U.S. President Joe Biden said he has a lot of affection for Vietnam and promised to provide more support for the Southeast Asian country during his meeting with Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh earlier this week. PM Chinh met with President Biden at the White House in Washington, D.C. on Thursday (local time) within the framework of U.S. - ASEAN Special Summit, according to the Vietnam News Agency. During their talks, President Biden said that he personally has a lot of affection for the country and the people of Vietnam. When he was still a senator, Biden and John McCain, his late friend and colleague, had lobbied to promote the U.S. relations with Vietnam, he added. As a leading developed country, the U.S. is eager to cooperate with and assist developing countries in various areas, including economic and trade development, disease prevention and control, and climate change response. U.S. President Joe Biden and leaders of ASEAN member countries pose … [Read more...] about US President Joe Biden has lots of affection for Vietnam: news agency
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Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (first on the right, front row) visits Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston, the capital of Massachusetts where late President Ho Chi Minh used to work from 1911 to 1913. (Photo: VNA) Boston (VNA) – Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and his delegation visited Omni Parker House Hotel where late President Ho Chi Minh used to work in Boston, the capital of Massachusetts, on May 14 (local time) as part of his working trip to the US. us period which was hung at the hotel, with words saying that Ho Chi Minh used to work as pastry chef of Parker from 1911 to 1913. VNA … [Read more...] about PM visits hotel where President Ho Chi Minh used to work in Boston
Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou arrived in Hà Nội's Nội Bài International Airport on Sunday, beginning her official visit to Việt Nam. VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou arrived in Hà Nội on Sunday, beginning her official visit to Việt Nam at the invitation of Vietnamese President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc. Within the framework of the five-day visit, the Greek President will visit the Monument to Heroic Martyrs and Hồ Chí Minh Mausoleum, hold talks with President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, pay a courtesy visit to Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng, and meet with Chairman of the National Assembly Vương Đình Huệ. She will also attend a document signing ceremony and meet with the press, visit the Temple of Literature and attend some local events. The visit is expected to contribute to consolidating political trust and deepening the multi-faceted cooperation between the two countries. The visit takes place in the context that the traditional friendship … [Read more...] about Greek President’s Việt Nam visit expected to deepen multi-faceted cooperation
He was speaking during a meeting with the US business community in Washington DC on May 12 (US time), as part of the Vietnamese leader’s trip to the US. The meeting was held by the US-ASEAN Business Council and the US Chamber of Commerce. PM Chinh affirmed that Vietnam always considers the US as a leading, important partner. He said the impressive growth of bilateral trade of between 17-20 per cent a year proves that there remains ample room for economic development between the two countries. Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh meets US investors and business leaders in Washington DC on May 12 (US time) — VNA/VNS Photo Vietnam is the ninth largest trading partner of the US. Two-way trade turnover between the two countries in 2021 reached nearly US$112 billion in spite of difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the PM said. PM Chinh added that Vietnam is focusing on technology renovation, digital transformation and diversification of the supply chain. The … [Read more...] about PM Chinh meets US business community
The PM hailed the efforts by the embassy in implementing the external policies of the Party and State, building and promoting the image of the nation and people of Vietnam to U.S. friends, and contributing to making the Vietnam-U.S. ties more practical and effective, including the thorough preparations for the PM’s trip to the U.S. to attend the ASEAN-U.S. Special Summit and make a visit to the U.S. and the U.N. He asked the embassy to promptly implement agreements reached between the two countries during this visit. Meeting representatives from the Vietnamese community in the East Coast of the U.S., the Government leader thanked the community for their contribution to the homeland as well as to the relationship between Vietnam and the U.S. He reiterated that the Party and State always consider the Vietnamese community abroad as an indispensable part of the community of ethnic groups in Vietnam, and always do their best to support overseas Vietnamese to settle down in the host … [Read more...] about PM meets Vietnamese embassy officials, community in U.S.
At the event, the Vietnamese PM congratulated Laos on the positive results in the country’s fight against COVID-19 and reopening, and highly valued the two countries’ sound cooperation in the bilateral framework as well as at regional and international forums. The Lao PM spoke highly of Vietnam’s important achievements in the recent time, especially in bringing the COVID-19 pandemic under control and promptly reopening its borders for socio-economic recovery and development, and thanked Vietnam for cooperation and support for Laos over the years. The two PMs rejoiced at the stable development of the Vietnam-Laos great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation. Since the start of 2022, the countries have exchanged delegations at all levels, notably an official visit to Vietnam by the Lao PM in January. They have collaborated in effective implementing high-level agreements and those adopted at the 44th meeting of the Inter-Governmental Committee chaired by the … [Read more...] about Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh meets Lao counterpart in U.S.
The three-day visit is being made at the invitation of President of the Lao National Assembly Xaysomphone Phomvihane. Hue is being accompanied by N.A. Vice Chairman Nguyen Duc Hai; N.A. Secretary General and Head of the N.A. Office Bui Van Cuong; Chairman of the N.A. Committee for External Relations Vu Hai Ha; Chairman of the N.A. Council for Ethnic Affairs Y Thanh Ha Nie K'dam; Chairman of the N.A. Economic Committee Vu Hong Thanh; and Chairman of the N.A. Committee for Defense and Security Le Tan Toi, among others. Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos Nguyen Ba Hung and the staff of the Vietnamese Embassy in Laos, and representatives of the Vietnamese community welcomed Hue and the high-ranking delegation of the Vietnamese legislature at the airport. Representatives from the Lao side at the welcome ceremony were Vice President of the Lao N.A. Sommad Pholsena, Chairman of the Lao N.A.’s Committee for Foreign Affairs Sanya Praseuth, and N.A. Deputy Secretary General Bounthan Bounvilay. … [Read more...] about N.A. Chairman arrives in Vientiane, beginning official visit to Laos
PM Chinh highlighted Kerry’s heartfelt sentiments towards the country and people of Vietnam, as well as his responsibility and enduring contributions to Vietnam-U.S. relations over the past years. He also praised Kerry for his role in building the two-Party consensus in the U.S. in supporting the relationship with Vietnam, especially the settlement of war consequences – part of the process of reconciliation and trust-building between the people of the two countries. Vietnam consistently pursues a foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, peace, friendship, cooperation, development, multilateralization and diversification of relations, and being a good friend and a reliable partner of countries worldwide, and an active, responsible member of the international community, the PM affirmed. During the process, Vietnam always considers the U.S. a leading important partner, and wants to work together with the U.S. to promote the bilateral ties on the basis of respect for each … [Read more...] about Prime Minister receives U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (right) and US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry . (Photo: VNA) Boston (VNA) – Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh met with US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry in Boston on May 14 (local time) as part of his working trip to the US. PM Chinh highlighted Kerry’s heartfelt sentiments towards the country and people of Vietnam, as well as his responsibility and enduring contributions to Vietnam-US relations over the past years. He also praised Kerry for his role in building the two-Party consensus in the US in supporting the relationship with Vietnam, especially the settlement of war consequences – part of the process of reconciliation and trust-building between the people of the two countries. Vietnam consistently pursues a foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, peace, friendship, cooperation, development, multilateralisation and diversification of relations, and being a good friend and a reliable … [Read more...] about Prime Minister receives US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate
At the meeting, PM Chinh highly appreciated USAID's contributions to the recent development of Vietnam-U.S. relations through effective aid activities, contributing to the settlement of post-war consequences, hunger eradication and poverty alleviation, and promotion of sustainable and inclusive development in Vietnam. The PM welcomed USAID's plan to expand operations in Vietnam, speed up approval procedures and implement projects to increase the effectiveness of development aid. He suggested USAID continue to increase support for Vietnam in overcoming the consequences of the war, focusing on handling Agent Orange/dioxin at Bien Hoa Airport and other hotspots, supporting people with disabilities, war victims, supporting the search for remains of Vietnamese martyrs, and especially helping with DNA assessment capacity of Vietnamese scientists through the construction of a high-tech center in this field. While welcoming USAID's 70-million-USD financial support for Fulbright … [Read more...] about PM Pham Minh Chinh meets with USAID Administrator