The below is attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Vedant Patel:
Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman met today in Washington with Vietnamese Vice Minister Ha Kim Ngoc following the conclusion of the Vice Minister’s participation in the U.S.-Vietnam Political, Security, and Defense Dialogue. The Deputy Secretary and Vice Minister discussed advancing the U.S.-Vietnam bilateral relationship as we mark the 10th anniversary of our Comprehensive Partnership in 2023. They also highlighted ways to advance shared goals for an open, secure, prosperous, and connected Indo-Pacific region. Deputy Secretary Sherman raised human rights cases of concern and emphasized respect for human rights.