|Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh hosted a reception for newly-accredited US Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius in Ha Noi. — VNA/VNS Photo Thong Nhat
HA NOI (VNS) — Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh hosted a reception for newly-accredited US Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius, during which both sides agreed to work closely to organise activities celebrating the 20 th anniversary of diplomatic ties this year.
The host and guest reviewed the progress of bilateral ties since the Viet Nam-US comprehensive partnership was established in 2013, while discussing coordination in finalising negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership as scheduled.
Deputy PM Minh lauded Ambassador Osius' efforts to foster bilateral relations so far.
The Deputy PM proposed that the US diplomat work with the Vietnamese side to speed up cooperation in the framework of bilateral comprehensive partnership for mutual benefit as well as for peace and stability in the region.
Ambassador Osius pledged to bolster the partnership between the two countries, especially in trade, investment, education, and interpersonal contacts, to make the existing ties more effective and practical.—VNA/VNS