VOV.VN - News outlet Foreign Policy of the United States has recently highlighted Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh’s visit to the US, noting that Vietnam is one of its top trading partners in the region.
According to the newswire, since the mid-1990s when US President Bill Clinton and a cohort of bipartisan allies moved to reestablish ties with Vietnam, the two countries have gone on to achieve remarkable gains together.
The US has invested billions of US$ in Agent Orange/dioxin remediation, as well as other remaining war legacy issues, as part of efforts to show how, through persistence and trust, former adversaries can be turned into partners.
The US media outlet outlines that US officials, including incumbent US Ambassador to Vietnam Marc Knapper, are calling for an official upgrade of the Vietnam – US relations to the “strategic partnership” from the current status of “comprehensive partnership” in order to recognise the remarkable success of their relationship.
Moreover, US-based media site CNBC also published an article to show the US’ commitments to the Southeast Asian region as a whole. The media outlet noted that in the midst of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, which is currently Washington’s top foreign policy priority, President Joe Biden is still hosting Southeast Asian leaders at the Special ASEAN-US Summit held in Washington D.C., showing the US’ interest in the region.
According to CNBC, some critical issues, including the post-pandemic economic recovery, climate change, and the situation in Myanmar, will be on the table at the May 12-13 summit. Leaders from ASEAN, a bloc of 10 countries that together make up the world’s seventh-largest economy, will be in attendance.