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  • Walking in Ho Chi Minh City

    Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken Tours HCMC

    Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited Ho Chi Minh City on May 19. His first stop was the Fulbright Economic Teaching Program (FETP), which teaches market economics to Vietnam’s future leaders. FETP will soon become part of Fulbright University Vietnam.

  • A panel discussion at the U.S.-Vietnam Clean Energy Conference

    U.S. Supports Clean Energy Development in Vietnam

    Patrick Wall, Principal Commercial Official, U.S. Consulate General, opened a clean energy conference themed “Smart Solutions for Vietnam” on May 15, 2015. The conference was co-organized by the U.S. Commercial Service and Vietnam Investment Review (VIR), with primary sponsorship by General Electric (GE).

  • Ambassador Osius visits Le Hong Phong High School in Ho Chi Minh City

    Ambassador Ted Osius Visits Youth in HCMC

    Ambassador Ted Osius visited Le Hong Phong High School for the Gifted in Ho Chi Minh City on May 12. He led a conversation about the various areas in which Vietnam and the U.S. have cooperated over the past 20 years.

  • Mail-In Visa Renewal Program Expanded

    Mail-In Visa Renewal Program Expanded

    During a consular roundtable with the press on April 3, 2015 at the American Center in Ho Chi Minh City, Countrywide Consular Coordinator David McCawley announced the expansion, beginning immediately, of the U.S. Mission to Vietnam’s convenient and secure Mail-in Visa Renewal Program.

Latest News from the Embassy

  • Twenty Years of Diplomatic Relations with Vietnam - And What Comes Next

    Ambassador Ted Osius wrote an article for the spring issue of Ambassadors Review magazine entitled "Twenty Years of Diplomatic Relations with Vietnam - And What Comes Next". Read more on the future of U.S.-Vietnam ties in such areas as trade and economics, the environment, science and technology and more.

  • President Obama responds in an interview with CNN

    "I've continually emphasized that it is very much in America's interest to see China continue with its peaceful rise...It's much better for us if China is doing well. But what we've said since the start of my term in office is that China's growth shouldn't be at the expense of other folks. It shouldn't bully small countries like Vietnam or the Philippines around maritime issues, but try to resolve those peacefully in accordance with international law."

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.