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Asian leader taking home lessons from Ontario

Tien Le, from Vietnam, came to Ontario as professional fellow through the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative, a program that provides community leaders with a month-long work placement. (The Enterprise/Kristine de Leon)

ONTARIO – Ontario said goodbye last week to an international visitor who came to eastern Oregon as part of a professional exchange program.

Tien Le, from Cần Thó City, Vietnam, came to Ontario as professional fellow through the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative, a program that provides community leaders with a month-long work placement.

This was Ontario’s third year providing a venue, drawing visitors from Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia and now, Vietnam.

City Manager Adam Brown said the program was started in 2013 by the U.S. Department of State under President Barack Obama to strengthen ties with . . .