The Vietnamese have a saying, “When drinking water, remember the source.” It is appropriate to recall this sentiment as Secretary of State John Kerry makes his final visit to Vietnam in an official capacity.

We expect to make some exciting announcements about the Fulbright University Vietnam venture during the secretary’s trip. For now, on behalf of the FUV initiative, TUIV expresses its deepest thanks to the Secretary for his unstinting support for FUV, for higher educational exchange between the US and Vietnam, and for the bilateral partnership.

Secretary of State John Kerry and Ho Chi Minh City Party Secretary Dinh La Thang at the FUV licensing ceremony. May 2016.

Secretary Kerry, FUV President Dam Bich Thuy, and US Ambassador Ted Osius at an online roundtable discussing Fulbright University Vietnam. August 2015.