Scene at the meeting between Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and the Vietnamese permanent representative delegation to the UN and Vietnamese businesses in the US (Photo: VNA)

New York (VNA) - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc visited the Vietnamese permanent representative delegation to the UN and met Vietnamese entrepreneurs and intellectuals on May 29 (local time), as part of his official visit to the US.

During the meeting, Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga, Head of Vietnam’s Permanent Mission to the UN, reported the delegation’s performance since it was established in 1977 in conjunction with Vietnam starting its UN membership.

The delegation has followed the UN agenda for sustainable development and completed Vietnam’s duties as an active member of the UN, Nga said.

She added that the delegation also work to support Vietnamese expatriates in New York and boost trade and cultural exchange between Vietnam and the US.

The PM said the work has contributed significantly to the implementation of Vietnam’s foreign policy of multilateraliation and diversification of foreign relations, and proactive and active integration into the world.

He urged the delegation to sustain its positive operation and further promote Vietnam’s image to international friends.

The same day, the PM received a number of Vietnamese entrepreneurs and intellectuals in the US, who expressed their good impression on Vietnam’s global integration progress.

They said they want to contribute more to the development of Vietnam and its relations with the US.

PM Phuc praised the expatriate community’s contributions to the host nation’s economy and to bilateral ties.

Stressing that to Vietnam, they are an indispensable part and important human resources, he vowed to back their contributions to the home country.

From left to right: Merle Ratner, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Professor Ngo Thanh Nhan and Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga (Photo: VNA)

The PM also had a meeting with Professor Ngo Thanh Nhan and his spouse, Merle Ratner, who have joined efforts to overcome war consequences in Vietnam and assisted Vietnamese dioxin/Agent Orange victims’ fight for justice.-VNA