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Party leader, U.S. President talk over phone

VGP - Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong held phone talks with U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday.

March 30, 2023 8:09 AM GMT+7
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Minister of Public Security To Lam, Chief of the Office of the Party Central Committee Le Minh Hung, Head of the Party Central Committee's Commission for External Relations Le Hoai Trung, Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son, Minister of Trade and Industry Nguyen Hong Dien attended the phone conversation.

The two leaders expressed their delight that their talks took place on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Viet Nam-U.S. comprehensive partnership.

They lauded the active and comprehensive development in the bilateral relationship and vowed to further foster and deepen the ties for the sake of both sides and for peace, cooperation and development. 

Achievements in the bilateral relations have matched their peoples' aspirations, and are promoted on the basis of respect for independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and political institutions of each other, mutual understanding, and equal, mutually beneficial cooperation, the Vietnamese Party leader noted. 

Viet Nam consistently pursues the foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, peace, friendship, cooperation and development, multilateralization and diversification of foreign relations, and active international integration, Nguyen said, adding that the nation is a friend, reliable partner and active and responsible member of the international community.

He stressed the need for both sides to increase contacts and exchanges between the two sides' agencies at all level in a flexible manner, including enhancing relations between Governments, parliaments, parties and peoples to strengthen the two countries' ties more sustainably and substantively. 

Both nations should expand collaboration in economy, science and technology, regarding it as focus and driving force of the bilateral ties and implement cooperation agreements in defense-security, he suggested. 

Viet Nam and the U.S. need to boost trade in a balanced and sustainable fashion and work together to ensure supply chain, develop infrastructure and cooperate in new sectors such as logistics, digital economy, green transition and health, the Party chief said. 

The Vietnamese leader called on both nations to keep working on overcoming war aftermath and enhancing UN peacekeeping activities, information exchange, crime prevention and other fields. 

He recommended the U.S. facilitate to increase the number of Vietnamese students in the country, welcoming the building of Fulbright University Viet Nam into a high-quality education center in the region. 

Nguyen took the occasion to express thanks to the U.S. for assisting Viet Nam in the COVID-19 fight, suggesting the U.S. continue advocating Viet Nam's efforts.

"Viet Nam stands ready to cooperate with international partners to reinforce friendship and dialogue, strengthen peace, promote development, uphold international law and handle common challenges," he stated. 

The country welcomes the U.S.' to back ASEAN's central role and join hands with ASEAN Member States to promote the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific and participate in negotiations for the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) in an open, inclusive, balanced, and mutually beneficial manner, which takes into account the conditions of developing countries like Viet Nam, Nguyen said. 

Viet Nam continues to coordinate with the U.S. and partners to enhance peace, cooperation and sustainable development in the Mekong subregion, said the Party leader, adding that Viet Nam welcomes the efforts of the international community, including the U.S. in climate change adaption and hoping that the U.S. would continue to support Viet Nam's efforts in this issue.

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For his part, Joe Biden reiterated that Viet Nam is a crucial partner of the U.S., advocating an independent, self-reliant and prosperous Viet Nam, reaffirming that the U.S. respects independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and political institution of Viet Nam. 

He agreed with the measures put foward by the Vietnamese Party leader to further strengthen the two countries' relationship, adding that trade, clean energy and energy transition are potential cooperation areas that U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry will further discuss with Viet Nam. 

The U.S. commits to promoting peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region, expects to cooperate with Viet Nam and other countries in negotiating the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity, and supports and fosters cooperation for the peaceful and sustainable development of the Mekong region. 

He voiced his support for the central role of ASEAN and thanked Viet Nam for its contribution to the success of the ASEAN-U.S. Special Summit 2022.

The two leaders highlighted the importance of maintaining peace, stability and cooperation, ensuring freedom of navigation and aviation, avoiding the use or threat of force in international relations, implementing the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC), and soon signing an efficient and effective Code of Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (COC) in accordance with international law, including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS 1982)./.