HCM City’s leader receives U.S. Secretary of Defense
10:15 | 17/10/2018

VGP - Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan hosted a reception for U.S. Secretary of Defense James N.Mattis on October 16 in Ho Chi Minh City on the occasion of the U.S. Secretary of Defense’s working visit to Viet Nam. 

Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan hosts a reception for U.S. Secretary of Defense James N.Mattis on October 16 in Ho Chi Minh City -Photo: VNA

At the meeting, Mr. Nhan asserted that Viet Nam always considers the U.S. as one of its important partners, expecting to continue promoting the Comprehensive Partnership on the basis of respect for each other’s independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and political regime for the benefit of the two countries’ people, contributing to maintaining peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world. 

He expressed thanks to the U.S. Secretary of Defense for his contributions to the remediation  project at Da Nang and Bien Hoa airports, confirming that Viet Nam will join hand with the U.S. side to continue those activities along with the search for ex-servicemen missing in action during the war. 

On the occasion, he thanked the U.S. for its support for Viet Nam in participating in the United Nations peacekeeping mission, especially work regarding the field hospital and personnel training at Military Hospital 175. 

In early October, the first delegation of Vietnamese medical staff was sent to South Sudan to join the UN peacekeeping mission, he added. 

Mr. James N.Mattis highlighted that the U.S. – Viet Nam Comprehensive Partnership will bring benefits to both sides, making contributions to regional peace and stability. 

U.S. firms have poured US$1.2 billion invest in 390 projects in Ho Chi Minh City, ranking 10th among nations and territories investing in the city. 

The U.S. has continued taking the lead among the city’s largest importers and ranked fourth in exporting to Ho Chi Minh City with the two-way trade of US$8.2 billion in 2017.

By Thuy Dung 

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