Party chief welcomes US President

General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong has highly valued the significance of the current Vietnam visit by US President Donald Trump, saying it contributes to promoting the bilateral ties and the success of the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting hosted by Vietnam.

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (right) receives US President Donald Trump. (Credit: VNA)
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (right) receives US President Donald Trump. (Credit: VNA)

During his meeting in Hanoi on November 12, General Secretary Trong highlighted the development of relations between the two countries since the normalisation of their ties, saying that there is room for both sides to expand cooperation.

He proposed the two sides, together with improving cooperation’s effectiveness in economics and trade, continue strengthening political trust and high-level contacts while boosting collaboration in education, human resources development and science-technology and coordination at multilateral forums.

He expressed his belief in the further development of the Vietnam-US relations in the future for the benefits of the two countries’ people, the region and the world.

He thanked the US President for his good sentiment towards Vietnam and sharing towards people in central Vietnam who are suffering from the flood aftermath.

President Trump, for his part, expressed his pleasure to meet Party General Secretary Trong and congratulated Vietnam on successfully hosting the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting. He also expressed his impression on the land, people and achievements of Vietnam.

He said the US and Vietnam boast common benefits to increase cooperation in the time to come.

The President informed his host of the outcomes of his talks with President Tran Dai Quang, saying that the Vietnam’s trade surplus shows that Vietnam has manifested effectiveness in bilateral cooperation in recent years.

He expressed his wish that Vietnam increases the imports of products that are the US’s strength as an effort towards a balance in trade, and boost cooperation in other fields in the coming time.