US President Joe Biden accepts an invitation to visit Vietnam

On the evening of May 12 (local time), within the framework of the ASEAN-US Special Summit in Washington DC, the US, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh had a meeting with US President Joe Biden at the White House.

On this occasion, the Prime Minister respectfully conveyed the invitations of General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and President Nguyen Xuan Phuc to invite President Joe Biden to visit Vietnam soon. President Biden thanked him and said he would arrange to visit Vietnam at a time that is suitable for both sides.

At the meeting, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and US President Joe Biden also discussed bilateral relations between Vietnam and the US and regional and international issues.

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Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh had a meeting with US President Joe Biden on May 12. (Photo: VGP)

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh congratulated President Joe Biden on his achievements in the first 14 months of the Biden Administration.

President Biden said the epidemic COVID-19 was fully controlled in the US; unemployment rate has dropped to the lowest level, to more than 3.6%. The US government has helped create more than 9.8 million jobs and average wages have increased by 5.5%.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh assessed the Vietnam-US relationship as a special relationship. The two countries have overcome the painful past of war, cooperated together, and promoted the Comprehensive Partnership to develop more and more substantively and effectively in all fields. Vietnam hopes the US will continue to support, help and cooperate with Vietnam in areas where the US has strengths and Vietnam has potentials and needs such as disease prevention and control, digital transformation, and diversity. supply chain, combating climate change, training human resources.

President Joe Biden shared that he personally always has a lot of love for the country and the people of Vietnam. When he was still a senator, he and his friend and colleague John McCain lobbied the American political community to promote relations with Vietnam.

President Joe Biden said the United States, as a leading developed country, is eager to cooperate and support developing and less developed countries in many areas, including economic and trade development. disease prevention and control, response to climate change.

In particular, in disease prevention and control, President Biden said that his administration has lobbied the US Congress to allocate 21 billion USD to increase support for countries around the world for vaccines and drugs to treat COVID-19 , medical equipment, as well as strengthen cooperation with other countries to effectively respond to future epidemics, not only for the benefit of the United States but also for the benefit of friend countries. cooperation, the international community and the whole world. President Biden affirmed that the US will make every effort to increase support for Vietnam and other countries in the region in this field.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh agreed that climate change issues, epidemics and other non-traditional security challenges are global issues, so countries need a global approach. uphold multilateralism and solidarity to jointly solve these problems. The Prime Minister hoped the US would strengthen cooperation and support Vietnam in developing a green economy, a circular economy, diversifying supply chains, and converting to sustainable energy.

Discussing regional and international issues of mutual concern, President Joe Biden agreed with Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on respecting independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and political institutions among countries. States, without the use of force, peacefully settle disputes and conflicts on the basis of international law and the Charter of the United Nations; ensure freedom of navigation and overflight in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982 (UNCLOS 1982).

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