Senator Orrin Hatch: President Trump expects stronger ties with VN
09:40 | 27/06/2018
VGP – U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch said President Donald Trump expects to further step up the comprehensive partnership with Viet Nam during his meeting with Deputy PM Vuong Dinh Hue on June 26.

Deputy PM Vuong Dinh Hue meets with Senator Orrin Hatch in Washington D.C. on June 26, 2018. Photo: VGP

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Hatch, who has been the President pro tempore of the U.S. Senate, affirmed Viet Nam is an important partner of the U.S., highly valuing the Southeast Asian country’s reform achievements.

He pledged to continue efforts to strengthen cooperation with Viet Nam across fields, including agent orange/dioxin decontamination.

Deputy PM Hue extended thanks to Senator Hatch for his support for Viet Nam, affirming Viet Nam wishes to foster comprehensive ties with the U.S. on the basis of respect for respective political systems.

Viet Nam stands ready to work with the U.S. to contribute to ensuring peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world, Hue asserted.

Deputy PM Vuong Dinh Hue and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. Photo: VGP

The same day, Hue had bilateral meetings with Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Trade Representative
Robert Lighthizer.

During the meetings, Hue said the bilateral trade and investment cooperation is a key pillar of the bilateral ties.

He affirmed Viet Nam vows to accelerate free trade and actively implement the agreements reached by the two countries.

Deputy PM Vuong Dinh Hue and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. Photo: VGP

The U.S. officials said President Trump spoke highly of the ongoing U.S. visit by Deputy PM Hue.

They also said cooperation potential between the two countries still remains vast, pledging to work with relevant U.S. agencies on Deputy PM Hue’s proposals regarding the measures to further strengthen the bilateral ties.

On the occasion, Deputy PM Hue also met with Charlene Barshefsky, the U.S. top trade negotiator from 1997 to 2001. During her term, Viet Nam and the U.S. inked the Bilateral Trade Agreement (BTA)./.

By Ngoc Van

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