Vietnam welcomes the US’s decision to host the 2023 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Meeting, he said, adding that Vietnam will work closely with the country to make the APEC Year 2023 a success.
The two leaders held that Vietnam and the US share many similarities and see huge room for bilateral cooperation in such fields as economy - trade - investment, security - defense, overcoming war consequences, health care, education, and science - technology.
The US Vice President appreciated Vietnam's efforts to control the pandemic and announced that the US would provide an additional 1 million doses of vaccine to support the country’s COVID-19 fight.
President Phuc (Vietnam) said he was glad to know that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the establishment of its Southeast Asia Regional Office located in Hanoi and applauded the US’s commitment to increase the budget for overcoming war consequences.
The two leaders welcomed the official signing of a land lease contract for the construction of the new headquarters of the US Embassy in Hanoi and a contract to lease property in Washington D.C. as the new headquarters of the Vietnamese Embassy in the US.
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