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US businesses pledged to support APEC year in Vietnam

Updated at Sunday, 23 Apr 2017, 13:54
The Hanoitimes - During official visit to the U.S, Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh held separate meetings on April 21 with US Acting Trade Representative Stephen Vaughn.
Deputy PM Minh also received a group of assistants to senators of the Democratic and Republican Parties, leaders of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the Heritage Foundation, the Trade Council and US businesses which are operating in Vietnam.
Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh
Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh
At these meetings, Deputy PM Pham Binh Minh confirmed that Vietnam’s Government is willing to cooperate with the US’s new administration to maintain the momentum of development in bilateral relations, particularly in economy and trade, and continue improving the business-investment climate and creating more favourable conditions for US investors.
The Deputy PM lauded US enterprises’ commitment to support Vietnam in successfully hosting the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders Week later this year.
The assistants to senators underlined the two parties’ support for the Vietnam-US comprehensive partnership and pledged to continue assisting Vietnam in dealing with the war aftermaths, especially in detoxifying Agent Orange/Dioxin and mine clearance.
They also shared the US Congress’s concerns over the East Sea issue, including the maintenance of maritime security, safety and freedom of navigation and aviation and the peaceful settlement of disputes on the basis of respecting international law, including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea  (UNCLOS).
Meanwhile, representatives of the US businesses pledged to enhance Vietnam-US relations and spoke highly of policies adopted by the Government of Vietnam to create a fair and healthy playground for foreign investors, including those from the US. Highly appreciating leaders of two nation meeting; they affirmed to support strongly and positively, contributing to ensure APEC year in Vietnam take place successfully.  
 
Translated by Tu Anh
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