Top legislator receives new U.S. Ambassador
17:20 | 09/01/2018

VGP - National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan in Ha Noi on January 9 received new U.S. Ambassador to Viet Nam Daniel Kritenbrink.

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan  receives new U.S. Ambassador to Viet Nam Daniel Kritenbrink, Ha Noi, January 9, 2017

At the reception, the U.S. ambassador said the U.S. considers Viet Nam one of the most important partners. 

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Viet Nam has implemented cooperation programmes to support the Southeast Asian country’s development, he said.

According to the diplomat, the bilateral trade relations are growing strongly with Viet Nam being one of the fastest-growing export markets of the U.S.

U.S. President Donald Trump’s participation in the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Da Nang and his State visit to Viet Nam in November 2017 reiterated the commitment to enhancing the countries’ comprehensive partnership, he noted.

He stressed his support for stronger cooperation between the two parliaments and affirmed to boost the bilateral comprehensive partnership in all aspects.

In turn, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan said Viet Nam wishes to further deepen its comprehensive partnership with the U.S. in a pragmatic and effective manner in order to contribute to the maintenance of peace, stability, cooperation and prosperity in the region and beyond.

Viet Nam, in its foreign policy, always treasures relations with the U.S, she added.

The top legislator expressed her satisfaction at the bilateral growing cooperation in the fields of politics, economy, trade, science, technology, culture, education, defence and security.

She said she believes that the administration of President Donald Trump will continue fostering bilateral ties.

Hailing the new and practical progress in defence-security collaboration, NA Chairwoman Ngan said Viet Nam will push ahead with cooperation with the U.S. in non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, terrorism and cross-border crime combat, and handling of food, energy and water security issues.

The top legislator expected the U.S. Congress and Government to back the advancement of Viet Nam-U.S. trade ties and remove the catfish inspection programme of the U.S. Department of Agriculture since its technical barriers could affect the lives of millions of tra fish breeders in Viet Nam.

She called on the U.S. to continue supporting Viet Nam in increasing capacity for Vietnamese marine police and strengthen cooperation in search and rescue, disaster relief, post-war bomb and mine clearance, environmental detoxification, and assistance to people with disabilities.

Welcoming the positive attitude and standpoint of the U.S. Congress and Government towards the settlement of disputes in the East Sea, Ngan said Viet Nam hopes the international community, including the U.S., will continue consistent messages and policies to protect peace, stability, security and safety of navigation and aviation in the East Sea.

                                                                                                                                            By Hoang Ha


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