US Ambassador arrives in Hue on cycling tour hinh anh 1US Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius starts a bicycle trip to call for the environment protection. (Source: VNA)

Thua Thien – Hue (VNA) – US Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius on January 30 arrived in the central province of Thua Thien - Hue concluding an 8-day cycle tour that departed from Hanoi to promote educational exchange and environment protection awareness.

The 840km bicycle trip “US – Vietnam: A New Journey” aimed to underscore the importance of economic growth, health care and cultural heritages, educational exchange and environmental protection to mark a new period of bilateral ties.

The ambassador said he and his entourage were warmly welcomed by very hospitable residents.

Since departing Hanoi on January 24, he has stopped by Cuc Phuong national park in Ninh Binh, Lam Kinh temple in Thanh Hoa, an orphaned children’s centre in Ha Tinh, Phong Nha caves in Quang Binh and Hien Luong bridge in Quang Tri.-VNA