During Xi’s visit, both sides signed a joint statement, the longest joint document in history with over 8,000 words, covering various areas including diplomacy, politics, defense-security, economy, trade, investment, culture, and people-to-people exchanges. They also signed 36 cooperation documents in politics, diplomacy, security-defense, economy, investment, and infrastructure construction. In the photo, Party General Secretaries of Vietnam and China pose for a group photo with intellectuals and youths during an exchange in Hanoi.

President Joe Biden of the United States paid a state visit to Vietnam on September 10-11 at the invitation of Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong. The two sides agreed to elevate their ties to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, heralding a new chapter of bilateral friendship and cooperation. In the photo, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong hosts a welcoming ceremony for President Joe Biden.

During the visit, both sides pledged to further deepen bilateral relations within the framework of the newly-established Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. They committed to strengthening political and diplomatic relations through senior-level meetings. President Joe Biden reiterated his support for Vietnam’s development as a strong, independent, and prosperous nation that actively engages in ASEAN and the region, as well as international cooperation to tackle global challenges.

President Yoon Suk-yeol of the Republic of Korea and his wife paid a state visit to Vietnam from June 22-24, aiming to further strengthen the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries established in 2022. They signed 17 bilateral cooperation documents covering economy, trade, finance, development cooperation, labor, environment and resources, and capacity-building for the Vietnamese coast guard and local cooperation.

President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev of Kazakhstan paid his first official visit to Vietnam from August 20-22. Both sides highlighted the expanding cooperation in various mutually beneficial areas of interest. They agreed to increase delegation exchanges at all levels, including party, state, government, and parliament channels, as well as people-to-people exchanges. In the photo, President Vo Van Thuong hosts a welcoming ceremony for President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.

President Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh of Mongolia and his wife paid a state visit to Vietnam from November 1-5 at the invitation of President Vo Van Thuong. Both sides issued a joint statement, agreeing to increase delegation exchanges and high-level contacts at all levels. They also pledged to work closely in organizing activities to celebrate 70 years of diplomatic relations in 2024. Additionally, six cooperation documents were signed during the visit.

Prime Minister Samdech Moha Bovor Thipadei Hun Manet of Cambodia made an official visit to Vietnam on December 11-12. The Vietnamese leaders emphasized Vietnam’s commitment to the relationship of ‘good neighborliness, traditional friendship, comprehensive cooperation, and long-term sustainability’. They stressed the importance of the close-knit solidarity and mutual support between the two countries during the struggle for national independence and the present national construction and development.

Chairman Dmitry Medvedev of the United Russia Party and Vice Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation officially visited Vietnam from May 21-23. The two sides discussed ways to enhance mutual understanding and improve bilateral cooperation. In the photo, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh welcomes the Russian leader to the ballroom for talks. (Photo: VGP)

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese of Australia paid an official visit to Vietnam on June 3-4. During the visit, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced a grant of AUD105 million for Vietnamese projects in infrastructure construction, climate change response, and energy transition. Both sides agreed to promote the implementation of the Vietnam Enhanced Economic Engagement Enhancement Strategy (EEES) for the 2021-2025 period, with a goal of reaching a two-way trade turnover of US$20 billion and doubling the current two-way investment level in the near future.

Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim of Malaysia and his wife paid an official visit to Vietnam on July 20-21. The Vietnamese leaders highly appreciated the strong and comprehensive development of cooperation between the two countries. They emphasized that Vietnam and Malaysia, as close neighbors in Southeast Asia and members of ASEAN, share views on many important international issues. In the photo, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh hosts a welcoming ceremony for the Malaysian leader in Hanoi.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore paid an official visit to Vietnam from August 27-29 to strengthen bilateral relations and enhance strategic trust between the leaders of the two countries. The visit aimed to implement existing agreements and sign new ones, particularly in the field of economic cooperation. On this occasion, the two leaders witnessed the exchange of four cooperation documents. In the photo, Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong pose for a photo ahead of their talks in Hanoi.

Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko of Belarus made a working trip to Vietnam from December 6-9 at the invitation of Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh. During the visit, the two prime ministers witnessed the signing of several bilateral cooperation documents, including an agreement on the transfer of convicted prisoners, an agreement on visa exemption for ordinary passport holders, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation and information exchange in the field of nuclear safety and radiation protection, and a cooperation agreement on the dissemination of Vietnamese standards in Belarus.

Chairwoman Samdech Khuon Sudary of the National Assembly of Cambodia paid an official visit to Vietnam from November 30 to December 2. The visit yielded many practical and successful results, contributing to the strengthening of the relationship of ‘good neighborliness, traditional friendship, comprehensive cooperation, and long-term sustainability’ between Vietnam and Cambodia, as well as between the two legislative bodies. In the photo, Vietnamese National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue and his Cambodian counterpart Khuon Sudary pose for a photo ahead of their talks in Hanoi.

President Esteban Lazo Hernández of the National Assembly of People’s Power of Cuba made a working visit to Vietnam from September 24-29, including attending a ceremony marking 50 years since Cuban leader Fidel Castro’s visit to the liberated zone of southern Vietnam in Quang Tri (September 1973 – September 2023). The visit aimed to deepen the special friendship and solidarity between Vietnam and Cuba.