New US ambassador to Vietnam shares Tet greetings

By Viet Anh   January 22, 2022 | 04:45 am PT
New US ambassador to Vietnam shares Tet greetings
Marc Evans Knapper, new U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam. Photo by the U.S. State Department
Ambassador Marc Evans Knapper sent new year greetings in Vietnamese in a virtual event, affirming that he would do his best to foster the U.S.-Vietnam relationship.

Knapper conveyed his "happy new year" wishes in the online Homeland Spring program hosted by Vietnam's Ambassador to the U.S. Ha Kim Ngoc on Jan. 21 to celebrate Lunar New Year 2022, a press release of Vietnam Embassy in Washington DC stated.

Knapper expressed his pleasure and honor to be returning to work in Vietnam as an ambassador, saying he would make every effort to boost bilateral relations, contributing to peace, security and prosperity in the region and the world.

On Dec. 18, 2021, the U.S. Senate confirmed Knapper as the next ambassador to Vietnam, eight months after his nomination by President Joe Biden.

Ambassador Marc Evans Knapper, top left, attends the virtual event celebrating Tet on January 21st, 2022. Photo courtesy of Vietnam Embassy in the U.S

Ambassador Marc Evans Knapper (top L) attends a virtual event celebrating Tet on Jan. 21, 2022. Photo courtesy of Vietnam Embassy in the U.S.

In the Friday event, Ambassador Ngoc stated that in 2021, Vietnam and the U.S have been resiliently fighting and controlling Covid-19 and recovering socio-economic activities. Both countries acquired significant achievements in all aspects of politics, economy, health, culture, education, science - technology, war legacies, people-to-people exchanges as well as in international and regional affairs.

He sent his new year wishes and sincere thanks to American and international friends, Vietnamese Americans for their support, expecting that Vietnam – U.S. relations would develop stronger.

There were 150 guests attending the event, including Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Mark Lambert and U.S. government representatives.

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