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Vietnam, US exchange congratulatory messages on 25 years of diplomacy

18:52 | 11/07/2020

Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong and US President Donald Trump have exchanged letters of congratulations marking the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and the US.

vietnam us exchange congratulatory messages on 25 years of diplomacy

Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Ha Kim Ngoc and White House National Security Council Senior Director for Asian Affairs Allison Hooker exchange the leaders’ letters of congratulation in Washington DC

In his letter, Party leader and President Trong expressed his belief that in the spirit of putting aside the past, overcoming differences, promoting similarities and moving forward to the future, the comprehensive partnership between Vietnam and the US will be further developed in an effective and sustainable manner, in the interest of the two peoples and contributing to peace, security and prosperity in the region and the world.

Meanwhile, in his letter, President Trump affirmed that the United States maintains its commitment to further strengthening relations between the two countries on the basis of a shared vision of a peaceful and prosperous Indo-Pacific region, as well as respecting each other’s legal system and sovereignty.

Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Ha Kim Ngoc and White House National Security Council Senior Director for Asian Affairs Allison Hooker exchanged the leaders’ letters of congratulation at a reception marking 25 years of Vietnam-US diplomacy held at the Department of State headquarters in Washington on July 10.

At the reception, Assistant Secretary of State David Stilwell noted the US attaches importance to promoting the comprehensive partnership with Vietnam and will continue to coordinate with Vietnam to contribute to maintaining peace, stability, cooperation and the rule of law in the Indo - Pacific region.

The US diplomat believed that the marked results of bilateral cooperation in the past 25 years will lay a firm foundation for the stronger development of reliable partnership between the two countries in the near future.

On this occasion, the Assistant Secretary of State hailed Vietnam’s initial success in combating the COVID-19 pandemic, and its efforts to reboot the economy post COVID-19.

vietnam us exchange congratulatory messages on 25 years of diplomacy
Vietnamese and US diplomats at the July 10 reception
For his part, ambassador Ngoc stressed that the strong and stable partnership between Vietnam and the United States not only contributes to socio-economic development in Vietnam, but also plays an important role in maintaining peace, stability, cooperation, and the rule of law in Southeast Asia in particular and Indo - Asia - Pacific in general.

He said the two countries still have a great deal of potential for elevating their relationship to a new height, creating a solid foundation to build a brighter future for generations over the next 25 years.

Both ambassador Ngoc and Assistance Secretary Stilwell witnessed the signing of a document to implement a Peace Program, which was also signed by Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Van Phuc in Hanoi the same day.

Penning the document, Peace Program Director Jody Olsen said the Peace Program is honored to carry out English teaching in Vietnam, first in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, contributing to building a comprehensive partnership and friendship between the United States and Vietnam.

*** On this occasion, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc conveyed a message of congratulation to US President Donald Trump.

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan cabled a message of congratulation to US Senate President Michael Pence and US House of Representative President Nancy Pelosi.

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh also extended a congratulatory message to US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo.

Source: VOV

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