Remarks at Swearing-In Ceremony for U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius III

SOURCE: U.S. State Department Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Bill Burns Auditorium Washington, DC December 10, 2014 AMBASSADOR SELFRIDGE: Please, everyone be seated. Thank you. And I know that applause wasn’t for me, but – (laughter) – nonetheless, I say thank you. So distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon. It’s my pleasure to…

A Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Tradition: The Commemorative Coin

SOURCE: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund It’s time for one of our favorite VVMF traditions, our 2014 limited edition commemorative coin. It’s the perfect time to make your first gift to VVMF. Every holiday season, we offer an exclusive coin to supporters like you, and every year, it gets snapped up. It’s a wonderful gift…

Daily Press Briefing on December 4, 2014 About U.S Position on Helping Vietnam with United Nations Convention Against Torture and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

SOURCE: U.S. State Department A couple more items here: The United States welcomes the decision by the Vietnamese National Assembly to ratify the United Nations Convention Against Torture and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. We hope that the Government of Vietnam will implement the obligations contained in these conventions, including through…