Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has conveyed the words of General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and President Nguyen Xuan Phuc to invite US President Joe Biden to visit Vietnam soon, the boss of the White House has happily accepted.
On the evening of May 12 (local time), within the framework of the ASEAN-U.S. Special Summit in Washington D.C., the United States, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh met with U.S. President Joe Biden at the White House.
At the meeting, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and President Joe Biden discussed vietnam-U.S. bilateral relations and regional and international issues.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh congratulated President Joe Biden on the achievements made during the first 14 months of the Biden administration.
President Biden said the Covid-19 outbreak was fully contained in the United States; The unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level, to more than 3.6%. The U.S. government helped create more than 9.8 million jobs and average wages rose 5.5 percent.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh assessed that Vietnam-U.S. relations are a special relationship. The two countries have overcome the painful past of the war, worked together, promoted the comprehensive partnership to develop more and more substantively and effectively in all fields. Vietnam expects the United States to continue to support, help and cooperate with Vietnam in areas where the United States has strengths and Vietnam has potential and needs such as disease prevention and control, digital transformation, diversification of supply chains, combating climate change, human resource training.
President Joe Biden shared that he has always had a lot of affection for the country and the people of Vietnam. As a senator, he joined his friend and colleague John McCain in lobbying U.S. officials to support promoting relations with Vietnam.
President Joe Biden said the United States, as a leading developed country, is eager to work together to support developing and less developed countries in a variety of areas, including trade economic development, disease prevention and response to climate change.
In particular, in disease prevention and control, President Biden said his administration has lobbied the U.S. Congress to allocate $21 billion to increase support for countries around the world in vaccines, covid-19 medicines, medical equipment, as well as strengthen cooperation with countries to effectively respond to future outbreaks, not only for the benefit of the United States but also for the benefit of friends, partners, the international community and the whole world. Biden said the United States will do its best to increase its support for Vietnam and other countries in the region in this area.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh agreed that climate change issues, epidemics and other non-traditional security challenges are global issues, so countries need to take a global approach, promote multilateralism and unite to join hands to solve these problems. The Prime Minister wished the United States to strengthen cooperation and support Vietnam in developing a green economy, a circular economy, diversifying supply chains, and sustainable energy transition.
Discussing regional and international issues of mutual concern, President Joe Biden agreed with Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on respecting independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and political institutions between states, not using force, peacefully resolving disputes, conflict, on the basis of international law, the Charter of the United Nations; ensuring freedom of navigation and overflight in accordance with the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS 1982).
On this occasion, the Prime Minister respectfully conveyed the invitation of General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and President Nguyen Xuan Phuc to invite President Joe Biden to visit Vietnam soon. President Biden thanked him and said he would arrange to visit Vietnam at the appropriate time for both sides.
By: Trinh Kieu