Vietnam’s relations with US, Israel spotlighted at embassy’s reception
Vietnam’s relations with the US and Israel were the focus of a recent diplomatic
reception held by the Vietnamese Embassy in the US and the Asia Pacific
Institute of the American Jewish Committee (AJC).
event on March 7 was attended by strategist Adam Lovinger at the US National
Security Council, Political Counsellor of the Israeli Embassy in the US Einat
Weiss, AJC Associate Executive Director for Policy Jason Isaacson, and Director
of the Asia Pacific Institute Shira Loewenberg.
Participants shared information and experience in enhancing Vietnam-US and
Vietnam-Israel relations, particularly in economy, trade, investment,
science-technology, and education, affirming that the ties are growing.
They spoke highly of the Doi moi (Reform) achievements in the Southeast Asian
nation and pledged to closely coordinate with the Vietnamese Embassy to promote
connections with the US.
In his speech, Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Pham Quang Vinh thanked the Asia
Pacific Institute and the AJC for their cooperation. He highlighted the progress
in his country’s collaboration with Israel in trade, science-technology,
training, and agriculture.
Israel is a leading Middle Eastern partner of Vietnam and also a startup nation
example that Vietnam wants to follow, he said, adding that the upcoming visit to
his country by Israeli President Reuven Rivlin will be a chance for both sides
to strengthen links in various spheres.
With regard to the Vietnam-US relationship, Vinh affirmed the two sides will
continue to beef up their comprehensive partnership in a substantive, effective
and stable manner.
Vietnam is hosting the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) this year under
the theme “Creating New Dynamism, Fostering A Shared Future”. It will work
closely with the US’s administration, Congress and businesses and other member
economies to ensure the success of the APEC Vietnam 2017, he added.