fredag 11. desember 2020

Vietnam’s Balancing Act Between Biden and Trump

On November 30, Vietnamese leaders officially sent a note of congratulations to Joe Biden for becoming U.S. president-elect, nearly a month after his tense electoral tussle with incumbent President Donald Trump. In a carefully calculated diplomatic move, Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc together expressed their belief that relations would continue to improve once the Biden administration takes office.

“On the basis of bilateral relations built over the last 25 years,” the two leaders declared in their letter to Biden, “the Vietnam-U.S. comprehensive partnership will continue developing in a result-oriented, effective, and sustainable manner, benefiting the two peoples as well as peace, security, stability, cooperation, and development in the region and the world.”