Vietnam urges the United States to promote economic, trade, and investment ties between the two countries, said Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh on Monday.
Minh made the remarks while meeting with Bob Corker, member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations who was on tour in Vietnam's capital Hanoi on Monday.
Vietnam expects the U.S. to continue its flexibility and differential treatment for Vietnam during the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiation process as well as continue opening its market for Vietnamese goods, state-run news agency VNA quoted Minh as saying.
Corker said at the meeting that the strengthened bilateral relations between the U.S. and Vietnam will better meet each side' s interests, contributing to regional peace and stability.
Supporting the implementation of cooperation contents in the U. S.-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership, the official said he hoped Vietnam, the U.S. and other countries would soon conclude TPP negotiations, which can be seen as an opportunity for countries to open markets and reform economic development models.
On the same day, Corker met with Nguyen Sinh Hung, chairman of Vietnam's National Assembly, and Truong Quang Khanh, Vietnamese Deputy Minister of National Defense, reported VNA.