Ambassador Marc E. Knapper Opens the U.S.-Vietnam Cooperation Center

2:35:38 PM | 5/24/2022

Ambassador Knapper and Assistant Foreign Minister Do Hung Viet, Acting President of Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam Pham Lan Dung, and Counselor for Public Affairs Pamnella DeVolder on May 24 opened the new U.S.-Vietnam Cooperation Center after a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV) in Hanoi.

The new U.S.-Vietnam Cooperation Center is a partnership between the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam and is located on the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam’s campus. This partnership highlights not only the importance of the U.S.-Vietnam relationship, but also the close cooperation between the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam.  It also demonstrates the United States’ commitment to supporting the development of a strong, prosperous, and independent Vietnam. 

The U.S.-Vietnam Cooperation Center at DAV joins the American Hangout at Thai Nguyen University as the second American Spaces partnership in northern Vietnam, building on the success of American Center Hanoi’s popular STEM, English, career skills, women and youth empowerment, and environmental programming. “It joins over 600 other American Spaces around the world, which encourage open dialogue and build bridges of understanding by serving as study centers for students and communal spaces for those interested in American culture and values,” stated Ambassador Knapper at the opening ceremony event.

This space inside DAV, open for academics, researchers, faculty, students, and the public, will be a platform for educational and cultural programming, research support and academic services.  It will support DAV’s American Studies program, English language studies, and leadership development, as well as provide information about the United States and its foreign policy.

Nam Pham (Vietnam Business Forum)