HÀ NỘI — US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will make an official trip to Việt Nam on July 28-29 at the invitation of the Vietnamese Minister of National Defence Phan Văn Giang, spokesperson for the Vietnamese foreign ministry Lê Thị Thu Hằng announced on Thursday.
The visit, part of a Southeast Asian tour with stops in the Philippines and Singapore in addition to Việt Nam starting this Friday, is the first one to the region by a top official of the Biden-Harris administration.
Countries should also contribute to the maintenance of peace, security, stability, and order and uphold the rule of law in line with the aspiration of the region and international community, the spokesperson said. — VNS
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