We are looking forward to Secretary of State John Kerry’s upcoming visit to Vietnam. I expect that Secretary Kerry will find it is still the welcoming place he has visited frequently. He has always been a strong advocate for improved relations between our countries and was instrumental in the reestablishment of United States-Vietnam relations.
During this visit, he will find Vietnam the same beautiful country it has always been – but he will also be able to emphasize how we are working together to face challenges of the 21st century.
In advance of his trip, Secretary Kerry wanted to share a special message to the people of Vietnam, one that underscores the continued partnership between the US and Vietnam.
We look forward to continue working together.
About the Author: David Shear serves as U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam.