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New US ambassador lands in Vietnam

By Viet Anh   January 27, 2022 | 08:43 pm PT
The new U.S. ambassador to Vietnam, Marc Evans Knapper, arrived in Hanoi on Thursday.

The U.S. embassy quoted him in a Facebook post as saying: "[We] are now starting quarantine. We can't wait to meet with our Vietnamese friends and partners soon."

The U.S. Senate confirmed Knapper as the next ambassador to Vietnam on Dec. 18, a full eight months after his nomination by President Joe Biden.

Marc Evans Knappers family arrive in Hanoi on Jan 27, 2022. Photo courtesy of US Embassy

Marc Evans Knapper's family arrive in Hanoi on Jan 27, 2022. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Embassy

On Jan 21 he sent new year greetings in Vietnamese at a virtual event, promising he would do his best to foster bilateral ties.

Vietnam and the U.S. established the Comprehensive Partnership framework in 2013.

They are cooperating in a number of areas spheres, while trade climbed to $111.5 billion last year.

 
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