Congratulating Marc Evans Knapper on his appointment because the US Ambassador to Vietnam, President Phuc welcomed the diplomat’s return to Hanoi, and spoke extremely of Knapper’s efficiency whereas working in Vietnam throughout 2004 – 2007, which significantly helped promote relations between the 2 international locations.
Recalling the go to to Vietnam by US Vice President Kamala Harris final August, President Phuc famous the Vietnam – US complete partnership has been creating extra intensively and virtually. Bilateral commerce hit a file of 111 billion USD in 2021, turning Vietnam into one of many 10 largest commerce companions of the US, he added.
He thanked the US for the supply of 24.6 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines for Vietnam, help in response to local weather change, and cooperation in settling conflict aftermath and constructing mutual belief.
The State chief expressed his perception that in his time period of workplace in Vietnam, the ambassador will contribute extra to the bilateral ties.
For his half, Knapper held that the Vietnam – US relations will develop additional within the time forward, pledging all-out efforts to advertise their cooperation, significantly in commerce, funding, training, defence, and safety.
He additionally voiced his delight on the US’s vaccine help for Vietnam amid the COVID-19 pandemic and expressed his hope that when the outbreak is step by step put beneath management, the 2 international locations will organise many high-level mutual visits.
Mexican Ambassador Alejandro Negrin Munoz involves current his credentials to President Nguyen Xuan Phuc on February 11. (Picture: VNA)
On the reception for Mexican Ambassador Alejandro Negrin Munoz, President Phuc believed that the diplomat will excellently fulfill his time period of workplace in Vietnam to assist bolster the standard friendship and multifaceted cooperation between the 2 international locations.
Munoz famous with satisfaction that bilateral cooperation has been rising nicely during the last 47 years, expressing his hope that Vietnam and Mexico will arrange a strategic partnership, which might be a foundation for additional augmenting their collaboration.
The Vietnamese President mentioned the bilateral ties have been thriving unceasingly within the current previous as seen within the upkeep of all-level conferences, together with the continued promotion of the political session and the joint committee on financial, commerce, and funding cooperation. Mexico is at present the second largest commerce associate of Vietnam in Latin America with bilateral commerce approximating 5.2 billion USD, he mentioned.
Vietnam will work intently with Mexico to extend high-level conferences and cooperation in defence, finance, customs, agriculture, and training, he affirmed.
As each international locations are members of the Complete and Progressive Settlement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), President Phuc mentioned they need to increase partnerships to new areas and take away obstacles in a well timed method to develop their ties in a complete, sustainable, and substantive method.
He additionally referred to as on Mexico to again Vietnam’s candidacy for a seat within the UN Human Rights Council for the 2023 – 2025 time period, and for continued mutual assist at multilateral boards.
The President wished Mexico success as a non-permanent member of the UN Safety Council for 2021 – 2022 and, by way of the ambassador, invited his Mexican counterpart Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to go to Vietnam at an applicable level of time.