Vietnam, US look to strengthen energy and defence cooperation

Thursday, 2018-01-11 09:23:36
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Vietnamese Ambassador Pham Quang Vinh (left) and US Congressman Paul Gosar. (Photo: VN+)
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NDO – Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Pham Quang Vinh and US Congressman Paul Gosar, a Republican Party representative in Arizona State, have agreed that there is still huge potential for cooperation between the two countries, especially in green and renewable energy.

At a meeting with the Vietnamese diplomat on January 10, Paul Gosar, Chairman of the House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources and a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, affirmed that Arizona is willing to boost its collaboration with Vietnamese localities in all spheres, including energy, in order to take advantage and supplement each other’s strengths in technology and resources.

Gosar recalled his sound memories and profound impressions during his visit to Vietnam in late 2017.

For his part, Ambassador Vinh said that Vietnam hopes to welcome more US congressmen to visit the country and see its strong and dynamic development, thus practically contributing to the development of the Vietnam-US ties.

Earlier on January 9, Vinh held a reception for US Assistant Secretary of Defence Randall Schriver at the headquarters of the Vietnamese Embassy in the US.

Vietnamese Ambassador Pham Quang Vinh (right) and US Assistant Secretary of Defence Randall Schriver. (Photo: VN+)

Both Vinh and Schriver spoke highly of the finely growing relationship between the two countries over the past year, especially manifested through the successful visit to the US by Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in May 2017 and the Vietnam visit by US President Donald Trump as well as his participation in the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in November 2017.

The two officials discussed the outlook of bilateral cooperation in 2018, sharing the hope that the two sides would continue to exchange delegations at all levels and further enhance their bilateral relations across various fields, including security and defence.

At the reception for US Assistant Secretary of Defence Randall Schriver. (Photo: VN+)