Foreign Minister meets U.S. Secretary of State, EU official in Jakarta
VGP - Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son had separate meetings with the U.S. Secretary of State and the High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy in Jakarta, Indonesia, on July 13 (local time).
These meetings took place on the sidelines of the 56th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting (AMM-56) and related meetings.
At the meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, Bui expressed his willingness to further promote Viet Nam-U.S. comprehensive partnership on the basis of respecting each other's independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and political institutions, aiming to elevate the bilateral ties at an appropriate time.
Blinken hailed the outcomes of the phone talks between Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and U.S. President Joe Biden on March 30 this year.
He vowed to work together with Viet Nam to effectively carry out the outcomes of the talks, especially enhancing high-level visits, and implementing the signed agreements.
The U.S. Secretary of State expressed thanks to the Vietnamese Government, particularly the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for thorough organization of his recent visit to Viet Nam.
Both sides spoke highly of active development in the bilateral relationship, asserting that their senior leaders attach importance to the comprehensive partnership.
They pledged to foster coordination at international and regional forums in the upcoming time.
During his meeting with High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Joseph Borell, Bui suggested EU members soon ratify the EU-Viet Nam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA), expressing his hope that EU would soon remove the "yellow card" against Vietnamese seafoods.
Borrell, for his part, reiterated that EU stands ready to support Viet Nam in its energy transition process and implementing the Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP), heading to achieve the net-zero emissions target by 2050.
Both sides stressed the importance of strengthening all-level delegation exchanges and effectively realizing the EU-Viet Nam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA)./.