President Trump supports strong development course of VN-US ties
07:48 | 01/06/2017
VGP - President  Donald Trump expects that the bilateral ties between Viet Nam and the US will continue strong development course in future during his talks with PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Washington D.C on May 31.

The talks between PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc and President Donald Trump at the White House. Photo: VGP/Quang Hieu

PM Phuc holds talks with President Trump

President Trump affirmed that he attaches importance to the relations with Viet Nam as well as the role played by Viet Nam and ASEAN in the region.

PM Phuc expressed thanks for warm welcome and hospitality that President Trump and the US Administration extended to him, affirming Viet Nam also attaches importance to the comprehensive partnership with the US.

The two leaders showed their pleasure at the deep and broad advancement of the Viet Nam-US comprehensive partnership in various fields and in both bilateral and multi-lateral aspects.

Both sides vowed to continue their joint efforts to promote the bilateral ties in a stable, long-term and constructive manner for mutual benefits and for peace, stability, cooperation and development in Asia-Pacific and the world with respect to the UN Charter, international law and to each others’ independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and political system.

The two leaders discussed on measures to further deepen the bilateral relations, including delegation exchanges, especially high-level delegations and contacts, and improvement of the effectiveness of the current cooperation mechanisms while considering the establishment of new mechanisms in line with the development of the relationship in the new stage.

PM Phuc and President Trump agreed to work together to accelerate economic ties for mutual benefits, affirming that development cooperation still remains a pillar of economic and trade relations between the two countries.

PM Phuc reiterated Viet Nam’s determination to pursue economic reform and international integration, enhance economic-trade-investment with the US.

He suggested both sides mull over the establishment of value chain to exploit the complementary advantages of the two economies.

The two leaders agreed on effective implementation of the framework agreement on trade and investment to settle related issues emerging in the two countries’ economic relations based on a constructive and fair spirit that benefit all.

They also agreed to step up cooperation in humanitarian matters, overcoming the war consequences, defense and security among others.

The pair affirmed that the two countries share common interests in Asia-Pacific, including maintaining peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region.

PM Phuc welcomed the US’s continued constructive participation and contribution to the formation of security and economic architectures in the region, pledging to closely work with the US to prepare for upcoming APEC events and for the East Asia Summit this year.

President Trump affirmed the US continues supporting ASEAN’s centrality, fostering the strategic partnership between ASEAN and the US, and backing Viet Nam to successfully host the APEC Year.

He also expects to visit Viet Nam in November to attend the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week.

The two leaders underlined the importance of freedom navigation and aviation in the East Sea, voicing support for peaceful resolution of disputes on the basis of international law, including full respect for diplomatic and legal processes.

They welcomed progress in the talks on a Code of Conduct in the East Sea.

The two leaders also affirmed their support for a non-nuclear Korean peninsula and all relevant parties must seriously implement UN Security Council’s related resolutions.

PM Phuc took the occasion to invite President Trump and his family to pay an official visit to Viet Nam and attend the APEC economic leaders’ week. President Donald Trump accepted the invitation with pleasure./.

By Ngoc Van



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