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September 29, 2023

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh High-level Visit to the U.S. After Historic U.S.-Vietnam Relations Upgrade

September 29, 2023

After the historic establishment of the U.S.-Vietnam Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, Vietnam’s PM Pham Minh Chinh paid his official visit to the U.S. as part of the high-level week for the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly from September 17 to September 23. 

During this visit, PM Chinh and the Vietnam delegation met multiple U.S. senior officials, including U.S. Senators, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense Ely Ratner, U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai, U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo. Notably, PM Chinh underlined the importance of the U.S.’ recognition of Vietnam’s market economy, elimination of U.S. trade defense measures to Vietnamese products, especially farm produce. Both sides also expressed their commitment to fostering cooperation in key areas, including science and technology, innovation, sustainable growth, climate resilience, and cybersecurity through international and regional platforms such as the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP), and ASEAN and APEC summits.  

Besides engagement with high-level government leaders, PM Chinh held meetings with U.S. businesses to attract U.S. investment to Vietnam. Addressing at the Vietnam-U.S. Business Forum in San Francisco, PM Chinh invited U.S. companies to invest in high-tech areas and green transformation. At the forum, various investment deals were secured, including those from U.S. chip giant Synopsys, Intel, Cadence Design Systems, Arizona State University, and Silvaco. 

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