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US envoy's visit to strengthen partnership relations in Pacific

Update: March, 08/2012 - 08:03

HA NOI — Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai yesterday said he hoped the United States would recognise Viet Nam as a market economy and further increase the bilateral relations of the two countries.

He made the statement at a reception for the US Under Secretary of Commerce Francisco Sanchez, affirming Viet Nam's effort on negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.

Sanchez said his visit was aimed at boosting US exports and strengthening the partnership relations in Pacific, and discussing infrastructure development investment in Viet Nam, opportunities for investors and challenges in the market approach.

On the same day, Hai received Michel Wormser, Vice President of Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, a member organisation of the World Bank Group.

Hai expressed his wish that the agency continue supporting Viet Nam's projects on infrastructure development. — VNS

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