The US expects to lift relationship with Vietnam

VOV.VN - The United States attaches importance to the comprehensive partnership with Vietnam and wants to raise bilateral relationship to a higher level.

US Deputy Assistant to the President and Coordinator for Indo-Pacific Affairs. Kurt Campbell and Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Kritenbrink made the affirmation during their phone talks with Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Quoc Dung on January 25.

They all shared the view that the US – Vietnam comprehensive partnership has developed substantially in recent times, bringing practical benefits to the two peoples and actively contributing to maintaining peace, stability, cooperation and development in the Indo-Pacific region and around the world.

Dung suggested that in order to further deepen bilateral relations, the two countries should strengthen contact and dialogue, especially at high-level, to promote economic, trade and investment cooperation within the framework of the Trade & Investment Framework Agreement.

He highly appreciated the US increasing the budget for addressing wartime consequences, establishing a regional office of the US Centres for Disease Control (CDC) in Hanoi during Vice President Kamala Harris’ visit to Vietnam, as well as undertaking US invested projects in the country.

He expressed his wish that the US would continue to give priority to supporting Vietnam in the areas of education - training, health care, humanitarian, digital economy, and climate change among others.

Both Campbell and Kritenbrink expressed delight at Vietnam’s continued implementation of its commitments in the Action Plan towards a harmonious and sustainable trade. They also highly appreciated Vietnam’s strong commitment to reducing net emissions to zero by 2050 at the 26th UN Conference on Climate Change (COP26) and affirmed the US will continue to strengthen cooperation and support developing countries, including Vietnam, in responding to climate change.

On this occasion, Deputy Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung hoped that the US would continue to strengthen comprehensive, sustainable and inclusive cooperation with the region, support the intra-regional solidarity and the central role of ASEAN, and further promote the ASEAN - US Strategic Partnership, as well as the Mekong - US Partnership.

The two sides exchanged views on regional and international issues, including the East Sea issue. They also agreed to strengthen cooperation at the United Nations and other multilateral forums, contributing to maintaining peace, stability, security and development in the region and the rest of the world.