At the reception, Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh conveyed the greetings of General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and senior Vietnamese leaders to President Joe Biden, thanking the President for his support for the relationship. Vietnam – USA for decades. Standing Deputy Prime Minister affirmed that Vietnam always considers the United States as one of its most important partners and wishes to continue promoting the deepening of the Vietnam-US Comprehensive Partnership for the benefit of the United States. people of the two countries, making practical contributions to peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world.
President Biden shared that he has always had a lot of affection for the country and people of Vietnam since he was a Senator, always supporting the strong development of the two countries’ relations. President Biden thanked the Vietnamese senior leaders for the good wishes, and recalled the good impressions of General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong’s historic visit to the United States in 2015, President Biden presented expressed his wish to make an official visit to Vietnam at an appropriate time.
On the same day, Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh had a meeting with Marshall Islands President David Kabua. The two sides exchanged contents to promote bilateral cooperation, in which the immediate proposal was to strengthen the exchange of delegations at all levels; promote cooperation in fields that both have great potentials such as fishing, agriculture, tourism, cooperation in air transport, response to climate change, sea level rise and security assurance. Food. The Deputy Prime Minister affirmed that Vietnam always appreciates and thanks Marshall for supporting Vietnam in important international positions over the years, asking Marshall to continue supporting Vietnam’s candidacy for the 2023 UN Human Rights Council. -2025.
At the meeting of the Deputy Prime Minister with Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, the two sides highly appreciated the strong developments in the Vietnam – Indonesia Strategic Partnership over the past time. Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, high-level and high-level contacts and exchanges are maintained flexibly, both face-to-face and online, contributing to increasing trust and political cohesion between the two countries. country. Economic and trade cooperation has made great progress. The two sides agreed to promote the exchange of delegations at all levels in the coming time, especially in the context that the two countries will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the strategic partnership in 2023; effectively implement the Action Program 2019-2023, towards the development of an action plan for the period 2024 – 2028. The two sides exchanged views on regional and international issues of mutual concern; affirming that Vietnam supports Indonesia to successfully assume the role of ASEAN Chair in 2023; reaffirmed ASEAN’s support for maintaining unity and agreed principles in the East Sea issue, in accordance with international law and the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
At a meeting with First Deputy Minister of State of the US Department of State Wendy Sherman, the Deputy Prime Minister expressed his delight at the progress made in the Vietnam – US Comprehensive Partnership over the past time and suggested that the two sides continue to increase strengthen exchange and dialogue at all levels as well as step up cooperation in all fields in order to deepen bilateral relations. The Deputy Prime Minister highly appreciated and suggested the US side continue to pay attention and spend resources to support Vietnam in overcoming the consequences of war, digital transformation, clean energy transformation, and response to climate change.
For his part, First Deputy Secretary of the US State Department Sherman assessed the Vietnam – US Comprehensive Partnership to continue its positive development momentum and expressed his pleasure at the meeting and exchange of delegations. between the two sides has been resumed normally, thereby contributing to maintaining the momentum for bilateral relations. Ms. Wendy Sherman highly appreciated the efforts of the Vietnamese Government in digital transformation, clean energy transformation, participated in discussions on the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework Initiative for Prosperity over the past time, at the same time affirming the commitment of the US side to continue to support Vietnam in responding to climate change and overcoming the consequences of war.
At a meeting with US Ambassador to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Cindy McCain, the Deputy Prime Minister thanked the tireless efforts of late Senator McCain – her husband Cindy McCain – at the time. Lifetime as well as many generations of leaders of the two sides have brought the two countries together to put aside the past and look towards a better future, thereby contributing to turning the relationship between the two countries from former enemies to becoming a comprehensive partnership. The Deputy Prime Minister emphasized that the efforts of late Senator McCain and Mrs. Cindy McCain have contributed to making cooperation in overcoming war consequences a bright spot in the relationship, promoting reconciliation, healing and building trust. between the two countries, and opens up more opportunities for cooperation in other fields.
Ambassador Cindy McCain expressed pride to have accompanied the late Senator McCain for decades in supporting and making efforts to contribute to the development of relations between the two countries. As the US Ambassador to FAO, Ms. McCain highly appreciated the achievements in agricultural development as well as climate change response, water security in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam and hoped wants Vietnam to promote its important role as well as share its agricultural development experience with the international community. Mrs. Cindy McCain wishes to visit Vietnam again and visit the Mekong Delta soon.