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​US President Donald Trump sends Lunar New Year wishes to Vietnamese people

Thursday, February 15, 2018, 10:25 GMT+7
​US President Donald Trump sends Lunar New Year wishes to Vietnamese people
United States President Donald Trump shakes hands with his Vietnamese counterpart Tran Dai Quang in Hanoi in November 2017. Photo: VOV

United States President Donald Trump has sent his greetings to the Vietnamese people on the occasion of the traditional Lunar New Year.

Vietnamese State President Tran Dai Quang held phone talks with President Trump on Wednesday, against the backdrop that the two countries’ relationship has been developing on the basis of mutual respect and benefits for the two peoples.

The U.S. president extended his greetings to the Vietnamese leaders and people on the occasion of the Lunar New Year, which begins on February 16.

He also expressed his gratitude for the warm welcome during his state visit to Vietnam and participation in the 25th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in November last year. 

The U.S attaches great importance to its relations with Vietnam and the country’s active role in the region and will continue cooperating with Vietnam in promoting the bilateral comprehensive partnership in the coming time.

President Quang congratulated the U.S. government and people on their achievements during the first year of office of President Trump, adding that his previous state visit to the Southeast Asian country marked a significant milestone in bilateral ties.

Vietnam treasures the friendship and cooperation with the U.S. and will actively work with the country to create practical progress for the bilateral relations in the future, the Vietnamese head of state continued.

The two leaders discussed measures to strengthen the Vietnam-U.S. relationship, agreeing on the effective implementation of agreements reached by the two countries.

They consented to continue promoting economic and trade relations, considering them the driving force for bilateral ties. 

Both sides vowed to boost ties in other areas as well as in dealing with war consequences.

The presidents reaffirmed both sides’ perspectives on East Vietnam Sea-related issues and agreed to maintain high-level exchanges and meetings to promote bilateral relations.

They also discussed the regional security environment and the growing bilateral defense relationship between the two countries, including the upcoming visit by the U.S. aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson to the central city of Da Nang in March.

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Duy Khang / Tuoi Tre News

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