PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc meets Vietnamese businessmen, intellectuals in US

Tuesday, 2017-05-30 11:37:28
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Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc receives Prof. Ngo Thanh Nhan (second from right) and his wife, Merle Ratner (left).
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NDO - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc met with a number of Vietnamese entrepreneurs and intellectuals in New York on May 29, as part of his official visit to the United States.

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At the meetings, the PM leader spoke highly of their contributions in fostering comprehensive Vietnam-US ties and enhancing the reputation of the Vietnamese community within the US, which has received a positive reception from the local residents and authorities.

PM Phuc briefed them on Vietnam’s recent socio-economic developments and reaffirmed the Party and State’s policy of always regarding Vietnamese people living abroad as an inseparable part of the Vietnamese nation.

He also reiterated Vietnam’s determination to build a facilitative and incorruptible government, as well as vowing to create all favourable conditions necessary for overseas Vietnamese communities to contribute to Vietnam’s development.

The businessmen and intellectuals took the time to thank the government leader and stat that they were impressed with Vietnam’s development and international integration.

Showing their approval for Vietnam’s policies towards Vietnamese communities abroad in general and those in the US in particular, the entrepreneurs and intellectuals expressed their desire to contribute to the country’s renovation and Vietnam-US relations in the time ahead.

The same day, the PM also met Professor Ngo Thanh Nhan, a computational linguist, and his wife Merle Ratner.

He thanked them for their efforts, support and contributions to promoting ties between the Vietnamese and American people, especially in the areas of dealing with the consequences of war and supporting the fight for justice for agent orange/dioxin victims.

The PM also recognised their opinions and ideas concerning what should be done to accelerate the work of dealing with the consequences of war in the near future.

Professor Nhan and his wife thanked the PM for paying special attention to American friends and expressed their delight at Vietnam’s strong development and enhanced position in the international arena.

They said they have always closely followed the Vietnam-US relationship, in which two former foes have become friends and subsequently partners, expressing that they would continue to play an active part in promoting Vietnam-US ties as well as contributing to Vietnam’s overall development.

Earlier Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc visited the staff at the Vietnam Mission to the United Nations.