Vietnam National Day

Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC August 30, 2018 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I extend to the people of Vietnam my best wishes for your National Day on September 2nd. This year, I was able to see firsthand the remarkable growth in our bilateral relationship, and ...
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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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Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo Meets with Vietnamese General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong

07/08/2018 10:16 AM EDT Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Hanoi, Vietnam July 8, 2018 GENERAL SECRETARY TRONG: (Via interpreter) Mr. State Secretary, welcome to Vietnam. It is a great pleasure to have you here in Vietnam and I understand that although this isn’t – it’s very short in duration, but it is a very ...
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Secretary of State Pompeo at a Business Community Reception in Hanoi, Vietnam

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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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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Tran Dai Quang of Vietnam

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                    February 14, 2018 Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Tran Dai Quang of Vietnam President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Tran Dai Quang of Vietnam to reaffirm their shared commitment to strengthening the United States-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership. President Trump ...
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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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Fact Sheet: President Donald J. Trump’s Trip to Vietnam

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release                                   November 12, 2017 President Donald J. Trump’s Trip to Vietnam “Today the Vietnamese economy is one of the fastest-growing on earth…We know it is in America’s interests to have partners throughout this region that are thriving, prosperous, and dependent on no one… ...
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Fact Sheet: President Trump’s Participation in the 25th Annual APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting

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Joint Statement:  Between the United States of America and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam

1. At the invitation of President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Tran Dai Quang, President of the United States of America Donald J. Trump paid a state visit to Hanoi, Vietnam, from November 11 to12, 2017. The two leaders discussed measures to strengthen and expand the Comprehensive Partnership between their two countries based on ...
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Remarks by President Trump and President Quang of Vietnam at State Banquet

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Statement from the Press Secretary on President Donald J. Trump’s Upcoming Travel to Asia

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Secretary Kerry’s Remarks with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc Before Their Meeting

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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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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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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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Secretary Kerry’s Remarks With Vietnamese Executive Secretary Dinh The Huynh

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Seventh Annual Naval Engagement Activity Begins in Danang

DA NANG, Vietnam, September 28, 2016 — The U.S. Navy and the Vietnam People’s Navy (VPN) kicked off the seventh-annual Naval Engagement Activity (NEA) Vietnam with a welcome ceremony at Tien Sa Port in Da Nang, September 28. NEA Vietnam 2016 will focus on non-combatant events and will include symposia in military medicine and maritime ...
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U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius’ Speech at Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Ladies and Gentlemen, it is an honor to address you today and to discuss with you the future of the U.S.-Vietnam relationship.  In 1995, our two countries made a bold choice to strike out a grand new journey together.  Twenty years ago, I had the privilege of serving in Vietnam as ...
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United States and Vietnam Cooperating to Enhance Humanitarian Demining Capabilities

HANOI, August 31, 2016 — U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC), in coordination with the Vietnam National Mine Action Center (VNMAC), conducted Humanitarian Mine Action training at the Technical Engineering School in Son Tay from August 8 to 31, 2016. As part of a four-year program, this training will certify Vietnamese explosive ordnance and medical technicians in ...
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U.S.-Vietnamese Cooperation in Community-based Services Supports Vietnam’s HIV/AIDS Response

HANOI, August 18, 2016 — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently awarded a five-year grant to the Centre for Promotion of Quality of Life (LIFE), a Vietnamese organization, to strengthen community-led approaches to HIV prevention, care and treatment. “Community-based organizations are critical partners as Vietnam strives to achieve its ambitious targets,” said ...
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International Religious Freedom Report for 2015

Remarks by Antony J. Blinken, Deputy Secretary of State Global Overview Report on Vietnam Remarks by Antony J. Blinken, Deputy Secretary of State Press Briefing Room Washington, DC August 10, 2016 DEPUTY SECRETARY BLINKEN: Morning, everyone. It is my pleasure today to join you to present the State Department’s International Religious Freedom Report for 2015. I especially want to thank Ambassador Saperstein and his entire team for their hard ...
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Pacific Partnership 2016 (PP16) kicked off in Da Nang

DA NANG, Vietnam, July 15, 2016 –  Pacific Partnership 2016 (PP16) kicked off in Da Nang, Vietnam this morning, July 15, for the third consecutive year, with the arrival of the U.S. hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and the Japanese Navy ship JSDS Shimokita (LST-4002). This year, the Vietnam People’s Navy ship Khanh Hoa is also ...
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2016 Trafficking in Persons Report

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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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Fact Sheet: Trade and Investment with Vietnam

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release                     May 24, 2016 The United States is continuing to strengthen its commercial relationship with Vietnam, a rapidly-growing country that offers U.S. businesses and workers substantial opportunities for expanded trade and investment, promoting economic growth ...
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Joint Announcement of the United States-Vietnam Partnership To Combat Wildlife Trafficking

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

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FACT SHEET: United States-Vietnam Relations

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release                    May 23, 2016 Relations between the United States and Vietnam are at a historic high following the establishment of the U.S.-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership in 2013 and the celebration of 20 years of diplomatic relations in ...
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U.S.-Vietnam Joint Announcement on Climate Change Partnership

U.S. Department of State Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC May 22, 2016 The Government of Vietnam, represented by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Vietnam, and the Government of the United States, represented by the Department of State, fully appreciate the need to combat global climate change, one of the ...
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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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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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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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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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CSIS/CSSD Vietnam – U.S. 20th Anniversary Conference

Ambassador Osius and other U.S. officials attended a conference in HCMC co-organized by two leading think tanks from the U.S. and Vietnam, the Washington, DC-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and Center for Strategic Studies and International Development (CSSID) from Hanoi. Ambassador Osius noted in his remarks the benefits for Vietnam if it continues its ...
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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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20th Anniversary Celebration in November 2015 – Education and Culture

Mission Vietnam dedicated the entire month of November to events that highlighted the benefits of international education and promoted U.S. values of innovation, diversity, and equal access to education. U.S. Embassy Hanoi held a series of education themed events to celebrate IEW2015, including workshops for over 600 YSEALI aspirants and members of the public on ...
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20th Anniversary Celebration in October 2015 – Health Cooperation

Throughout the month of October, the governments of the United States and Vietnam celebrated the 20th anniversary of U.S.-Vietnam health cooperation and normalized bilateral relations. U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius, Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien, and Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Ha Kim Ngoc attended a celebration ceremony on October 28th event and highlighted ...
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20th Anniversary Celebration in September 2015 – Environmental Cooperation

During the month of September, the U.S. Mission’s environment team celebrated 20 years of environmental cooperation between the United States in Vietnam through a series of visits and special events. To help us celebrate the anniversary, acting Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans, Environment and Science Judith Garber traveled from Washington, DC to Vietnam from ...
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A DipNote by Secretary John Kerry: Twenty Years of U.S.-Vietnam Relations

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

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

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

FOREIGN MINISTER MINH: (Via interpreter) Secretary John Kerry, members of the press and media, first of all, I would like to welcome Mr. Secretary John Kerry back to Vietnam on his official visit. Your visit take place at very important moment when our two countries celebrate the 20th anniversary of our establishment of diplomatic relations. ...
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Address by His Excellency General Secretary of Vietnam Communist Party Nguyen Phu Trong at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Good afternoon everyone! It’s my great pleasure to be with you here today on the occasion of my official visit to the United States. I would like to thank the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) for inviting me to address this meeting. I’ve learned that CSIS is one of the preeminent institutions for ...
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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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U.S.-Vietnam Joint Vision Statement

Following is the text of a joint vision statement released by the governments of the United States and Vietnam. THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary Washington, D.C. July 7, 2015 United States – Vietnam Joint Vision Statement At the invitation of the Administration of President Barack Obama, His Excellency Nguyen Phu Trong, General ...
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Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong of Vietnam

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 3, 2015 On July 7, 2015, President Obama will welcome to the White House Nguyen Phu Trong, the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam. The President looks forward to discussing with General Secretary Trong ways to strengthen ...
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June 2015 – Development Cooperation

In June, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) helped celebrate the 20th anniversary of normalized relations by highlighting key development accomplishments and engaging youth in development issues via social media posts and innovative activities. USAID/Vietnam’s Mission Director, Joakim Parker, gave a presentation at the American Center focusing on the role of partnerships in development. ...
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20th Anniversary Celebration in May 2015 – Consular Outreach

In May, Mission Vietnam’s consular team helped to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the normalization of U.S.-Vietnam relations through a series of activities focused on increasing tourism, education, business, and people-to-people ties between the United States and Vietnam. Consular staff hosted the first-ever U.S. Travel Forum for over 100 representatives from travel agencies, business groups, ...
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20th Anniversary Celebration in Mar-Feb-Jan 2015

March – Security Assistance   Photos of activities by the PACIFIC ANGEL in Vietnam After six days of humanitarian assistance efforts in Quang Ngai Province, Vietnam, members of the U.S. military and Vietnam People’s Army concluded the Pacific Angel program on March 30, 2015. Seventy seven U.S. military members joined approximately 16 members of the VPA, six military medical experts from Singapore, Thailand and ...
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U.S. High School Choir and Orchestra Perform in Hanoi

“Peace and Innovation” tour of Concert Choir and Chamber Orchestra from Phillips Exeter Academy, New Hampshire, celebrates the 20th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Vietnam. Phillips Exeter Academy’s acclaimed Concert Choir and Chamber Orchestra travelled to Vietnam to perform concerts of classical Western music and Vietnamese folk songs. During ...
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Media Roundtable with Assistant Secretary Tom Malinowski, U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

Moderator:  — But we’re very fortunate in our visitor today because of the wide-ranging nature of the topics, which are of such interest these days, we’re pleased to have Tom Malinowski who is the Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, the Department of State.  He’s been in that position since April ...
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Readout of Secretary Kerry’s Meeting with Vietnamese DPM/FM Minh, on-the-record attributable to Spokesperson Jen Psaki

Secretary Kerry met with Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister / Foreign Minister Minh on October 2 to discuss progress on implementing the U.S.-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership, launched by President Obama and President Sang in July 2013. Secretary Kerry highlighted the conclusion of the U.S.-Vietnam Civil Nuclear Cooperation (123) agreement and expanding maritime security cooperation as examples of ...
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U.S. Embassy Hanoi Attends Launch of Vietnam-U.S. Alumni Club

Ambassador David B. Shear spoke at the July 1 launch of the Vietnam-U.S. Alumni Club (VUSAC) in Hanoi.  “As President Obama noted during President Sang’s visit to Washington last year to announce the Comprehensive Partnership, people-to-people relations are “the glue” that strengthens relations between our two nations.  I congratulate the alumni for the formation of ...
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American Center Grand Reopening

Embassy Hanoi welcomed guests to the official reopening of the high-tech American Center on Monday morning, April 14, 2014.  A seven-month renovation resulted in the complete transformation of the American Center, which now includes cutting-edge technology, wall and table maps of the United States, an English Language Lab, a mini-museum of Americana items, and a ...
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Fact Sheet: U.S.-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership

Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC December 16, 2013 In July 2013, Presidents Obama and Sang launched the U.S.-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership, an overarching framework for advancing the bilateral relationship. The new partnership advances key initiatives to bolster U.S.-Vietnam relations and underscores the enduring U.S. commitment to the Asia-Pacific rebalance. In an effort to advance the ...
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