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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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