Jan 22, 2021 / 07:28

Vietnam leaders congratulate US President Biden

The Hanoitimes - Vietnam believed that the relations will continue developing thanks to achievements gained over the past 25 years.

Top leaders of Vietnam have sent congratulatory messages to US President Joe Biden on the day he sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on January 20.

 Mr. Biden signed a stack of executive orders and actions on immigration, climate change, COVID-19, racial equality and more. Photo: AFP/VNA

The Vietnamese top leaders believed that the US-Vietnam relations will continue developing efficiently and sustainably thanks to fruitful results gained over the past 25 years together with President Biden’s good feelings for Vietnam, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Biden won 306 Electoral College votes to Republican Donald Trump’s 232 in the election held in November 2020.

On the same day, Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh congratulated US Vice President Kamala Harris.

Earlier in December 2020, Vietnamese top leaders sent their congratulations to US President-elect Joe Biden and invited him to visit Vietnam at the earliest possible time.

The US and Vietnam relationship has been strengthened with bilateral trade increasing from US$450 million in 1994 to $77 billion in 2019. The US became Vietnam’s largest export market with Vietnam being the US’ quickest growing export market.