Prime Minister: Vietnam – US relations develop strongly from sincerity, trust and responsibility
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh speaks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) on May 12 – Photo: NGUYEN KHANH
The Prime Minister believes that these will also be the key factors orienting, promoting and bringing the Vietnam-US comprehensive partnership to a new and more effective height in the coming years.
The relationship between Vietnam and the US has grown tremendously
In his address to a large number of guests at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C., the Prime Minister said he was pleased to see the two countries’ relations between Vietnam and the United States have developed dramatically after nearly three years. decade of normalizing relations.
That relationship has “bearing fruit” with the efforts of both sides with sincerity, trust and responsibility, with understanding, sharing and mutual respect to achieve the goals of the two countries, the two peoples and peoples of the two countries aspire to and towards.
According to the Prime Minister, the two sides have overcome their differences and achieved the fundamental principles for the relationship between the two countries, as affirmed in the Declaration on the Vietnam-US Joint Vision when General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong visited the United States. official US government in 2015, which emphasizes respect for each other’s “political institutions, independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity”.
In a letter to Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong in 2021, President Joe Biden also emphasized: “The strong and vital comprehensive partnership that our two countries have built and are building together is based on the foundation. mutual respect, independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity”.
The Prime Minister emphasized that Vietnam appreciates that over the years the US has always supported a strong and independent Vietnam. In the 27 years since the two countries normalized their relations, there have been four consecutive US visits to Vietnam by four US presidents and left a good impression on the people of the two countries.
Since the beginning of President Joe Biden’s term, many senior US officials have visited Vietnam at the difficult time of the peak of the COVID-19 epidemic in 2021, including Vice President Kamala Harris and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.
“The above important foundations have created confidence and excitement for me during my first visit to the US as Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. I would like to thank Mr. invite me to speak in this very special context and your concern,” said the Prime Minister.
The Vietnamese leader said today’s exchange was even more meaningful as it took place right before the ASEAN-US Special Summit. This is the first face-to-face meeting since 2016, demonstrating the determination of ASEAN and US leaders to strengthen cooperation for peace, stability and prosperity in the region and the world.
The Prime Minister said the COVID-19 pandemic and geopolitical, geo-economic shifts, and strategic competition among major countries are creating turning point changes in the world situation with many factors that are difficult to predict. , multi-dimensional impact on the security and development environment of countries, advantages, opportunities and difficulties and challenges are intertwined.
According to the Prime Minister, just a few years ago, few people would have expected more than 6 million people to die from the COVID-19 pandemic and few could have imagined the conflict in the heart of Europe, causing devastating consequences for the world. enormous implications for the global security, political, economic and social situation.
It can be said that the world is generally peaceful – there is still war locally; generally peaceful – locally there is tension; overall stable – locally there are conflicts”.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh speaks at CSIS in Washington DC at dawn 12-5 Vietnam time – Clip: NGUYEN KHANH
CSIS is a respected independent policy think tank with headquarters in Washington. The Center conducts policy research and strategic analysis on political, economic and security issues around the world.
In the 2013 Global Go To Think Tanks Report of the University of Pennsylvania, CSIS was ranked 1st in the think tank in the world for international diplomacy and security research, and is ranked fourth in the world rankings think tank Global. CSIS is known as “one of the think tank most respected”.
“Vietnam does not choose sides but chooses justice”
In his speech, the Prime Minister said that sincerity, trust and responsibility are especially important to solve the problems facing the world today. It is the lack of sincerity, trust and responsibility that is one of the causes of tension and conflict in many regions. Lack of sincerity and trust is a serious obstacle to bilateral cooperation between countries as well as cooperation to deal with regional and global challenges.
“Therefore, more than ever, we need to accelerate the construction and consolidation of sincerity and trust among countries. At the same time, each country needs to behave responsibly, first of all in the country. compliance with its own commitments, compliance with international law, the United Nations Charter, respect for each other’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, respect for the political regime that each country has chosen and have the support of the people and contribute to the common work of the international community according to our ability.We need to promote dialogue to better understand each other and contribute to resolving disagreements and conflicts between countries,” said the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister said that dialogue and cooperation on equality and mutual benefit on the basis of mutual respect is one of the most effective methods of solving problems between countries as well as in building a better world. better world.
The Prime Minister pointed out that ASEAN is an example of the value of sincerity, trust and responsibility in contributing to solving regional and global problems.
In his speech at CSIS, the Prime Minister emphasized the message that Vietnam’s development aspirations are associated with the aspiration for peace, stability, cooperation and development of the whole region and the world.
“I hope the US and its partners will deeply care about, cooperate and support Vietnam in realizing that strategic vision. At the same time, this will open up huge opportunities for comprehensive cooperation. and more deeply between Vietnam and the US and other countries,” he said.
The Prime Minister also shared and affirmed Vietnam’s views on showing sincerity, strengthening trust and strengthening responsibility in cooperation with countries, regions and the international community.
“In a world full of turbulence, strategic competition, and many choices, Vietnam does not choose a side but chooses justice, fairness, justice and justice on the basis of principles of international law, Charter of the United Nations; equality, mutual benefit, win-win” – he emphasized.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said that the international situation is experiencing profound, rapid and unpredictable changes – Photo: NGUYEN KHANH
According to the Prime Minister, for that reason, in settling disputes and conflicts in the region and in the world, including the East Sea – an important sea for countries inside and outside the region, Vietnam always takes the lead. promote the maintenance of peace, stability, assurance of security, safety and freedom of navigation and overflight; protect legitimate rights and interests, settle disagreements by peaceful means, through dialogue, on the basis of respect for international law, especially the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) 1982); effectively and fully implement the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC), striving to develop a substantive and effective Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC) in accordance with international law. , including UNCLOS 1982.
“If you want to go far, you must have friends”
The Prime Minister said that Vietnam always wants to strengthen cooperation with the US on a sincere basis, continue to strengthen trust and strengthen the responsibility of both sides, for the common interests of the two peoples. peace, cooperation and development of the region and the world.
“To accomplish the national development goals, Vietnam cannot go alone. If you want to go far, you must have friends” – he stated the message.
With the US and many countries looking to the Indo-Pacific region, while Vietnam is accelerating the implementation of aspirational development goals, the Prime Minister said that Vietnam – the US are facing great opportunities. new association to bring the comprehensive partnership to a stable, long-term, substantive, effective and in-depth development, especially in terms of economy, trade, investment, science and technology, digital transformation, training high-quality human resources, combating climate change… and in solving international and regional issues.
“Along with the traditional fields of cooperation, the two sides need to look forward to the fields of cooperation in the future. I especially want to emphasize three important areas with great potential for cooperation between the two countries in the coming time – that is is green growth, technological innovation, digital transformation and supply chain diversification,” he said.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said that Vietnam – US relations have developed significantly after nearly three decades of normalizing relations – Photo: NGUYEN KHANH
At the end of his speech, which lasted about an hour, the Prime Minister said that sincerity, trust and responsibility are the keys for countries to resolve differences and disagreements in a volatile world such as this one. now. Sincerity, trust and responsibility have also made important contributions to the strong development of Vietnam-US relations over the past 30 years.
“I believe that these will also be the key factors orienting, promoting, and bringing the comprehensive partnership between Vietnam and the US to a new and more effective level in the coming years” – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. state.
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