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US President Trump’s Vietnam visit opens up new cooperation prospects

President Donald J. Trump’s state visit to Vietnam from November 11 to November 12 reaffirmed his commitment to strengthening the United States-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership. 
This is the US President’s first visit to Vietnam, which is made in the first year of his working tenure. It demonstrates the importance the US has given to its relations with Vietnam and is expected to create a foundation to foster the bilateral ties in the coming time.

At the meetings, Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang and US President Donald Trump discussed measures to enhance the relations between Vietnam and the US in a more practical and effective manner.

President Quang affirmed Vietnam’s consistent external policies of independence, self-reliance, and diversification and multilateralisation of international relations while proactively integrating into the world.

He hoped the Vietnam-US relations will continue to grow based on respecting the respective independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and political institution.

On the morning of November 12, President Quang hosted an official welcoming ceremony for US President Donald Trump at Presidential Palace. Photo: Nhan Sang/VNA

President Quang receives President Trump. Photo: Nhan Sang/VNA

After the welcoming ceremony, President Tran Dai Quang and his US counterpart Donald Trump held talks.
 Photo: Nhan Sang/VNA

President Tran Dai Quang and President Donald Trump witnessed the signing of economic cooperation agreements worth over 12 billion US Dollars after the talks. Photo: Nhan Sang/VNA

US President Donald Trump visits the President Ho Chi Minh relic site. Photo: Nhan Sang/VNA

The two Presidents co-chaired a joint press conference at the Presidential Palace on November 12 to inform the outcomes of their talks.Photo: Nhan Sang/VNA

On the evening of November 11, President Tran Dai Quang hosted a banquet in honour of  President Donald Trump and his high-ranking delegation. Photo: VNA

General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong receives the US President on the morning
of November 12. Photo: Tri Dung/VNA


Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc had a meeting with US President Donald Trump in Hanoi the same day.
Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA

The host and guest exchange specific measures to promote economic-trade-investment partnership, focusing on building a win-win cooperation framework, minimising trade-investment disputes, and implementing more effectively
signed economic deals.
Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA

The two leaders welcomed the announcement of more than 12 billion US Dollars in new commercial agreements during President Trump’s visit. Both leaders also welcomed expanding bilateral energy ties, including discussions between companies from both sides on Vietnam’s import of liquefied natural gas from the United States, as well as steps by Vietnam to enhance its capacity for solar power generation with the support of the United States

President Trump expressed his pleasure to visit Vietnam for the first time and said the US attaches great importance to the friendship and comprehensive cooperation with Vietnam.

The two Presidents agreed that the establishment of the bilateral comprehensive partnership in 2013 lays an important foundation for Vietnam and the US to reinforce their ties.

Promoting economic, trade and investment ties will continue to be a focus in the bilateral comprehensive partnership in the time ahead, contributing to growth and employment in both countries.

Vietnam and the US agreed to increase high-level delegation exchanges and promote the efficiency of existing cooperation mechanisms while considering the establishment of new appropriate ones.

The two sides will step up cooperation in other fields such as the settlement of post-war consequences, people-to-people exchanges, science-technology, education-training, and security-defence.

They affirmed that Vietnam and the US share common benefits in maintaining peace, stability, cooperation and development as well as respect international law in the Asia-Pacific region while agreeing to increase coordination at regional and international forums.
President Quang thanked the US for supporting Vietnam in hosting successfully the APEC Year 2017 and proposed the US push ahead with relations with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

President Trump congratulated Vietnam on the successful organisation of the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week 2017 and highly valued the role of Vietnam as the host of the event.

He affirmed the US will continue supporting the central role of ASEAN and promote the strategic partnership with the bloc.
Regarding regional issues, the two sides stressed the need to maintain security, safety and freedom of navigation and aviation in the East Sea. They agreed to address disputes via peaceful means and in line with international law, including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (1982 UNCLOS), while respecting diplomatic and legal processes, implementing fully and effectively the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC), and soon signing a Code of Conduct (COC) in the East Sea.

After the talks, host and guest answered reporters’ queries at a joint press conference, issued a joint statement on Vietnam-US relations, and witnessed the signing of economic cooperation agreements worth over 12 billion US Dollars./.

The President's state visit to Vietnam marks a milestone in Vietnam-U.S. relations, creating strong momentum for the substantive, effective and stable development of the bilateral comprehensive partnership.  
Remark by President Tran Dai Quang in Joint Press Conference, Hanoi, Vietnam ).

"Your nation’s magnificence brings different people together from around the world in shared appreciation of the great beauty and splendour of your wonderful country.  Over the past two decades, our two nations have come together to find common purpose based on common interests.  And that's what's happening.  It is those crucial bonds we are here to reaffirm today."
(Remark by President Donald Trump in Joint Press Conference, Hanoi, Vietnam ).