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Trade and economic cooperation key driver of Vietnam- U.S. ties
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Trade and economic cooperation key driver of Vietnam- U.S. ties

The Saigon Times Daily

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc meets U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Hanoi today - PHOTO: VGP

HCMC – Trade and economic cooperation will continue to be the key driver of Vietnam-U.S. relations, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc told the visiting U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Hanoi today, July 9.

According to the Government news website, Phuc underlined the significance of the U.S. Secretary of State’s visit to Vietnam, saying Vietnam attaches importance to its bilateral ties with the U.S.

He said he was looking forward to a more effective and substantial relationship between Vietnam and America, which will contribute to peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world.

Pompeo said the U.S. attaches importance to the comprehensive partnership with Vietnam.

The two sides showed their pleasure at stronger cooperation in politics, diplomacy, economy, trade, defense, national security and the handling of war legacies.

They also discussed regional and international issues, including the East Sea situation. Pompeo said the U.S. supports the settlement of disputes by peaceful means in line with international law, including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

On the same day, Pompeo met with Deputy PM and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh.

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