Vietnam opens new consulate in US

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Vietnam on Sunday opened its new consulate in New York, the Vietnam News Agency reported.

Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, who is in New York for the 66th session of the UN General Assembly, attended the opening ceremony.

The Vietnamese consulate in New York is the third consular agency Vietnam has opened in the US, after the ones in San Francisco of California and Houston of Texas.

In addition to providing consular services, the consulate will protect the legitimate rights and promote the interests of the State, legal entities and citizens of Vietnam in the US.

It will also strengthen relations between the US's northeastern region and Vietnamese partners.

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