Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Joseph Cao Visits Vietnam, Expresses "Continue Relationship"

US Congressman Joseph Cao, a junior congressman from New Orleans, is currently visiting Vietnam.   Cao is a close friend of State Assemblyman Van Tran  and Dr.  Thang Nguyen, executive director of Boat People SOS.   Last year, State Assemblyman Van Tran and his cohorts brought Cao to Little Saigon and arranged for two fund raising events.  Above is the recent picture from the trip of Cao and Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen thanh Son.

See the breaking news in English on Vietnam Net.

Asked by the press about his feeling about visiting VN, Cao answered: " Tôi rất vui mừng khi trở về Việt Nam trong chuyến đi này. Năm 2001, tôi đã có dịp trở về Việt Nam. Sau 9 năm trở lại, Việt Nam đã phát triển rất nhiều. Tôi hy vọng hai chính phủ Việt Nam và Mỹ sẽ tiếp tục làm việc với nhau."

"I am very happy to be back to VN.  In 2001, I had a chance to visit VN.  After 9 years,  I can see that VN has grown tremendously.   I am hoping that our two countries will continue to work with each other."

Last year, Cao visited San Jose and garnered support from the Vietnamese American Community of Northern California.  The same group that was behind the recall of Madison Nguyen while calling her a communist sympathizer.

The irony here of course is that this is the same communist government that would not allow US Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D) to visit because of  her human rights and anti-communist rhetorics.

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