He was speaking during a meeting with the US business community in Washington DC on May 12 (US time), as part of the Vietnamese leader’s trip to the US. The meeting was held by the US-ASEAN Business Council and the US Chamber of Commerce. PM Chinh affirmed that Vietnam always considers the US as a leading, important partner. He said the impressive growth of bilateral trade of between 17-20 per cent a year proves that there remains ample room for economic development between the two countries. Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh meets US investors and business leaders in Washington DC on May 12 (US time) — VNA/VNS Photo Vietnam is the ninth largest trading partner of the US. Two-way trade turnover between the two countries in 2021 reached nearly US$112 billion in spite of difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the PM said. PM Chinh added that Vietnam is focusing on technology renovation, digital transformation and diversification of the supply chain. The … [Read more...] about PM Chinh meets US business community
The PM hailed the efforts by the embassy in implementing the external policies of the Party and State, building and promoting the image of the nation and people of Vietnam to U.S. friends, and contributing to making the Vietnam-U.S. ties more practical and effective, including the thorough preparations for the PM’s trip to the U.S. to attend the ASEAN-U.S. Special Summit and make a visit to the U.S. and the U.N. He asked the embassy to promptly implement agreements reached between the two countries during this visit. Meeting representatives from the Vietnamese community in the East Coast of the U.S., the Government leader thanked the community for their contribution to the homeland as well as to the relationship between Vietnam and the U.S. He reiterated that the Party and State always consider the Vietnamese community abroad as an indispensable part of the community of ethnic groups in Vietnam, and always do their best to support overseas Vietnamese to settle down in the host … [Read more...] about PM meets Vietnamese embassy officials, community in U.S.
At the event, the Vietnamese PM congratulated Laos on the positive results in the country’s fight against COVID-19 and reopening, and highly valued the two countries’ sound cooperation in the bilateral framework as well as at regional and international forums. The Lao PM spoke highly of Vietnam’s important achievements in the recent time, especially in bringing the COVID-19 pandemic under control and promptly reopening its borders for socio-economic recovery and development, and thanked Vietnam for cooperation and support for Laos over the years. The two PMs rejoiced at the stable development of the Vietnam-Laos great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation. Since the start of 2022, the countries have exchanged delegations at all levels, notably an official visit to Vietnam by the Lao PM in January. They have collaborated in effective implementing high-level agreements and those adopted at the 44th meeting of the Inter-Governmental Committee chaired by the … [Read more...] about Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh meets Lao counterpart in U.S.
PM Chinh highlighted Kerry’s heartfelt sentiments towards the country and people of Vietnam, as well as his responsibility and enduring contributions to Vietnam-U.S. relations over the past years. He also praised Kerry for his role in building the two-Party consensus in the U.S. in supporting the relationship with Vietnam, especially the settlement of war consequences – part of the process of reconciliation and trust-building between the people of the two countries. Vietnam consistently pursues a foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, peace, friendship, cooperation, development, multilateralization and diversification of relations, and being a good friend and a reliable partner of countries worldwide, and an active, responsible member of the international community, the PM affirmed. During the process, Vietnam always considers the U.S. a leading important partner, and wants to work together with the U.S. to promote the bilateral ties on the basis of respect for each … [Read more...] about Prime Minister receives U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate
During the meeting, N.A. Chairman Hue briefed participants on the recent socio-economic situation as the COVID-19 pandemic has gradually been put under control, saying that most industries and fields tend to recover and grow again. He emphasized the importance of maintaining macroeconomic stability in the long term, stating that more efforts are needed to achieve the set targets for the whole year. Voters at the event spoke highly of the recent sessions of the 15th N.A., expressing their support and confidence in the Party and State's anti-corruption effort. The legislative body issued the anti-corruption law and many legal documents, creating a solid legal foundation for the fight against corruption, contributing to strengthening the people's trust, they said. Taking note of the opinions of voters, the N.A. Chairman said that a project to continue improving the quality of the N.A.’s sessions needs more time to prepare, and the central role of N.A. deputies should be upheld in … [Read more...] about Top legislator meets with voters in Hai Phong
In particular, on May 12 and 13, the mission presented six gift packages, worth VND 120 million, to the Police Department, Military Sub-region, gendarme force, and the Overseas Vietnamese Associations of Svay Rieng and Pray Veng provinces. The deed aimed to share difficulties with the Cambodian armed forces and people who were strongly affected by natural disasters and diseases. At the meeting, the two sides exchanged information related to their coordination in border management and protection. They hoped that in the coming time the Long An provincial Border Guard Command and the armed forces of Svay Rieng and Pray Veng provinces will continue sharing information and coordinating in managing and protecting border areas, preventing illegal border exit and entry, and combating the COVID-19 pandemic. The participants also agreed to create favorable conditions for people living along the borderline to travel and develop economy, contributing to ensuring political security and public … [Read more...] about Vietnamese unit presents gifts to Cambodian armed forces
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (right) and US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry . (Photo: VNA) Boston (VNA) – Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh met with US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry in Boston on May 14 (local time) as part of his working trip to the US. PM Chinh highlighted Kerry’s heartfelt sentiments towards the country and people of Vietnam, as well as his responsibility and enduring contributions to Vietnam-US relations over the past years. He also praised Kerry for his role in building the two-Party consensus in the US in supporting the relationship with Vietnam, especially the settlement of war consequences – part of the process of reconciliation and trust-building between the people of the two countries. Vietnam consistently pursues a foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, peace, friendship, cooperation, development, multilateralisation and diversification of relations, and being a good friend and a reliable … [Read more...] about Prime Minister receives US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate
Phạm Tiến Sản (left) runs ahead of Indonesian Rudi Febriade during their duathlon race. VNA/VNS Photo Công Đạt Thanh Hà Vietnamese athletes won three more gold medals on Sunday morning with Phạm Tiến Sản making history with his title in the men's duathlon event. Sản was initially a 3000m steeplechase runner who won silver at three previous SEA Games in 2013, 2015 and 2017, but switched to the duathlon over a year ago. He finished the combined 10km running, 40km cycling and 5km running with a time of 1hr 55.57 min on Tuần Châu Island, Quảng Ninh Province. It is the first time that Việt Nam has won this title in a SEA Games. "I prepared very well for this SEA Games. This medal is for all supporters," Sản said after crossing the finish line. "I have a great feeling right now. I am extremely happy because I am back on the national team after four years. I have changed the colour of my medal from silver to gold, although it is in a different sport," he said. Rudi Febriade … [Read more...] about Sản wins historic SEA Games duathlon title
At the meeting, PM Chinh highly appreciated USAID's contributions to the recent development of Vietnam-U.S. relations through effective aid activities, contributing to the settlement of post-war consequences, hunger eradication and poverty alleviation, and promotion of sustainable and inclusive development in Vietnam. The PM welcomed USAID's plan to expand operations in Vietnam, speed up approval procedures and implement projects to increase the effectiveness of development aid. He suggested USAID continue to increase support for Vietnam in overcoming the consequences of the war, focusing on handling Agent Orange/dioxin at Bien Hoa Airport and other hotspots, supporting people with disabilities, war victims, supporting the search for remains of Vietnamese martyrs, and especially helping with DNA assessment capacity of Vietnamese scientists through the construction of a high-tech center in this field. While welcoming USAID's 70-million-USD financial support for Fulbright … [Read more...] about PM Pham Minh Chinh meets with USAID Administrator
U.S. President Joe Biden said he has a lot of affection for Vietnam and promised to provide more support for the Southeast Asian country during his meeting with Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh earlier this week. PM Chinh met with President Biden at the White House in Washington, D.C. on Thursday (local time) within the framework of U.S. - ASEAN Special Summit, according to the Vietnam News Agency. During their talks, President Biden said that he personally has a lot of affection for the country and the people of Vietnam. When he was still a senator, Biden and John McCain, his late friend and colleague, had lobbied to promote the U.S. relations with Vietnam, he added. As a leading developed country, the U.S. is eager to cooperate with and assist developing countries in various areas, including economic and trade development, disease prevention and control, and climate change response. U.S. President Joe Biden and leaders of ASEAN member countries pose … [Read more...] about US President Joe Biden has lots of affection for Vietnam: news agency