The Vietnamese Party leader has suggested the US increase the exchange
of delegations at all levels and boost cooperation with Vietnam within
existing frameworks and in the fields of economics, trade, investment,
science, technology, education-training, environmental protection and
climate change management.
General Secretary of
the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Nguyen Phu Trong made the
suggestion at a reception given to visiting US Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton in Hanoi on July 10.
Welcoming the visit, the third made by Clinton since 2010, the CPV
leader said he is pleased with the progresses of the two countries’
multi-faceted cooperation, especially in economic and trade area, since
establishing diplomatic ties in 1995.
stressing Vietnam ’s consistent foreign policy of peaceful
independence, self-reliance, peace, cooperation and development,
multilateralisation and diversification of relations, and active and
proactive international integration, Trong affirmed that the US is an
important partner of Vietnam .
He also spoke
highly of the active role of the US Secretary of State and her
husband, former US President Bill Clinton, in fostering the
friendship and cooperation between the two nations.
Clinton informed her host of the results of her talks and
meetings with Vietnamese leaders. She expressed her pleasure to return
to Vietnam and witness the country’s achievements in its renewal
process, national construction and development over recent years.
She highly valued Vietnam ’s increasing position and role in the
region and in the world, affirming that the US administration wants to
further strengthen effective multifaceted cooperation within regional
mechanisms and countries, including Vietnam .
The strong development of economic, trade, educational and training
relations between the two countries is encouraging US businesses to
invest in the Vietnamese market, she noted.
meeting, Trong and Clinton exchanged views on some regional and
international issues of common concern, including maintaining regional
peace and stability. The two sides affirmed the importance of
strengthening cooperation at regional and international forums./.