|Volume 11, Issue 1||Interchange||April 2001|
NY Roundtable on Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam
The Fund for Reconciliation and Development, the Global Business Roundtable, the Institute of International Education (IIE) and the National Association of Export Companies are sponsoring a series of lunches in April and May to initiate an ongoing opportunity for discussion and contact in New York on Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. The three counties' Permanent Representative to the UN and the Indochina Desk Officer of the US Department of Commerce will address separate meetings. A special meeting is being planned with US Ambassador to Vietnam Pete Peterson.
The lunches will be valuable in and of themselves but are also conceived as the launch of a long term NY Roundtable on Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. Roundtable meetings will be open to members of the business, education, NGO, and foundation communities, and other interested individuals.
The goal of the initial lunches is to provide an informal introduction of the Permanent Representatives and of the principal US government institutions involved with Indochina to key people in New York and vice versa. The Permanent Representatives are a special resource. Their work as Ambassadors focuses on the UN, but they are broadly gauged in their interests and are well qualified to represent their country to Americans. The lunches will also offer an opportunity for US government officials whose work focuses on Indochina to establish personal ties with their constituency in New York.
The lunch schedule, to be held in midtown Manhattan from 12:30-2:00pm, follows. The cost for each lunch is $30, or $100 for the series of four.
Thursday, April 26 _ Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Thanh Chau (co-sponsored by the US-Vietnam Trade Council)
Thursday, May 3 _ Lao Ambassador Alounkeo Kittikhoun
Thursday, May 10_ Cambodian Ambassador Ouch Borith
Thursday, May 17_ Hong Phong Pho; Desk Officer, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, US Department of Commerce
For further information, please contact Tara McAuliff at email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 646-373-3143.
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