US Trade Representative M. Froman visits Vietnam

* President Truong Tan Sang has told US Trade Representative Michael B. G. Froman that Vietnam will exert every effort to push up the signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that involves both Vietnam and the US. 


During their meeting in Ho Chi Minh City on December 2, the State leader said the TPP plays an important role in the external strategies of both countries, opening up new cooperation prospects for both sides. 


He highly valued the coordination between Vietnam and the US during the negotiation process. 


The President expressed his belief that with the efforts of leaders of both sides, all obstacles in the negotiations will be removed. 


The TPP is the continuation of bilateral cooperation between Vietnam and the US , matching their comprehensive strategic partnership, he added. 


In reply, Froman briefed his host on the outcomes of his working sessions with Vietnamese ministries and sectors. 


He said the TPP is of strategic importance to the US in Asia-Pacific, which benefits all engaged parties. 


Through the deal, Vietnam will enjoy more favourable conditions to further its regional economic integration, he said. 


The US official also said he hopes the TPP negotiations will conclude soon with the best success



* Vietnam always realises commitments to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and bilateral trade agreements as well as proactively deepens its integration into the global economy on the basis of fast-growing and sustainable development. 


Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung made the remarks at a reception for US Trade Representative Michael B. G. Froman in Hanoi on November 2. 


During the reception, PM Dung underlined the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) which will lay a sound foundation for boosting ties between stakeholders, including Vietnam and the US. 


The Government leader also affirmed Vietnam’s close collaboration with the US to reach the targets of the TPP negotiations in line with the balanced interests of relevant parties. 


He voiced his hope that the US will consider helping Vietnamese exports, especially garment and textile products, to access the US market during the process of the TPP negotiations to reach agreements tailored for the two sides. 


Michael B. G. Froman stressed that successful negotiations for the TPP will boost cooperation between the two countries, notably in the fields of economics, trade and investment. 


Speaking highly of the country’s efforts in the negotiations, the US official added that the two sides need to continue discussions, and believed their specific acceptable agreements will be established - VNA