Washington DC, 31 August 2022 (TDI): Deputy Secretary of State of the US, Wendy Sherman met with Deputy Foreign Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Minh Vu.

The Deputy Secretary and Deputy Foreign Minister addressed the strength of the bilateral relationship and the significance of the 9th US-Vietnam Asia Pacific Dialogue. The Dialogue will be held in Washington on August 30.

Both sides underscored the significance of strengthening bilateral relations between the two states and shared commitment to advance a peaceful and prosperous Indo-Pacific Region.

 US-Vietnam Diplomatic Relations

After twenty-five years since the establishment of bilateral relations in 1995, the United States and Vietnam are dependable partners with a mutually respectful friendship.

US-Vietnam relations have become increasingly cooperative and all-encompassing, transforming into a thriving partnership encompassing political, economic, security, and people-to-people ties.

The United States supports a strong, prosperous, and independent Vietnam that contributes to international security engages in commercial relations that are mutually beneficial and respects human rights and the rule of law.

Relations are directed by the 2013 U.S.-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership, which is a framework for improving the bilateral relationship.

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The Comprehensive Partnership underscores the enduring US commitment to the Indo-Pacific. It provides a mechanism to facilitate cooperation in areas such as political and diplomatic relations, trade and economic ties, and defense and security.

It also facilitates collaboration in science and technology, education and training, environment and health, humanitarian assistance/disaster relief, and issues related to the legacy of war.

The United States promotes law enforcement capacity building in Vietnam, regional cross-border cooperation, and international agreements and standards.

Both states are partners in nonproliferation regimes, including the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism, and make use of the Export Control and Related Border Security program’s expertise, equipment, and training.

The United States and Vietnam signed a memorandum of understanding in 2016 to improve cooperation in law enforcement and the justice sector. Consequently, the two nations are currently working together to implement the pact.

Labor, security, energy, science & technology, and human rights are frequent topics of discussion between the United States and Vietnam.