AMM-56: Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son meets US, EU partners
|AMM-56: Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. (Photo: WVR/Tuan Anh)|
On July 13, during a meeting on the occasion of the 56th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM-56) and relevant meetings in Jakarta, Foreign Minister Son and US Secretary of State Blinken expressed satisfaction at the positive progress in the cooperative relationship between the two countries over the recent times and affirmed the importance attached by the leadership of both nations to the comprehensive partnership.
US Secretary of State Blinken agreed to coordinate with Vietnam in effectively implementing the outcomes of the phone talks between Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and US President Joe Biden on March 30, 2023, especially promoting high-level visits and meetings, and implementing cooperation agreements signed between the two countries.
He thanked the Vietnamese Government, especially the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for the arrangement made during his recent Vietnam visit.
The two officials also discussed regional and international issues of common concern and agreed to strengthen coordination at regional and international forums in the time to come.
The same day, Foreign Minister Son met with High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Joseph Borell.
|AMM-56: Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son and High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Joseph Borell. (Photo: WVR/Tuan Anh)|
The two sides expressed satisfaction at the fruitful development of the Vietnam – EU comprehensive partnership and agreed to promote the exchange of all-level delegations and meetings and effectively implement the Vietnam-EU Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA).
Foreign Minister Son suggested EU member states to soon complete the ratification of the EU - Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement, and said hopes that the EU would consider lifting the “yellow card” warning against Vietnamese seafood exports as soon as possible.
For his part, Borrell affirmed that the EU is ready to support Vietnam in its energy transition process, and in implementing the Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP) mechanism, toward achieving net zero emission targets by 2050.