With the conclusion of a historic week-long foreign trip, President Joe Biden ended his visit to Vietnam, leaving behind a renewed commitment to an improved relationship between the United States and one of its Asian neighbors.
During the trip, President Biden and other US officials met with a variety of Vietnamese leaders, including President Nguyen Phu Trong and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. The two countries then signed a joint statement, in which the US and Vietnam agreed on the need for closer diplomatic ties, while continuing to build economic and cultural cooperation.
In addition to holding bilateral diplomatic meetings, President Biden also discussed regional issues of importance to both countries. This included discussing previously-negotiated trade agreements, areas of mutual concern such as environmental protection, and approaches to joint security in the region.
At a joint press conference following the signing of the joint statement, President Biden declared the start of a new era between the US and Vietnam, with the two countries now committed to peaceful coexistence and development. He also made a point to recognize the vietnamese people for their incredible strength and resilience over the years, noting that communities from both countries have played an important role in fostering positive relations between the two countries.
President Biden’s trip to Vietnam stands as an example of his commitment to improving the United States’ relations with its Asian neighbors. His visit gave representatives of both countries the chance to engage in meaningful dialogue, promote cooperation, and build trust – all of which are key steps in creating a stronger relationship between the two countries.
As President Biden departs Vietnam, it is his hope that the two countries will continue to work together in pursuit of peace, stability, and economic growth for both nations and their people. While the journey has just begun, this trip marks an important milestone in US foreign policy and US-Vietnam relations.