The U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Raymond F. Burghardt will complete his three-year term on Sept. 5 and make way for his successor Michael W. Marine, who is scheduled to arrive on Sept. 10. Mr. Marine, who is an ex-Marine, will be the third U.S. ambassador to Vietnam, the first being Mr. Pete Peterson, since the two countries normalized diplomatic relations in 1995. U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Raymond F. Burghardt … [Read more...] about U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam finishes term, praises bilateral ties
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The U.S Ambassador to Vietnam Michael W. Marine on February 28th paid a working visit to Dong Nai province. Mr. Vo Van Mot, chairman of the provincial People's Committee received and worked with the Ambassador. The provincial chairman is presenting the logo of Dong Nai province to the Ambassador … [Read more...] about The U.S Ambassador to Vietnam Michael W. Marine visits Dong Nai province.
On 30 November, Mr Nguyen Ba Thanh, member of the Party's Central Committee, Secretary of the Municipal Communist Party's Committee and chairman of the City People's Council met with the U.S. Ambassador to Viet Nam Michael W. Michalak on his farewell trip before leaving Viet Nam upon the completion of his term. Secretary Thanh expressed his gratitude for the Ambassador's contribution to enhancing the U.S.-Viet Nam cooperative relationships and speeding up the city's socio-economic development. The city leader said he hopes that the Ambassador will continue to help tighten partnership ties between the two countries. He also asked the Ambassador to call on more U.S. businesses to invest in the Central Region and Da Nang. He asserted that the city will create the most favourable conditions and preferential policies for U.S. businesses to invest in Da Nang. … [Read more...] about U.S. Ambassador Michalak bids farewell to Da Nang
On 7 September, Mr Nguyen Ba Thanh, member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of the Municipal Communist Party Committee and chairman of the City People's Council met with the newly-appointed U.S. Ambassador to Viet Nam David B. Shear on his visit to the city, the first after Hanoi. Secretary Thanh gave the new Ambassador a warm welcome, saying he wishes that Mr. Shear will have a successful term in Vietnam and contribute to boosting the bilateral Vietnam-U.S. cooperative relations. The city leader said he hopes that the Ambassador will call on more U.S. businesses to invest in Da Nang and show great concern for the Da Nang Cancer Hopital project, which is expected to be finished by 2012. He also asked Mr. Shear to influence the U.S. government to spend part of the funding for the AO/dioxin cleanup program at the former Da Nang air base to support the construction of this hospital. … [Read more...] about New U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam David B. Shear visits Da Nang
The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other embassy staff were killed in a rocket attack on Tuesday night that targeted his car in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, a Libyan official said on Wednesday. "The American ambassador and three staff members were killed when gunmen fired rockets at them," the official in Benghazi told Reuters. Asked about the deaths, a U.S. Embassy employee in Tripoli said: "We have no information regarding this." The employee said the embassy could confirm the death of one person. … [Read more...] about U.S. ambassador to Libya killed in attack: Libya official