|United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaking in Washington DC in January 2023. — AFP/VNA Photo|
HÀ NỘI — United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken will visit Việt Nam this weekend, according to a notice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued on Tuesday morning.
The visit, from April 14-16, is made at the invitation of Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs Bùi Thanh Sơn.
The trip to Hà Nội is expected to advance key discussions with Vietnamese partners as Việt Nam and the US are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Comprehensive Partnership.
He is scheduled to meet with senior Vietnamese officials to examine a shared vision of a connected, prosperous, peaceful, and resilient Indo-Pacific region, said the US State Department.
The US diplomat also will attend the G7 foreign ministers meeting in Japan on April 16-18, after accompanying President Joe Biden on his trip to the United Kingdom and Ireland from April 11-14.
Earlier, in a press conference, the deputy spokesperson for the foreign ministry Phạm Thu Hằng noted that US-Việt Nam relations were deepening and growing increasingly substantial on a bilateral, regional, and global scale.
Economic trade and investment cooperation had been a highlight in the bilateral ties as last year's trade value hit US$123 billion, up four times from 2013. — VNS