VOV.VN - US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan hailed Vietnam’s efforts to address global challenges during his May 13 meeting with Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh who is in Washington DC for the ASEAN-US special summit.
Sullivan shared Chinh’s idea that sincerity, trust and responsibility are the motto for the positive relationship between the US and Vietnam.
He affirmed the US respects independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity as well as differences in the political systems between the US and partners, and noted that the US attaches importance to relations with Vietnam.
The security official voiced the US’ continued support for Vietnam to cope with such challenges as the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and risks of supply chain disruption.
For his part, PM Pham Minh Chinh affirmed Vietnam always considers the US one of its most important partners.
Vietnam wishes to work closely alongside the US to deepen the two countries’ comprehensive partnership, meeting their legitimate interests and actively contributing to peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world at large, he affirmed.
Chinh suggested the US further support Vietnam in overcoming the consequences of the past war, building an independent and self-reliant economy, pressing ahead with technological and digital transformation, and integrating substantively and effectively into the world.
The two sides agreed on ASEAN’s central role in addressing regional problems as well in the US’ efforts in intensifying its cooperation with the Asia – Pacific and Indian Ocean regions.
The US official affirmed the US initiative on the Indo-Pacific economic framework is a new, flexible economic mechanism aimed at bringing concrete economic and trade results for member countries, and he agreed with the PM’s proposal on the need to further clarify the connotation of this initiative.
Both host and guest stressed the importance of ensuring peace, freedom, security and safety of navigation and aviation in the South China Sea, known as the East Sea in Vietnam, as well as of settling disputes by peaceful measures on the basis of international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).