In the afternoon of December 29, 2020, Institute of Scientific Information, Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics organized a seminar on topical information "Vietnam - US relations after 25 years of diplomatic relations". Comrade Bui The Giang, Vice President of Vietnam - America Association, former Director of Department of Western Europe and North America under the Central Foreign Relations Department reported at the conference.
Comrade Bui The Giang gave a thematic report at the conference
Systematizing the process of establishing, building and developing cooperation between Vietnam and the United States over the past 25 years, since the two countries’s announcement about the normalization of the diplomatic relations (in 1995), at the conference, Comrade Bui The Giang said, in 1995, President of US Bill Clinton and Prime Minister Vo Van Kiet officially announced the normalization and establishment of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and the United States. This is an important decision by the high-end leaders of two countries, closing up the difficult time and opening a new phase in the history of relations between the two countries.
With the tireless efforts of the two States, especially the people of the two countries, the US-Vietnam relationship has strongly developed in both breadth and depth, in all fields and levels, properly expressing the spirit of Comprehensive Partnership.
Political-diplomatic relations have gradually expanded. Bilateral high-level delegation exchanges took place regularly and continuously. Since 2000, senior leaders of the two countries have made 10 mutual visits, of which, the Vietnamese side has had three outstanding visits to the United States: the 2013 visit of President Truong Tan Sang, establishing Comprehensive Partnership; the 2015 visit, General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong became the first leader of the Party having the official visit to the United States and the 2017 visit, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc became the first leader of an ASEAN country to Washington after President Donald Trump took office. On the US side, the incumbent Presidents have all visited Vietnam, but President Donald Trump has visited Vietnam twice in 2017 and 2019. Each visit of the leaders of both sides has left new milestones, opening up new phases for the two-country relations.
Like any relations between nations, the relationship between Vietnam and the United States cannot be without differences. However, this is an understandable problem when the two countries have cultural and historical diversity, the difference in political regime and development level, especially in the current period, when the relationship is Comprehensive Partnerships are developing much deeper.
Talking at the conference, Mr Bui The Giang spent a lot of time analyzing and discussing opportunities and challenges in promoting the relationship between the two countries, thereby helping listeners have more general information about the Vietnam-US relationship. Since then, they can join forces to contribute to bringing the relationship between the two countries to a new height in the coming time.
Thematic scientific information activities are one of the regular activities of the Academy to provide updated information in the fields of politics, economy, society, etc for cadres, civil servants and public employees, thereby contributing to improving the efficiency and quality of work implementation./.
Author: BT-Hoàng Giang; Photo: Mạnh Thắng
Author: Translator: Mai Phương, Proofreader: Xuan Tung