PM meets U.S. National Security Advisor
VGP - Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh had a meeting with U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan in Washington D.C., the U.S., on May 13 as part of his on-going working visit to the U.S.
At the meeting, Pham spoke highly of the role and efforts of the U.S. National Security Council in joining hands with ASEAN Member States to organize the ASEAN-US Special Summit, thus manifesting the strong commitment of U.S. President Joe Biden administration for ASEAN and the region.
Viet Nam considers the U.S. as one of top partners, expecting to promote Viet Nam-U.S. comprehensive partnership extensively, practically and sustainably, meeting the legitimate rights of each side and making contributions to peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world, he stressed.
He recommended the U.S. continue its assistance for Viet Nam in settling war consequences and building an independent and self-reliant economy with a focus on effective and substantive technological and digital transformation, supply chain diversification and climate change adaption.
For his part, Sullivan asserted that the U.S. respects independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity, and political systems between the country and its partners.
The U.S. attaches importance to the relations with Viet Nam and highly appraises the Southeast Asian nation's capacity of handling challenges, he reiterated.
He vowed to continue providing resources for Viet Nam to cope with such challenges as the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and disruption of supply chains.
Both sides voiced support for ASEAN centrality in settling regional issues and the U.S. efforts in fostering cooperation with the Asia-Indo-Pacific region.
They underscored the importance of ensuring peace, freedom, security and safety of aviation and navigation in the East Sea, handling disputes via peaceful measures in accordance with the international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS 1982), helping maintain peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world.