Honoring the Service of Dr. Luan Thuy Duong, Minister Counselor for Congressional Affairs, at the Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in the United Statesby Former Representative Eni F. H. Faleomavaega
Posted on 2014-01-08
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in the house of representatives
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Mr. FALEOMAVAEGA. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the outstanding
service of my dear friend, Dr. Luan Thuy Duong, who has worked for the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam since 1990 and for the Embassy
of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in the United States since August
2010. Dr. Duong is currently the Minister Counselor for Congressional
Affairs at the Embassy and is completing her term this week.
Dr. Duong received her B.A. in International Relations from the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, her M.A. in International Studies from the University of Sydney, and her Doctorate degree from the Vietnam National University.
Before being posted to the Vietnam Embassy in the United States, Dr. Duong was Deputy Director General at the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam and conducted academic research on Southeast Asia, ASEAN and the Asia Pacific region. She made foreign policy recommendations to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Vietnamese Government. She also gave lectures on international relations and foreign policies at the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam. Dr. Duong is the author and co-author of several books and has published many articles in foreign newspapers and other publications.
In my official capacity as the former Chairman and current Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, I want to publicly acknowledge Dr. Duong's contributions to strengthening U.S.-Vietnam relations. Her contributions have been invaluable to our bilateral partnership, and she has served the Government of Vietnam with distinction and loyalty.
Dr. Duong is the daughter of Luan Van Uc and Vo Thi Thiet. She is married to Nguyen Van Tri and they have two children, Nguyen Luan Quoc Anh and Nguyen Luan Thuy Anh.
On a personal note, I will miss Minister Counselor Luan Thuy Duong. I extend to her and her family my highest regards and best wishes.