It is the first bilateral friendship association in Vietnam found under the direction of President Ho Chi Minh. For 73 years, the association has made great contribution to promotion of mutual understanding, friendship and cooperation between the two nations through people-to-people diplomatic activities.



It is well-known to all that the Vietnam-USA Society (VUS), the bilateral friendship association is an active member of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO). In National Convention in 2012, Ambassador Nguyen Tam Chien, former Deputy Foreign Minister, was elected as its President. The association has now seven member organizations in central cities and provinces as Hanoi, Hai Phong, Thua Thien-Hue, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho and Kien Giang.


 The delegation of US. Vietnam veterans helped Vietnam find the site where there are Vietnamese soldiers’ remains at Phuoc Tuong Pass (aka Firebase Tomahawk)  in Phuoc Loc District, Thua Thien – Hue Province.  

The Vietnam-USA Society has established a partnership relationship with over 300 organizations and thousands of private organizations, institutions in the United States and foreign countries. Over the years, it has given top priority to major programs of activities on promoting and establishing cooperation of mutual benefits in economics through people-to-people exchange; organizing working visits to the U.S. for Vietnamese enterprises, educational and social organizations and individuals; providing information about the situation of each country and the bilateral relations to increase the mutual understanding between the two nations and people; building and developing the network of friends and partners, including the Vietnamese community in the United States; regularly organizing workshops, talks and meetings on the occasion of special ceremonies of each country.

The association has also conducted surveys and proposed measures to further boost the bilateral relations and had activities on mobilization through the people-to-people diplomacy to make contributions to solving the current issues and minimizing differences that hinder the development of Vietnam-U.S. relations and cooperation.

The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding of cooperation between
the Vietnam-USA Society and the Institute for Global Engagement (IGE). 

The Vietnam-USA Society has made great efforts to call upon the American people to pay more attention to the settlement of the war and agent orange/dioxin aftermaths and help war victims in Vietnam and provide international friends with information that help them understand more about Vietnam’s consistent policy on the East Sea issue, human rights, religion freedom and relations with the United States of America.

The association also pays much attention to enhancing the relationship with organizations of America, such as Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. (VVA), Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) and the Vientam Veteran of America Foundation (VVAF), restores the relationship with the American Legion and establish ties with new partners of the Soldier Heart, Inc (SHI), Veterans for Peace (VFP), Veterans for Veterans (VfV) and Vietnam Veteran Peace Initiative (VVPI). 

Recently, to further promote the Vietnam-U.S. relationship, the Vietnam-USA Society often organize roundtable discussions, workshops, information sharing events, get-togethers in topic “People-to-people diplomacy in the Vietnam – U.S. Relations” every year to review the work and discuss the ways and methods to foster the activities.

The inauguration ceremony of Trieu An Primary School funded by the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Fund (VVMF) in Quang Tri Province 

With its practical activities, the Vietnam-USA Society has made important contributions to promoting mutual understanding and friendship cooperation between the two countries.

 «Through the Vietnam-USA Society, the Vietnam Veterans of America has so far provided Vietnam with more than 300 files related to 12,000 Vietnamese soldiers who died and still missing in action (MIA) during the American war in Vietnam and helped Vietnam search for and excavate the remains of about 1,500 war martyrs”.