respect, and people-to-people ties. Our everyday interactions are highlighted by increasing trade and investment ties, strategic cooperation, and collaboration on …

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The United States and Vietnam Strengthen Partnership to Address War Legacies

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The United States Supports Vietnam to Improve Business Satisfaction in Conducting Customs Procedures through the National Single Window System

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Fulbright Vietnamese Visiting Scholar Program 2021

HANOI, June 16, 2020 – The U.S. Mission in Vietnam seeks qualified candidates for the 2021 Fulbright Vietnamese Visiting Scholar Program (VSP). Eligibilities: Fulbright Vietnamese Visiting Scholar applicants must: hold an M.A. or Ph.D. degree, be a Vietnamese citizen, and be proficient in English. Applicants should be university faculty, government officials, private sector professionals, work …

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The United States Provides Additional Resources to Support Vietnam’s Private Sector Recovery From the COVID-19 Pandemic

HANOI, May 2, 2020 — Today, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink announced that the U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will be providing an additional $5 million to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Vietnamese economy. The funds will be utilized to bring much needed …

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The United States and Vietnam Sign an Agreement to Strengthen the Bilateral Partnership

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United States and Vietnam Cooperate to Expedite Delivery of DuPont Protective Suits via FedEx Aircraft for COVID-19 Fight

Hanoi, Vietnam, April 8, 2020: The United States Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam, and the Government of Vietnam worked together to facilitate the logistics and approvals necessary to expedite the delivery of personal protective equipment to the United States. The first of two initial shipments of over 450,000 DuPont protective suits made in Vietnam departed Hanoi …

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PRC’s Reported Sinking of a Vietnamese Fishing Vessel in the South China Sea

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Theodore Roosevelt Strike Group Completes Port Visit to Da Nang to Commemorate 25 Years of Diplomatic Relations

DA NANG, Vietnam, March 11, 2020 – USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) successfully completed a scheduled five-day port visit to Da Nang, Vietnam on March 9.  The visit, which commemorated 25 years of U.S.-Vietnam diplomatic relations, followed the historic 2018 visit of USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), demonstrated the strong …

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USAID Supports the Launch of Quang Tri Province’s First Transition House

QUANG TRI, February 28, 2020 – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Action to the Community Development Center (ACDC) in collaboration with the Quang Tri Project Management Unit and Traditional Medicine and Rehabilitation Hospital launched the first transition house in Quang Tri province. This launch event was attended by USAID/Vietnam …

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Long-term U.S. and Vietnamese partnership on sustainable livestock results in new tools for policy makers and extension officers

HANOI, February 27, 2020 – Leaders from the livestock sector gathered on Thursday, February 27th in Hanoi at a showcasing event for the “Enhancing Capacity for Low Emission Development Strategies (EC-LEDS) in the Agriculture Sector” project. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) have collaborated …

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Statement on the Passing of Patriarch of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam Thich Quang Do

Daniel J. Kritenbrink U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Hanoi February 24, 2020 On behalf of the U.S. Mission in Vietnam, I would like to express our sincere condolences on the passing of The Venerable Thich Quang Do, Patriarch of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam. Thich Quang Do was a tireless advocate for religious freedom and …

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U.S.-Vietnamese Law Enforcement Cooperation Leads to Child Sex Tourism Indictment in California

HANOI, February 21, 2020 – A U.S. federal grand jury charged Paul Marshall Bodner, 64, of San Francisco, California, with repeatedly traveling to Vietnam in order to engage in illicit sexual conduct. The indictment was filed on January 30 following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), in partnership with …

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Host institution recruitment for Fulbright English teaching assistantship program 2020 – 2021

HANOI, February 13, 2020 – The U.S. Mission to Vietnam announces the recruitment season for Vietnamese host insitutions interested in hosting a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) during academic year 2020 – 2021. This program invites gifted high schools, colleges and universities throughout Vietnam, but located outside of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, to …

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U.S. Embassy Community Gives Gift of Life at Tet Blood Drive

HANOI, January 10, 2020 – On Friday morning, U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission, Caryn McClelland, and National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion Vice Director, Dr. Pham Tuan Duong, kicked off the U.S. Embassy’s eight “Give a Tet Gift of Life” blood drive. “Seeing Americans and Vietnamese – many of our staff, their families, …

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U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon visits Vietnam and highlights U.S. cooperation with Vietnamese Police

HANOI, January 13, 2019 – The Drug Enforcement Administration’s Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon visited Hanoi on January 10 and 11. This is the first time that a DEA administrator has come to Vietnam since the opening of the DEA’s Hanoi Country Office in 2000. During his visit, Administrator Dhillon met with U.S. Ambassador Daniel J. …

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United States Signs Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement with Vietnam

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The United States and Vietnam Strengthen Partnership to Address War Legacies

BIEN HOA CITY, DECEMBER 5, 2019 — Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Vietnam’s Air Defense Air Force Command (ADAFC), the Ministry of National Defense, and the National Action Center for Chemical and Environmental Treatment (NACCET) celebrated the commencement of dioxin remediation operations at Bien Hoa Airbase and the signing of an …

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper Visits Vietnam, Highlighting a Strong U.S.-Vietnam Partnership

HANOI, November 21, 2019 – U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper made his first official visit to Vietnam November 19-21, highlighting the importance of the U.S.-Vietnam defense partnership. Secretary Esper’s visit reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to our partnership with Vietnam and our enduring support for a free and open Indo-Pacific and a rules-based order …

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U.S. Embassy Hanoi Statement on Vietnam Labor Reform

HANOI, November 20, 2019 – On November 20, Vietnam adopted an amended Labor Code, representing an important step toward bringing its legal framework into greater alignment with international labor standards. Vietnam’s National Assembly enacted historic legislation that allows for the formation of independent trade unions at the grassroots level. The law also improves collective bargaining …

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Number of Vietnamese Higher Education Students in the United States Increases for 18th Straight Year

Ho Chi Minh City, November 19, 2019 – The number of Vietnamese higher education students in the United States increased over the past year, marking 18 consecutive years of growth, according to the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) annual “Open Doors” Report released November 18. The report for the 2018-2019 academic year (AY) shows that …

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USAID Helps Vietnam Prevent Illegal Transshipment

HANOI, November 14, 2019 — Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Vietnam, together with the Ministry of Finance (MOF) and the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOIT), convened a workshop on international best practices to prevent origin fraud, illegal transshipment, and the evasion of trade remedies. Deputy Director General of the …

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Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross leads 35-member business delegation to Vietnam as part of three-country Indo-Pacific Business Mission

Hanoi, November 8, 2019 – On November 7, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink welcomed Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and a delegation of senior U.S. government officials and executives from 17 leading U.S. companies to Hanoi. This visit is part of a larger trade mission to the Indo-Pacific region with stops in Bangkok, …

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MEDIA NOTE: Release of the United States’ Report on the Implementation of the Indo-Pacific Strategy

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release November 3, 2019 On the occasion of the 2019 Indo-Pacific Business Forum and the East Asia Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, the U.S. Department of State is pleased to release a progress report on the implementation of the U.S. whole-of-government strategy for the Indo-Pacific region.  …

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The United States Partners with Vietnam to Build Urban Energy Security

O CHI MINH CITY, November 1, 2019 — Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a new project promoting urban energy security in Vietnam at an event that was attended by USAID Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick, USAID/Vietnam Mission Director Michael Greene, leaders of the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT)’s Electricity and …

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The United States Agency for International Development Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick Visits Noi Bai Airport

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United States and Vietnam Sign Land Handover Memorandum to Initiate Dioxin Remediation at Bien Hoa Airbase Area

HANOI, November 1, 2019 – Today, at the Vietnam Ministry of National Defense’s Headquarters in Hanoi, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink, Vice Minister of National Defense Senior Lieutenant General Nguyễn Chí Vịnh, and USAID/Vietnam Mission Director Michael Greene participated in an …

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U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation 2020 Competition Announcement

Hanoi, October 28, 2019 – The U.S. Mission in Vietnam is pleased to announce the launch of the U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2020 Competition. Vietnamese non-commercial entities can submit proposals for: AFCP Small Grants ($10,000 -$199,999) or AFCP Large Grants ($200,000 -$800,000) for preserving cultural heritage in Vietnam. Proposals will be accepted …

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United States and Vietnam Launch National Undetectable equals Untransmittable (U=U) or Không phát hiện bằng Không lây truyền (K=K) Campaign

HANOI, October 22, 2019 – Today, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and with the Vietnam Authority for HIV/AIDS Control (VAAC), launched the National Undetectable equals Untransmittable (U=U), or Không phát hiện bằng Không lây truyền (K=K) Campaign with a celebration at …

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Announcing the spring 2020 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) academic fellowship

Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, October 7 – The U.S. Mission to Vietnam seeks candidates for the Spring 2020 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Academic Fellowship on civic engagement, environmental issues and natural resource management, and social entrepreneurship and economic development. Vietnamese citizens between the ages of 18 and 25, full-time undergraduate students …

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U.S. Ambassador Kritenbrink Visits Quang Tri Province Highlighting Cooperation to Address War Legacies

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Ambassador Kritenbrink Highlights Quang Tri Province’s Achievements at U.S.-funded Regional Workshop

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China Escalates Coercion against Vietnam’s Longstanding Oil and Gas Activity in the South China Sea

The United States is deeply concerned that China is continuing its interference with Vietnam’s longstanding oil and gas activities in Vietnam’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) claim. This calls into serious question China’s commitment, including in the ASEAN-China Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea, to the peaceful resolution of maritime disputes. …

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Hanoi, August 13, 2019 – The Regional English Language Office invites Vietnamese teachers of English to attend the on-line American English Live: Teacher Development Series. The six online seminars of the series cover a variety of topics intended for teachers of English or future teachers of English around the world. The series will take place …

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The United States Launches a Program to Help Vietnam Improve Customs Procedures

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The United States Holds 150th Repatriation Ceremony in Vietnam‎

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Promoting U.S.-Vietnam Space Cooperation: Visit by U.S. Astronaut and Former NASA Administrator Charles Bolden

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Vietnam Releases Direct Power Purchase Agreement Policy Proposal for Public Consultation

Hanoi, June 12, 2019 — Today, Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) leader and the U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink participated in a public consultation to introduce MOIT’s proposal for Vietnam’s Direct Power Purchase Agreement (DPPA) mechanism. This new policy will allow businesses in Vietnam to procure electricity directly from private firms …

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Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship Program Call for Applications

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United States and Vietnam Launch Undetectable equals Untransmittable (U=U)

HANOI, May 11, 2019 – Today, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and with the Hanoi CDC, launched the Hanoi Undetectable equals Untransmittable (U=U), or Không phát hiện bằng Không lây truyền (K=K) Campaign with a celebration in Thong Nhat Park. The …

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Fall 2019 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Academic Fellowship

Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, April 25, 2019 – The U.S. Mission to Vietnam seeks candidates for the fall 2019 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Academic Fellowship on civic engagement, environmental issues, and social entrepreneurship and economic development. Vietnamese citizens between the ages of 18 and 25, full-time undergraduate students or those who …

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Statement by Ambassador Kritenbrink on the Passing of Former President Lê Đức Anh

The U.S. Mission in Vietnam expresses sincere condolences regarding the passing of Lê Đức Anh, former President of Vietnam. Lê Đức Anh served during normalization of bilateral relations between our two countries, leading to the deep partnership and friendship that our two nations enjoy today. During his leadership, Vietnam began reforms that helped build significant …

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United States Transfers Six Patrol Boats to Vietnam Coast Guard Region III 

HANOI, April 1, 2019 – The U.S. Embassy Hanoi officially handed over six 45-foot Metal Shark patrol boats to the Vietnam Coast Guard (VCG) in Khanh Hoa, Region III, on March 29, marking another important step in the continued security cooperation between the United States and Vietnam. This transfer includes six brand-new fast-response Metal Shark boats–capable …

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U.S., Vietnamese Experts Discuss How Healing Wounds of War Formed a Strong Partnership

HANOI, March 27, 2019 – On March 26, the governments of the United States of America and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, in partnership with the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), hosted a landmark event in Washington, D.C., examining the transformation by the two countries from enemies to partners through cooperation on humanitarian issues. The …

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Fulbright Vietnamese Visiting Scholar Program 2020

HANOI, March 21, 2019 – The U.S. Mission in Vietnam seeks qualified candidates for the 2020 Fulbright Vietnamese Visiting Scholar Program (VSP). Eligibilities: Fulbright Vietnamese Visiting Scholar applicants must: hold an M.A. or Ph.D. degree, be a Vietnamese citizen, and be proficient in English. Applicants should be university faculty, government officials, private sector professionals, work at a …

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U.S. and Vietnam Celebrate First Patients Receiving Antiretrovirals Covered by Social Health Insurance

Hanoi, March 8, 2019 – Today, the Vietnam Authority for HIV/AIDS Control (VAAC) – Ministry of Health and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) hosted four simultaneous events across the country in Hanoi, Nghe An, Ho Chi Minh City, and Hai Phong to celebrate the first patients receiving antiretroviral (ARV) drugs covered by …

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FAA Announces Aviation Safety Rating for Vietnam

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Host Institution Recruitment for Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Program 2019-2020

Hanoi, February 14, 2019  – The U.S. Mission to Vietnam announces the recruitment season for Vietnamese host insitutions interested in the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Program (ETA) academic year 2019 – 2020. This program invites gifted high schools, colleges and universities throughout Vietnam, but outside Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, to apply to host a …

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The United States and Vietnam Celebrate 30th Anniversary of Sustained Operations to Account for Americans Missing from War

HANOI, December 13, 2018 – On the evening of December 12th, 2018, the United States and Vietnam celebrated 30 years of sustained cooperation to provide the fullest possible accounting for those Americans still missing from the war in Southeast Asia.  Distinguished guests and representatives of the two agencies tasked with this humanitarian mission attended a formal dinner …

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USAID Helps Women Exercise Land Rights Through Awareness Building

HANOI, December 11, 2018 — Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Institute for Social Development Studies (ISDS) hosted an event to mark the completion of the USAID Land Access for Women (LAW) project. The International Center for Research on Women and ISDS implemented this project from 2014 to 2018. USAID/Vietnam Deputy …

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Community Organizations Mobilize on U=U HIV Prevention Message in Vietnam

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

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EducationUSA Academy 2019 Program

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

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Businesses in Vietnam Pledge to Fight Illegal Wildlife Consumption at USAID Workshop

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

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Ambassador Kritenbrink Speaks at Hanoi University

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

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The United States Supports Vietnamese Small and Medium Enterprises

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

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Vietnamese Students in the United States Increase for 17th Straight Year

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

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The U.S. Embassy Announces Winners of the “Vietnam Challenge for Our Environment”

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

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U.S. Mission 2019 Global UGRAD Scholarship Application Announcement

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

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Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching Short-term Program 2019 – 2020

HANOI, November 8, 2018 – The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi announces the 2019 – 2020 Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Short-term Program. The program provides Vietnamese host institutions the opportunity to request a U.S. educator for a one-time visit of two to six weeks. The Fulbright Distinguished teachers will engage in collaborative projects with a …

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Speech by Ambassador Kritenbrink at the Completion Announcement and Land Handover Ceremony of Danang Airport Dioxin Remediation Project

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United States and Vietnam Complete Environmental Remediation at Danang Airport

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

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USAID Completes Governance for Inclusive Growth Program in Vietnam

HANOI, November 6, 2018 — Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Ministry of Justice (MOJ) hosted an event to mark the completion of the USAID Governance For Inclusive Growth (GIG) program. U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink, USAID/Vietnam Mission Director Michael Greene, and Vice Minister of Justice Nguyen Khanh Ngoc opened …

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Department of State International Narcotics Bureau Strengthens Vietnam’s Addiction Prevention Efforts – Helps Vietnam Reach Addiction Prevention Goals

HANOI, October 30, 2018 – Since June, three Vietnamese professionals—Mr. Nam Cao, Chief Coordinator of Vietnam Program for Internet & Society, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University Hanoi, Mr. Chung Nguyen, Department for Social Vices Prevention, Ministry of Labor – Invalids and Social Affairs and Ms. Hang Pham, Vietnam Television Reporter—have been striving …

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The U.S. Mission Launches the Ambassador’s Cultural Preservation Project of the Ho Citadel

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Statement from U.S. Ambassador Kritenbrink

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

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Makes Second Visit to Vietnam in 2018, Highlights Growing U.S.-Vietnam Partnership

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

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Vietnam Eliminates Debilitating Disease, Lymphatic Filariasis

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

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Announcing the Spring 2019 YSEALI Academic Fellowship

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

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Deputy Chief of Mission Opened the EducationUSA Business and STEM Programs Fair in Hanoi

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

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Drug Treatment Court, A New Approach for Vietnam in Treatment for Drug Addicts

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

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U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense Makes Third Visit to Vietnam in Nine Months

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

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Statement by the U.S. Ambassador on the Passing of President Tran Dai Quang

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

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International Day of Democracy, September 15

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

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USAID Promotes Chi Initiative to Drive Down Demand for Rhino Horn

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

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U.S. Embassy Hanoi launches “Vietnam Challenge for Our Environment”

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

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Fact Sheets: U.S. Security Cooperation With Vietnam

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

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Joint Workshop Commemorates World Day against Trafficking in Persons

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

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Fulbright U.S.-ASEAN Visiting Scholar Program 2019

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

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Local Students Learn Tech Skills at U.S. Embassy Robotics Camp

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

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Statement from the U.S. Embassy

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

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Vietnam and the U.S. Co-Sponsor Workshop on Law Enforcement to Combat Illegal Logging and Associated Trade

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

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Statement from the U.S. Embassy on the Draft Cybersecurity Law

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

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Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship Program Calls for Applications

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

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Deputy USTR Gerrish Discusses Trade Issues with Deputy PM Huệ, Senior Vietnamese Officials

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

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Pacific Partnership 2018 kicks off in Khanh Hoa

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

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The United States Helps Vietnam Combat Wildlife Crime

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

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Statements from Secretaries Pompeo and Mnuchin on Iran

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release                       May 8, 2018 STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO on President Trump’s Decision to Withdraw from the JCPOA As we exit the Iran deal, we will be working with our allies to find a real, comprehensive, and lasting solution to the Iranian threat.  We …

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U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Grains Council Representatives Welcome Historic U.S. Corn Shipment to Vietnam

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

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American Center Celebrates 20 Years and launches the End Plastic Pollution Campaign

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

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Statement on the Sentencing of Peaceful Activists in Vietnam

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

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Fulbright Vietnamese Visiting Scholar Program 2019

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

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The United States Transfers Six Metal Shark Patrol Boats to Vietnam

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

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U.S. Embassy to Organize Higher Education Fair

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

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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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USAID and Coca-Cola Public-Private Partnership to Boost Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Vietnam

HANOI, October 19, 2016 – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Coca-Cola Beverages Vietnam Limited (Coca-Cola Vietnam) signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a partnership to increase the use of renewable energy and improve industrial energy efficiency in Vietnam. “While enjoying rapid growth, Vietnam is experiencing a soaring rate of …

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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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