Foreign Minister meets US Secretary of State Antony Blinken
|Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son had meetings with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on the occasion of the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week in Bangkok. (Photo: WVR/Nguyen Hong)
The Vietnamese Foreign Minister and US Secretary of State expressed their delight at the flourishing comprehensive partnership in multiple spheres between the two countries, including high-level mutual visits and meetings, economic cooperation, trade, investment, sustainable development, green energy, clean energy, digital transformation, and infrastructure development.
Foreign Minister Son said the US is one of the leading partners of Vietnam, adding he hopes the two sides will coordinate to further intensify bilateral relations ahead of the comprehensive partnership’s 10th anniversary in 2023.
|The Vietnamese Foreign Minister and US Secretary of State expressed their delight at the flourishing comprehensive partnership in multiple spheres between the two countries. (Photo: WVR/Nguyen Hong)
To promote bilateral ties, the two sides agreed to increase meetings and delegation exchanges at all levels, especially high-level ones, and bolster connections in economy - trade, security - defence, education - training, and settlement of war consequences, including dioxin remediation at Bien Hoa airbase and the search for remains of Vietnamese martyrs.
They also agreed to exchange views on and coordinate in issues of common concern at regional and international forums, and strengthen partnerships with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Mekong sub-region.
State Secretary Blinken also took this occasion to congratulate Vietnam on its election to the United Nations Human Rights Council.