VADM Rondeau Addresses the National Defense Academy of Vietnam, Hanoi, SRV
On April 6, 2001, Vice Admiral Ann Rondeau, President of the National Defense University, addressed the faculty, students and staff of the Vietnamese National Defense Academy in Hanoi. Her speech focused on the relationship between the United States and the Asia-Pacific region, and the active participation of our government in the region's evolving mutilateral organizations. VADM Rondeau emphasized the developing relationship between the two National Defense institutions due in part to the graciousness of Minister Thanh, Vice Minister Vinh, and Commandant Trung who support a strategic dialogue between the two institutions.
Travelling with the Vice Admiral are Dr. John Yaeger, Vice President of Academic Affairs; Dr. Nicholas Rostow, director, Center for Strategic Research, INSS; and Dr. James Przystup, senior research fellow, Center for Strategic Research, INSS.
In addition to announcing that a Vietnamese officer will be attending National Defense University for the first time next year, VADM Rondeau offered NDU's support for the formation of an ASEAN Institute for International Security Study that would allow members of the ASEAN Regional Forum to cooperate more closely on non-traditional security challenges and encourage information-sharing among regional academic institutions. Rondeau then spoke specifically to a proposed alliance between the two institutions and a way forward to collaboration and outlined several more steps the institutions can take to solidify their formal relationship.
"... National Defense University is committed to taking the steps necessary to sustain Vietnamese interest in an enduring relationship - in our view this is alighned with the U.S. commitment to enhancing defense relations with Vietnam."
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