(MPI) – On the occasion of the Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s official visit to the United States of America from May 29th to 31st 2017, after the meeting with the President Donald J. Trump, the two leaders issued the Joint Statement for enhancing the comprehensive partnership between Vietnam and the U.S.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and the U.S. President Donald Trump at the meeting
in the White House. Photo: VGP
In the Joint Statement, the two leaders emphasized that many opportunities lie ahead for the United States – Vietnam relations, including increasingly enhanced political, diplomatic, economic and trade ties and ever-growing cooperation in the areas of science and technology, national defense and security, education, people-to-people exchange, humanitarian and war legacy issues, as well as regional and international issues of mutual concern. The two leaders committed to pursuing these opportunities under an enhanced Comprehensive Partnership, grounded in respect for the United Nations Charter and international law, each other’s independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and respective political systems.
The two sides pledged to continue high-level contacts and exchanges of delegations, including through regular dialogue between the U.S. Secretary of State and Vietnam’s Minister for Foreign Affairs to discuss measures to enhance the bilateral Comprehensive Partnership. President Donald Trump expressed his support for Vietnam in successfully hosting APEC 2017 and noted that he looks forward to visiting Vietnam and attending the APEC Leaders’ meeting in November.
The two leaders pledged to actively promote mutually beneficial and ever-growing economic ties to bring greater prosperity to the both countries. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc affirmed that Vietnam would pursue a consistent policy of economic reform and international integration, creating favorable conditions for foreign companies, including those of the United States, to do business and invest in Vietnam, protecting and enforcing intellectual property and bringing its labor laws in line with Vietnam’s international commitments. The two countries affirmed the importance of promoting bilateral trade and facilitating the both sides, particularly through the effective use of the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement to address issues in United States – Vietnam relations in a constructive manner. The two leaders welcomed the resolution of several priority trade issues and pledged to continue to work together constructively to seek resolution of other priority issues of each country. The United States noted Vietnam’s interest in achieving a market economy status and the two sides pledged to continue consulting in a cooperative and comprehensive manner via the bilateral working group. Both sides welcomed the announcement of more than US$ 8 billion in new commercial deals.
In the Joint Statement, the two leaders pledged to continue cooperation in the fields of national defense, security and intelligence, science, technology, space, innovation, people-to-people ties, academic and professional exchanges, addressing war legacy issues, welcoming the results of frank and constructive dialogues on human rights, outlining regional security situation, addressing global challenges on environmental protection, global health security… The two leaders heralded the bright future for the enhanced the bilateral comprehensive partnership and committed to making it deeper, more substantive and effective to better serve the interests of the two countries’ people and contribute to peace, stability, cooperation and development in the Asia-Pacific region and the world./.
Ministry of Planning and Investment