Events at USIP

Overcoming War Legacies - Panel 1: Foundations of US-Vietnamese Post-War Partnership

March 27, 2019

The governments of the United States of America and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, in partnership with the United States Institute of Peace, hosted an event examining the transformation from enemies to partners by the two countries since the end of the war in 1975. 



Welcome Remarks:
Honorable Nancy Lindborg
President, U.S. Institute of Peace


Remarks on Behalf of the Government of Vietnam:
Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh
Deputy Defense Minister; Permanent Member of Standing Committee 701


Remarks by Senior U.S. Department of Defense Official:
Dr. Joseph H. Felter
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia


Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
U.S. Senator, Vermont


Panel: Foundations of US-Vietnamese Post-War Partnership:
Kelly McKeague
Director, Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

Nguyen Huu Luong
MIA Agency Director, Ministry of Defense
Ambassador Pham Quang Vinh
Former Vietnamese Ambassador to the United States

Robert Destatte
Vietnam Analyst, Defense Intelligence Agency

Fred Downs
Former National Director, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Service

Ambassador, Charles Ray (Ret.), moderator
Former Consul General, Ho Chi Minh City


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