Vietnam president arrives in San Francisco, starts working program at APEC

By VNA   November 14, 2023 | 06:35 pm PT
Vietnam president arrives in San Francisco, starts working program at APEC
President Vo Van Thuong (R) is greeted at the San Francisco airport. Photo by VNA
President Vo Van Thuong arrived in San Francisco on Nov. 14 morning (local time), starting his participation in the APEC Leaders’ Week and bilateral activities at the invitation of U.S. President Joe Biden.

The president and his entourage were met at the airport by Vietnam’s Ambassador to the U.S. Nguyen Quoc Dung, Vietnam’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Marc Knapper, and representatives from the APEC 2023 organizer.

The president will join leaders of APEC economies in discussing issues of key significance to the regional and world economy, outlining orientations for cooperation in trade, investment, science-technology, innovation and other fields.

Vietnam will work together with other APEC member economies to promote the spirit of constructive and responsible dialogue, uphold multilateralism and cooperation, and joint actions for sustainable and prosperous development in the region.

President Thuong is scheduled to attend and speak at the APEC CEO Summit, and attend dialogues between APEC Economic Leaders and partners and invited guests and the high-level meeting of the Indo-Pacific economic framework.

He will hold bilateral meetings with leaders of APEC member economies and leaders of countries and international organizations attending the APEC Leaders’ Week.

The president will have meetings with U.S. leaders, attend and speak at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), and participate in a roundtable meeting on high technology. He also plans to meet executives of some leading U.S. companies.

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