Vietnam, US co-ordinate ahead of Vice President Harris’s upcoming visit
Competent agencies from the United States and Vietnam are working together to prepare for the visit of US Vice President Kamala Harris in the spirit of the growing comprehensive partnership between both sides.
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang made the statement during a press briefing held August 5, when asked about information regarding the forthcoming visit by Vice President Harris.
This comes ahead of the nation launching a broad array of diplomatic activities and delegation exchanges aimed at welcoming leaders of other countries, including those from the US, Hang said.
Mutual ties continue to grow and flourish across a number of fields, actively contributing to peace, stability, co-operation, and development in the region, as well as the world at large, the spokesperson emphasised. Moving forward, the specific schedule of the visit will be announced at an appropriate time.
“Vietnam is consistent in its foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, multilateralization, diversification, promoting the deepening of its relations with partners in a sustainable and effective manner without partnering with one country to fight another," Hang stated.
The nation has always placed great importance on consolidating and strengthening relations with both China and the US, both of which are the nation's two leading partners in many fields. This is done for the benefit of citizens, as well as for regional and global peace and development, the official added.
This comes after the White House announced on July 30 that Harris would visit Vietnam and Singapore ahead in August.
Harris heads to Southeast Asian nations in order "to strengthen relationships and expand economic cooperation with two critical Indo-Pacific partners of the United States," according to Symone Sanders, senior advisor of the White House.
During the course of her trip, she is scheduled to meet with leaders to discuss a range of issues, including regional security, climate change, and the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as joint efforts to promote a rules-based international order.
US Vice President Kamala Harris will Vietnam and Singapore, the White House announced on July 30.