On June 23, 2010, IGE President Chris Seiple spoke to reporters from Vietnam Television (VTV4) about the 15 years of bilateral relations between Vietnam and the United States and religious freedom in Vietnam. Dr. Seiple recommended to the Vietnamese and the U.S. governments to seize the momentum of achievement by creating a bilateral and multi-lateral framework based on mature friendship and honest discussion on key interrelated issues of foreign trade, education, rule of law, security, defense, and human rights.