India’s Economic Times has published a commentary on Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh's working visit to the United States and the United Nations, saying the trip aims to reaffirm Vietnam's role in stabilizing Southeast Asia. According to the article, Prime Minister Chinh has undertaken a successful and landmark visit to the US to promote the partnership, including America-ASEAN ties that could pay a big role in peace and stability in Southeast Asia. The visit showed that Vietnam has a key role in shaping ASEAN-US ties.
In terms of economics, the article states that Vietnam has been seen as one of the promising economies in Southeast Asia with an expected GDP growth rate of 6 to 8%.
The article also recalls Prime Minister Chinh's statement on the central role of ASEAN as well as Vietnam's position on issues related to the East Sea. Mr. Chinh expressed his hope that major countries, partnering with the ASEAN work towards stable relations and responsible, healthy competition, for the sake of regional and global peace and security and respect ASEAN's central role, fully consult with ASEAN, and respect international law.
Regarding the relationship between Vietnam and the United States, the article emphasizes that Prime Minister Chinh's visit continues to open doors for the bilateral relationship.
Vietnam continues its foreign policy line of independence, peace, friendship, cooperation and development. Vietnam seeks to diversify and multilateralize its relations to be a responsible member of the international community, the Economic Times said.