Assistant Secretary Fannon’s Meeting with Vice Minister Dang Hoang An of the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade
OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON
JUNE 18, 2019
During a June 17, 2019, bilateral meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR), and the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT), affirmed the importance of the U.S.-Vietnam bilateral energy relationship. Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources Francis R. Fannon led the U.S. delegation and Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) Vice Minister Dang Hoang An led the Vietnamese delegation.
The delegations underscored their shared interest in deepening and expanding ongoing technical cooperation on energy between the United States and Vietnam and highlighted outcomes of the U.S.-Vietnam Energy Security Dialogues held in Hanoi, Vietnam on March 30, 2018, and Washington D.C. on April 12, 2019.
The United States and Vietnam had positive discussions on possible collaboration on activities under the Asia EDGE (Enhancing Development and Growth through Energy) initiative to support the implementation of sound electricity and natural gas resources, including liquefied natural gas (LNG), renewable energy, and energy efficient technologies, as discussed at the U.S.-Vietnam Energy Security Dialogue.