President Biden to Visit Vietnam
President Joe Biden announced on Tuesday his plans to visit Vietnam in an effort to overhaul the relationship between the United States and the Southeast Asian nation.
Partnering with Vietnam
According to press pool reports from a campaign reception, Biden stated, “Vietnam wants to change our relationship and become a partner.” As a result, he intends to make an official visit to Vietnam soon.
Countering China’s Influence
Biden’s decision to visit Vietnam aligns with his administration’s strategy to counter China’s growing influence in the Indo-Pacific region.
Seeking Details from the White House
CNN has reached out to the White House for additional information regarding Biden’s upcoming travel plans to Vietnam.
Indo-Pacific Economic Framework
During his visit to Tokyo last year, Biden joined leaders from Australia, Brunei, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam to launch the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), a significant initiative in the region.
Centerpiece of Biden’s Visit
The announcement of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework marked one of the focal points of Biden’s visit to Asia, exemplifying his commitment to economic collaboration and regional stability.