USAID Deputy Administrator Visits Vietnam to Discuss Development
HANOI, May 9, 2012 -- Donald Steinberg, Deputy Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), visited Vietnam this week to meet senior Government of Vietnam officials and development partners.
Deputy Administrator Steinberg met with Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Minister of Planning and Investment Bui Quang Vinh, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, General Director of Americas Department Ha Kim Ngoc, as well as international donors and partners.
During the visit, Deputy Administrator Steinberg also participated in a workshop with Government of Vietnam officials, including from the Ministry of National Defense, to discuss progress on a joint U.S.-Vietnam project to clean up Agent Orange/dioxin contamination at Danang Airport.
"Our nations are working on the ground together on a project that will help take us beyond a painful, shared legacy toward an even more solid and fruitful partnership," he told workshop participants. "This project exemplifies the strong partnership our countries now enjoy."
Following the workshop in Hanoi, the delegation traveled to Danang to visit the clean-up site, meet with the People's Committee, and discuss development issues in Vietnam with USAID's project counterparts, including groups supporting people with disabilities.
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