Nguyen Van Binh (R), Politburo member and Head of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission, shakes hand with vising US Treasury Under Secretary Nathan Sheets in Hanoi. (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Nguyen Van Binh, Politburo member and Head of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission, received vising US Treasury Under Secretary Nathan Sheets in Hanoi on July 25.

At the meeting, Binh spoke highly of positive development in the two countries’ cooperation in trade, investment and other fields, bringing practical benefits to the peoples of the two countries and contributing to the Vietnam-US comprehensive cooperation.

Binh briefed Sheets on key issues Vietnam prioritises in the spirit of the 12th Party Congress’ Resolution, including keeping the macroeconomy stable, reforming the growth model, controlling inflation, and promoting sustainable economic growth in association with ensuring social security and environmental protection.

Binh emphasised Vietnam’s increasingly deep international integration into the region and the world, saying its signing of free trade agreements creates both opportunities and challenges. He said Vietnam wants the US to advocate for and accelerate the completion of the negotiation process of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Under Secretary Nathan Sheets spoke highly of Vietnam’s achievements in socio-economic development and affirmed that the US attached importance to boosting multifaceted cooperation with Vietnam, as it considers Vietnam an important partner in the region.

He said he believes the relationship between the two countries, especially after the TPP takes effect, will develop to give stronger benefits for each country, towards peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world.-VNA