VOV.VN - United States President Joe Biden spoke highly of Vietnam – US relations in his keynote speech at the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on September 19.
Opening his remarks, Biden recalled his recent State visit to Vietnam, witnessing an exchange of war memorabilia between American and Vietnamese veterans, and affirmed that the two countries have worked hard to address the painful legacies of war and choose to work together toward peace and a better future.
“Nothing about that journey was inevitable. For decades, it would have been unthinkable for an American president to stand in Hanoi alongside a Vietnamese leader and announce a mutual commitment to the highest level of countries partnership,” state Biden.
Biden affirmed that the US is ready to cooperate with countries to resolve disputes and it is committed to promoting multilateralism to solve global challenges.
President Joe Biden paid a State visit to Vietnam on September 10-11 at the invitation of General Secretary of the Communist Patty of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong.
During their talks in Hanoi on September 10, both Trong and Biden discussed measures to ramp up cooperation between the two countries. They then issued a Joint Leaders’ Statement, agreeing to elevate the Vietnam – US relations to a comprehensive strategic partnership for peace, cooperation and sustainable development.
Vietnam and the US established their diplomatic relations in 1995 and they both once lifted their ties to a comprehensive partnership in 2013.