Vietnam ready to cooperate with US: Deputy Spokesperson

WVR/VNA - Deputy Spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry Pham Thu Hang has said Vietnam wishes and stays ready to cooperate with US President Joe Biden's administration to continue deepening bilateral ties in an effective and sustainable manner, for the sake of peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world.
Vietnam ready to cooperate with US: Deputy Spokesperson
Deputy Spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry Pham Thu Hang. (Photo: WWVR/Nguyen Hong)

On March 23, commenting on Vietnam-US ties at the Ministry’s regular press conference in Hanoi, Deputy Spokesperson Hang said since its establishment a decade ago, the Vietnam-US comprehensive partnership has developed extensively, effectively and substantially in bilateral, regional and international aspects. The two countries have maintained contacts, dialogues and exchange of delegations at all levels, especially high-level visits.

In joint statements and meetings between the two countries’ leaders, Vietnam and the US consistently affirmed their commitment to respecting the United Nations Charter, international law, as well as independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and political regime of each other. The US repeatedly expressed its support for a strong, independent and prosperous Vietnam. Economic, trade, and investment cooperation has been a notable bright spot, with two-way trade reaching 123 billion USD in 2022, four times higher than that in 2013. The US has become Vietnam's first export market surpassing 100 billion USD in turnover while Vietnam has become the eighth largest trade partner of the US, she said.

Vietnam ready to cooperate with US: Deputy Spokesperson
USAID, Ministry of National Defence announced contract of 73 Million USD for Dioxin Remediation at Bien Hoa Air Base: On March 7, 2023, USAID Administrator Samantha Power and the Ministry of Defense officials inaugurated a park land at the site of Bien Hoa Air Base, installed by USAID and Viet Nam's Air Defense Air Force Command (ADAFC) with support from the U.S. Department of Defense. (Photo: US Embassy in Vietnam)

According to the Deputy Spokesperson, the US's foreign direct investment in Vietnam reached 11.4 billion USD, placing the US at the 11th place among countries investing directly in Vietnam. Recently, a big US business delegation visited Vietnam. In addition to economy, trade and investment, positive progress has also been seen in other areas like COVID-19 response, post-pandemic recovery, sci-tech, education and environment. The US continues working with Vietnam in dealing with war consequences, improving legal enforcement capability at sea, and joining United Nations peacekeeping operations.

Vietnam ready to cooperate with US: Deputy Spokesperson
NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue welcomes delegation of US-ASEAN Business Council. (Photo: VNA)

The two sides have been working more and more effectively at multilateral forums such as ASEAN, the United Nations, APEC, the Mekong sub-region to address regional and global issues of common concern related to sustainable development and climate change, the Deputy Spokesperson said.

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(Source: WVR/VNA)