|Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and US Trade Representative Katherine Tai
At a reception for US Trade Representative Katherine Tai in Hanoi on Tuesday, PM Chinh affirmed that Vietnam always attaches importance to its comprehensive partnership with the US, and expressed his delight at the strong, all-round development of the bilateral relations over the past time.
Tai spoke highly of the self-reliance of Vietnam and its people, as well as its economic achievements, and expressed her belief in cooperation prospects between the two countries.
The US always considers Vietnam an important partner in the region, and wishes to strengthen cooperation with Vietnam in economy, trade, labor, environment, digital commerce, agriculture and intellectual property, she said.
Tai briefed the PM on priorities and organization plan for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Year 2023 to be hosted by the US, and 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, addressing common challenges to the region, and utilizing new development opportunities.
PM Chinh stressed that Vietnam wants to deepen 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.
Prime Minister Chinh urged the two countries to expand cooperation in digital transformation, green transition, sustainable agriculture, energy transition and environmental protection.
Chinh suggested the two sides work together to handle obstacles to their economic and trade ties, consider issues regarding trade remedy and anti-dumping investigation for mutual benefit, and facilitate Vietnam’s exports to the US.
For multilateral cooperation, the PM spoke highly of the US’s hosting APEC Year 2023, pledging that Vietnam will closely coordinate with the US and other APEC members to ensure the success of the event.
He stressed that economic initiatives, including IPEF, have ensured fair interests of countries, brought practical benefits to people and businesses, and contributed to maintaining peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world.