Deputy PM Hoang Trung Hai made the remarks during a reception for visiting Chairman of the Rules Committee of the House of Representatives David Dreier in Hanoi on August 6.
Deputy PM Hoang Trung Hai receives Chairman of the Rules Committee of the House of Representatives David Dreier, Hanoi, August 6 – Photo: VGP/Nguyen Linh
Mr. Hai spoke highly of Dreier’s support in granting the Permanent Normal of Trade Relations (PNTR) to Vietnam, which significantly contributed to the development of the trade ties between two countries.
He also highly valued Mr. Dreier and other US congressmen’s effort to forge the progress of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations.
Expressing his delight at the fine development of the bilateral ties, Deputy PM Hai affirmed that Vietnam attaches importance to the relations with the US.
The Chairman Dreier said he desires to boost up the cooperative relations between the two countries, especially in terms of trade.
On the same day, Mr Dreier met with Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh.
Mr. Minh said he is pleased at the sound relations of the two countries, particularly the cooperation between the two parliaments.
He emphasized that economic, trade and investment will continue to be main focuses as well as the motivation of the two countries’ bilateral ties.
Foreign Minister Minh affirmed that Vietnam will continue to better its investing environment, creating more favorable conditions for foreign investors, including those from the US, who seek business opportunities in Vietnam.
He also asked the US to remove all existing trade barriers for Vietnamese exports at an early date.
Mr Dreier spoke highly of the achievements that Vietnam has gained in its cause of renewal, affirming that the US hopes to further bolster the relations between the two countries, especially in economy, trade and investment.
He voiced support to the removal of all obstacles for Vietnamese products, especially agricultural products, when exported to the US market.
By Thuy Dung