HCMC – The United States values its partnership with Vietnam and expects to strengthen the comprehensive relationship, stated United States national security adviser Robert O’Brien during his visit to Vietnam from November 20 to 22 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the U.S.-Vietnam diplomatic relations.
While visiting the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam in Hanoi City on November 22, he told students that the relationship between the United States and Vietnam will only emerge stronger in the years to come.
He witnessed the signing of the Long Son LNG-fired power plant project between General Electric and GENCO3, Pacific Corporation, PECC 2, Mitsubishi and TTC Group with a total value of more than US$1 billion in equipment and services, which will bring 1,500 megawatts of clean and reliable power to Vietnam.
Over the past quarter of the century, the Americans and the Vietnamese have traded and invested in each other’s countries, creating countless jobs.
The two great nations set aside a difficult history and established a friendship 25 years ago. Over the past few years, the friendship has grown into a strong and comprehensive partnership, rooted in trust and understanding.
It is a friendship built atop a foundation of people-to-people ties, including those created by people deeply affected by the past conflict – veterans, bereaved family members and civilians from both sides, said O’Brien.
“Our two nations have also addressed a wide range of regional issues. Together, we have crafted a shared vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific,” he said.
“As the world’s largest economy and most generous donor in humanitarian assistance, the United States is ready to help boost Vietnam’s economy. In turn, we want Vietnam to buy more of America’s terrific products and host more American companies in your country.
“We look forward to accomplishing great things with you in the future.”
The United States is grateful to Vietnam for sending hundreds of thousands of fabric masks so it could fight the coronavirus pandemic.
“We are glad we were able to send ventilators to Vietnam to ensure that your hospitals have enough on hand in the event of a resurgence of the virus,” he added.
O’Brien also commended Vietnam for its outstanding chairmanship of the ASEAN this year, adding that the United States is honored to partner with such a strong and vibrant nation.