Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son receives USAID Administrator Samantha Power
On March 10, Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son received visiting Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Samantha Power in Hanoi.
|On March 10, Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son received visiting Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Samantha Power in Hanoi. (Photo: WVR/Tuan Anh)
Highly appreciating the sound coordination between USAID and Vietnamese agencies and sectors, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Minister Son expressed his delight at the strong growth of the Vietnam-US ties.
USAID has actively contributed to Vietnam's socio-economic development through development assistance projects in war aftermath recovery, health care, education, and governance capacity building for localities and businesses, he said.
The Foreign Minister stated that the implementation of these projects in Vietnam vividly demonstrated the increasing effectiveness and development of the Vietnam-US comprehensive partnership on the basis of mutual respect for each other's independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and political institutions for the sake of their people, contributing to peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world.
For her part, USAID Administrator Power thanked the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Minister himself for supporting USAID’s operations in Vietnam.
The official said she was pleased to visit and witness the results of USAID projects, including a ceremony to hand over the dioxin-decontaminated area in Bien Hoa Air base to the Vietnamese side on March 7, 2023.
USAID Administrator Power said USAID will continue to focus on solving war legacy issues, including the dioxin decontamination at the Bien Hoa airport, and DNA testing capacity improvement for Vietnamese scientists to search and identify the remains of Vietnamese soldiers.
The Agency will help Vietnam improve health and social services serving the better quality of life for people with disabilities; mitigate the effects of climate change; develop sustainably; and develop its human resource and health infrastructure in response to infectious diseases, she noted.