President Truong Tan Sang receives US Ambassador Ted Osius

President Truong Tan Sang on December 16 received newly-accredited Ambassadors from the US who presented his credentials. 


Meeting US Ambassador Theodore G. Osius III, the President stated that Vietnam attaches much importance to the implementation of bilateral high-level agreements and do its utmost to realise them. 


He expressed hope that the two sides will continue removing obstacles in bilateral cooperation as well as in negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement. 


President Truong Tan Sang thanked the US House of Representatives’ resolution on the East Sea , opposing China “nine-dash line”. He affirmed that Vietnam always welcomes US parliamentarians to visit the country. 


The State leader also lauded the US ’s move to open its door for a number of Vietnamese agricultural products from 2015, saying that this will be a momentum for promoting economic and trade ties between the two countries. 


The US ambassador said President Barack Obama highly values ties with Vietnam. He thanked Vietnam for backing the Fulbright programme in Vietnam, suggesting that the country continue supporting English teaching activities here.


He said he hopes both sides will continue their joint efforts for the early conclusion of TPP negotiations. 


The 20th anniversary of the normalisation of bilateral relations in 2015 will be a good chance for Vietnam and the US to boost partnership, he added.