Gov’t chief meets with U.S. Commerce Secretary
VGP - Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh met with U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo in Washington D.C., on September 19.
Pham highly valued practical contributions by the U.S. Department of Commerce and its Secretary to spurring the trade ties between the two countries over the past time.
The Prime Minister took the occasion to suggest the U.S. soon recognize Viet Nam’s market economy status, pay more attention to enhancing the economic-trade relations, especially encouraging American high-tech firms to operate in Viet Nam, and boost delegation exchange and experience sharing in a bid to effectively implement the Viet Nam-U.S. Comprehensive Strategic Partnership established during President Joe Biden's Viet Nam visit.
The Government chief also recommended the two countries beef up cooperation in climate change response, green growth and renewable energy.
Pham asked the U.S. to further open its door to Vietnamese goods like electronics, garment-textiles, footwear, agricultural products and fresh fruits, and work together with Viet Nam to maintain the growth pace of the two-way trade.
In reply, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said that American enterprises are interested in seeking business and investment opportunities in Viet Nam.
She was convinced that following the the conclusion of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) discussion, more U.S. businesses and investment funds will expand footholds in the Southeast Asian nation.
Raimondo pledged to urge the U.S. to soon recognize Viet Nam’s market economy status, and coordinate to put in place the contents agreed in the joint statement issued during President Joe Biden's Viet Nam visit, especially in economy, trade and investment, thus making the bilateral cooperation more intensive, extensive, substantive and effective./.