President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. — IRNA/VNA Photo
HÀ NỘI — General Secretary of the Communist Party of Việt Nam and State President Nguyễn Phú Trọng, and Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc on Tuesday sent congratulatory messages to President-elect Joe Biden over his recent victory in the US election.
Vietnamese Party chief Trọng and PM Phúc expressed confidence that with the foundation bilateral ties that have been built and consolidated over the past 25 years, the US-Việt Nam comprehensive partnership will continue to flourish and become more profound, effective and sustainable, contributing to the benefit of the two countries’ people and peace, security, stability, cooperation and development in the region and in the world.
On the same day, Vice President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh has also conveyed messages of congratulations to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
Vietnamese leaders have extended an invitation for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to visit Việt Nam at the earliest time.
Since the normalisation of ties and official establishment of diplomatic relations on July 11, 1995, the two sides have engaged more and more across all fronts of cooperation, from politics and diplomacy, trade and investment, defence and security, to science and technology, healthcare, and education.
Bilateral trade has increased 170 folds since 1995, currently reaching US$80 billion. — VNS