Foreign Minister receives Governor of Oregon State Katherine Brown
|On November 14, Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son received Governor of Oregon State Katherine Brown on the occasion of her working visit to Vietnam. (Photo: Tuan Anh)|
At the meeting, Minister Bui Thanh Son and Governor Katherine Brown reviewed the progress in the two countries' relations since the signing of the Letter of Intent on Cooperation between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam and Oregon State in 2015, especially in the fields of traditional cooperation such as economy- trade, education - training, culture...
The two sides agreed to continue implementing the measures to broaden new cooperation space to match the potential of the bilateral relationship. Minister Son asked the state of Oregon to continue facilitating the Vietnamese community there to further develop and make more contributions to the development of the relations between Vietnam and the state.
|The two sides agreed to continue implementing the measures to broaden new cooperation space to match the potential of the bilateral relationship. (Photo: Tuan Anh)|
Governor Brown expressed her pleasure to visit Vietnam again in the context that the two countries' relations have been developing actively and substantively since the establishment of the Comprehensive Partnership in 2013.
The Governor is pleased to announce that Vietnam is currently Oregon's 8th largest export market, with the turnover surpassing 1 billion USD in 2021 and many large US companies such as Nike, Intel, Columbia Sports do business and effectively invest in Vietnam. As President Joe Biden’s administration is promoting the development of the semiconductor sector, an advantage of Oregon, the state hopes both sides will bring into full play cooperation potential in this field.
|Participants posed for photo after the meeting. (Photo: Tuan Anh)|
Governor Katherine Brown appreciated the role of the Vietnamese community in Oregon and expressed her joy at the recent election of five people of the Vietnamese origin to important positions in the Oregon House of Representatives.