National Assembly Chairman keen to deepen ties with US

(VOVworld) - National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung had separate meetings with President Pro Tempore of the US Senate Patrick Leahy and Senator John McCain early Thursday, saying that Vietnam treasures ties with the US.

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NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung meets with US Senator Patrick Leahy Patrick Leahy
(Photo: VNA)

Mr. Hung said the National Assembly of Vietnam always attaches importance to ties with the US, and hopes to further enhance and deepen the comprehensive strategic partnership with the US for peace, stability and prosperity in the region and the world.

While meeting with Senator John McCain, Chairman Hung suggested the two countries’ legislatures establish an annual dialogue mechanism, organize programmes to exchange information and experience in legislative activities, and issues of shared concern. Senator John McCain expressed his hope that negotiations on the Trans-pacific Partnership agreement would be finalized shortly.

Earlier, National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung met with US Secretary of State John Kerry. Mr. Hung said Vietnam hopes to enhance and deepen its relationship with the United States on all bilateral, regional and global scales, contributing to peace and stability in the region and the world.

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NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung meets US Secretary of State John Kerry in Washington D.C. (Photo: VNA)

Secretary Kerry said the US is ready to help Vietnam’s NA in building and revising laws in compliance with the 2013 Constitution as well as in humanitarian issues and activities to address war consequences such as clearing minefields and supporting Agent Orange victims.

The two sides agreed to enhance their cooperation towards maintaining peace and stability in the East Sea for the benefit of the region and the world.

Both sides agreed to push the negotiation on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and approval of the pact by their legislative bodies.

On the same day, National Assembly Chairman Hung met with US Trade Representative Michael Froman. Hung affirmed Vietnam’s consistent policy of international economic integration, and said the Vietnamese National Assembly is aware of the need to amend domestic laws to comply with the guidelines set out by the TPP. 

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