The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met yesterday with Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh in Washington, D.C. on the margins of the U.S.-ASEAN Special Summit.  Secretary Blinken highlighted the strong U.S. relationship with ASEAN, as evidenced by the U.S.-ASEAN Special Summit.  He reaffirmed the thriving U.S.-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership and U.S. support for ASEAN centrality; the Mekong-U.S. Partnership; and a strong, prosperous, and independent Vietnam.  The Secretary and the Prime Minister discussed ways to broaden and deepen security cooperation, trade and economic ties, climate change cooperation, and people-to-people exchanges.

U.S. Department of State

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