WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 1, 2014) — U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice on Thursday met with Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh of Vietnam at the White House.
Rice and Minh reiterated their strong commitment to realizing the full potential of the 2013 U.S.-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership, by deepening economic, diplomatic, defense and people-to-people ties. The two discussed ways to enhance cooperation on several shared interests including maritime security, peacekeeping, nonproliferation and the Trans Pacific Partnership.
In discussing recent tensions in the South China Sea, Rice underscored the U.S. opposition to the use of coercion and the need to resolve maritime disputes peacefully and in accordance with international law, including the Convention on the Law of the Sea.
Rice also stressed the importance of continued progress on human rights.