Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and President Lula during a meeting at the G7, which took place in May in Japan | Photo: Duong Giang/TTXVN

This Tuesday (12), during the celebrations of the 78th anniversary of the founding of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, in Porto Vittoria, in Brasília, Ambassador Pham Thi Kim Hoa announced that the Prime Minister of Vietnam, Pham Minh Chinh, will make a official visit to Brazil on September 26th. The ambassador emphasized the growing importance of diplomatic relations between the two countries, highlighting that in 2022 the volume of commercial business reached almost 7 billion dollars.

The meeting between President Lula and the Vietnamese leader in May this year, during the G7 meeting in Japan, highlighted the need for expanded trade between the two countries, given the magnitude of the populations and economies of Brazil and Vietnam. Both leaders also agreed that cooperation in Science and Technology must increase.

Pham Thi Kim Hoa, in his speech, highlighted that Vietnam “has established diplomatic relations with 192 countries; and has grown to become a leading dynamic economy in Asia-Pacific. The nation is an important link in many economic links, free trade agreements, regional and global production chains.”

She further reinforced that Vietnam is a country of peace, friendship, cooperation and development, which has successfully fulfilled many responsibilities in multilateral forums, implementing development objectives, protecting human rights and actively contributing to the preservation of world peace.

Pedro Saboia, Secretary for Asia and the Pacific at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, highlighted the good bilateral relations that will complete 35 years in 2024. He announced that a visit by the Vietnamese Prime Minister to Brazil will be accompanied by a large delegation, including seven ministers and other high-level authorities, highlighting it as a milestone in relations between the two countries.

Joe Biden’s visit to Vietnam

In a historic turn of events, this Monday (11), the President of the United States, Joe Biden, made a 24-hour visit to Hanoi, Vietnam, where he announced a 7.8 billion dollar contract for the purchase of 50 737 type aircraft from the American company Boeing.

The two countries also signed a strategic association agreement focusing on economy and technology, especially in the semiconductor sector – with the clear objective of reducing dependence on the relationship with China. The agreement aims to benefit both sides by ensuring the supply of essential electronic components to the United States and promoting Vietnam’s technological development.

In a statement, the United States government praised “(the Southeast Asian country’s) ability to play a key role in creating strong semiconductor supply chains.”

Half a century after a long conflict in the context of the Cold War, Joe Biden’s visit to Hanoi was marked by a ceremony organized by the Vietnamese Communist Party, highlighting the evolution of bilateral relations over the years.

The agreement between the US and Vietnam promises to be an important step in economic and technological cooperation, while the Vietnamese prime minister’s visit to Brazil signals a growing commitment between Vietnam and South American nations.

with agency information


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