Chairman of US House of Representatives’ Sub-Committee on Asia-Pacific Visits Vietnam

US Chairman of the House of Representatives' Sub-Committee on Asia-Pacific Ami Bera visits Vietnam, the latest friendly exchange between the two former rival nations.

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Chairman of US House of Representatives’ Sub-Committee on Asia-Pacific Visits Vietnam
Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son (third from left). Photo: Foreign Ministry

Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son expressed his delight at the development of Vietnam – US ties over the past 27 years since the establishment of diplomatic ties during a reception in Hanoi on October 10 for Chairman of the House of Representatives’ Sub-Committee on Asia-Pacific Ami Bera and a delegation of US congressmen, VNA reported.

Affirming that the US is one of the leading important partners of Vietnam, Son wished for their comprehensive partnership to continue growing on the basis of respecting each other’s independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and political regime.

The minister spoke highly of the increased exchange of delegations at all levels and via channels, including the National Assembly. He highlighted the need to continue consolidating and expanding the network of the US Congress’s members in support of Vietnam.

Vietnam supports the US in enhancing cooperation with the region to contribute to peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world, he said.

The US congressmen expressed their impression on Vietnam and its people. They affirmed that the US Congress considers Vietnam one of the leading partners in the region and consistently backs a strong, independent, and prosperous Vietnam.

Chairman of US House of Representatives’ Sub-Committee on Asia-Pacific Visits Vietnam
At the meeting. Photo: Foreign Ministry

At the meeting, both sides underscored the importance of coordination in dealing with war consequences in the process of reconciliation, healing and trust-building between the two countries.

They vowed to step up collaboration in mutually beneficial areas such as sci-tech, education-training, climate change, clean energy transition, investment, and supply chains.

On regional and global issues of shared concern, they agreed to bolster cooperation within the framework of the US-ASEAN strategic partnership.

Chairman of US House of Representatives’ Sub-Committee on Asia-Pacific Visits Vietnam
Chairman of the National Assembly’s Committee on Science-Technology and Environment and Chairman of the Vietnam-US Parliamentary Friendship Group Le Quang Huy receives the US delegates. Source: daibieunhandan.vn

During the visit, the delegation met Chairman of the National Assembly’s Committee on Science-Technology and Environment cum Chairman of the Vietnam-US Parliamentary Friendship Group Le Quang Huy and had a talk with the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, according to daibieunhandan.vn.

At the meeting at NA Building, Huy wished the two countries to strengthen cooperation, transfer in science and technology, and invest in finance to transform energy and adapt to climate change; capacity building of policy and law enforcement staff. In addition, saltwater intrusion is a worrisome issue that affects the lives of people in the Mekong Delta. Therefore, Vietnam also wants the US to share its experience and response in this area.

Agreeing with the above proposals, Bera also pointed out many other potential areas where the two countries can strengthen cooperation in the coming time, such as adaptation to climate change, sea level rise and issues related to the Mekong River; diversifying global supply chains amid post-pandemic recovery.

Huy affirmed that the NA’s Committee on Science-Technology and Environment, the Committee for Foreign Affairs and the Vietnam-US Parliamentary Friendship Group will connect with the US side to promote the formation of the Parliamentary Group. United States-Vietnam friendship to strengthen cooperation and exchange on issues of mutual interest.

Chairman of US House of Representatives’ Sub-Committee on Asia-Pacific Visits Vietnam
Chairman of the House of Representatives’ Sub-Committee on Asia-Pacific Ami Bera. Source: daibieunhandan.vn

Discussing in detail about a number of areas with great potential for cooperation between the two sides, Chairman Huy also suggested the US continue to support Vietnam in the financial fields, improving competitiveness, formulating legal policies; emphasizing that, in the current context of science and technology development, the cooperation and help from the US is very important for Vietnam.

Hannah Nguyen