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Vietnam values comprehensive partnership with US: spokesperson

Vietnam attaches importance to developing the comprehensive partnership with the US, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said on June 28.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang 



The spokesperson made the affirmation in reply to reporters’question about Vietnam’s reaction to US President Donald Trump’s remark on theVietnam-US economic-trade ties.

She added that bilateral ties have seen good progress in allaspects, particularly in economic-trade-investment relations.

“With the view that the two economies can supplement eachother, Vietnam wants to promote free and fair economic-trade-investment tieswith the US on the basis of mutual benefit,” Hang said.

She went on to say that in that spirit, Vietnam has mademany efforts to improve the trade balance between the two countries, by increasingthe import of products which are in the US’s strength and needed by Vietnam, betteringthe investment and business environment, creating favourable conditions for USfirms which want to operate in Vietnam, and encouraging Vietnamese firms toinvest and do business in the US.

According to the spokesperson, Vietnam has implementednumerous measures to curb and prevent trade frauds and the export of foreigngoods disguised as Vietnam-made goods to other markets.

Vietnam and the US regularly hold discussions throughavailable mechanisms such as the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement(TIFA) to form a long-term and comprehensive cooperative strategy, furtherintensify bilateral economic, trade and investment relations and timely addressarising problems, Hang said.-VNA 



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