VN-US relations continue with positive development trajectory
23:36 | 06/05/2020
VGP – The Viet Nam-US relations are developing positively across fields, especially economy and trade, noted Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during their phone talks Wednesday.

Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh welcomes US Secretary of State to the Headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on February 26, 2019, ahead of the DPRK-US Summit in Ha Noi. Photo: VGP

The two sides agreed to coordinate closely in organizing activities to mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties this year in a bid to further deepen the comprehensive partnership between the two countries.

Deputy PM, FM Minh spoke highly of the US Administration’s determination to curb the COVID-19 and restart the economy.

Appreciating the US timely support for Viet Nam, Minh suggested both sides continue cooperation in development of drugs and vaccines against the COVID-19.

Pompeo highly valued Viet Nam’s responses to the COVID-19 outbreaks as well as bilateral cooperation in this fight, affirming the US will continue sharing information and experience with Viet Nam.

He asked the two countries to continue collaboration in ensuring essential medical supplies and work with other countries to push back the pandemic soon.

Pompeo hailed Viet Nam’s role in responding to common challenges, and agreed to step up coordination to promote the ties between ASEAN and the US during the time when Viet Nam serves as the ASEAN 2020 Chair and non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.

On the occasion, the pair also discussed regional and international issues of common concerns./.

By Quang Minh

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