PM Chinh’s trip to UNGA, US, Brazil obtained substantive, comprehensive outcomes: FM
|Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son speaks at the ceremony marking 78th National Day at the Embassy of Vietnam in the U.S.|
Talking to the press, the Foreign Minister said the Vietnamese delegation’s attendance in the UNGA high-level week and bilateral activities in the US was successful and fulfilled all the set tasks and targets, thus practically implementing the foreign policy set by the 13th National Party Congress.
About the trip's main results, the Foreign Minister said first of all, Prime Minister Chinh’s speeches at UNGA meetings, especially the general debate, conveyed major messages about the country’s viewpoints and policies. Second, Vietnam demonstrated itself as a country treasuring the value of peace and stability, showing strong socio-economic development, and boasting a growing role, stature and prestige in the international arena. Third, the trip created opportunities to further develop and set up new relations with other countries and international organisations, as seen in dozens of meetings between the Prime Minister and leaders of countries and international organisations.
|Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh delivers an importan speech at the General Debate of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly. (Photo: WVR/Nguyen Hong)|
During these meetings, partners expressed their respect for the stature, role, and active voice of Vietnam. They agreed to increase mutual visits, foster cooperation in politics - diplomacy, economy - trade, science - technology, labour, tourism, education - training, people-to-people exchanges, and support each other at regional and international forums.
|Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh’s speeches at UNGA meetings, especially the general debate, conveyed major messages about the country’s viewpoints and policies. (Photo: WVR/Nguyen Hong)|
On this occasion, Vietnam established diplomatic relations with Tonga, raising the number of countries it has diplomatic ties with to 193.
Leaders of many countries voiced their support for the importance of peacefully settling disputes in the East Sea on the basis of international law, including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), and maintaining security, safety, and freedom of navigation and overflight in the waters.
|Vietnam and Tonga established diplomatic relations. (Photo: WVR/Nguyen Hong)|
Vietnam also became one of the first signatories to the Agreement on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biological Diversity of Areas beyond National Jurisdiction (also called the High Seas Treaty), according to Son.
He also stressed that Prime Minister Chinh's trip is the first to the US by a Vietnamese leader after the two countries had set up the comprehensive strategic partnership, helping carry out the agreements reached during President Joe Biden’s recent visit to Vietnam.
The Prime Minister engaged in tens of meetings and participated in many events in San Francisco, Washington DC, and New York with the presence of senior officials of the federal administration and congress, states, businesses, intellectuals, friends, and the Vietnamese community in the US.
|Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh at the meeting with Vietnamese community in San Francisco. (Photo: WVR/Nguyen Hong)|
The US partners affirmed the importance they attach to Vietnam, and that the development of bilateral relations is strongly supported by both the Republican Party and Democratic Party. They were highly unanimous in the need to quickly implement the newly established partnership, especially in such focal areas as economy - trade - investment, science - technology, innovation, education - training, settlement of war consequences, health care, environment, and people-to-people exchanges.
|Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh receives US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. (Photo: WVR/Nguyen Hong)|
Minister Son said that the US side showed positive response to Vietnam’s call for the recognition of the Southeast Asian nation’s market economy status, the limitation of trade defence measures, the further opening of the US market to some Vietnamese exports, assistance for Vietnam to build a semiconductor ecosystem and join more deeply in global supply chains, and help for the country to address war consequences.
|Prime Minister Chinh chaired a round-table talks with professors and scholars from universities in the northeast region, including Harvard University, Columbia University, New York University and Yale University. (Photo: WVR/Nguyen Hong)|
Besides, US enterprises affirmed that they will continue expanding investment and business activities in Vietnam, he noted, adding many cooperation agreements on infrastructure, digital transformation, green transition, and high technology were signed.
|Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh meets the Vietnamese community in Brazil. (Photo: WVR/Nguyen Hong)|
He went on to say that the official visit to Brazil was another practical step to implement Vietnam’s foreign policy, including enhancing relations with traditional friends, of which Brazil is a partner of leading importance.
The trip gained substantive and comprehensive results in terms of Party-to-Party, Government-to-Government, parliamentary, and people-to-people ties, as well as in various areas including politics - diplomacy, economy, trade, investment, defence, security, agriculture, education - training, science - technology, culture, tourism, and sports. It also opened up cooperation opportunities in some new fields such as green economy and digital economy.
|Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (R) and Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva meet in Brasilia on September 25. (Photo: VNA)|
During the visit, the two sides issued a joint communiqué, an important document reflecting the stature of bilateral cooperation and identifying orientations for more substantive and effective cooperation towards a new relationship in the time ahead, Minister Son continued.
|Vietnam-Brazil start negotiations on the MERCOSUR Agreement. (Photo: WVR/Nguyen Hong)|
Brazil highly valued Vietnam’s growing standing and role in the region and the world, as well as the prospects of their cooperation not only in bilateral aspects but also within regional and international frameworks such as between Vietnam and the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR), the South - South Cooperation, the Forum for East Asia - Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC), the World Trade Organisation (WTO), and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), according to the Foreign Minister.
|Prime Minister Pham Minh gave a policy speech at the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (Photo: WVR/Nguyen Hong)|