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Vietnamese official to speak on U.S. relationship, Dec. 8

Ambassador Ton Nu Thi Ninh, vice chair of the foreign affairs committee of the Vietnamese National Assembly, will deliver a lecture on "Building a Strong Vietnam-U.S. Relationship: Unlikely Partners?" at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, in 1 Robertson Hall.

An influential member of Vietnam's lawmaking body, Ninh has sought to develop and enhance her country's relations with North America and Western Europe. She travels frequently to the United States and Europe, interacts with senior government and business officials both at home and abroad, and at times represents Vietnam at international conferences to discuss issues of global importance with world leaders. Also a seasoned diplomat, Ninh previously served as Vietnam's ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg and as head of mission to the European Union in Brussels.

Ninh's lecture will address a wide range of crucial issues in Vietnamese-U.S. relations, including trade conflict, human rights, educational exchange and cooperation in fighting terrorism. It is sponsored by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies .

Contact: Tom Bartus(609) 258-3601

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