Welcome ceremony hosted by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong for US President Joe Biden
|At the invitation of Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, US President Joe Biden pays a State visit to Vietnam from September 10-11. (Photo: Nguyen Hong)|
|This is the first time a US President has made a State visit to Vietnam at the invitation of a General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee.|
|Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong chaired the official welcome ceremony at the highest level for a head of state for US President Joe Biden on September 10 afternoon. (Photo: Nguyen Hong)|
The visit takes place when the two countries are marking the 10th anniversary of their Comprehensive Partnership. (Photo: Nguyen Hong)
|After the welcome ceremony, the Party leader holds talks with the US President at the Party Central Committee’s headquarters building. (Photo: Nguyen Hong)|
Earlier, the US President arrived in Hanoi and was met at the Noi Bai international airport by member of the Party Central Committee and head of the Party Central Committee's Commission for Foreign Affairs Le Hoai Trung, Deputy Foreign Minister Ha Kim Ngoc, Chairman of Hanoi People’s Council Nguyen Ngoc Tuan, Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Nguyen Quoc Dung, and Director of the State Protocol Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Viet Dung.
The US President is accompanied by Secretary of State Antony Blinken, US Ambassador to Vietnam Marc E. Knapper, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, among others.
President Biden’s visit to Vietnam marks a decade of the comprehensive partnership of Vietnam and the US. It is a continuity of previous visits by US presidents – Bill Clinton in 2000, George W. Bush in 2006, Barack Obama in 2016 and Donald Trump in 2017.
The outstanding outcomes of the Vietnam-US bilateral relationship over the past nearly three decades provide the basis to affirm that the State visit of President Biden to Vietnam will be another significant milestone in the two countries’ joint journey for peace, stability, cooperation and sustainable development for the region and the world.