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THE 9TH REGULAR PRESS CONFERENCE 5/7/2018


I. ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to visit Viet Nam from  8-9 July 2018

At the invitation of Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Viet Nam from the 8-9 July 2018. This is the first visit to Viet Nam since his inauguration and Viet Nam is also the first country in Southeast Asia that Secretary Pompeo visits.

The visit takes place at a time the Viet Nam-United States comprehensive partnership has grown in many areas. Economic – trade cooperation continues witnessing growth momentum, bilateral trade turnover in 2017 reached $51 billion. Cooperation in many other areas has also taken wing.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit aims to promote a comprehensive and effective US-Viet Nam partnership, particularly in politics, foreign affairs, economics – trade - investment, defense - security, mitigating war effects. In addition, the two sides will also exchange views on regional and international issues of mutual interest. During the visit, US Secretary of State will hold talks with Deputy PM, Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, and pay courtesy calls to the senior leaders of Viet Nam.

2. Algerian Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel to visit Viet Nam from 13 to 14 July

At the invitation of Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, Foreign Minister of Algeria Abdelkader Messahel will visit Viet Nam from 13-14 July 2018. This is his first visit to Viet Nam as the Foreign Minister of Algeria.

Over time, the traditional friendship and cooperation between Viet Nam and Algeria continues to grow actively. The visit of Algerian Foreign Minister is aimed at further promoting bilateral cooperation in many fields, especially in investment, trade, oil and gas, and labor, and also implementing the outcome achieved at the 11th Session of the Viet Nam - Algeria Inter-governmental Commission in November 2017. Both sides will also exchange views on some regional and international issues of mutual concern.

During the visit, Algeria's Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel will hold talks with Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, pay courtesy calls to the senior leaders of Viet Nam and meet with a number of agencies and ministries of Viet Nam.

 
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