Talking to officials and employees of the Embassy in the United States and representative agencies of the Embassy, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh praised the staff and staff of the Embassy for their efforts and good performance. foreign policy of the Party and State; building and promoting the image of the country and people of Vietnam in the United States; contribute to the relationship between Vietnam and the United States becoming more and more substantive and effective; The most recent is to prepare well for the business trip of the Vietnamese delegation to attend the ASEAN – US Special Summit, to visit and work in the US and the United Nations.
The Prime Minister suggested that the Embassy, with the role of representing the country in the United States and representative agencies, according to their functions and duties, continue to well implement the foreign policy line in the spirit of the Resolution of the 13th National Congress of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. The Party is independence, self-reliance, peace, cooperation and development; Vietnam is a friend, responsible and reliable partner in the international community. Joining hands to cultivate the friendship between Vietnam and the United States to more and more flowers and fruits; beneficial to the peoples of the two countries and to peace, cooperation and development in the world. In the immediate future, the implementation of agreements between the two countries after this working trip.
In particular, perform well the work on overseas Vietnamese in the United States according to Conclusion No. 12-KL/TW dated August 12, 2021 of the Politburo and the directions of the Government and the Prime Minister on Vietnamese work abroad in the new situation. Continue to build and promote the image so that friends in the world and the United States increasingly appreciate and cherish the country and people of Vietnam.
In order to accomplish the above tasks, the Prime Minister suggested that officers and employees of the Embassy and representative agencies continue to maintain internal solidarity, overcome difficulties, and fulfill tasks well; take care of the lives of officials, employees and families of the Embassy and its representative missions in the United States.
Notifying officials and employees of the Embassy and representative agencies, the Prime Minister said that in 2021 as well as the general situation of the world, Vietnam will face many difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But thanks to the efforts of the whole political system and the participation of the entire people, and the support of friends around the world, we maintain political stability, protect the integrity of our territorial sovereignty; epidemic prevention and control COVID-19 effective.
As a result, the country’s socio-economic situation continues to achieve many encouraging results. Macro-economy is stable, major balances are ensured. Vietnam is one of the top 20 economies in terms of international trade. External activities continue to be expanded, the role and position of Vietnam in the international arena is increasingly confirmed. According to the Prime Minister, the country’s success is due to the contribution of the diplomatic sector and of the Vietnamese Embassy in the United States in particular.
Sincerely thank the overseas Vietnamese for their contribution to the country
Receiving representatives of the Vietnamese community in the East Coast of the United States, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh expressed sympathy and shared with compatriots when living far away from home, far from the homeland and respectfully thanked the contributions of overseas Vietnamese. to the country and contribute to fostering the Vietnam-US relationship.
According to the Prime Minister, the Party and the State always affirmed that overseas Vietnamese are an integral part of the Vietnamese ethnic community; always create conditions to consolidate the great national unity bloc and help the compatriots have a solid legal position, stabilize their lives in the host country and make active contributions to the nation’s construction.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said that according to statistics, there are currently about 5.3 million Vietnamese living abroad. In which, the Vietnamese community in the United States is the largest with 2.2 million people and is diverse and rich in occupations, ages, and ethnicities. In particular, the group of intellectuals and businessmen is very large, many people participate and contribute in the government and culture of the United States.
The Prime Minister said that the two countries Vietnam – the United States have a predestined relationship. Right after gaining independence, in the Declaration of Independence giving birth to the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (now the Socialist Republic of Vietnam), President Ho Chi Minh shared the common values that the Declaration of Independence of 1776 of the United States stated: “All men are born with equal rights. They are endowed by their Creator with inalienable rights; Among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Experiencing many ups and downs, after 27 years of normalizing diplomatic relations, the two sides have overcome their differences and achieved the fundamental principles for the relationship, as affirmed in the Declaration of Vision. In general, Vietnam – the United States when General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong paid an official visit to the US in 2015, which emphasized respect for “each other’s political institutions, independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity”. support a strong, prosperous and independent Vietnam.
The Prime Minister said that the ASEAN – US Special Summit has just been successful, demonstrating the increasingly effective relationship between the two sides; ensure the legitimate rights and interests of the parties; in line with the trend of peace, cooperation and development in the world.
Also during the business trip, the Prime Minister and the Vietnamese delegation had many bilateral activities with the United States. In which, the two sides give each other respect and equality, and build a relationship that is increasingly substantive, in-depth, and more effective, in the spirit of mutual respect, equality and trust.
According to the Prime Minister, the Vietnamese community in the United States plays the role of a bridge in the relationship between Vietnam and the United States; contribute to the implementation of agreements between the two countries; contribute to the development of both Vietnam and the United States.
The success of the Vietnamese in the United States is also the success of the Party and State’s foreign policy; at the same time, contribute to promoting the image, country, people of Vietnam and Vietnamese values in the United States; demonstrating Vietnam’s goodwill in cooperation with countries around the world, including the United States.
The Prime Minister wishes that the Vietnamese community living in the US in general and in the East Coast in particular will well implement local regulations and laws; labor, work, live stably and develop; continue to preserve and promote the national cultural identity; continue to make more active contributions to the development of the country and the Vietnam-US relationship for the benefit of the two countries and peoples and for peace and development in the world.
The Prime Minister shared and recorded ideas and thoughts; Thank you for the sincere, frank and enthusiastic opinions of overseas Vietnamese at the meeting. The Prime Minister said that the proposals of overseas Vietnamese will be assigned to relevant ministries and branches to study and consider. The Prime Minister assigned the Vietnamese Embassy in the United States to continue to do well the work of overseas Vietnamese; including the work of protecting citizens, proposing to recognize the Vietnamese community in the United States as an ethnic minority of the United States…
At the end of the talk, the Prime Minister used a familiar folk song to express his wish to the Vietnamese community in the United States: “The noise covers the mirror price; Hong and Lac children must love each other.”
In Washington DC, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh installed a signboard of the new headquarters of the Vietnamese Embassy in the United States.
Also on this occasion, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh came to lay flowers at the Memorial of President Thomas Jefferson – the 3rd President of the United States, the author of the Declaration of Independence of the United States, announced on April 7/ 1776 and made many other important contributions to the United States.
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