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Vietnamese PM arrives in US for 78th UN session

Vietnamese PM arrives in US for 78th UN session

Monday, September 18, 2023, 13:12 GMT+7
Vietnamese PM arrives in US for 78th UN session
Vietnam’s Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (L) receives flowers from a representative of the administration of the U.S. city of San Francisco at San Francisco International Airport on September 17, 2023 (local time). Photo: Duy Linh / Tuoi Tre

Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh arrived in San Francisco on Sunday afternoon (local time), starting his seven-day trip to attend the high-level General Debate of the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session and other activities.

PM Chinh was welcomed at San Francisco International Airport by the U.S. city’s administration representatives, Vietnamese Ambassador to the U.S. Nguyen Quoc Dung, Vietnamese Consul General in San Francisco Hoang Anh Tuan, and some other consular officials.

Accompanying PM Chinh are nine Ministers of Public Security; Foreign Affairs; Planning and Investment; Finance; Industry and Trade; Culture, Sports, and Tourism; Information and Communications; Health; and Natural Resources and Environment. 

As scheduled, PM Chinh will meet the Vietnamese community in San Francisco upon his arrival and will receive representatives of typical overseas Vietnamese businesses in the city one day later.

During his trip, the PM will attend and deliver a speech at the high-level General Debate of the 78th UNGA session at the General Assembly Hall of the UN Headquarters in New York City.

The event will take place under the theme, 'Rebuilding Trust and Reigniting Global Solidarity: Accelerating Action on the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals towards Peace, Prosperity, Progress, and the Sustainability for All.'

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh shakes hands with a representative of the administration of U.S. city of San Francisco when he arrived there on September 17, 2023 (local time). Photo: Duy Linh / Tuoi Tre

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh shakes hands with a representative of the administration of the U.S. city of San Francisco when he arrived there on September 17, 2023 (local time). Photo: Duy Linh / Tuoi Tre

PM Chinh is also expected to speak at the UN Climate Ambition Summit and the UN High-Level Meeting (HLM) on Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response (PPPR), also in New York.

As part of his week-long stay, the Vietnamese government leader will attend a Vietnam - U.S. business forum on technology and innovation, visit large corporations such as NVIDIA, Meta, and Synopsys in San Francisco, and receive a number of local leaders.

He will also meet UN leaders and have bilateral meetings with senior leaders of countries and international organizations, among other activities. 

Vietnamese Ambassador to the U.S. Nguyen Quoc Dung shakes hands with Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh at the San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, the U.S., on September 17, 2023 (local time). Photo: Duy Linh / Tuoi Tre

Vietnamese Ambassador to the U.S. Nguyen Quoc Dung (R) shakes hands with Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, the U.S., September 17, 2023 (local time). Photo: Duy Linh / Tuoi Tre

At a press briefing in Hanoi last week, Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokeswoman Pham Thu Hang stressed that the PM’s trip to the U.S. “is extremely important to concretize the outcomes of U.S. President Joe Biden’s recent visit to Vietnam,” which took place on September 10-11, during which the two countries released a joint statement to upgrade the Vietnam-U.S. relations to comprehensive strategic partnership.

PM Chinh will wrap up his U.S. trip on Saturday and leave for Brazil on the same day for an official four-day visit at the invitation of Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

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