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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Remarks by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo With Traveling Press

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release                                February 28, 2019 REMARKS Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo With Traveling Press February 28, 2019 ERT Manila, Philippines SECRETARY POMPEO:  So the President gave a pretty good description of the summit, how it ended, the progress that we made, and progress we didn’t ...
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Remarks by President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un Before Expanded Bilateral Meeting

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hanoi, Vietnam February 28, 2019 11:03 A.M. ICT PRESIDENT TRUMP: Are you all having a good time in Hanoi? Everybody having a good time? Everybody? Jeff? I hope. Q Chairman Kim, are you ready to denuclearize? Are you ready to give up your nuclear weapons? CHAIRMAN KIM: (As interpreted.) If I’m ...
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Remarks by President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un before 1:1 Bilateral Meeting

Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP AND CHAIRMAN KIM JONG UN OF THE STATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION OF THE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF KOREA BEFORE 1:1 BILATERAL MEETING Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hanoi, Vietnam February 28, 2019                        8:55 A.M. ICT CHAIRMAN KIM:  (As interpreted.)  And I believe that, starting from ...
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Remarks by President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un in a 1:1 Conversation

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hanoi, Vietnam 6:33 P.M. ICT CHAIRMAN KIM:  (As interpreted.)  So it’s exactly 261 days since we met last time in Singapore, in June, last year. PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Yes. CHAIRMAN KIM:  (As interpreted.)  And I truly believe that this successful and great meeting that we are having today is thanks to the ...
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Remarks by President Trump at a Greeting with Chairman Kim Jong Un

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hanoi, Vietnam 6:28 P.M. ICT Q    Mr. President, what do you hope to achieve in your talks with the Chairman? PRESIDENT TRUMP:  I think they’ll be very successful.  Great relationship.  I think they’re going to be very successful.  We look forward to it.  We both do. Q    Have you walked back ...
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Remarks by President Trump at a Social Dinner with Chairman Kim

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hanoi, Vietnam 7:08 P.M. ICT PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Everybody having a good time? Q    Yes, sir. PRESIDENT TRUMP:  You are?  I hope so. One of the great photographers of the world.  (Laughter.)  One of the great.  Make us look very good tonight, please. Q    We’ll work on that. PRESIDENT TRUMP:  One of ...
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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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Typhoon Season 2017

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ( NOAA ) expects five to eight tropical cyclones to affect the central Pacific this season.  If you are a U.S. Citizen traveling or residing in Vietnam, you may enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program ( STEP ) to receive safety messages and other travel information.  During the approach of ...
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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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U.S.-ASEAN Connect: A Framework for Shared Prosperity

Posted by Ziad Haider August 11, 2016 President Barack Obama, center, speaks at the plenary session meeting of ASEAN, the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations, at the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage, California, on February 15, 2016. Last week, I visited Laos to participate in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) ...
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Remarks by Secretary of State John Kerry at the U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting

National Convention Center Vientiane, Laos July 25, 2016 Well, good morning and thank you very – good afternoon – thank you very much, Secretary-General Othman. I really appreciate your welcome. I appreciate your comments. And to all of our colleagues, my colleagues here, thank you very, very much for being here and being part of ...
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Press Statement: Decision in the Philippines-China Arbitration

John Kirby Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs Washington, DC July 12, 2016 The decision today by the Tribunal in the Philippines-China arbitration is an important contribution to the shared goal of a peaceful resolution to disputes in the South China Sea. We are still studying the decision and have no comment on the ...
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Fact Sheet: U.S. – ASEAN Connect

February 16, 2016 U.S.-ASEAN Connect is a new U.S. government initiative, announced by President Obama at the U.S.-ASEAN Summit in Sunnylands, CA, that will strengthen the United States economic engagement with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the ASEAN Member States (AMS). Strong economic ties are at the core of the United States ...
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Fact Sheet: Unprecedented U.S.-ASEAN Relations

Engagement with Southeast Asia, a strategically important, economically dynamic region at the heart of the Asia-Pacific, is a central pillar of the U.S. Rebalance to Asia. Sitting astride some of the world’s busiest shipping lanes, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is strategically important to U.S. interests, and is a key partner in addressing regional ...
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