Secretary Clinton Visits Hanoi
July 10, 2012
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made her third visit in three years to Hanoi July 10-11, to meet with government and business leaders, as well as prominent alumni of U.S. government education exchange programs.
Secretary Clinton met with Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and General Secretary of the Communist Party Nguyen Phu Trong. Discussion focused on strengthening trade relations, cooperation on education and health, and global issues of mutual interests. In a joint press conference with the Foreign Minister, Secretary Clinton noted the progress that has been made in the U.S.-Vietnam relationship.
Secretary Clinton also marked the 20th anniversary of the U.S. government’s Fulbright scholarship program in Vietnam, attending an event with over 200 Fulbright and other U.S. program alumni, as well as students from Hanoi’s Foreign Trade University.
Secretary Clinton praised the Fulbright program and noted the role alumni have played in growing Vietnam’s economy and contributing to the growth of bilateral relations.
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