|Ambassador Pham Quang Vinh speaks at the reception in Washington DC on February 10. VNA Photo Thanh Tuan|Viet Nam News
WASHINGTON – Vietnam attaches importance to promoting relations with the new administration and Congress of the US, towards further developing the Vietnam-US comprehensive partnership in a practical, effective, stable and long-term manner, the Vietnamese ambassador to the US said.
Ambassador Pham Quang Vinh made the statement at a reception in Washington DC on February 10 for more than 70 advisors and assistants of key offices and committees of the US Congress of the 115th tenure.
He praised the role played by the participants and their contributions to fostering the bilateral relations across fields in recent times, and wished them success.
The ambassador expressed his hope that upcoming trips by US parliamentarians to Vietnam would continue to help develop all-round ties between the two countries for the sake of both nations as well as for peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific.
The embassy would coordinate in organising visits of delegations from the US Congress’s offices to Vietnam during 2017, he stated.
As Vietnam would host the 2017 APEC Economic Leaders Meeting, the country hoped to see the active participation of the US administration, Congress and enterprises so as to make the event successful, Vinh said, adding that the Vietnamese leaders invited new US President Donald Trump to visit the country and attend the meeting in November.
While expressing their joy at the fruitful development of bilateral ties, US advisors and assistants affirmed that they would continue to work with the embassy to further bolster the Vietnam-US relationship in all fields from politics, diplomacy, economic-trade, security-defence, education, sci-tech, and people-to-people exchange, to regional and global issues.
They also appreciated Vietnam’s renewal process and the country’s role in the region.VNS