Vietnam, US hope for early signing of TPP

Tuesday, 2014-10-21 22:08:03
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Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh and visiting US Trade Representative Michael Froman
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NDO/VNA - Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh and visiting US Trade Representative Michael Froman expressed their hope for the early signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement during their meeting in Hanoi on October 21.

Deputy PM Ninh said that despite a number of difficulties, Vietnam is strongly determined to successfully negotiate with the US on the agreement, adding that the US should consider Vietnam’s main interests in products of its strength such as garment and footwear.

Vietnam is exerting efforts to join the TPP free market and together with the US overcome every challenge in the negotiation process, he affirmed.

For his part, Michael Froman informed that Vietnamese Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang and he discussed measures to narrow gaps and increase consensus in a number of contents.
He expressed his wish that the negotiations for the agreement will be soon concluded.