President attends Policy Dialogue on Vietnam-US ties

(VOVworld) - President Truong Tan Sang has said that Vietnam-US ties have become an indispensable element in the concerted efforts of the international community to maintain peace, security, and development in the region. 

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President Truong Tan Sang at the Policy Dialogue on Vietnam-US relations

Addressing a Policy Dialogue on Vietnam-US relations hosted by the Asia Society in New York on Monday, Mr Sang said their common interests became the driving force to overcome war legacies and political differences and become comprehensive partners. Mr. Sang said the two sides need to work closely to realize the Vietnam – US Joint Vision Statement and the Joint Declaration on Comprehensive Partnership, emphasizing that in this process, the most crucial point is trust, especially political trust. The President added that at the regional level, Vietnam and the US need to cooperate closely with each other, and with other countries to maintain peace, stability, cooperation and development in Asia – Pacific. He said both countries should exert efforts to conclude the TPP negotiations, comply with international law, particularly the 1982 UNCLOS, in settling maritime disputes, and work closely within the framework of the Lower Mekong Initiative. On the global scale, the two countries need to intensify cooperation and coordination at major multilateral forums, particularly within the UN framework, President Sang said, adding that the two sides should focus on such mutual interests as development cooperation, peace and security, non-proliferation and arms control, anti-terrorism, nuclear safety, cyber security, water security, climate change, and sea-level rise. 

President Sang answered questions from US officials, advisors, and business leaders on Vietnam’s development prospects, potential, opportunities the TPP will create, and its relations with larger nations.