On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I extend to the people of Vietnam my best wishes as you celebrate your National Day on September 2.
This year, I visited Vietnam for the second time as Secretary of State. I have witnessed the remarkable growth of our bilateral partnership. The United States and Vietnam work closely in areas of mutual benefit, including trade and investment, education, health care, energy, and defense. President Trump’s second visit to Vietnam for the Hanoi Summit in February 2019 reaffirmed our strong partnership and our mutual commitment to peace, security, sovereign independence, and prosperity in the region.
Together, we have accomplished much over the past year. As we look forward to the year ahead, our nations will commemorate the 25th anniversary of our bilateral relationship. As you celebrate today, I offer the United States’ best wishes to the people of Vietnam.