Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – 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.
Both officials held that the Vietnam – US comprehensive partnership has been growing strongly in all fields, bringing practical benefits to the people of the two nations and making active contributions to maintaining peace, stability,
cooperation and development in the Asia-Pacific region and the world at large.
They also agreed to enhance cooperation to further deepen
bilateral ties via specific measures such as maintaining high-level communications and meetings,
stepping up collaboration in fields of shared interest such as dealing with
post-war consequences, science - technology, education - training and climate
Minh highly valued the US’s role in promoting vaccine supplies
for countries worldwide via the COVAX Facility as well as bilateral cooperation.
He expected the US to continue supporting Vietnam's early access to vaccine supplies committed by
The Deputy PM also suggested the US work closely with Vietnamese
agencies to promote and ensure harmonious and sustainable development of
bilateral economic, trade and investment ties.
Sullivan, for his part, affirmed that the US continues
treasuring its comprehensive partnership with Vietnam.
Having spoken highly of Vietnam’s increasingly important role in the
region and the world, Sullivan said the US will continue assisting
Vietnam and other countries in accessing vaccines to push back the COVID-19 pandemic.
The US will work closely with Vietnam to enhance
economic, trade and investment ties to bring benefits to businesses and people of both nations.
The two officials agreed to boost mutual coordination at global forums such as the United Nations Security Council to deal with common challenges.
They also discussed international and regional issues of shared concern
such as the Greater Mekong Sub-region and response to climate change, and vowed to
support ASEAN’s central role, freedom of navigation and settlement of disputes in the East
Sea in line with international law, including the 1982 United Nations
Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)./.