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President Trump hails Vietnam’s capacity to cope with COVID-19

President Trump hails Vietnam’s capacity to cope with COVID-19

Thursday, May 07, 2020, 13:30 GMT+7
President Trump hails Vietnam’s capacity to cope with COVID-19
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. Photo: Vietnam News Agency

United States President Donald Trump has praised Vietnam’s efforts in the fight against novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) during his phone talks with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

The two leaders held the phone conversation on Wednesday at the request of the U.S. side.

President Trump spoke highly of Vietnam’s capacity to cope with the COVID-19 outbreaks and extended thanks to the Southeast Asian country for having expedited transportation of medical supplies and donated face masks to the U.S..

The U.S. is ready to present ventilators to support the treatment of COVID-19 patients in Vietnam, the president stated, suggesting both countries should strengthen cooperation in the fight against the virus.

He took the occasion to express his regret at the cancelation of the U.S.-ASEAN Special Summit due to the COVID-19 pandemic, expressing his wish to further foster partnership with ASEAN in the time to come.

PM Phuc extended sympathies to the American people during this hard time, stating his belief that President Trump and his administration will soon contain the pandemic and restart the economy.

United States President Donald Trump is pictured in Arizona, the U.S. on May 5, 2020. Photo: Reuters

United States President Donald Trump is pictured in Arizona, the U.S. on May 5, 2020. Photo: Reuters

The premier thanked the U.S. for providing financial support to ASEAN countries, including almost US$10 million for Vietnam to improve its healthcare capacity and aid post-pandemic economic recovery.

The leaders expressed delight at the development of Vietnam-U.S. ties in politics, diplomacy, economy and trade, security and defense, and overcoming the aftermath of war.

Both nations saw growth in bilateral trade in the first quarter of 2020, in which the U.S. exports to Vietnam rose by 17 percent year-on-year.

The leaders discussed measures to further deepen the bilateral ties, especially on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations, thus making practical contributions to peace, stability, cooperation, and development in the region.

On the same day, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh held phone talks with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, during which they agreed that the Vietnam-U.S. relations continue maintaining the positive development in various aspects, especially economy and trade.

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