Secretary of State Pompeo’s Remarks With Vietnamese DPM and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh

U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo meets with Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh in Hanoi, Vietnam on February 26, 2019. [State Department photo by Ron Przysucha/ Public Domain]

Michael R. Pompeo
Secretary of State
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Hanoi, Vietnam
February 26, 2019

FOREIGN MINISTER MINH: (Via interpreter) State Secretary Mike Pompeo, it’s a great pleasure to meet with you again in Vietnam and welcome back. And I still remember last time I met you, I was back from (inaudible) and this time, it is the same. (Laughter.)And once again, I want to say that it’s a great pleasure to meet with you here in Vietnam and congratulations on the second U.S.-D.P.R.K. summit in Hanoi.

SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you. It is great to be back. It is very good to see you again. I want to thank you and your whole team and the Vietnamese people for hosting this summit as well. You’ve done remarkable work. It’s a demonstration, I think, of the relationship between our two countries, and I look forward to our conversation today and then the meetings between our leaders tomorrow as well. Thank you.