Answering the question from Genie Nguyen, Voice of Vietnamese Americans, about the role of Vietnam in the US ' strategic policy, the Assistant Secretary presented a very comprehensive view, including the South China Sea Maritime Disputes, the Rules of Law, TPP, Human Rights, Human Trafficking, Labor Rights, and Climate Changes.
The role of Vietnamese Americans was put forth at the beginning of the answer, then was re-emphasized as Mr. Russel concluded with the "People to People" approach, instrumental for better changes in Vietnam. The burden now is on the people: Vietnamese, Vietnamese Americans, Vietnamese overseas, not on anyone leader!
It is for the national interests of the United States, of Vietnam, and of the whole region, that Vietnamese Americans work to answer the cause of values, of upholding standards, and of the rules of law.
- Genie Nguyen