The US will help Vietnam recover from the pandemic

, The US will help Vietnam recover from the pandemic

On 30/3, at the Government headquarters, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh received US Ambassador to Vietnam Marc E. Knapper to pay a courtesy visit on the occasion of the Ambassador’s start of his term of office.

The Prime Minister congratulated Mr. Marc E. Knapper on being assigned a new role by President Joe Biden and returning to Hanoi to work as Ambassador; expressed his belief that in his new position, the Ambassador would continue to make further contributions to the Comprehensive Partnership between the two countries.

The United States is one of Vietnam’s most important partners and Vietnam wishes to join the US in continuing to deepen the Comprehensive Partnership, which is effective and substantive on the basis of respect for independence and sovereignty. , territorial integrity, political institutions and differences among themselves.

Ambassador Marc E. Knapper: The US will do everything to support VietnamAmbassador Marc E. Knapper: The US will do everything to support Vietnam
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and Ambassador Marc E. Knapper. Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Prime Minister expressed his satisfaction about the progress made in the relations between the two countries over the past time, in which economic and trade relations continue to be an important driving force to promote the two countries’ relations with bilateral trade turnover in 2021. first crossed the $100 billion mark and reached a record $111 billion.

The two countries have also actively cooperated in the prevention and control of the Covid-19 epidemic and post-pandemic recovery. 

The Prime Minister assessed that cooperation in overcoming war consequences is a bright spot in the Vietnam-US relationship, contributing to building trust between the two peoples, while responding to climate change has become an important field. strategic cooperation between the two countries. In addition, other areas of cooperation such as education and training, national security and defense continue to be important prerequisites to promote the two countries’ relations.

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US Ambassador Marc E. Knapper expressed his pleasure to return to work in Vietnam, highly appreciating Vietnam’s strong development in all aspects, especially in epidemic prevention and control and economic recovery after economic development. Translate. 

The Ambassador pledged that in the coming time, he would actively work closely with Vietnamese ministries and sectors to maintain regular exchange of delegations and contacts between the two countries at all levels and channels, and enhance trade and investment exchanges. investment, promoting cooperation in responding to climate change, building high-quality infrastructure, green and sustainable development, human resource training, digital transformation…. 

The US will do all it can to support Vietnam, believing that Vietnam’s rapid recovery and sustainable development program will be successful, contributing to leading the process of economic recovery and development in the region. after the pandemic.

Ambassador Marc E. Knapper: The US will do everything to support VietnamAmbassador Marc E. Knapper: The US will do everything to support Vietnam
Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

On the regional and multilateral levels, Ambassador Knapper reaffirmed the US desire to strengthen cooperation with ASEAN countries and the Indo-Pacific region for peace, stability, cooperation and development in Vietnam. region, reflected in new strategies and initiatives such as the Indo-Pacific Strategy. 

The two sides exchanged views on ASEAN countries’ positions on ensuring security, safety and freedom of navigation and overflight in the East Sea, peacefully settling disputes on the basis of international law, including the Convention. United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982.

The Prime Minister wishes and believes that the two countries’ relations will continue to develop sustainably, deepen, be substantive and effective on the principles of sincerity, trust, respect, equality, and always look forward to a good future. , for the happiness and well-being of the people of the two countries.

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