(VNA) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam inaugurated its Consulate in New York on 25th September 2011, in the presence of His Excellency Minister Pham Binh Minh. His Excellency Nguyen Quoc Cuong, Ambassador to the United States, and His Excellency Ambassador Le Hoai Trung, Head of Vietnamese Permanent Delegation to United Nations attended the inaugural ceremony.
Besides providing all consular services, the Consulate has the mission to protect legitimate rights and promote the interests of the State, legal entities and citizens of Vietnam in the US. This is expected to strengthen relations between the US’s northeastern region and Vietnamese partners. The Consulate of Viet Nam in New York is the third Consular Office that has been opened in the US, after the Consulates General in San Francisco - California and Houston - Texas ./.