Ambassador Nguyen Quoc Cuong met with state and regional leaders to discuss trade and educational opportunities between Vietnam and Missouri, at the Reynolds Journalism Institute, on the campus of the University of Missouri, Tuesday, May 28, 2013.
The Vietnamese ambassador to the United States is visiting Missouri for the first time this week to discuss trade opportunities and student growth.
Ambassador Nguyen Quoc Cuong met with US Congressmember Vicky Hartzler, Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid and University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe to discuss the opportunities for trade between Missouri and Vietnam.
During the discussion, Hartzler noted that the demand for agricultural products in Vietnam presents an opportunity for Missouri producers.
When the original administration building of the university burned in 1892 the columns were left standing. They stand today on Francis Quadrangle and are an iconic image of the university's Columbia campus.
More than 5,000 diplomas are expected to be handed out this weekend at the University of Missouri in Columbia.
Spring graduation ceremonies begin Friday and continue through Sunday. Commencement speakers include U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, who will address the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; and Boone County Circuit Judge Kevin Crane, speaking at the ceremony of the College of Arts and Sciences.