US Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City

VNA Ha Noi, Aug. 16 -- The US Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City opened the American official consulate at No. 4, Le Duan str., today, Aug. 16.

The opening ceremony was attended by US Ambassador to Viet Nam Pete Peterson, and US Assistant Secretary of State Mary Ryan, and US Senator Charles T. Hagel, US Consul General Charles Ray and other foreign Consuls General in Ho Chi Minh City.

Vice Chairperson of the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee, Ms Pham Phuong Thao, and representatives from other Vietnamese relevant agencies were seen among those attending the event.

Viet Nam and the US normalized diplomatic ties in August 1995. In April 1997, the two sides exchanged ambassadors. The Vietnamese Consulate General in San Francisco and the US Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City were established in June 1997.