The Vietnam-U.S. relationship has thrived strongly and will further blossom in the future, especially after the two countries upgraded their comprehensive partnership to a comprehensive strategic partnership, following talks between General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong and U.S. President Joe Biden in Hanoi on Sunday, said State President Vo Van Thuong.
The relationship has never flourished as strongly as it does today, President Thuong told a reception for his U.S. counterpart Biden at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi on Monday afternoon.
The Vietnamese state leader affirmed that the U.S. president’s visit, lasting from Sunday to Monday, was so meaningful and helped cement the Vietnam-U.S. partnership.
The elevated relationship between Vietnam and the United States was the result of joint efforts to overcome challenges as well as ups and downs in the past, the Vietnamese president stressed.
Given the close and longstanding ties, the two nations have made various impressive achievements in economic, trade, investment, and education fields, and the settlement of post-war consequences.
The Vietnamese state president quoted Party General Secretary Trong as saying that the motto for the development of the Vietnam-U.S. relationship is ‘leaving the past behind, overcoming differences, promoting similarities, and looking toward the future.’
Meanwhile, President Biden underlined that the United States supports a strong, independent, resilient, and prosperous Vietnam.
|Vietnamese State President Vo Van Thuong (R) hosts U.S. President Joe Biden in Hanoi, September 11, 2023. Photo: Vietnam News Agency|
“I strongly believe that with long-lasting ties, mutual understanding, and respect, the Vietnam-U.S. comprehensive strategic partnership for peace, cooperation, and sustainable development will get stronger and stronger in the future,” President Thuong said.
|Chairman of Vietnam’s lawmaking National Assembly Vuong Dinh Hue (R) shakes hands with U.S. President Joe Biden in Hanoi, September 11, 2023. Photo: Vietnam News Agency|
On the same day, Chairman of Vietnam’s lawmaking National Assembly Vuong Dinh Hue met with President Biden and appreciated his contribution to the elevation of the Vietnam-U.S. relations.
Biden said that spending 36 years in the U.S. Senate, he always threw his support behind the upgrading of the Vietnam-U.S. ties and tried to normalize the relations after the two nations established an official relationship in 1995.
President Biden said that he looks forward to seeing Chairman Hue in Washington D.C. as soon as possible.
|Chairman of Vietnam’s lawmaking National Assembly Vuong Dinh Hue (R) talks to U.S. President Joe Biden in Hanoi, September 11, 2023. Photo: Quochoi.vn|