President Vo Van Thuong will attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2023 Summit Week in the US city of San Francisco and deliver the keynote address at the summit. The CEO summit will take place on November 16 local time.
The President will participate in dialogues between leaders of APEC economies and partners and guests; Participate in the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework Summit, meet bilaterally with leaders of APEC economies and international organizations…
President Vo Van Thuong will also hold meetings with US leaders; delivering speeches and policy exchanges at the American Council on Foreign Relations (CFR); Participated in a roundtable connecting businesses and localities about high technology, met with leaders of some of America’s leading companies and corporations.
Earlier, in the first activity of his business visit to the United States, on the afternoon of November 14 (local time), President Vo Van Thuong and his wife met with officials and staff of the Permanent Mission of Vietnam to the Vietnamese Embassy in the United States. United Nations and Vietnamese representative agencies in San Francisco and Houston. C
President Vo Van Thuong met with leaders and officials of Vietnamese representative agencies in the US on the evening of November 14 (local time) Photo: VNA
The former President stressed that in recent times, Vietnam’s foreign affairs activities have been extremely positive and effective, enhancing Vietnam’s role, status and reputation in the international arena.
In a vibrant general atmosphere, Vietnamese diplomatic representative agencies in the US have made efforts to promote bilateral relations in many areas, especially contributing to good preparation for upgrading Vietnam-Vietnam relations. America has become a comprehensive strategic partnership; Participate in the good preparation of the program for the President and the ministries, branches and localities to participate in the APEC 2023 Summit Week.
The President stressed that the relationship between businesses and regions is important, contributing to the realization of high-level commitments and agreements; Upgrading Vietnam-US relations to a comprehensive strategic partnership offers great opportunities for cooperation between the two countries in terms of economics, trade, investment, education, science, production and participation in the supply chain of high-quality goods.
The President hopes that the Vietnamese Embassy and representative agencies in the US will soon make efforts to materialize cooperation agreements. The President also urged Vietnamese ministries, branches and localities to participate more actively in the process.
With the Vietnamese Permanent Mission to the United Nations, the President suggested contributing to enhancing Vietnam’s relations with international organizations and strengthening the establishment of cooperative partners. Vietnamese representative agencies in San Francisco and Houston promote relations between Vietnamese localities and American localities, encouraging overseas Vietnamese to invest in the country.
The President also stressed the task of protecting civilians; Actively inform and exchange information so that the Vietnamese diaspora in the US can accurately, completely and accurately understand the current situation in Vietnam; Respond to the concerns and problems of overseas Vietnamese.
The same day, on November 14, the 34th APEC Foreign and Economic Ministerial Meeting (AMM 34) was attended by US Secretary of State Antony J. Co-chaired by Blinken and US Trade Representative Katherine Tai. The conference discussed measures towards two important goals of APEC: sustainable and inclusive growth and building a resilient and connected region.
APEC Ministers stressed the need to continue promoting regional economic integration towards the Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP); unanimously approved recommendations on APEC structural reform; Called on Members to accelerate the implementation of APEC commitments, particularly the Food Security Roadmap to 2030, the Digital Economy/Internet Economy Roadmap, and the Framework and Action Plan to Reduce Natural Risks. Download the Roadmap to Combat Illegal and Unreported Fishing; Roadmap for women and inclusive development.
Speaking at the conference, Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son proposed 3 APEC cooperation priorities: strengthening cooperation to respond to climate change and promote green growth; Take advantage of advances in science and technology for sustainable and inclusive development; Taking the people as the center of APEC cooperation.