US President Joe Biden will sign a cooperation agreement with Vietnam

US President Joe Biden will sign a cooperation agreement with Vietnam during his visit to Vietnam in mid-September, Politico reported on Friday, citing three sources familiar with the issue.

Politico said the agreement will foster new strategic cooperation and support Vietnam’s efforts to develop high-tech industries in areas such as semiconductor manufacturing and wisdom.

Biden is considering a trip to Vietnam in September, a source familiar with the plan told Reuters on Friday.
Biden said he will travel to Vietnam “soon” this month because the country wants to improve relations with the United States and become an important partner.

The White House has yet to confirm travel plans. Vietnam’s foreign ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Saturday. Ministry spokesman Fan Qiuheng neither confirmed nor denied Biden’s possible visit on Thursday. “The top leaders of the two countries have reached an agreement and are discussing sustainable, effective and long-term measures to strengthen bilateral relations, and it is possible to raise (the relationship) to a new level,” Hang said. normally. Press releases. speaking at the meeting.

At a meeting in April, Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Trung and US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken expressed a desire to strengthen ties as Washington seeks to strengthen ties with its Asian partners against China’s assertiveness.

Officials have yet to say what the relationship will mean, but experts say it could include more military and US cooperation weapon supplies.

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