Accepting the invitation of Nguyen Phu Trong, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam, US President Joe Biden will pay a state visit to Vietnam from September 10 to 11, 2023.
President Joe Biden and a high-ranking US delegation arrive at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi city – Photo: Huy Hung
Secretary General Nguyen Phu Trong presides over the welcoming ceremony for US President Joe Biden – Photo: Hoang Trieu
Welcome ceremony of US President Joe Biden
The two sides agreed that Vietnam-US relations have achieved strong, deep, concrete and effective development since the normalization of Vietnam-US relations and the establishment of a comprehensive partnership.
On that basis, for the benefit of both peoples and wishing to strengthen cooperation for the goals of peace, cooperation and sustainable development in the new context, Secretary-General Nguyen Phu Trong and President Joe Biden adopted it on behalf of both countries. A joint declaration, establishing a comprehensive strategic partnership for peace, cooperation and sustainable development.
Conversation between Secretary General Nguyen Phu Trong and US President Joe Biden – Photo: Hoang Trieu
The joint statement clearly stated that within the framework of this new relationship, the two leaders emphasized the basic principles guiding Vietnam-US relations, including respect for the UN Charter, international law and the United Nations, a -Includes respect for the political institutions of others. Independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity. Vietnam and the United States will continue to deepen cooperation in all areas to ensure the interests of both peoples, and contribute to peace, stability, cooperation and prosperity in the region and the world.
In particular, it is necessary to deepen political-diplomatic relations and promote exchange of delegations and regular contacts at all levels to enhance mutual understanding, build and strengthen trust.
Both sides agreed to create favorable conditions for achieving the above goal and to open up markets for goods and services of each country, supporting trade and economic policies and regulatory measures; Work together to address issues such as market access barriers through trade and investment framework agreements.
Considering this a new breakthrough in the comprehensive strategic partnership, Vietnam and the United States decided to promote cooperation in science, technology and innovation in the digital field. Recognizing Vietnam’s great potential to become a leading country in the semiconductor industry, the two leaders support the rapid development of the semiconductor ecosystem in Vietnam and both sides actively coordinate to enhance Vietnam’s position in the global semiconductor supply chain. do. Accordingly, Vietnam and the US announced the launch of a Human Resource Development Initiative in the Semiconductor Sector, in which the US government will provide an initial seeding grant of USD 2 million along with other grants. Support from the Vietnamese government and private sector in the future.
Immediately after the high-level talks, Secretary General Nguyen Phu Trong and President Joe Biden spoke to the Vietnamese, American and international press and reported good results of the talks.
At the meeting between President Vo Van Thuong and President Joe Biden, the President said that this visit with Secretary General Nguyen Phu Trong and President Joe Biden announces the upgrading of Vietnam-US relations to a comprehensive strategic partnership, which will raise the stature of the relationship. Reflects. In line with the interests of both peoples, and actively contribute to peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world.
The two leaders discussed measures to further deepen bilateral relations within the framework of the newly established Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.
On this occasion, in a friendly atmosphere, President Vo Van Thuong respectfully presented a special book titled “A Man, a Path and a History: Ho Chi Minh – Letter to Country America” to President Joe Biden.
President Vo Van Thuong hosts a welcoming ceremony for US President Joe Biden – Photo: Hoang Trieu
The Prime Minister proposed that both sides make progress in cooperation in science, technology, innovation, education and training; At the same time, we strongly promote cooperation in combating climate change, green development and the development of renewable energy.
President Joe Biden agreed with Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on directions and measures to implement the new framework of bilateral relations, as well as priority areas of cooperation, including health, social security, green energy, high technology… President Joe Biden Biden proposed that the two sides strengthen cooperation in the semiconductor supply chain through human resources training programs for Vietnam, thereby gradually supporting Vietnam’s deeper involvement. And become a vital link in supply chains in the region and the world.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and President Joe Biden attend the Investment and Innovation Conference – Photo: Hoang Trieu
President Joe Biden and congressmen said they will make efforts to promote internal US consensus to support Vietnam-US relations and soon recognize Vietnam’s market economy status.
Speaker of the National Assembly Vuong Dinh Hue and US President Joe Biden – Photo: Hoang Trieu
At the welcoming ceremony, President Joe Biden and National Assembly Speaker Vuong Dinh Hue watched as leaders of the Veterans Association, Vietnam’s Ministry of National Defense and the US presented war mementos between the two sides.
This visit of President Joe Biden to Vietnam marks a decade of establishment and implementation of the Comprehensive Partnership (2013-2023) by the two countries, a continuation of visits by heads of state to Vietnam for nearly 30 years.
This visit opens a new chapter in relations between the two countries. Accordingly, both sides will work together to realize the aspirations of the people for a bright and dynamic future, thereby contributing to maintaining peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and around the world.
On the occasion of the visit, both sides signed several cooperation documents. In particular, on the afternoon of September 11 in Hanoi, Vietnam Airlines and aircraft manufacturing group Boeing signed a memorandum of understanding on the sale of 50 Boeing 737 MAX narrow-body aircraft worth USD 10 billion. Vietnam Airlines and Boeing will closely coordinate to research, evaluate and report to the competent authorities for consideration soon as a basis to promote the negotiation process and complete Vietnam Airlines’ investment processes. Vietjet airline and major US financial group Carlyle signed a USD 550 million aircraft sponsorship agreement on September 11…