Politburo member Pham Quang Nghi concludes US visit

(VOVworld) - Politburo member and Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Pham Quang Nghi visited New York city from July 23-28 as part of his trip to the US at the invitation of the US Department of State. During his stay, he held meetings with first Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Jan Eliasson and leaders of the Fund for Reconciliation and Development and attended a seminar held by the Asia Association. 
Talking with the Vietnamese community in the city, the Party official affirmed the Party and State’s policy considering the overseas Vietnamese an integral part of the nation, and praised their feelings and contributions to the home country. 
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Mr. Pham Quang Nghi and Senator John McCain

Nghi took the occasion to brief his hosts on the current situation in Vietnam, the country’s policies, its reform achievements as well as the challenges it faces. He expressed thanks for the effective support that UN agencies have given to Vietnam, and affirmed Vietnam’s consistent policy of being an active and responsible member of the international community. Participants at the event showed deep interest in the complicated situation in the East Sea caused by China’s illegal placement of its rig Haiyang Shiyou-981 inside Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone and continental shelf in early May. They expressed their hope that stability will be restored soon in the region.