National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan affirmed Vietnam’s external policy of treasuring ties with the US during a reception in Hanoi Apr 18 for US Senator Patrick Leahy, Vice Chairman of the US Committee on Appropriations.
The NA Chairwoman said Vietnam wants to strengthen their bilateral comprehensive partnership.
Lauding the US’s important role in maintaining peace, stability, co-operation and prosperity in the region and the world, she expressed her delight that US President Donald Trump has come to Vietnam twice during his tenure, which, along with the exchange of high-level visits, has contributed to promoting Việt Nam-US links.
The host said political stability and order give Vietnam an edge in attracting foreign investors. At present, foreign direct investment (FDI) attraction is a bright spot in the country’s economic landscape.
Several senators said the US is ready to partner with Vietnam in its development process, adding that although the US has not joined the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, they hoped an exclusive FTA between Vietnam and the US could be conceived in the future. — VNS