US Senator’s statement on 25 years of US-Vietnam relations

US Senator Jim Risch, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Saturday released a statement on the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the US and Vietnam. 

He said “Over the past quarter century, the United States and Vietnam have overcome the wounds of war to build a strong partnership in the areas of trade, development, public health, energy, defense, and people-to-people ties.”

The Senator said he is committed to advancing US efforts to support a strong, prosperous, and independent Vietnam and deepen a comprehensive partnership.  He stated that the United States must continue to prioritize engagement with Vietnam on important areas such as regional security, trade and economic cooperation, as well as human rights and the rule of law.

Chairman Risch went on to say: “This year, the United States also recognizes and supports Vietnam’s chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Despite limitations on in-person engagements this year due to COVID-19, the United States applauds Vietnam’s work in promoting a “Cohesive and Responsive ASEAN.” The United States remains committed to future cooperation with Vietnam and other ASEAN partners to promote a free and open Indo-Pacific region and tackle shared challenges.”

Chairman Risch concluded that he looks forward to further strengthening the relationship with Vietnam over the next 25 years and beyond.

 

 

Source: VOV5

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