What do experts say about US President Joe Biden ’s visit to Viet Nam?

Scholars and experts have given their takes on US President Joe Biden’s upcoming visit to Viet Nam.
Thủ tướng Phạm Minh Chính và Tổng thống Hoa Kỳ Joe Biden trong chuyến thăm và làm việc tại Hoa Kỳ, tháng 5/2022. (Nguồn: VGP)
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and US President Joe Biden during the former's visit to Washington D.C., US on May 2022. (Source: VGP)

Regarding US President Joe Biden’s upcoming visit to Viet Nam, Mr. Khang Vu, PhD candidate in international relations at Boston College (US), stated: “As in the White House’s statement, this visit aimed to promote the process of turning Viet Nam into a hi-tech economy and innovation hub. Both sides will more likely focusing on efforts to help Viet Nam in increasing its electronics manufacturing, especially microchip and semiconductor production. The US also wants to assist Viet Nam in developing supply chains and further integrating into the global economy through suggestions regarding administrative reforms in importing and exporting goods”.

The US also wants to expand its market in Viet Nam and diversify its supply chains in the context of increasingly complicated global landscapes.

For expectations, he stated that that in spite of different political systems, US and Viet Nam “show similarities regarding security and economic interests”. A new milestone in President Biden’s upcoming visit “can serve as a declaration that it respected the leadership of the Communist Party of Viet Nam, at the moment and in the future, regardless of Republican or Democratic administration”.

For him, with this change, Viet Nam will also send out a message that it respects and stands ready to promote its relations with all countries, on the basis of mutual interests and regardless of political difference. This can serve as an important leverage for Viet Nam to expand its relations with other countries, especially those in the European Union (EU).

Meanwhile, journalist Rudroneel Ghosh of Times of India (India) stated that Vietnamese have “let go of the baggage of the past for the sake of a brighter future”. Over the last decade, the US has “assisted Viet Nam in revitalizing its economy and governance systems through sharing advice, knowledge and best practices”.

Moreover, journalist Rudroneel Ghosh claimed that US President Joe Biden’s visit will build on the success of his predecessor, among those President Barack Obama, who greatly contributed to the signing of the Comprehensive partnership.

In the context of increasingly complicated global landscapes, he said that Viet Nam is accelerating its integration into the global economy, while promoting the presence of Vietnamese goods in international markets, including the US’.

At last, journalist Rudroneel Ghosh believed that US and Viet Nam have ample headroom for cooperation toward promoting a “rules-based international order”. According to him, through the four pillars of pushing back against unilateralism, shoring up balanced economic cooperation through mutual respect, reducing economic interdependencies, and resolving disputes only through dialogue, the US-Viet Nam relations could become an “ideal model” for cooperative relations.

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