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VN President holds phone talks with US counterpart Donald Trump

Update: February, 15/2018 - 09:01
President Trần Đại Quang and Vietnamese foreign affairs officials during the phone call with US President Donald Trump on the evening of February 14. — VNA/VNS Photo Nhan Sáng
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — President Trần Đại Quang talked on the phone with US President Donald Trump on February 14 as the relationship between the two countries continues to develop substantively and effectively on the basis of mutual respect for each other’s independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and political institutions, as well as for the benefits of the two countries’ people and for peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world.

President Donald Trump extended his greetings to Vietnamese leaders and people on the occasion of the traditional Lunar New Year. He conveyed his impressions on the achievements the Vietnamese people had made over the past year.

The US President also thanked Vietnamese leaders and people for their warm welcome for him and the high-ranking US delegation during his State visit to Việt Nam and participation in the 25th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in November last year.

He affirmed that the US attached great importance to its relations with Việt Nam and the country’s active role in the region and will continue cooperating with Việt Nam in promoting the bilateral Comprehensive Partnership in the coming time.

President Trần Đại Quang congratulated the US Government and people on their achievements made during the first year of office of President Donald Trump, asserting that the US President’s State visit to Việt Nam and his attendance in the 25th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting marked a significant milestone, creating a strong driving force for the effective and stable development of the Việt Nam-US Comprehensive Partnership.

He emphasised that Việt Nam treasured the friendship and cooperation with the US and would actively work with the country to create new and practical progresse for bilateral relations in the future.

On the phone, President Trần Đại Quang and President Donald Trump also exchanged views on concrete measures to strengthen the Việt Nam-US relationship, focusing on implementing the agreements reached by the two countries’ high-ranking leaders.

They agreed to continue prioritising the promotion of economic and trade relations, considering them a driving force for bilateral ties.

The two leaders also agreed to boost bilateral cooperation in other areas such as addressing war consequences, including the implementation of a dioxin remediation project at Biên Hoà airport (in the southern province of Đồng Nai).

Regarding regional and international situation, the two presidents reaffirmed both sides’ positions on the East Sea issue and agreed to maintain high-level exchanges, contacts and meetings to promote bilateral relations for the benefits of the two countries’ people, thus contributing to consolidating peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world. — VNS

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