US state secretary to visit Vietnam this week
The Secretary will meet with senior Vietnamese officials to discuss shared vision of a connected, prosperous, peaceful, and resilient Indo-Pacific region.
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will arrive in Vietnam as part of his world business trip, the US Department of State announced on April 10.
|US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken. Photo: AFP/VNA|
“Secretary Blinken will travel to Hanoi, Vietnam, to advance key discussions with our Vietnamese partners as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of our Comprehensive Partnership,” the department said in a press release.
“The Secretary will meet with senior Vietnamese officials to discuss our shared vision of a connected, prosperous, peaceful, and resilient Indo-Pacific region.”
Vietnam is among several nations that the US Secretary of State will visit. He will accompany US President Joe Biden to the United Kingdom and Ireland on April 11-14.
After departing from Vietnam, Antony will travel to Japan to attend the G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and discuss with his counterparts charting a path forward on a range of global issues, including nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, food and energy security, and advancing an affirmative vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific.
Antony J. Blinken is the 71st US Secretary of State. He was nominated by President Joe Biden on November 23, 2020, confirmed by the US Senate on January 26, 2021, and sworn in by Vice President Kamala Harris the following day.
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