Vietnam, US talk to strengthen bilateral ties

Last update 11:48 | 21/04/2017

Vietnam and the US should sustain and strengthen economic and trade links, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh said, describing these links as key to bilateral relations.

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Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh (L) and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

The Vietnamese official, who is on an official visit to the US from 20-21 April, made the suggestion at a meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Advisor of the US National Security Council Herbert Raymond McMaster on April 20 in Washington DC.

He reaffirmed Vietnam’s consistent foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, diversification and multilateralisation of relations, and international integration.

Vietnam and the US boast great potential to strengthen cooperation, he said, suggesting the two sides expand links in education, training, science-technology, security-defence, and humanity, and in overcoming the consequences of war. Tiếp tục đọc

VN, China to bolster strategic partnership

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Update: April, 18/2017 – 10:06

Việt Nam and China agreed yesterday that they would work to strengthen the focal points of their strategic partnership. — VNA/VNS Photo Vũ Lê Hà

BEIJING – Việt Nam and China agreed yesterday that they would work to strengthen the focal points of their strategic partnership.

The agreement came at the 10th meeting of the countries’ Steering Committee for Bilateral Co-operation co-chaired by Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh and Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi in Beijing.

Reviewing bilateral co-operation since the ninth meeting on June 6, 2016, both sides saw positive development trends, noting in particular the holding of regular meetings between senior leaders, enhanced co-operation between ministries, sectors and localities, and stronger people-to-people exchanges. Tiếp tục đọc