Consul General Theresa Dizon-de Vega with Consul Nguyen Thanh Thuy.  (Photo by NYPCG)

Consul General Theresa Dizon-de Vega met with the head of the Consulate of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in New York, Consul Nguyen Thanh Thuy, to introduce herself early in her tenure as consul general.  

De Vega and Nguyen discussed the state of Philippines-Vietnam Bilateral Relations and common concerns, as well as their respective initiatives in the U.S. Northeast Region.

They spoke about the recent successful visit of President Rodrigo to Vietnam in September 2016 and how this augurs well for moving the bilateral relations forward.

De Vega discussed with her Vietnamese counterpart the thematic priorities for the Philippines’ Chairmanship of ASEAN, as well as the commemorative events marking the 50th anniversary of the regional grouping.  

They likewise exchanged ideas on possible ASEAN 50th Anniversary commemorative activities to be held in New York by the different ASEAN Member countries’ Consulates.

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