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Prime Minister meets U.S. National Security Advisor, Treasury Secretary

VGP - Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh had bilateral meetings with U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen in New York, the U.S., on September 20.

September 21, 2023 6:42 PM GMT+7
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Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (R) meets U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, New York, the U.S., September 20, 2023 - Photo: VGP

At the meeting with the U.S. National Security Advisor, Pham hailed the strong support of the National Security Agency in promoting the Viet Nam-U.S. relations.

To effectively implement crucial outcomes of U.S. President Joe Biden's recent State visit to Viet Nam, Pham urged the two sides' functional agencies to work together actively to complete a new cooperation framework to deepen the bilateral relationship, especially in science-technology, innovation, green growth, energy transition, climate change adaption and cyber security. 

Pham urged the U.S. to recognize Viet Nam as a market economy, and refrain from deploying trade defense measures against Vietnamese goods, especially agricultural products on the basis of ensuring balance, equality, and mutual benefit. 

Pham welcomed the U.S. to enhance comprehensive and responsible cooperation with ASEAN, in particular, and the Ind-Pacific, in general. 

Sullivan, for his part, consented with proposals of PM Pham on measures to realize the comprehensive strategic partnership, asserting to urge the U.S. to soon recognize Viet Nam as a market economy. 

He said that he backs Viet Nam to strengthen collaboration with the U.S. in such areas as high-tech, green energy transition, climate change response, education and training to endorse the bilateral ties more extensively, practically and effectively. 

He welcomed Viet Nam to continue discussions and negotiations within the framework of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity in line with Viet Nam's conditions. 

Jake Sullivan reiterated the centrality of ASEAN and hailed the active role of Viet Nam at international and regional forums such as ASEAN, APEC and the UN. 

Both sides underscored the importance of maintaining peace, and stability, and ensuring security, safety and freedom of navigation and aviation in the East Sea. 

They voiced their support for addressing disputes via peaceful means in accordance with international law, including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS 1982), contributing to safeguarding peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world. 

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Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (R) meets U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, New York, the U.S., September 20, 2023 - Photo: VGP

During the meeting with Janet Yellen, Prime Minister Pham asserted that Viet Nam considers the U.S. as one of the top crucial partners, willing to work with the U.S. to foster the bilateral ties in an extensive, sustainable and practical manner. 

The Southeast Asian nation regards economic, financial and trade cooperation a priority in the comprehensive strategic partnership with the U.S., said Pham.

He highly appreciated U.S. Treasury Secretary and Department of the Treasury for their substantive contributions to bilateral economic and financial cooperation. 

He suggested the U.S. Department of the Treasury continue sparing resources to bolster economic and financial cooperation with Viet Nam.  

The two nations should step up dialogues and cooperation in spheres of infrastructure development, financial service, human resource training, information technology application, experience sharing in management, loans and aid, tariffs, capital markets and securities, Pham said. 

The Prime Minister recommended the U.S. limit trade defense measures against textiles, garments, footwear, wooden furniture and especially agricultural products from Viet Nam.

He expressed his hope that the U.S. would continue close engagement in the Asia-Pacific region's economic development and international integration. 

The Vietnamese leader proposed the U.S. provide more financial assistance for Mekong Subregion countries to achieve their sustainable development goals. 

For her part, Janet Yellen said, Viet Nam is a key partner in the U.S. policy towards the region, adding that the U.S. is promoting collaboration with Viet Nam to increase the resilience of the regional supply chains while Viet Nam has potential in the semiconductor supply chain.

She thanked Vietnamese agencies for actively working with the U.S. Department of the Treasury over trade, monetary and foreign exchange policies, acknowledging Viet Nam's efforts in resolving U.S. concerns related to the these areas.    

Both sides took the occasion to review cooperation priorities in international economic and financial sectors, including reducing global risks, preventing financial crisis, promoting socio-economic recovery in the post-pandemic era and developing a green economy, for peace, stability, cooperation and prosperity./.