The Prime Minister is on his way to attend the ASEAN-US Summit and visit and work in the US
The visit of Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and the Vietnamese delegation once again affirms Vietnam’s consistent stance in implementing the foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, for peace, friendship, cooperation and cooperation. develop, multilateralize and diversify foreign relations; be a good friend, a reliable partner and an active and responsible member of the international community; ensure the highest interests of the nation – nation on the basis of basic principles of the United Nations Charter and international law, equality, cooperation and mutual benefit.
US supports ASEAN centrality
The ASEAN-US Special Summit will take place from May 12 to 13, 2022 with the participation of ASEAN leaders and US President Joe Biden in the context of very good relations between the two sides. beautiful after 45 years.
The United States fully participates and actively contributes to cooperation mechanisms and frameworks chaired by ASEAN such as ASEAN-US, East Asia Summit (EAS), ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), ASEAN Economic Cooperation ASEAN Defense Ministers Meeting Plus (ADMM+); committed to support the unity, unity and central role of ASEAN. The United States joined the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC) in July 2009.
The two sides promote cooperation in response to non-traditional security challenges such as maritime security cooperation, counterterrorism and transnational crime, cyber security,…; hosted the first ASEAN-US Maritime Exercise in September 2019, and the first ASEAN-US Cyber Policy Dialogue in October 2019.
Economically, the United States is currently the second largest trading partner and the largest FDI investor of ASEAN with a total trade turnover of 308.3 billion USD and total FDI in ASEAN reaching 34.7 billion USD by 2020. The ASEAN-US Economic Ministerial Consultations and Senior Economic Officials are held annually to promote economic cooperation, trade and investment between the two sides.
Economic and trade cooperation between the two sides is currently being implemented through the ASEAN-US Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) and the Working Program on the Expanded Economic Cooperation Initiative (E3). Center to promote trade support, small and medium-sized enterprise development, innovation and digital economy…
The United States implemented the ASEAN-US Connectivity Initiative (US-ASEAN Connect) and organized the ASEAN-US Trade Workshop programs and the ASEAN-US Internship Program to enhance exchanges and cooperation between the United States and the United States. entrepreneurs, businesses, investors as well as creating opportunities for ASEAN students to have work experience and internships in US companies.
Cooperation in the field of culture and society, cooperation for development of the two sides has also been strongly promoted effectively.
Cooperation in response to Covid-19 was proactively implemented right after the outbreak. The two sides proposed and organized many activities to share information and experiences, improve capacity, support each other to overcome the socio-economic consequences of the epidemic, and promote a comprehensive and sustainable recovery.
The US announced proposals and cooperation initiatives to support ASEAN in responding to COVID-19 such as the ASEAN Health Futures Initiative, the establishment of a Task Force for Infectious Diseases Prevention and Control, and the establishment of a Network of Health Professionals. ASEAN-US; announced a contribution of US$500,000 to the ASEAN COVID-19 Response Fund and pledged to support ASEAN in implementing the ASEAN Overall Recovery Framework (ACRF). By the end of 2021, the United States announced that it had provided more than 42 million doses of vaccine and supported more than 200 million USD for ASEAN countries to respond to COVID-19.
On the occasion of Vice President Kamala Harris’ visit to Vietnam on August 24-26, 2021, the US held the opening ceremony of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office in the East Asian region. South Asia in Hanoi on August 25, 2021.
The United States supports a strong, independent and prosperous Vietnam
After attending the US – ASEAN Summit, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh continued to visit and work in the US and the UN until May 17.
The US Embassy in Hanoi FB said: This afternoon, Chargé d’Affaires Melissa Bishop met the Prime Minister’s delegation at Noi Bai airport and wished the Prime Minister a successful business trip.
The relationship between Vietnam and the US has continued to develop positively over the past time. Leaders of the two sides maintained contact and telephone conversations at all levels, especially, we successfully organized activities of President Nguyen Xuan Phuc on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (September 2021) and meetings of the Prime Minister. Government Pham Minh Chinh with President Joe Biden and Special Envoy John Kerry on the sidelines of COP26 (October 2021). We have successfully welcomed many US delegations to visit Vietnam.
During the exchanges, the US side reaffirmed its commitment to support a “strong, independent and prosperous” Vietnam. take steps to strengthen ties, in which priority is given to economic-trade cooperation, security-defence, health care and energy cooperation.
Bilateral trade continues to grow strongly with the total turnover in 2021 reaching more than 111.56 billion USD. The United States continues to be Vietnam’s largest export market, and Vietnam becomes the 9th largest trading partner of the United States.
During the State President’s business trip to the United States on the occasion of the General Assembly/United Nations (September 20-24, 2021), businesses of the two countries exchanged many cooperation agreements and commercial contracts with a total value of nearly 30 million people. billion USD. Notably, the Prime Minister, the President of the National Assembly and leaders of relevant departments and agencies of Vietnam all received the US business delegation in March 2022 to listen and direct relevant agencies to promptly respond to the request. Time to remove concerns of US businesses in order to create conditions for investors and businesses to restore production and maintain a level of confidence in the long-term business and investment environment in Vietnam.
Regarding investment, by March 2022, US direct investment in Vietnam reached 10.3 billion USD, ranking 11th out of 141 countries and territories with FDI in Vietnam. Large US enterprises continue to pay attention and invest in the Vietnamese market: Intel announced an additional investment of nearly 500 million USD in its factory in Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh; Apple’s main manufacturing partner (Foxconn) additionally invests $270 million in Bac Giang…
The US side expressed its willingness to promote cooperation in areas of interest to Vietnam such as infrastructure development, supply chain, energy, and digital economy.
Security and defense cooperation has been actively maintained with diverse cooperation contents, notably the exchange of delegations, high-level contacts, cooperation in overcoming war consequences and improving maritime capacity.
Education cooperation has achieved many positive steps recently with the two sides promoting cooperation in education – training and technology transfer. Currently, Vietnam has 6 US-invested educational institutions in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Quang Ninh, Hai Phong, and Binh Duong.
Medical cooperation and Covid-19 response continues to be a bright spot, especially in supporting each other in medical equipment and vaccines, sharing experience in disease prevention and citizen protection.
To date, the United States has supported Vietnam with nearly 40 million doses of vaccines, including nearly 39 million doses through the COVAX mechanism. The US side transferred to Vietnam 111 deep freezers to preserve Pfizer vaccines; proposed to aid the CUE rapid test kit produced by the US and coordinate the transfer of the latest mRNA vaccine technology and therapeutic drugs to the Vietnamese partner.
Regarding regional and international cooperation, the two countries continue to coordinate on international and regional issues of mutual concern such as the Mekong, Myanmar, North Korea, and the prevention of the Covid-19 pandemic; especially within the framework of the United Nations Security Council and within ASEAN mechanisms.
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