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Wife of US Vice President welcomed

Update: July, 21/2015 - 09:52
Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan hosted a reception for Jill Biden, the wife of the US Vice President Joe Biden, in Ha Noi on Sunday. — VNA/VNS Photo Pham Kien

HA NOI (VNS) — Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan hosted a reception for Jill Biden, the wife of the US Vice President Joe Biden, in Ha Noi on Sunday.

The visit followed the official visit to the US by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong. It marked the 20th anniversary of normalisation of diplomatic ties between Viet Nam and the US.

She hailed the positive and practical progress in the relationship, especially since they established a comprehensive partnership in July 2013.

Vice President Doan said she appreciated the US's stronger co-operation in education, removing bombs and mines left from the war, detoxifying Agent Orange/Dioxin contaminated sites, and supporting people with disabilities.

She suggested Viet Nam and the US should increase exchanges and promote the role of women and gender equality as well as people-to-people exchanges.

Biden said the Vietnamese Party chief's recent visit to the US created a foundation to deepen relations.

She thanked Viet Nam for assisting the US in searching for US soldiers reported missing in action during wartime.

Biden visited Van Mieu (Temple of Literature) in Ha Noi yesterday. She was accompanied by Mai Thi Hanh, the wife of State President Truong Tan Sang, National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong, and Nguyen Thi Nguyet Nga, wife of the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh. — VNS

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