Vietnamese PM to visit US, UN May 11-17

VIETNAM, May 9 –

Vietnamese Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính. — Photo VNA/VNS Dương Giang

HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính will attend the ASEAN-US summit and pay a working visit to the United States and the United Nations (UN) at the invitation of US President Joe Biden, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The special ASEAN-US summit is due to take place in the capital Washington DC on May 12-13 to mark the 45th anniversary of ASEAN-US relations.

This is the second in-person summit between ASEAN and US leaders after the first in Sunnylands (US) in 2016, a summit scheduled for 2020 having been canceled and eventually switched to a virtual format in 2021 due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

The two sides are expected to review the progress of the partnership over the past 45 years and set development directions for the future, as well as have in-depth discussions on cooperation issues of mutual concern such as trade and investment. , maritime security, post-pandemic recovery, infrastructure, climate change, science and technology.

Vietnam’s prime minister will also lead a high-level delegation to visit the United States and the United Nations from May 11-17, marking his first overseas trip since the country reopened as the situation interior of COVID-19 is under control. and socio-economic recovery is underway.

The visit bears significant significance in the implementation of Party and State foreign policy orientations, affirms the role and responsibility of Việt Nam within the Southeast Asian regional bloc and aims to strengthen links between ASEAN and the United States.

The trip underlines the constant position of Việt Nam in the implementation of the foreign policy of independence, autonomy, peace, friendship, cooperation, multilateralization and diversification of foreign relations, and that Việt Nam strives to become a reliable partner and an active and responsible member in the international community, while safeguarding the interests of the nation and the people in accordance with the fundamental principles of the Charter of the United Nations and international law, and in the spirit equality, cooperation and mutual benefit.

The visit is expected to create strong impetus for the long-term development, effectiveness, depth and stability of the Vietnam-US comprehensive partnership in the fields of politics, diplomacy, economy, trade and investment, science and technology, education and training. , and overcome the consequences of war.

The trip demonstrates Việt Nam’s strong commitment and active contribution to global peace and stability, helping to strengthen the comprehensive and effective cooperative relationship between Việt Nam and the UN as the two celebrate 45 years of partnership ( 1977-2022) and that Việt Nam seeks additional support from the UN in the areas of sustainable socio-economic development, post-pandemic resilience, response to climate change, implementation of the SDGs and deployment United Nations peacekeeping activities.

The visit also shows the Party and State’s care for the Vietnamese community in the United States, and is expected to galvanize their contributions to national development and sovereignty protection. —VNS

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