VOV.VN - Upon arriving in the US on September 17 (local time) for the UN General Assembly general debate and meetings, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh met with representatives of the Vietnamese community in their host country.
At the meeting, the Vietnamese representatives thanked the Party and State for paying due attention to the physical and spiritual life of Vietnamese expatriates overseas as well as their position in their host countries.
They expected that the State would introduce more incentives to attract Vietnamese intellectuals back to the fatherland to support national development. They also expressed their desires to increase Vietnamese language teaching for overseas Vietnamese children and enhance connections among Vietnamese elites around the world to contribute to the fatherland.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh for his part briefed participants on Vietnam’s major development achievements and especially the recent upgrade of Vietnam – US relations to the comprehensive strategic partnership during US President Joe Biden’s State visit to Hanoi, which he said showed Vietnam’s increasing role and position globally.
He praised the Vietnamese community in the US amounting to 2.2 million for their practical contributions to the fatherland as well as Vietnam – US relations. He said two-way trade turnover between Vietnam and the US last year alone hit US$123 billion, including over US$100 billion worth of Vietnamese exports. Many Vietnamese students are studying in the US, while many other Vietnamese nationals live a successful life in their host country.
The PM encouraged Vietnamese expatriates to strengthen solidarity and make further contributions to bilateral relations amid unpredictable and complicated changes regionally and globally.
There remain ample room for both Vietnam and the US to ramp up bilateral cooperation, especially in trade and investment, following the lifting of the relationship, and it is the Vietnamese community that play an important role in achieving the goal, he stressed.
He also reminded that the community make every effort to preserve and promote Vietnamese culture among young generations of Vietnamese overseas.
The PM acknowledged the expatriates’ proposals and said he would direct relevant ministries and agencies to consider and make viable solutions.
Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh arrived at San Francisco International Airport, USA, on September 17 (local time) for a working trip to attend high-level meetings of the 78th UN General Assembly (UNGA 78) and engage in bilateral activities there.