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.
Consul General De Vega and Consul Nguyen discussed the state of Philippines-Vietnam bilateral relations. They talked about common concerns as well as their respective initiatives in the US Northeast Region.
They spoke about the recent successful visit of President Rodrigo Duterte to Vietnam in September 2016.
Consul General De Vega discussed with her Vietnamese counterpart the thematic priorities for the Philippines' Chairmanship of ASEAN and the commemorative events marking the 50th Anniversary of the regional grouping.
They exchanged ideas on possible ASEAN 50th Anniversary commemorative activities to be held in New York by the different ASEAN Member countries' Consulates General. END
Source: Republic of Philippines Department Of Foreign Affairs