Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc arrived in New York on May 29 (local time), beginning his official visit to the US at the invitation of President Donald Trump, the Vietnam News Agency reports.
During his May 29-31 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.
The US has become one of Vietnam’s leading trade partners in recent times, with bilateral trade growing by about 20 per cent each year.
With 815 projects and total registered capital of $10.07 billion, the US ranks eighth among 112 countries and territories directly investing in Vietnam.
During his stay in New York, PM Phuc will also meet UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and attend a ceremony marking Vietnam’s 40th anniversary of UN membership.