U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius announced today that the U.S. Government has provided an additional $500,000 in emergency assistance to help those who have been affected by the worst drought and saltwater intrusion Vietnam has faced in decades.
Through the announcement made on May 22 during U.S. President Obama’s historic visit to Vietnam, Vietnam and the U.S. agreed to a partnership to work together to implement the historic Paris Agreement.
The Vietnamese and U.S. governments launched a new U.S.-Vietnam Partnership to Combat Wildlife Trafficking (the Partnership) during U.S. President Obama’s historic visit to Vietnam on June 23-25.
On May 23, CDC and USAID facilitated a Congressional delegation visit to the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Hanoi. Senator Tom Carper, and U.S. Representatives Beto O'Rourke and Joaquin Castro, who were traveling to Vietnam as guests of President Barack Obama, participated in a test run of the EOC, linking with the EOC at the Ministry of Health General Department of Preventive Medicine and the U.S. CDC in Atlanta in real-time.
On May 18, in Danang, USAID’s Protecting the Rights of Persons with Disabilities project held a policy dialogue with Ministry of Transportation (MOT), three airlines operating in Vietnam, and 14 airport authorities to address the barriers faced by passengers with disabilities, and ways to improve the accessibility and make the airports more inclusive.
Last updated: August 26, 2016