National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân (R) receives new US Ambassador to Việt Nam Daniel Kritenbrink in Hà Nội yesterday.– VNA/VNS Photo Văn Điệp
HÀ NỘI – Việt Nam wishes to further deepen its comprehensive partnership with the US in a pragmatic and effective manner in order to contribute to the maintenance of peace, stability, cooperation and prosperity in the region and beyond.
National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân made the statement while receiving new US Ambassador to Việt Nam Daniel Kritenbrink in Hà Nội yesterday.
She said Việt Nam, in its foreign policy, always treasures relations with the US.
The top legislator expressed her satisfaction at the growing bilateral co-operation in the fields of politics, economy, trade, science, technology, culture, education, defence and security.
She believes that the administration of President Donald Trump will continue fostering bilateral ties.
Hailing the new and practical progress in defence-security collaboration, NA Chairwoman Ngân said Viet Nam would push ahead with cooperation with the US in non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, terrorism and cross-border crime combat, and handling of food, energy and water security issues.
She expected the US Congress and Government to back the advancement of Việt Nam-US trade ties and remove the catfish inspection programme of the US Department of Agriculture since its technical barriers could affect the lives of millions of tra fish breeders in Việt Nam.
She called on the US to continue supporting Việt Nam in increasing capacity for Vietnamese marine police and strengthen cooperation in search and rescue, disaster relief, post-war bomb and mine clearance, environmental detoxification, and assistance to people with disabilities.
Welcoming the positive attitude and standpoint of the US Congress and Government towards the settlement of disputes in the East Sea, Ngân said Việt Nam hoped the international community, including the US, would continue consistent messages and policies to protect peace, stability, security and safety of navigation and aviation in the East Sea.
Sharing views with the Vietnamese leader, the US ambassador said the US considered Việt Nam one of its most important partners.
The US Agency for International Development (USAID) in Việt Nam had implemented cooperation programmes to support the Southeast Asian country’s development, he said.
According to the diplomat, the bilateral trade relations are growing strongly with Việt Nam being one of the fastest-growing export markets of the US.
US President Donald Trump’s participation in the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Đà Nẵng and his State visit to Việt Nam in November 2017 reiterated the commitment to enhancing the countries’ comprehensive partnership, he noted.
He stressed his support for stronger cooperation between the two parliaments and affirmed to boost the bilateral comprehensive partnership in all aspects. — VNS