|Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc (centre) poses for a group photo with representatives of Vietnamese entrepreneurs in the US during their meeting on Monday. — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất |Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — PM Nguyễn Xuân Phúc visited the Vietnamese permanent representative delegation to the United Nations and met Vietnamese entrepreneurs and intellectuals during his official visit to the United States.
During the meeting on Monday (US time), Ambassador Nguyễn Phương Nga, head of Việt Nam’s Permanent Mission to the UN, reported on the delegation’s performance since its establishment in 1977 in conjunction with Việt Nam beginning its UN membership.
The delegation has followed the UN agenda for sustainable development and fulfilled Việt Nam’s duties as an active member of the UN, Nga said.
She added that the delegation also worked to support Vietnamese expatriates in New York and boost trade and cultural exchange between Việt Nam and the United States.
The PM said the efforts have contributed significantly to the implementation of Việt Nam’s foreign policy of multilateralism, diversification of foreign relations and proactive and active integration with other countries.
He urged the delegation to sustain its positive operation and further promote Việt Nam’s image to international friends.
The same day, the PM received a number of Vietnamese entrepreneurs and intellectuals in the United States, who conveyed their good impression of the country’s global integration progress. They also expressed their keenness to contribute more to the development of Việt Nam and its relations with the United States.
PM Phúc praised the expatriate community’s contributions to the host nation’s economy and to bilateral ties.
Stressing that the expat community was an indispensable part and an important human resource of Việt Nam, he vowed to back their contributions to the home country.
The PM also held a meeting with Professor Ngô Thanh Nhàn and his spouse Merle Ratner, who have joined efforts to overcome the consequences of the war in Việt Nam and are assisting Vietnamese dioxin/Agent Orange victims’ fight for justice. — VNS