WASHINGTON — Ahead of US President Joe Biden’s State visit to Việt Nam on September 10-11, Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Nguyễn Quốc Dũng has expressed his belief that the trip will create a new impetus for bilateral relations to reach a new height. In a recent interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency, Dũng said since the two countries normalised their ties in 1995, incumbent Presidents of the US have paid visits to Việt Nam. President Biden’s visit, to be made at the invitation of Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng, is particularly significant as it takes place amid the 10th anniversary of the countries’ comprehensive partnership. To Việt Nam, welcoming the US leader on a State visit will help implement its foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, diversification and multilateralisation of external relations, and comprehensive and intensive integration into the world. They also plan to sign many important economic agreements and contracts possibly worth billions of US dollars, according to Dũng.