Vietnam, US adopt joint statement on advancing comprehensive partnership

Updated: 2016-05-24 09:51


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Vietnam, US adopt joint statement on advancing comprehensive partnership

US President Barack Obama (R) and his Vietnamese counterpart Tran Dai Quang review the guard of honour during welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi, Vietnam May 23, 2016. [Photo/Agencies]

HANOI - Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang and visiting US President Barack Obama on Monday adopted a joint statement on advancing bilateral comprehensive partnership.

During talks held after welcoming ceremony, Quang affirmed that Vietnam attaches great importance and desires for stable, extensive and effective development of Vietnam-US relations, reported Vietnam's state-run news agency VNA.

Obama, for his part, said he will urge the US congress to adopt the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as well as pledge to support Vietnam through robust technical assistance and capacity-building programs to effectively implement and meet the high standards of the TPP.

The two countries resolve to focus on fostering cooperation on economics, trade, investment, science and technology, human resource training, and climate change, reported VNA.

The two sides agreed to continue further cooperation on dealing with war legacy, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.

Vietnam welcomed the US government's decision to fully lift arms embargo on Vietnam, said VNA.

After the talks, the two heads of state witnessed the signing of a series of economic deals.

Also on Monday, the visiting US president met with General Secretary of Vietnamese Communist Party Nguyen Phu Trong, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and the National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.

At the invitation of the President of Vietnam Tran Dai Quang, Obama is touring Vietnam from Monday to Wednesday.