30/05/2017 09:39 GMT+7 print

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc begins official visit to US

During his visit, the Prime Minister is scheduled to hold talks with President Trump, and US secretaries and senators. 

He will attend a conference where he will meet local businesses, deliver a speech at the Global Heritage Fund, and meet representatives of the Vietnamese community in the US. 

Over the past years, the US has become one of the leading trade partners of Vietnam, with bilateral trade increasing by about 20 percent each year. 

With 815 projects with total registered capital of 10.07 billion USD, the US ranks eighth among 112 countries and territories directly investing in the Southeast Asian nation. 

While touring New York, PM Phuc will meet UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and attend an anniversary marking Vietnam’s 40th anniversary of UN membership. Vietnam joined the UN in 1977.