Dynamic, consequential and growing stronger Vietnam-US Comprehensive Partnership: Blinken
In his remarks, US Secretary Blinken emphasized the breadth of cooperation between the two countries, spanning economic, environmental, and security issues.
He said: "We built a relationship that's dynamic, consequential, and growing stronger every day. Our countries are working together on an incredibly broad range of shared interests to the benefit of our peoples and people across the region and world."
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US Secretary of State Blinken also highlighted the partnerships between the two countries on economic issues, including promoting inclusive economic opportunity, resilient supply chains, and infrastructure.
He said that the US is helping Vietnam reach its goal of net-zero emissions by 2050 while powering sustainable development and strengthening public health systems.
US Secretary of State Blinken also appreciated the importance of people-to-people ties, which he called the "foundation of our relationship," commenting that the US and Vietnam are working to enable more students, researchers, entrepreneurs, and tourists to collaborate and travel between the two countries.
US Secretary of State Blinken also touched on the issue of addressing the legacies of war, stating that the US remains committed to clearing unexploded ordnance, eliminating dioxin hot spots, accounting for the missing, and other joint efforts.
"For the United States, that's a matter of trust and a matter of duty", he said.
The US Secretary of State has expressed optimism about the future of the US-Vietnam relationship in his address.
Recalling the breaking ground on a US Embassy in Hanoi, which he had attended during his visit earlier this year, he expressed gratitude to all those working to make the partnership between the two countries a reality.
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"I’m so grateful to everyone – Vietnamese and American – who is working to make that vision a reality. And I can’t wait to see where the next ten years take us", US Secretary said.