Hanoi (VNA) – US Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel
Kritenbrink hosted a ceremony in Hanoi on June 11 to mark the 243rd
Independence Day of his country (July 4), which was attended by Minister of
Science and Technology Chu Ngoc Anh.
US Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel Kritenbrink (Photo: VNA)
On behalf of the Vietnamese Government, Minister Anh extended greetings to
leaders and people of the US and affirmed that Vietnam takes the country as
one of the top important partners and wishes to develop the bilateral
relations in an in-depth and effective way in the time to come.
The minister expressed his joy at the development of
the comprehensive partnership between the two countries in every field,
especially the second visit to Vietnam by US President Donald Trump on the
occasion of the second US – Democratic People’s Republic of Korea summit
held in Hanoi earlier this year.
He spoke highly of the developments of the bilateral
education-training cooperation, and welcomed the signing of the letter of
intent on US support to the disabled in the provinces sprayed with Agent
Orange/dioxin as well as the official implementation of detoxification
activities at Bien Hoa airport. The minister expressed his hope that in the
context of the booming Fourth Industrial Revolution, the cooperation in
research and science – technology transfer between the two countries will be
further pushed up in the future.
The outcomes of bilateral cooperation over the
recent past have created a foundation for the two countries to enter 2020
with many important events in the bilateral relations, Minister Anh said,
adding that when Vietnam shoulders the ASEAN Chairmanship in 2020 and the
non-permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council in the
2020-2021 tenure, the two countries will have more chances to jointly deal
with regional issues of mutual interest, for the sake of peace, stability,
cooperation and development in the region and the world over.-VNA