Top legislator receives U.S. Senate Committee delegation

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan welcomed a delegation of the US Senate Committee on Armed Services led by its Chairman Senator John McCain on their working visit to Viet Nam on June 1.

Chairwoman Ngan was convinced that the visit would contribute to strengthening the bilateral ties.

She took the occasion to thank the U.S. Congress for its efforts in dealing with post-war consequences, expressing her hope that the two countries will continue making absolute and long-term commitments in this regard.

The top legislator hoped that the U.S. Congress and authority would maintain its assistance to dioxin decontamination at Da Nang Airport and roll out the work at Bien Hoa Airport.

The Chairwoman highlighted the outcomes of the recent official visit to the U.S. by PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc, during which the two countries' leaders agreed to step up the comprehensive partnership in the interest of their people, and for peace, cooperation and development in the region.

The chief legislator said the Viet Nam-US partnership has made strides over politics, economy, trade, science, technology, culture, education and national defense and security.

The two-way trade turnover jumped from about US$ 300 million in 1995 to US$ 53 billion in 2016. The establishment of the Viet Nam-U.S. comprehensive partnership in July 2013 has demonstrated outstanding developments in the bilateral ties.

For his part, John McCain expressed his pleasure to witness socio-economic development achievements in Viet Nam and progresses in U.S.-Viet Nam relations.

The Senator also hailed Viet Nam's efforts and actions to promote and ensure children's rights.

The two sides took the occasion to discuss regional and international matters of shared concern, including the Eat Sea issue.

They stressed the importance of guaranteeing peace, stability, maritime and over-flight security and safety in the sea, and handling disputes by peaceful measures and on the basis of respecting diplomatic and legal processes, as well as international law./.

Source: Online Newspaper of the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam