White House highlights enhancement of US-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership

The White House on August 25 issued a statement highlighting the enhancement of the US-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership, affirming that US Vice President Kamala Harris’s visit to Vietnam signifies the US’s deep commitment not only to the region, but also to the US-Vietnam relationship.

US Secretary of Defence pays official visit to Vietnam

US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin and Vietnamese Minister of National Defence General Phan Van Giang appreciated the results of bilateral defence cooperation, and said that the cooperation has achieved practical results, that conform to the comprehensive partnership between the two countries, especially in overcoming war consequences, addressing non-traditional security challenges, supporting Vietnam in joining the United Nations peacekeeping missions, and improving the law enforcement at sea and military medicine.

Deputy PM holds phone talks with US National Security Advisor

Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh held phone talks with US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on July 1 to discuss Vietnam – US ties, and international and regional issues of shared concern.

Signing of the “COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act”

On May 20, 2021, President Joe Biden signed into law S. 937, the “COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act,” which requires the Justice Department to facilitate expedited review of hate crimes and authorizes grants to State, local, and tribal governments to prevent, address, or respond to hate crimes. 

White House Meeting with Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Leaders

On May 20, 2021, White House officials hosted Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA and NH/PI) leaders to discuss the Biden-Harris Administration’s historic commitment to combat anti-Asian racism, xenophobia, hate and violence.

US President Joe Biden congratulates Party General Secretary, President Nguyen Phu Trong

US President Joe Biden has extended his congratulations to Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong over his re-election as General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Viet Nam in the 13th tenure.

Deputy PM, FM Pham Binh Minh holds phone talks with US State Secretary Antony Blinken

On February 5, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh expressed his readiness to cooperate closely with Blinken to further promote the Vietnam - US comprehensive partnership for the sake of the two peoples, thereby contributing to peace, security, development, and prosperity in the Asia - Pacific region and the world as a whole.

Congratulations to newly-appointed US Secretary of State

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh on January 27 sent a congratulatory message to newly-appointed US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. In the message, Minh spoke highly of Blinken’s contributions to the promotion of the Vietnam-US relationship over the years.

Congratulations to new US President, Vice President

Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on January 21 congratulated Joseph R. Biden Jr. on taking oath as the 46th President of the US.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc sent the message of well wishes to President Donald J. Trump

Upon receiving the news that President of the United States of America Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for COVID-19, on the same day, on October, 2nd 2020, the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam Nguyen Xuan Phuc sent the message of well wishes to President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump.

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