General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee and President Nguyen Phu Trong on February 27 held talks with US President Donald Trump, who is in Hanoi for the second DPRK-USA summit.

At their talks, the top leader of Vietnam reiterated the country’s consistent implementation of an external policy of independence, self-reliance, multilateralisation and diversification of external relations, and proactive international integration on the principle of mutual respect for each other’s independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity, and political institutions.

He also affirmed the Vietnamese Party and State’s consistent policy of attaching great importance to developing the comprehensive partnership with the US.

President Trump thanked Vietnam for its careful preparation for the DPRK-USA Hanoi Summit despite of short notice.

He said the US attaches importance to the comprehensive partnership with Vietnam as well as the role of Vietnam in the Asian-Pacific region.

He added that the US will continue cooperating with Vietnam to promote their comprehensive partnership in a more pragmatic and effective manner in the coming time.

Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong and President Donald Trump witnessed the signing of four cooperation agreements between Vietnam and the US with a total value of about 21 billion USD.-VNA