Viet Nam hopes for closer ties with California


VNA - With its improved business environment as well as participation in the recently-concluded Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, Vietnam expects to foster cooperation with the US’s California State in all realms ranging from economy, investment, science-technology and agriculture to climate change, culture, education and people-to-people exchange.


Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Pham Quang Vinh made the remarks at his meetings with State Senator Mark Leno and member of the State Assembly David Chiu during his official visit to California from October 16-24.


Ambassador Pham Quang Vinh highlighted positive developments in the relationship between Vietnam and the US, with significant contributions made by California and its San Francisco city.


He also praised the achievements of the State in general and the Vietnamese community here in particular.


Meanwhile, Mark Leno and David Chiu stated that Vietnamese localities and California State are closely collaborating in numerous fields, expressing their hope that Vietnam will better its business climate in order to create conditions for US enterprises to land their investment in Vietnam.


David Chiu said that he is willing to work with the Vietnamese Embassy and General Consulate in the US to enhance cooperation and exchanges between the two countries’ localities.


According to Mark Leno, Vietnamese businesses need to study the US’s new regulations on wooden furniture exports to satisfy the requirements of the American market. Sharing his State’s experience in climate change prevention, he noted that Vietnam must take measures to deal with the issue.


During his stay, Ambassador Vinh also visited the Anchor Steam Brewing Company and met with Vietnamese businessmen and intellectuals in the US.