WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today welcomed Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh to the U.S. Capitol for a meeting with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
“It was a pleasure to welcome Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh to the U.S. Capitol today. Vietnam is an important partner, and I’m glad our relationship has deepened this year. In particular, I’m interested in the new partnership on semiconductors as we seek to get important supply chains out of China.
“Vietnam continues to be among the most vocal Southeast Asian nations against China’s coercive and unlawful behavior in the South China Sea. The United States must prioritize efforts that demonstrate to China it cannot intimidate us or our partners, including Taiwan and Southeast Asian nations.”