President Biden’s visit marks a decade of the comprehensive partnership between Vietnam and the US.
Party General Secretary Trong (R) and President Biden at the welcome ceremony (Photo: VNA)
US President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. arrived in Hanoi on September 10 afternoon, beginning his State visit to Vietnam at the invitation of General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong, according to a report from the Vietnam News Agancy.
President Biden was met at the Noi Bai international airport by member of the Party Central Committee and head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Foreign Affairs Le Hoai Trung, Deputy Foreign Minister Ha Kim Ngoc, Chairman of Hanoi People’s Council Nguyen Ngoc Tuan, Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Nguyen Quoc Dung, and Director of the State Protocol Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Viet Dung.
The US President is accompanied by Secretary of State Antony Blinken, US Ambassador to Vietnam Marc E. Knapper, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, among others.
President Biden’s visit to Vietnam marks a decade of the comprehensive partnership between Vietnam and the US. It is a continuity of previous visits by US presidents – Bill Clinton in 2000, George W. Bush in 2006, Barack Obama in 2016 and Donald Trump in 2017.
The outstanding outcomes of the Vietnam-US bilateral relationship over the past nearly three decades provide the basis to affirm that the State visit of President Biden to Vietnam will be another significant milestone in the two countries’ joint journey for peace, stability, cooperation and sustainable development for the region and the world.
General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong chaired an official welcome ceremony at the highest level for a head of state for US President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on September 10 afternoon.
This is the first time a US President has made a State visit to Vietnam at the invitation of a General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee.
The visit takes place when the two countries are marking the 10th anniversary of their Comprehensive Partnership.
After the welcome ceremony, the Party leader holds talks with the US President at the Party Central Committee’s headquarters building.