From 1630 on 14 / 9, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam David Shear will interact with readers VnExpress.net, on the occasion of his new credentials at the bilateral U.S. - Vietnam are aiming to build relationships strategic partners.
When the ambassador David Shear credentials in Hanoi Wednesday 29 / 8, bilateral U.S. - Vietnam has experienced 16 years since the establishment with great strides. The two countries are building a solid foundation and framework of a clear relationship in many fields, from politics, security, defense and education to the economy.
Mr. Shear said the highest priority in his term is to increase cooperation between Vietnam and the United States and promote the process of developing strategic partnership between the two countries. He commented that to build such a relationship is the most important thing is to build trust.
New U.S. ambassador also said one of the most important priority was the development of bilateral economic cooperation and efforts to increase U.S. exports to Vietnam. Total bilateral turnover since the two countries signed a trade agreement 10 years ago has grown from 1.5 billion to 18.6 billion USD by 2010.
Vietnamese military relations - United States also "significant improvement", the ambassador's comments Shear. In relation to South China Sea issue, he reiterated the support of the diplomatic peace process of all parties have claimed; against use or threatened use of force. He insisted the U.S. shared the same interests in ensuring freedom of navigation and to support multilateral solutions to the South China Sea issue.
According to Ambassador Shear, the education partnership will give students and students in both countries the opportunity to learn from each other. Vietnam now has 13,000 students studying in the U.S., including many students and scholars are brought into outstanding training program through the U.S. State Department.The two countries also have the educational exchange program for general education.
Earlier, when the U.S. parliament approved a new ambassador in Vietnam Michael Michalak rather early in August, Mr. Shear has sent greetings to Vietnam in Vietnamese with a voice full of inspiration. When asked how he prepared to undertake the role as U.S. ambassador to Vietnam, he said the first thing to do is learn Vietnamese.
After the credentials in Hanoi, U.S. Ambassador to disclose is learning Vietnamese and got the "word challenge" of President Truong Tan Sang on whether he can speak in Vietnamese at the end of term. New U.S. ambassador to express his wife and daughter "Vietnam has been fascinating," from the first to Vietnam in 2007 by the friendliness of the people of Vietnam and enjoy Vietnamese food.
Before coming to Vietnam, Mr. David Shear has undergone 30 years of experience in the diplomatic service and served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in charge of issues in East Asia and the Pacific. He worked at some Asian countries like Japan, China and Malaysia.
He graduated in International Relations School of Advanced International Studies John's Hopkins, then had time to study at universities in Japan, China and Taiwan. U.S. ambassador can speak good Chinese and Japanese with his intention to learn Vietnamese.