Meeting with US Secretary of State, Prime Minister thanked the American people for giving Vietnam nearly 40 million doses of vaccine

Meeting with the US foreign minister, the Prime Minister thanked the American people for giving Vietnam nearly 40 million doses of vaccine - Photo 1.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh receives US Secretary of State Antony Blinken – Photo: NGUYEN KHANH

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh congratulated the United States on successfully responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and bringing life back to normal, as vividly illustrated by the organization of the ASEAN-US Special Summit in Hanoi. Washington DC, in which the US State Department as well as Secretary of State Blinken personally play a very important role.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh received US Secretary of State Antony Blinken

On this occasion, the Prime Minister thanked the US Government and people for providing Vietnam with nearly 40 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine through bilateral channels as well as through the COVAX mechanism at a time when Vietnam is facing difficulties. help Vietnam control the pandemic.

Discussing the bilateral relationship between Vietnam and the US, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh emphasized that the relationship between the two countries has a special history; right after Vietnam gained its independence in 1945, President Ho Chi Minh – Vietnam’s national hero, world cultural celebrity – sent a letter to US President Truman, in which especially the letter February 16, 1946.

Experiencing many ups and downs, up to now, the relationship between the two countries has achieved long and positive strides, in which the historic visit of General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong to the United States 7 years ago laid a solid foundation. creating the basis for the comprehensive partnership between Vietnam and the US to develop deeply, on the principle of respecting each other’s political institutions, independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, for peace, cooperation and development. in the region and in the world, bringing practical benefits to the two peoples.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh affirmed that the US is one of Vietnam’s most important partners and highly appreciated the US policy to support a strong, independent and prosperous Vietnam.

The Prime Minister welcomed the positive results in the relations between the two countries over the past time, reflected in the exchange of delegations at all levels, in all sectors and fields, the trade turnover is increasing rapidly and stably. reaching nearly 112 billion USD in 2021 despite difficulties caused by the epidemic, strengthening cooperation in areas where the US has strengths and Vietnam has potentials such as education – training, science – technology, innovation. creativity, entrepreneurship…

On the basis of sincerity, trust, responsibility, respect, equality and mutual benefit, the Prime Minister suggested the US continue to promote cooperation activities and support Vietnam in specific areas such as overcoming war consequences as well as coordinate to handle global issues such as responding to epidemics, climate change, combating subsidence in the Mekong Delta, ensuring a sustainable and resilient supply chain…

Meeting with the US foreign minister, the Prime Minister thanked the American people for giving Vietnam nearly 40 million doses of vaccine - Photo 3.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh receives US Secretary of State Antony Blinken – Photo: NGUYEN KHANH

Foreign Minister Blinken shared good memories of Vietnam during his two visits to Vietnam in 2015 and 2016, especially his deep impressions of the people’s industriousness and hospitality as well as the dynamism of the economy. Vietnam.

Foreign Minister Blinken reaffirmed the US support for a strong, independent and prosperous Vietnam; expressed agreement with Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh’s assessment of the positive progress and potential of the Vietnam – US relations.

Foreign Minister Blinken affirmed that the US considers the issue of overcoming the consequences of war as one of the high priorities in its relations with Vietnam. Accordingly, it will continue to work closely with Vietnam in this field.

Foreign Minister Blinken congratulated Vietnam on its achievements in COVID-19 prevention and control, and wished that Vietnam would continue to actively participate in international efforts to control the disease.

Regarding cooperation in responding to climate change, Foreign Minister Blinken welcomed Vietnam’s commitments at the COP26 Summit, affirming that the US will support Vietnam in implementing these commitments.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and Foreign Minister Blinken also discussed regional and international issues of mutual concern.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh welcomed the US and ASEAN to organize the ASEAN-US Special Summit, contributing to strengthening comprehensive and responsible cooperation between the US and ASEAN in particular and the Asia-Pacific region. and the Indian Ocean in general.

Foreign Minister Blinken said the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework Initiative is one of the US efforts to promote an economic framework that benefits all countries, affirming it is an open mechanism. and flexibility, and agreed on the need to clarify the content of this initiative.

The two sides agreed to emphasize the importance of ensuring peace, freedom, security and safety of navigation and aviation in the East Sea, and settling disputes by peaceful means on the basis of international law. , including the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) 1982, contributing to maintaining peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and in the world.

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TTO – According to Foreign Policy, US officials, including US Ambassador to Vietnam Marc Knapper, are calling for upgrading the two countries’ relations from a “comprehensive partnership” to a “strategic partnership” in recognition of their success. considerable merit of the bilateral relationship.

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