During President Barack Obama’s official visit on May 23, 2016; Vietnam and the U.S. agreed to a joint statement on strengthening the comprehensive partnership with added substance, depth, and effectiveness. Both sides agreed to place development cooperation at the center of the bilateral ties. On this occasion, important deals were also reached in terms of trade, health care, humanitarian assistance, law enforcement and judicial cooperation, people-to- people exchanges and especially education and training. The White House officially said: “The United States is committed to supporting Vietnam’s efforts to develop a 21st century higher education system to produce trained, job-ready graduates with the skills necessary to compete in an increasingly global market.
On 08th of March, The Innovation Road Show was co-hosted by FORBES Vietnam and the US Consulate in Hochiminh City to promote innovation in Education and Entrepreneurship for Vietnam. The conference has attracted many entrepreneurs and policy makers to dialogue with the US Business Leaders in order to promote the economic growth and the general prosperity of Vietnam.