Remarks by President Trump Before Bilateral Meeting with Prime Minister Phuc of Vietnam

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release                                   November 12, 2017 Remarks by President Trump Before Bilateral Meeting with Prime Minister Phuc of Vietnam Office of Government Hanoi, Vietnam 11:33 A.M. ICT PRIME MINISTER PHÚC:  (No translation provided.) PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Well, thank you very much, Mr. Prime Minister.  I want to ...
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Remarks by President Trump Before Expanded Bilateral Meeting with Secretary General Trong

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release                                   November 12, 2017 Remarks by President Trump Before Expanded Bilateral Meeting with Secretary General Trong of the Communist Party of Vietnam Communist Party of Vietnam Headquarters Hanoi, Vietnam 11:09 A.M. ICT PRESIDENT TRUMP: Well, thank you very much. You are a man ...
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Remarks by President Trump Before Bilateral Meeting with President Quang of Vietnam

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release                                  November 12, 2017 Remarks by President Trump Before Bilateral Meeting with President Quang of Vietnam Presidential Palace Hanoi, Vietnam 9:14 A.M. ICT PRESIDENT QUANG: (No translation provided.) PRESIDENT TRUMP: Well, thank you very much. And I appreciate it. And I appreciate the ...
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Remarks by President Trump and President Quang of Vietnam at State Banquet

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release                            November 11, 2017 Remarks by President Trump and President Quang of Vietnam at State Banquet International Convention Center Hanoi, Vietnam 8:18 P.M. ICT PRESIDENT QUANG: (As interpreted.) Mr. Donald Trump, President of the United States of America, distinguished American guests, ladies and gentlemen: On ...
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Remarks by President Trump and President Quang of Vietnam in Joint Press Conference

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release        November 11, 2017 Remarks by President Trump and President Quang of Vietnam in Joint Press Conference Presidential Palace Hanoi, Vietnam 10:27 A.M. ICT PRESIDENT QUANG:  (As interpreted.)  Your Excellency Donald Trump, President of the United States of America, ladies and gentlemen, members of the ...
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Confirmation Hearing Statement of Daniel J. Kritenbrink, Nominee to be U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam

Senate Foreign Relations Committee September 27, 2017 Thank you Chairman Gardner, Ranking Member Markey, and Members of the Committee for the honor of allowing me to testify before you, and for considering my nomination by the President to be the next United States Ambassador to Vietnam. I am deeply grateful for the confidence that President ...
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Secretary’s Remarks: Vietnam National Day

08/31/2017 02:13 PM EDT Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC August 31, 2017 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I offer congratulations to the people of Vietnam as you celebrate your National Day on September 2nd. Since the normalization of bilateral ties 22 years ago, relations ...
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Ambassador Osius’ Remarks at the Vietnam Peacekeeping Center’s S5 Building Dedication

August 28, 2017 Good Morning Sr. Lt. General Nguyen Chi Vinh, Sr. Col. Hoang Kim Phung and the staff of the Vietnam Peacekeeping Center, Senior leaders of the Vietnam Peoples Army and Ministry of Defense Functional Agencies, Our partners from the United States and United States Military, Ladies and Gentlemen, Today, we celebrate the dedication ...
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HHS Secretary Price Delivers Keynote Address at Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D. delivered the following keynote address at the 7th High Level Meeting on Health and the Economy of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Secretary Price attended the APEC meeting while on a three-nation visit to Asia in support of President Trump’s work ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Osius at Connecting Viet Youth 2017 Conference

Keynote Remarks by Ambassador Ted Osius Connecting Viet Youth on Innovation and the 4th Industrial Revolution Marriott Hotel, Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 8:00 am Thưa ông Trần Văn Tùng, Thứ trưởng Bộ Khoa học và Công nghệ. Thưa ngài Trần Văn Tuấn, nguyên Bộ trưởng Bộ Nội vụ. Thưa Đại sứ Hoàng Long. Chào tất ...
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Ambassador Osius’ Remarks at the USAID Vietnam Scientific Research Community Workshop

August 8, 2017 Xin chào tất cả các bạn! Hôm nay tôi rất vui được gặp các bạn ở đây. Good morning everyone, and welcome to the first USAID Vietnam Scientific Research Community Workshop. Thank you to our distinguished guests from the Government of Vietnam and academia and our USAID and ASEAN fellows and PEER ...
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Ambassador Osius’s Remarks at VCCI Conference on the Future of U.S.-Vietnam Bilateral Economic Relations

May 19, 2017 (as delivered) <Vietnamese> Thank you very much Natasha for the introduction.   I’d like to express my very sincere thanks to President Tran Dai Quang for his support of this conference.  Mr. President, your presence here – and that of so many of your ministers – demonstrates clearly Vietnam’s commitment to collaborating with ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Osius at Int’l Jazz Day Celebration with Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation

The Hilton Hotel Ballroom Thursday, April 27, 6:00 pm In Vietnamese:  [I am pleased to be here tonight to celebrate International Jazz Day with my friends at Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation.] The U.S. Embassy is honored to be Blue Dragon’s partner and supporter as you create lasting, positive change for children throughout Vietnam. Jazz is ...
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Remarks by the Vice President at ASEAN Secretariat

The White House Office of the Vice President For Immediate Release April 20, 2017 ASEAN Secretariat Jakarta, Indonesia THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon.  This is my first visit to the Asia Pacific as Vice President of the United States, and I bring greetings from the President of the United States, President Donald Trump. And it ...
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Ambassador Osius’s Remarks to the American Chamber of Commerce Movers and Shakers Gala

March 26, 2017 Today, the U.S.-Vietnam relationship is stronger than ever.  In the past two years, we’ve had productive visits to the United States by Vietnam’s highest party officials, and of course last May we had the historic visit by President Obama to Vietnam.  I watched a million people line the streets of Ho Chi ...
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Ambassador Osius’s Remarks at the AmCham-WalMart Workshop on Women-Owned Business Supplier Development

Chào tất cả quý vị và các bạn!  Chúc mừng Ngày Quốc tế Phụ nữ tất cả các chị em! Ladies and Gentlemen, Friends and Colleagues, good morning. I’m honored to join you here today on International Women’s Day to discuss a challenge that is critical to the development of Vietnam’s society and economy: improving ...
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Speech by Ambassador Ted Osius at the U.S. -ASEAN Business Council Reception

Hotel L’Opera Monday, Mar 6, 6:30 pm Thank you to the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council for inviting me to address you this evening. Chào tất cả quý vị! Thưa Bộ trưởng Bộ Nông nghiệp và Phát triển nông thôn Nguyễn Xuân Cường, Chủ tịch Ủy ban Nhân dân Thành phố Hà Nội Nguyễn Đức Chung, Thưa ...
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Ambassador Osius’ Remarks at the Water-Energy Planning Workshop

Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam Thursday, February 23, 2017 Good morning everybody.  I am very pleased to join you in today’s workshop. I’ve been a student of the Vietnamese language for many years now, and I’ve learned it is rich in wise proverbs.  For instance:  Trong cái rủi có cái may .  In English, we might say something like “inside every challenge, ...
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Secretary Kerry’s Remarks with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc Before Their Meeting

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

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

President Obama delivered his Farewell Address in Chicago on January 10, 2017. Watch it here . THE PRESIDENT: Hello, Chicago! (Applause.) It’s good to be home! (Applause.) Thank you, everybody. Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you so much. Thank you. (Applause.) All right, everybody sit down. (Applause.) We’re on live TV here. I’ve got to move. (Applause.) ...
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Speech by Ambassador Ted Osius at Bloomberg Dinner

Thursday, December 8, 2016 – 6:15 PM <Vietnamese> Good evening and welcome to everyone.  I am really looking forward to our discussion here. Thank you, Ms. Amin, for that very kind introduction.  And thank you to Bloomberg for inviting me to join all of you here tonight.  Bloomberg is doing some outstanding work bringing together leaders from ...
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Speech by Ambassador Ted Osius at AMCHAM Annual Dinner

Ms. Mai Ngan Ha, thank you for the very kind introduction, and congratulations on being named a finalist in this year’s AmCham Scholars competition. And thank you to the American Chamber of Commerce for once again inviting me to speak. Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce, Amcham members, friends and distinguished guests, good evening. ...
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Secretary Kerry’s Remarks With Vietnamese Executive Secretary Dinh The Huynh

Secretary of State John Kerry’s Remarks With Executive Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Dinh The Huynh U.S. Department of State Treaty Room Washington, DC October 25, 2016 SECRETARY KERRY: Good morning, everybody. It’s my pleasure to welcome the Executive Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Dinh The Huynh here to Washington for ...
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Speech by Ambassador Osius at the Inauguration Ceremony of Emergency Operations Center

Inauguration Ceremony of Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in National Institutes of Hygiene and Epidemiology Professor Nguyen Thanh Long, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Mary Wakefield, Acting Deputy Director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Professor Dang Duc Anh, Director of the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Distinguished guests, ...
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Speech by Ambassador Osius at the Vietnam National Mine Action Center Inauguration

Vietnam National Mine Action Center (VNMAC) Inauguration and Partner Conference I’m honored to be here today, to celebrate the opening of VNMAC’s new headquarters and the launch of the Mine Action Partnership Group. I come to you today when the United States, Vietnam, and many other partners, are focused on the future and advancing peace, ...
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Remarks by President Obama at YSEALI Town Hall

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release September 07, 2016 Souphanouvong University Luang Prabang, Laos 1:49 P.M. ICT PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Thank you!  (Applause.)  Thank you so much! Sabaidii! AUDIENCE:  Sabaidii! PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Well, it is such a pleasure to be here.  Can everybody please give Om a big round of applause ...
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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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The Question: Sparking a Dialogue on LGBT Rights and Public Service

By U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius DipNote, U.S. Department of State Official Blog June 15, 2016 At an early public event after assuming the position of ambassador, I was asked the question. My audience numbered about a thousand students. Their school in Vietnam’s former Imperial capital of Hue specialized in teaching the gifted and talented, and ...
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President Barack Obama’s Visit to Vietnam: A New Era in U.S.-Vietnam Relations

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm CSIS Headquarters Amy Searight: Good afternoon, welcome everybody! I’m Amy Searight. I’m the new director for Southeast Asia here at CSIS so this is my first official function and it’s a real pleasure for me to be able to introduce Ambassador Ted Osius, who is here with ...
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Remarks by the President in Discussion at Business and Entrepreneurship Event

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release            May 24, 2016 DreamPlex Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 5:20 P.M. ICT PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you. Zin chào. (Applause.) Thank you very much. Thank you. Well, it’s wonderful to be here in Ho Chi Minh City. Please have a ...
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Remarks by President Obama After Meeting with Vietnamese Civil Society Leaders

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release             May 24, 2016 JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi Hanoi, Vietnam 11:45 A.M. ICT PRESIDENT OBAMA: I just had a wonderful conversation with some preeminent civil society activists here in Vietnam. And I just want to thank them for taking ...
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Toast Remarks by President Obama and President Quang of Vietnam at State Luncheon

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release         May 23, 2016 Presidential Palace Hanoi, Vietnam 2:02 P.M. ICT PRESIDENT QUANG: (As interpreted.) The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States of America, distinguished American guests, ladies and gentlemen, on behalf of the Vietnamese leaders and people, once ...
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Remarks by President Obama and President Quang of Vietnam in Joint Press Conference

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

Co-hosted by the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences and the U.S. Embassy Hanoi May 12, 2016 Remarks by Ambassador Ted Osius (as delivered) Good morning. Thank you to Vice President Duc for inviting me to speak with you today. I would also like to recognize VASS for spearheading this important discussion. Much credit goes to ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Ted Osius at TEDx BaDinh

Love and Purpose TEDx BaDinh, April 24, 2016 Let me start with a simple idea: in life, it’s love and purpose that matter. This photo [our family with Justice Ginsburg] shows that, every so often, love and purpose can align. When Clayton and I asked Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to renew our marriage ...
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Speech by Ambassador Ted Osius at Vietnam Engineering Education Conference 2016

Lotte Legend Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City Thursday, April 14, 2016, 8:50 a.m. (As Prepared) Chào tất cả quý vị! Hôm nay tôi rất hân hạnh được có mặt tại đây để chia sẻ với quý vị một trong những chủ đề tôi rất quan tâm – đó là khả năng sáng tạo của giới ...
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Opening Remarks by DCM Susan Sutton at the Workshop “Implementing the Environmental Commitments of the TPP Agreement”

(as prepared) 8:30 a.m., Friday, April 8, 2016 Pullman Hotel, 40 Cat Linh, Hanoi Good morning, Vice Minister Tran Hong Ha, thank you for those insightful remarks. Your leadership will be important to Vietnam’s success in using its international environmental commitments to improve the environment and well-being. I would also like to recognize some key ...
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Ambassador Ted Osius’s Remarks at the Launching Ceremony of Vietnam’s 2015 Provincial Competitiveness Index

(as prepared) Melia Hotel, Hanoi Thursday, March 31, 2016, 9:05am Mr. Vu Tien Loc, Chairman of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Central and provincial government leaders, Fellow ambassadors, Members of the business community, Distinguishes guests, Ladies and gentlemen, Xin chào tất cả các Quý vị! (Good morning everyone) Now in its 11th year, ...
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Speech by Ambassador Ted Osius at “Meet the USA” Conference

Hanoi, March 23, 2016 {{IN VIETNAMESE}} Good afternoon, everyone. [Hanoi People’s Committee] Chairman [Nguyen Duc] Chung, [Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs] Minister [Le Hoai] Trung, thank you for participating in our inaugural “Meet the USA” conference. Ambassador Long, I would be remiss if I did not recognize you as the driving force behind this event. ...
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Ambassador Osius’ Remarks at Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: From Ratification to Implementation

Sông Hồng Thủ Đô Hotel, Vinh Phuc 8:00 a.m. Friday, March 4, 2016 <Vietnamese> Chào tất cả quý vị! Rất cảm ơn quý vị đã mời tôi phát biểu tại cuộc hội thảo quan trọng này. Tôi rất vui được có mặt tại đây để cùng thảo luận với quý vị về Hiệp định Đối ...
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A New Journey

An Op-Ed by Ambassador Ted Osius March 1, 2016 In January 2016, twenty American and Vietnamese cyclists embarked on what we called Hành Trinh Mới—a new journey—from Hà Nội to Huế. Our journey focused on the future: educating the next generation, tackling health and environmental challenges, and celebrating entrepreneurship and innovation. We also tried to ...
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A New Journey

February 26, 2016 In January 2016, twenty American and Vietnamese cyclists embarked on we called Hành Trinh Mới—a new journey—from Hà Nội to Huế. Our journey focused on the future: educating the next generation, tackling health and environmental challenges, and celebrating entrepreneurship and innovation. We also tried to learn more about Việt Nam’s history and to ...
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Speech by Ambassador Ted Osius Ha Tinh Orphanage

(as prepared) [All Vietnamese] Good morning! We are very pleased to be able to visit the Ha Tinh Orphanage Center. I’ve learned that the motto of the Ha Tinh Orphanage Village is “Let’s love each other – We are brothers and sisters.” I can see the reality of this motto throughout the facility and in ...
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Speech by Ambassador Ted Osius at the SOS Village

(as prepared) Friday, January 22, 14:00 [In Vietnamese] Good morning! I am pleased to be back visiting SOS Village during the pre-Tet season. It’s been a few months since I and my U.S. Embassy colleagues visited in September and now I can say “Happy New Year!” That was a fun-filled day; this one will be ...
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Ambassador Osius’s Remarks at CSIS-CSSD Conference on U.S.-Vietnam Relations Opening Session

(as prepared) January 14, 2016 [In Vietnamese] Chào tất cả quý vị! Rất cảm ơn quý vị đã mời tôi tới tham dự cuộc hội thảo tuyệt vời hôm nay. Tôi rất vui được gặp lại ở đây nhiều gương mặt thân quen, nhiều người bạn mới, và vui mừng được chứng kiến những mối ...
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Ambassador Osius’s Remarks at Ho Chi Minh Academy-U.S. Embassy 20th Anniversary of Bilateral Relations Conference

Xin chào! Chào mừng quý vị tới dự buổi hội thảo hôm nay! Tôi cảm thấy thật sự phấn khởi được phát biểu khai mạc buổi hội thảo quan trọng này cùng với người bạn của tôi, Tiến sỹ Tạ Ngọc Tấn. Cảm ơn Tiến sỹ Tấn vì sự lãnh đạo của Ngài. Tôi cũng ...
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TPP Workshop: MPI Academy of Policy and Development

(as prepared) Speech by Ambassador Ted Osius Thursday, December 10, 2015 Good morning. Thank you for your kind introduction. Vice Minister Nguyen The Phuong, thank you for those insightful remarks. I would also like to recognize some of our speakers and panel members: Mr. Dao Van Hung, President of the Academy of Policy and Development; ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius at GLOBE Agreement Signing Ceremony

Thank you for the kind introduction. Good morning, friends. I am delighted today to launch the GLOBE Program in Vietnam, in cooperation with NASA. I would like to recognize President Châu Văn Minh of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology for their leadership on this agreement. I would also like to introduce our Science ...
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Speech by Ambassador Ted Osius at the AMCHAM Annual Dinner

AmCham Governors, business leaders, distinguished guests…good evening. I’m delighted to be here to recognize AMCHAM for another year of excellent support to U.S. business in Vietnam…as well as for AMCHAM’s many years of hard work as our partner in building the U.S.–Vietnam relationship. It’s great to see so many familiar faces out there. I’ve met ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Ted Osius at Cargill’s Ceremonial Handing Over of Hong Minh Kindergarten

Good morning. CEO MacLennan; Mr. Cargill; Mr. Chanh Truong; Mr. Trần Công Thành, Vice Chairman of Phu Xuyen District Peoples’ Committee; Mr. Nguyễn Văn Điềm, Vice Chairman of Hong Minh Commune; Madam Nguyễn Thị Thỏa, Principle of Hong Minh Kindergarten School; distinguished guests, teachers and students. Today, we celebrate a number of milestones of the ...
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U.S. Marine Corps 240th Birthday Celebration

Chào tất cả quý vị, chào mừng quý vị tới tham dự buổi lễ tối nay.   Major General Michael Rocco, Commanding General of the Third Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Security Guard Detachment of the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, and all those here tonight who are proud to bear the title of United States Marine, Ladies ...
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Ambassador Ted Osius’s Opening Remarks at the International Support Group (ISG) Plenary Meeting 2015

Good morning.  Minister Phat, Vice Minister Khanh, distinguished participants and guests. It is a great honor to be here and to help welcome you to this event.  I am the 3rd U.S. Ambassador to have the honor to open this important annual meeting between the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the international community ...
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Opening Remarks by Ambassador Ted Osius at the 20th Anniversary Celebration of U.S.- Vietnam Health Cooperation

Cảm ơn Bộ trưởng Bộ Y tế Nguyễn Thị Kim Tiến. Thưa Bộ trưởng Bộ Y tế Nguyễn Thị Kim Tiến, thưa Thứ trưởng Ngoại giao Hà Kim Ngọc, thưa Chủ nhiệm Uỷ ban các vấn đề xã hội của Quốc hội Trương Thị Mai, thưa các vị khách quý và quý vị. Secretary of ...
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Ambasador Osius’s Remarks for Press Conference Opening and Danang People’s Committee Award Ceremony

Thank you for joining us aboard the USNS Mercy this afternoon and for being a part of today’s historic collaboration between the Governments of the United States and Vietnam. During the sixth iteration of Pacific Partnership in Vietnam, we have together rebuilt medical clinics, shared medical expertise and best practices and, today, witnessed and participated ...
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Opening Remarks by Ambassador Ted Osius at the International Conference on Zoonotic Disease Prevention and Control

Cảm ơn Thứ trưởng Long, Thứ trưởng Tám, Cục trưởng Kiểm soát bệnh và sức khỏe môi trường Pak Subuh của Indonesia, Bà điêu phối Viên Prathiba Mehta và thưa các quý vị. Tôi rất vinh dự được có mặt ở đây hôm nay để khai mạc hội nghị quốc tế phòng chống dịch bệnh ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Ted Osius at the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam Conference “70 Years of Vietnam’s Diplomacy: The Way Forward”

Good morning. Thank you for inviting me to attend this very important conference. I am gratified to be sitting here alongside my colleagues, with whom I share my enthusiasm for this event, and for the important issues it allows us to consider. I have been asked to speak a little about the way forward, and ...
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A DipNote by Secretary John Kerry: Twenty Years of U.S.-Vietnam Relations

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

Well, good afternoon and welcome, everybody. (Applause.) This is an really historic moment as we mark the 20th anniversary of the establishment of normal diplomatic relations between the United States and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. And what a journey it has been. And I congratulate all those of you who have helped to make ...
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Remarks by President Obama and General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong of Vietnam After Bilateral Meeting

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary Washington, D.C. July 7, 2015 REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AND GENERAL SECRETARY NGUYEN PHU TRONG OF VIETNAM AFTER BILATERAL MEETING Oval Office 12:32 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT OBAMA: As you heard, I got an invitation to Vietnam. And I think this is indicative of the remarkable progress that’s ...
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Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO) Photo Contest Award Ceremony and Exhibition Opening

Temple of Literature, Văn Miếu, Đống Đa, Hà Nội  Friday, July 3, 2015 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. REMARKS Deputy PM Phạm Bình Minh; Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoàng Tuấn Anh; VUFO President Vũ Xuân Hồng; VUS President, Ambassador Nguyễn Tâm Chiến; Other distinguished guests. Good morning and thank you for organizing this historic ...
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Statement by President Obama on the Congressional Passage of Trade Promotion Authority

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 25, 2015 Statement by the President I applaud the Democrats and Republicans in Congress who came together to give the United States the chance to negotiate strong, high-standard agreements for free and fair trade that protect American workers and give our businesses the ...
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IISS Shangri-La Dialogue: “A Regional Security Architecture Where Everyone Rises”

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

Ms. Pratibha Mehta, UN Resident Coordinator, and our many friends here, Good morning. I am excited to join you at today’s event. This is the fourth time the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia has been celebrated in Vietnam, and over the course of only these four short years we have seen more and more ...
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Ambassador Osius’ Remarks at AmCham Gala

Good evening. Thank you, Ngoc Anh, for your kind introduction and thanks to AmCham for organizing this wonderful event. Deputy Prime Minister Phạm Bình Minh, Adam, Gaurav, the AmCham board of governors, distinguished guests, it is my pleasure to be here tonight. And tonight is especially memorable because of the fantastic music by our visiting ...
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Twenty Years of Diplomatic Relations with Vietnam – And What Comes Next

This article was written by Ambassador Ted Osius and published in the online publication of the Council of American Ambassadors . The 20th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between the United States and Vietnam is an opportunity to further deepen our two countries’ Comprehensive Partnership. In January, Vice Foreign Minister Ha Kim Ngoc opened a conference in Hanoi marking ...
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Ambassador Osius’ Remarks at The Openly LGBT U.S. Ambassadors: A Legacy of Global Equality

My audience numbered about a thousand students. Their school in Vietnam’s former Imperial capital of Hue specialized in teaching the gifted and talented, and counted among its graduates Ho Chi Minh and General Vo Nguyen Giap. After a brief presentation, I offered to answer questions in Vietnamese or in English. The students asked their questions ...
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Ambassador’s Policy Address at Vietnam National University, Hanoi

March 6, 2016 Xin chào quý vị và các bạn.  It is wonderful to be at Vietnam National University today.  I would like to thank President Phùng Xuân Nhạ and all VNU students and faculty for your gracious hospitality.  I would also like to thank Vice President Đức, Rector Hòa and Vice Rector Minh. You ...
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Ambassador Osius’s Opening Remarks at the Inauguration of the Vietnam Emergency Operations Center

Thank you, Minister Tien, Vice Minister Long, Dr. Phu, the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), everyone joining us by DVC, and ladies and gentlemen. I am honored to be here today for the inauguration of a facility that we all ...
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Ambassador Osius’s Remarks at the DAV-CSIS 20th Anniversary of Bilateral Relations Conference

Good morning and welcome. I am truly excited to open this important conference with my friend, Dr. Dang Dinh Quy. I want to say a special thanks to so many people here today who have played such an important role in our relationship. I would like to recognize Vice Foreign Minister Ngoc for his leadership. ...
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Ambassador Ted Osius’s Remarks at the CAAV-Boeing Memorandum of Collaboration Signing Ceremony

Vice Minister Nguyễn Ngọc Đông, Director General Lại Xuân Thanh, Ambassador Boyce: I am very pleased to witness the signing today of this Memorandum of Collaboration between Vietnam’s Civil Aviation Authority and Boeing to advance Vietnam’s aviation regulatory system. The ultimate goal of this collaboration is to help Vietnam achieve the regulatory and safety standards ...
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Press Roundtable with Ambassador Ted Osius

Ho Chi Minh City, Jan 18, 2015 American Center Question 1: Could you assess Vietnam’s business environment? Do U.S. companies meet any obstacles in this market? What would they propose to change in the way of investment environment? First of all, when you look at Southeast Asia, broadly, the United States is the number one ...
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Ambassador Osius’s Op-Ed on the 20th Anniversary of U.S. – Vietnam Relations

National identity is built, in part, upon myths, upon folklore.  These stories create powerful, deep, emotional, and culturally relevant connections to the lands in which we dwell.  One of my favorite Vietnamese myths is the story about the Vietnamese people’s creation as the children of two winged creatures:  the dragon from the sea and the ...
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VietnamNet’s Webchat with Ambassador Ted Osius

VietnamNet: Good morning, VietnamNet readers! Welcome to the roundtable discussion with the new U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam, Mr. Ted Osius. We have received a lot of questions from readers for Mr. Ambassador. Ambassador Ted Osius: Thank you, VietnamNet. I am very honored to join this roundtable discussion. I will try to answer in Vietnamese. If ...
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Highlights from President Obama’s Remarks at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia on November 15, 2014

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