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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by NSC Spokesperson on Ben Rhodes' Meeting with Vietnamese-American Leaders

Deputy National Security Advisor Benjamin J. Rhodes met today with representatives from the Vietnamese-American community at the White House.  Attendees included leaders from academia, government, medicine, the military, and the non-profit sector.  He shared insights from the President’s trip to Vietnam in May 2016 and highlighted progress in U.S.-Vietnam relations over the past several years.  Participants exchanged views on a range of topics including education, trade and investment, human rights, and immigration.  He thanked participants for sharing their personal stories—including some who came to America as refugees—and for their leadership across a wide range of sectors.