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  • Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden visits The American Center

    Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden visits The American Center

    On July 21, 2015, one of the United States’ most well-known educators, Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden, visited Ho Chi Minh City. At the American Center, she participated in a training workshop for 70 high school English teachers where they discussed innovative methods for engaging students.

  • President Obama meets General Secretary Trong

    President Obama meets General Secretary Trong

    On July 7, 2015, President Barack Obama and General Party Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong met in the White House. Their discussions covered a wide range of topics, including investment, defense cooperation, TPP, human rights, widening bilateral ties, resolving maritime disputes in the South China Sea, and more.

  • Supporting Education for Future Policymakers

    Supporting Education for Future Policymakers

    The USAID Governance for Inclusive Growth project collaborated with the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM) to deliver in-depth training to over 40 professors from June 24 and 25 in Ho Chi Minh City.

  • U.S. and Vietnam Work to Save the Pangolin

    U.S. and Vietnam work to save the pangolin

    Delegates from thirty-two African and Asian countries gathered in Da Nang to develop a unified conservation action plan to protect pangolins, said to be the most trafficked mammals in the world. The First Pangolin Range States Meeting is being co-hosted by the governments of Vietnam and the United States.

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  • Obama on Supreme Court Decision on Marriage Equality

    "This decision will end the patchwork system we currently have. It will end the uncertainty hundreds of thousands of same-sex couples face from not knowing whether their marriage, legitimate in the eyes of one state, will remain if they decide to move [to] or even visit another."

Consulate General Highlights

  • Media Roundtable with Deputy Secretary Antony Blinken
    Transcript of Media Roundtable with Deputy Secretary Antony Blinken

    Deputy Secretary Antony Blinken talked to the media on May 19, 2015 at the American Center in Ho Chi Minh City. Read the transcript for his remarks on his trip Vietnam, the 20th anniversary of the normalization of relations, and on a variety of other issues like the Trans-Pacific Partnership, education, civil society, and more. 

  • Nate Rettenmayer, Economic Officer, U.S. Consulate General HCMC (left), Lê Đình Long, Deputy Director of the Communication, Environment Education, and Ecotourism Center - Can Gio Protection Mangrove Forest Management Board (center), and Doug O’Neill Environment, Science, Technology, and Health Chief, U.S. Embassy
    Visit to Can Gio Highlights the Environment

    On March 24, Environment, Science, Technology, and Health Officers from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) traveled to the Can Gio Biosphere Reserve where they met with local government officials to discuss a variety of environmental issues, including climate change, mangrove reforestation efforts, ecotourism, and payments for ecosystem services. 

  • Consulate Officers Malikat Rufai and Cameron Thomas-Shah lead a discussion on African American contribution to American history.
    Black History Month Celebration at the American Center

    In honor of February Black History Month, Consulate officers Malikat Rufai and Cameron Thomas-Shah led a discussion on African-American history and traditions. The three-hour event including a presentation, questions and answers, quizzes, and team activities.  

  • Mr. David Donahue gives an overview on U.S. Education and kicks off the program “Student Visas and Studying in the U.S.”
    Senior Advisor for Consular Affairs visits American Center

    On February 6th, the State Department’s Senior Advisor for Consular Affairs David Donahue visited the AC. He kicked off a program about studying in the United States and student visas, with more than two hundred students, teachers, and parents in attendance. 

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  • 6th Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2015

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