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Vietnam

Name Locale Remarks Date
John Foster Dulles Saigon Met with Premier Diem and senior Vietnamese officials. February 28–March 1, 1955
John Foster Dulles Saigon Met with President Diem and senior Vietnamese officials March 14–15, 1956
David Dean Rusk Saigon Met with President Khanh and conferred with U.S. officials. April 17–19, 1964
David Dean Rusk Saigon Met with Premier Khanh and senior Vietnamese officials. May 31, 1964
David Dean Rusk Saigon Met with Premier Ky and Foreign Minister Do. January 15, 1966
David Dean Rusk Cam Ranh Bay Accompanied President Johnson on a visit to U.S. military personnel. October 26, 1966
David Dean Rusk Saigon Met with Foreign Minister Do and senior Vietnamese officials. December 9–11, 1966
William Pierce Rogers Saigon Met with President Thieu and U.S. and Vietnamese officials. Left U.S. May 12. May 14–19, 1969
William Pierce Rogers Saigon Met with the Foreign Ministers of countries contributing troops to Vietnam. July 4–7, 1970
Warren Minor Christopher Hanoi Signed agreements normalizing relations with Vietnam and opened the U.S. Embassy. August 5–7, 1995
Madeleine Korbel Albright Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City Met with Prime Minister Kiet and senior Vietnamese officials. Laid cornerstone of a new Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City. June 26–29, 1997
Madeleine Korbel Albright Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City Met with senior Vietnamese officials and opened new U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City. September 6–8, 1999
Colin Luther Powell Hanoi Attended ASEAN Regional Forum and Post-Ministerial Conference. July 24–27, 2001
Condoleezza Rice Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City Attended the APEC Cooperation Forum Ministerial Meeting and accompanied President Bush. November 15–20, 2006
Hillary Rodham Clinton Hanoi Attended the ASEAN Post-Ministerial Conference and Regional Forum Ministerial. Discussed the Lower Mekong Initiative. July 21–23, 2010
Hillary Rodham Clinton Hanoi Attended the East Asia Summit and the Lower Mekong Initiative meetings. October 29–30, 2010
Hillary Rodham Clinton Hanoi Met with Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh. Attended an American Chamber of Commerce Reception. July 10–11, 2012
John Forbes Kerry Ho Chi Minh City, Ca Mau, Hanoi Met with American and Vietnamese business leaders, addressed the American Chamber of Commerce, delivered an address on climate change, and met with Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh. December 14–17, 2013
John Forbes Kerry Hanoi Met with Deputy Prime Minister/Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and commemorated the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. August 6–8, 2015
John Forbes Kerry Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City Accompanied President Obama. May 22–25, 2016
John Forbes Kerry Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Camau Province Met with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Acting Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son. Delivered a speech at the Ho Chi Minh University of Technology and Education. January 13–14, 2017