Việt Nam values relations with US: Party official

Update: October, 29/2019 - 09:18
Head of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission Nguyễn Văn Bình (r) welcomes Chairman and CEO of The Asia Group Kurt Michael on Monday. — VNA/VNS PhotoDương Giang

HÀ NỘI — The Vietnamese Party and State attaches great importance to the relations with the US, head of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission Nguyễn Văn Bình said on Monday.

Bình made the statement while hosting a reception for Chairman and CEO of The Asia Group Kurt Michael, who also formerly served as US Assistant Secretary of State, and leaders of several major American financial investment, trade, defence and technology firms.

Stressing the thriving Việt Nam – US comprehensive partnership, which has developed in the past years in all sectors, Bình noted that two-way trade increased 133 times, from US$450 million in 1995 to $60 billion in 2018.

As the US business community has played an important role in developing the bilateral relations and promoting the development goals of Việt Nam, he hoped enterprises will continue their interest and expand operations.

On behalf of the US firms, Campbell said the strong development in bilateral economic-trade cooperation will provide solid foundation for both sides to boost their comprehensive collaboration in the future.

The US companies expressed their wish to receive further support from the Vietnamese Party and State so that they can seek business opportunities and promote activities in the Vietnamese market. — VNS