Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung met President Obama

VNA - Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung met US President Barack Obama ahead of the third Nuclear Security Summit which opened in the Netherlands on March 24 (local time). 
US President Barack Obama pledged a flexible and favourable approach to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations with Vietnam, adding that the US will open the market to Vietnamese apparel, footwear, farm produce and seafood. 
With firm political determination, member states will conclude the TPP talks in line with the 2011 Honolulu joint statement, Obama assured. 
The PM, for his part, vowed Vietnam will join US and member nations to conclude the TPP negotiations in view of their interests in narrowing the development gap. 
He told Obama that he expects the two nations will deepen their comprehensive partnership across a broad spectrum of areas. 
The leader also suggested the US pay due attention to Vietnam’s interests, assist the country in negotiations and recognise Vietnam as a market economy soon.