National Assembly Vice Chairperson Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan visited the United States

National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has called for the prompt signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, describing it as crucial step towards an elevated Asian- Pacific nexus. 


Ngan made the request at her meetings April 20-21 with US senators and representatives from authorities and enterprises during her working visit to the US from April 13.





















At the meetings, fields of common interest were discussed, including the TPP negotiations and regional peace and marine security maintenance.


The Vietnamese leader spoke highly of the support from US legislators and businesses to promote relations between Vietnam and the US, declaring that Vietnam always wished for result-orientated comprehensive cooperation with the country.


She also asked the US National Security Council (NSC) and two foreign ministries to coordinate with relevant agencies to increase high-ranking visits of politicians and diplomats in the time to come.


US legislators and officials hailed Ngan’s visit, which marked the 20th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties, as a move which will further promote bilateral relations.
























They highlighted that Vietnam has played a significant role in the global arena, creating an overwhelming impression on international partners.


During the visit, which was wrapped up on April 21, Ngan attended the 5th Vietnam Executive Leadership Programme at Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, where she joined in working sessions with professors, experts, jurists and scholars from the University and from other countries, to analyse risks confronting economies in the world and the region in their recovery process. 

Vice Chairwoman Ngan worked with senior judges of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to learn about the US’s judiciary. 


She also met with representatives from the Association of Vietnamese Youth and Students in the US and scholars from the group “Vietnam Initiative” who are working to contribute to Vietnam’s development. 


In Boston, Ngan and her entourage also visited the Omni Parker House where the late President Ho Chi Minh worked between 1912-1913.-VNA