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U.S.-Vietnam Relations [Updated June 9, 2020]   [open pdf - 460KB]

From the Document: "Since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and Vietnam in 1995, overlapping strategic and economic interests have led the two countries to expand ties across a wide spectrum of issues. The United States is Vietnam's 2 nd largest bilateral trading partner (after China), and Vietnam is the United States' 13 th largest trading partner. Since 2010, the two countries have formed partnerships on many regional strategic and security issues, due in part to shared concerns about China's increased assertiveness in the region. Vietnam is serving as 2020 chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and as a 2020-2021 non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. The Trump Administration has identified Vietnam as an important partner in its promotion of a 'free and open Indo-Pacific.' President Trump has held three summits with Vietnamese leaders, most recently in Hanoi in February 2019. The pace and extent of the improvement in bilateral relations is limited by several factors."

Report Number:
CRS In Focus, IF10209
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2020-06-09
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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