U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris to Make Official Visit to Viet Nam

8:52:07 AM | 8/2/2021

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris will make her first official visit to Singapore and Viet Nam this August, the White House announced on Friday, adding that the trip is aimed at strengthening ties with "two critical Indo-Pacific partners".

Harris' trip to Viet Nam will be the first by a U.S. Vice President.

Recently, U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin paid a two-day official visit (from July 28-29) to Viet Nam.

During his meeting with Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on July 29, Austin reiterated that the U.S. attaches importance to the comprehensive partnership with Viet Nam, advocating a strong, independent and prosperous Viet Nam.

He voiced support for Viet Nam to play an increasingly active role in ASEAN and UN Security Council.

The U.S. will continue assisting Viet Nam in overcoming war consequences, including search for the remains of Vietnamese martyrs, decontamination of dioxin as well as bomb and mine clearance, the U.S. Secretary of Defense affirmed.

The U.S. will also assist Viet Nam in improving maritime security capacity and taking part in the UN peacekeeping force, he said, adding that Viet Nam and other nations will soon receive more vaccine from the U.S. to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Source: VGP