President Biden's visit takes place in the context of the two countries celebrating 10 years of their comprehensive partnership. In fact, the White House especially appreciates the relationship with Vietnam and sees Hanoi as a key partner in Washington's strategy. According to Sullivan, President Biden's visit to Vietnam is a “powerful opportunity” to advance Vietnam-U.S. relations in a way that will deliver for the American people and broader security, stability, and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region. Photo: ReutersThe Biden administration is keen on strengthening Washington's partners by providing them with a framework to diversify economic cooperation options. Palit gave a specific example of Vietnam's part in the U.S.-led Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF).