President Truong Tan Sang met with a delegation of US businesses led by President and CEO of the US-ASEAN Business Council Alexander Feldman in Hanoi on March 18.

The President expressed his pleasure with the development of Vietnam-US and spoke of the contributions of the US-ASEAN Business Council in promoting trade and investment ties between the two countries.

He asked the council and other US businesses in Vietnam to strengthen economic-trade ties, calling for the US to remove trade barriers for Vietnamese products to enter the US market and support Vietnam in negotiations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

For his part, Feldman expressed his delight at returning to Vietnam as both nations celebrate 20 years of diplomatic ties.

At the meeting, he and other representatives from US businesses thanked the Vietnamese Government for providing preferable conditions for US businesses to invest and operate in Vietnam, thus strengthening economic-trade ties between the two countries.-VNA