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NA Chairman receives US Trade Representative

Update: October, 22/2014 - 08:48
National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung (R) welcomed US Trade Representative Michael Froman in Ha Noi yesterday.— VNA/VNS Photo Nhan Sang

HA NOI (VNS) — National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung welcomed US Trade Representative Michael Froman in Ha Noi yesterday, saying that Viet Nam always stood ready to boost its comprehensive co-operation with the US, especially in trade and investment.

The Vietnamese legislature strongly supported the signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, he said.

Global peace, stability and prosperity depended significantly on close collaboration among nations, the top legislator said, voicing his hope that bilateral ties would develop fruitfully in the future.

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh meets with US Trade Representative Michael Froman in Ha Noi.— VNA/VNS Photo Phuong Hoa

Froman suggested both countries exert greater efforts to complete the TPP agreement, adding that the deal offered a great opportunity for economic development and would usher in a new chapter for economic and political co-operation between Viet Nam and the US .

Froman also met with Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh yesterday. Both officials hoped for an early signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement.

Ninh said that despite facing numerous difficulties, Viet Nam was determined to successfully negotiate the agreement with the US. He said the US should consider Viet Nam's main interests in key export products like garment and footwear.

Viet Nam was making efforts to join the TPP free market, and together with the US, hoped to overcome every challenge in the negotiation process, he said. — VNS

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