Joint Statement

White House - Sang - Obama, Jul 25, 2013

U.S.-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership to provide an overarching framework for advancing the relationship., and to contribute to peace, stability, cooperation, and prosperity in each country, in the region, and in the world. Commitment to conclude a comprehensive, high-standard Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement as soon as possible this year.  A 21st-century TPP agreement will advance regional economic integration, further development objectives, and lead to the creation of jobs in the United States, Vietnam, and all TPP countries, while taking into account the diversity of the participants’ levels of development in the context of a comprehensive and balanced package. Comprehensive Partnership will create mechanisms for cooperation in areas including political and diplomatic relations, trade and economic ties, science and technology, education and training, environment and health, war legacy issues, defense and security, protection and promotion of human rights, and culture, sports, and tourism.

President Barack Obama welcomed President Truong Tan Sang of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the White House on July 25, 2013. During their meeting, the two Presidents affirmed their commitment to opening a new phase of bilateral relations between Vietnam and the United States based on mutual respect and common interests. President Truong Tan Sang’s visit comes at an important time for both nations, reflecting a shared desire to build a forward-looking relationship between the two countries.

President Obama and President Truong Tan Sang decided to form a U.S.-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership to provide an overarching framework for advancing the relationship. They underlined the principles of the U.S.-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership, including respect for the United Nations Charter, international law, and each other’s political systems, independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity. They stated that the Comprehensive Partnership is intended to contribute to peace, stability, cooperation, and prosperity in each country, in the region, and in the world. The new Comprehensive Partnership will create mechanisms for cooperation in areas including political and diplomatic relations, trade and economic ties, science and technology, education and training, environment and health, war legacy issues, defense and security, protection and promotion of human rights, and culture, sports, and tourism.

Read more (from the Office of Government and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs web sites) …

Joint Statement by President Barack Obama of the United States of America and President Truong Tan Sang of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam 26-07-2013
See also: Joint Statement – White House Press Release, July 25, 2013
Viet Nam, US establish comprehensive partnership 26-07-2013
President meets US Senate leader 26-07-2013
President Sang’s message hails Viet Nam, US relations 26-07-2013
President: US – top partner in Viet Nam’s foreign policy 26-07-2013
Viet Nam President, US Secretary remark at working lunch 26-07-2013
Chủ tịch nước lên đường thăm chính thức Hoa Kỳ
Chủ tịch nước bắt đầu các hoạt động tại Hoa Kỳ
Tiếp tục thúc đẩy quan hệ Việt Nam-Hoa Kỳ
Chủ tịch nước hội đàm với Tổng thống Hoa Kỳ
Tuyên bố chung của Chủ tịch nước Trương Tấn Sang và Tổng thống Hoa Kỳ Barack Obama 26-07-2013
Xác lập quan hệ Đối tác toàn diện Việt Nam-Hoa Kỳ 26-07-2013
Thông điệp của Chủ tịch nước Trương Tấn Sang đăng trên báo The Washington Post 26-07-2013
Hoạt động của Chủ tịch nước Trương Tấn Sang tại Hoa Kỳ ngày 24/7/2013 25-07-2013
Chủ tịch nước Trương Tấn Sang phát biểu tại tiệc chiêu đãi của Ngoại trưởng Hoa Kỳ John Kerry 25-07-2013
Chủ tịch nước Trương Tấn Sang phát biểu tại tiệc chiêu đãi Gala Dinner 25-07-2013

Also: President Sang’s remarks and Q&A at the Banyan Tree Leadership Forum (CSIS)

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