Party chief receives US Secretary of State
Updated : Monday, July 09, 2018 10:33 AM (GMT+0700)

GeneralSecretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyen PhuTrong received US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on July 8.

General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyen
Phu Trong (R) receives US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo - Photo: VNA

This was Pompeo’s firstvisit to a Southeast Asian country since taking office.

During a meeting with Partyleader Trong after arriving in Hanoi on July 8 afternoon, Pompeo praisedVietnam’s contributions to helping resolve regional issues.

He welcomed the fruitful anddiverse cooperation in various sectors between the two countries, saying the USwants to strengthen its comprehensive partnership with Vietnam.

Pompeo said the US willcontinue helping Vietnam in its efforts to overcome the war consequences.

He told the host that the USbacked the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to play a centralrole in the Indo-Pacific region, while voicing his support for freedom ofnavigation and peaceful settlement of disputes in the East Sea in line withinternational law.

The US will also continueaccelerating the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula based on recenthigh-level agreements, he added.

Party General SecretaryNguyen Phu Trong highly appreciated the US Secretary of State’s visit, sayingit will help promote the implementation of bilateral agreements.

A closer Vietnam-USengagement will build deeper trust and understanding between the two countries,he said.

He expressed his belief thatthe Vietnam-US relations will continue growing for the sake of peace, stabilityand development in the region and the world.


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