General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong welcomes U.S. President Donald Trump


General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong has highly valued the significance of the current Vietnam visit by US President Donald Trump, saying it contributes to promoting the bilateral ties and the success of the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting hosted by Vietnam.



During his meeting in Hanoi on November 12, General Secretary Trong highlighted the development of relations between the two countries since the normalisation of their ties, saying that there is room for both sides to expand cooperation.


He proposed the two sides, together with improving cooperation’s effectiveness  in economics and trade, continue strengthening political trust and high-level contacts while boosting collaboration in education, human resources development and science-technology and coordination at multilateral forums.


He express his belief in the further development of the Vietnam-US relations in the future for the benefits of the two countries’ people, the region and the world.


He thanked the US President for his good sentiment on Vietnam and sharing toward people in central Vietnam who are suffering flood aftermath.


President Trump, for his part, expressed his pleasure to meet Party General Secretary Trong and congratulated Vietnam on successfully hosting the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting. He also expressed his impression on the land, people and achievements of Vietnam.


He said the US and Vietnam boast common benefits to increase cooperation in the time to come.


The President informed his host of the outcomes of his talks with President Tran Dai Quang, saying that Vietnam’s trade surplus shows that Vietnam has manifested effectiveness in bilateral cooperation in recent years.


He expressed his wish that Vietnam increases the import of products that are the US’s strength as an effort towards a balance in trade, and boost cooperation in other fields in the coming time.-VNA