Anthony Blinken, US Secretary of State, Visits Vietnam

Antony Blinken, the US Secretary of State, is currently visiting Vietnam from April 14-16, 2023, at the invitation of the Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bui Thanh Son. This is Blinken's third visit to Vietnam, both of which have resulted in several key milestones in the Vietnam-US relationship.

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits Vietnam
Blinken arrived in Hanoi on the evening of April 14. The event took place as Vietnam – the US celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Comprehensive Partnership. During the visit, Blinken meets representatives of leaders of Vietnam’s Party and State, attends the groundbreaking ceremony of the US Embassy complex in Cau Giay (Hanoi), and meets lecturers, students, and scientists at Hanoi University of Science and Technology (Photo: US Embassy in Hanoi).
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits Vietnam
On the morning of April 15, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh received US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (Photo: VNA).
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits Vietnam
On the same day, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son broke ground on the new US Embassy complex in Cau Giay district, Hanoi. The complex receives a total investment budget of USD 1.2 billion, lying on the 39,000m2 wide area (Photo: US Embassy in Hanoi).
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits Vietnam
He arrived in Ho Chi Minh City in 2015 and in Hanoi in 2016 as Permanent Deputy Secretary of the US Department of State. Both visits laid foundations for memorable milestones in Vietnam-US relations. On April 14, the US Embassy introduced photos of Blinken during his two previous visits to Vietnam (Photo: US Embassy in Hanoi).
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits Vietnam
Blinken’s first visit took place in May 2015. In July of the same year, General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong visited the United States, marking the first time the highest-ranking leader of the Communist Party of Vietnam paid an official visit to the United States (Photo: US Embassy in Hanoi).
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits Vietnam
At the end of April 2016, Blinken visited Hanoi. A month later, US President Barack Obama visited Vietnam for the first time, continuing to bring the comprehensive partnership between the two countries to a new milestone. In the photo, Blinken enjoys Vietnamese food during a previous visit (Photo: US Embassy in Hanoi).
Valerie Mai