U.S. regards Viet Nam important partner

9:37:59 AM | 2/18/2023

The U.S. always regards Viet Nam an important partner in the region and hopes to cement and deepen ties with the Asian country in economy, trade, labor, the environment, digital commerce, agriculture, and intellectual property, said U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh shakes hands with U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai (L)

The U.S. Trade Representative made the above remarks when meeting with Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on February 14 as part of her working visit to Viet Nam from February 12-15. 

Prime Minister Pham said that Viet Nam expects to boost the comprehensive partnership between the two countries in a more practical and stable manner, and on the basis of respecting independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and political institutions of each other, for peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world. 

He proposed the two countries spur cooperation in such domains as digital transformation, green transition, sustainable agriculture, energy transition and environmental protection.

Viet Nam and the U.S., said the Prime Minister, should work together to handle hindrances to their economic and trade ties, satisfactorily settle issues regarding trade remedy and anti-dumping investigation for mutual benefit, and facilitate Vietnamese exports to the US.

The host leader spoke highly of the U.S., as the host of APEC Year 2023, adding that Viet Nam will closely coordinate with the U.S. and other APEC members to ensure the success of the APEC Year.

In reply, the U.S. official noted her impression on the self-reliance of Viet Nam and its people, as well as economic achievements the Southeast Asian nation has recorded, and expressed her belief in cooperation prospects between the two countries.

The U.S. always considers Viet Nam an important partner in the region, and wishes to strengthen cooperation with the country in economy, trade, labor, environment, digital commerce, agriculture and intellectual property, she said.

She briefed the Prime Minister on potential and prospects of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF), particularly in promoting high-quality investment, building self-reliant supply chains in the region, fostering sustainable, inclusive economic growth, and addressing common challenges to the region.

Source: VGP