PM Pham Minh Chinh (left) and U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris at the meeting on September 6

At their meeting on the sidelines of the 43rd ASEAN Summit and Related Summits in Jakarta, Indonesia, on September 6, both leaders expressed their delight to meet each other for the third time within two years.  

PM Pham Minh Chinh hailed the U.S. Vice President’s contribution to the bilateral relationship, particularly her support for the COVID-19 vaccine supply to the Vietnamese people.

He expressed his hope to meet with Vice President Harris again in the coming time to concretize high-level agreements in order strengthen the Vietnam-U.S. ties intensively, effectively and practically.

Vietnam is coordinating with the U.S. to prepare for U.S. President Joe Biden's upcoming visit to the Southeast Asian nation, PM Pham Minh Chinh said.

On this occasion, the PM congratulated the President, the Vice President and the people of the U.S. on the positive outcomes in overcoming difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and obtaining solid socio-economic achievements over the past time.   

For her part, Vice President Harris stressed the importance of President Biden’s State visit to Vietnam at the invitation of General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong, believing that it will mark a new milestone in the bilateral relations.

Source: VNA