March 26, 2024 | 15:43 GMT+7

U.S. Secretary Blinken and Vietnamese Foreign Minister Son Meet to Bolster Comprehensive Partnership

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High-level talks between U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Vietnamese Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son in Washington mark a significant step in reinforcing the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership initiated in 2023.

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with Vietnamese Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son in Washington, D.C. (Photo: VGP)
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with Vietnamese Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son in Washington, D.C. (Photo: VGP)

US Secretary of State Blinken held talks with Vietnam's Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son on March 25, 2024, in Washington D.C. The meeting follows The Joint Statement between General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and U.S. President Joe Biden, which aimed at elevating Vietnam-U.S. relations to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, .

This dialogue marks the first of its kind since the establishment of the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two nations.

Expressing satisfaction at this milestone, Secretary Blinken welcomed Minister Son, emphasizing the pivotal role of the dialogue in reviewing and advancing the implementation of bilateral agreements at the highest level.

Secretary Blinken reiterated the United States' commitment to nurturing a robust partnership with Vietnam, endorsing Vietnam's sovereignty and independence, its prosperity, and its increasing engagement on both regional and global stages, particularly within ASEAN.

In response, Minister Son underscored the strategic significance of the U.S.-Vietnam partnership, affirming that the decision to elevate relations reflects the forward-thinking approach of both countries' leadership.

This strategic alliance, Mr. Son noted, aims to enhance bilateral cooperation for the mutual benefit of their peoples and to foster peace, stability, and development in the region.

Both leaders reaffirmed the momentum gained in the U.S.-Vietnam relationship since President Biden's landmark visit to Hanoi in 2023, while also exploring avenues for further collaboration.

Discussions encompassed a wide range of areas, including bolstering the semiconductor ecosystem, diversifying supply chains, advancing educational and cultural exchanges, addressing security concerns, and upholding human rights.

Additionally, Secretary Blinken and Minister Son deliberated on mutual regional interests, particularly in promoting a free, open, and secure Indo-Pacific, as well as ensuring stability and prosperity in the East Sea.

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