The US side appreciated Vietnam's role in the region

According to Vietnam News Agency correspondent in Washington, on 22/1, Ambassador Pham Quang Vinh working meetings with Senator John McCain and Congressman Eliot Engel, in which American parliamentarians appreciated the position and role of Vietnam in the region.

During a meeting with Senator John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, one of the senior MPs most veteran in the current GOP, Ambassador Pham Quang Vinh has congratulated Senator McCain in new position, thank senators spent valuable sentiments towards Vietnam and major contributions to the friendly cooperation between the two countries, wants senators continue to support the effective implementation, Partnership essentially comprehensive two countries for the benefit of each party and for the sake of general peace, stability and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region.

In particular, in the context of the 20th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic relations, the Ambassador shared joint priorities in boosting relations between the two countries in all fields suitable for a comprehensive framework of Partnership, finish furthering economic cooperation, trade, investment, science and technology, education, security and defense; promote early completion of a Free Trade Agreement on the Trans-Pacific (TPP) in accordance with the interests of the participating countries and strengthen cooperation in the ASEAN Regional Forum-US, EAS, ARF, APEC ...

On this occasion, the Ambassador also conveyed an invitation Senator McCain visited Vietnam this year.

Speaking during the meeting, Senator McCain affirmed respect bilateral relations, said that Vietnam has the role, an important position in the region, praised the achievements of construction, and the country's development Vietnam's foreign relations.

Senator shared memories attached to Vietnam for many years, said it would actively contribute to further promote bilateral relations, strengthen cooperation deal with the consequences of war, promoting the elimination Full ban on weapons and expressed his desire to visit Vietnam this year, the 20th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Senator John McCain and Ambassador Pham Quang Vinh also exchanged views on the situation of common interest such as regional and South China Sea, emphasis on ensuring peace, stability, freedom of navigation in the region and resolve disputes by peaceful means.

On the same day, Ambassador Pham Quang Vinh also met with Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Foreign Relations Committee. This is the first time Congressman Engel met with US Ambassador to Vietnam.

During the meeting, Ambassador Pham Quang Vinh informed the Congressman Engel on the development of the country and the great foreign policy of Vietnam and wish Rep continue to promote comprehensive Partnership Vietnam South America.

Representatives Engel appreciate the important developments in bilateral relations, seriously meaning the 20th anniversary of diplomatic relations, said that Vietnam-US relations, including parliamentary relations, are very important important, not only helps to promote multi-faceted interests of each party but also contribute to peace and stability of the region.

Congressman Engel Vietnam attaches importance to host the General Assembly of the IPU 132 parliaments, positive recognition for the invitation and this is a good opportunity to arrange time to combine a visit to Vietnam. /.

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