At the working session (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The visit of a delegation of US Senate Staff Assistants is meant to show US congressmen’s deep interest in boosting the broader and deeper affiliation between the law-making bodies of Vietnam and the US as well as the two countries’ ties.

Natalie Rogers, Chief of Staff to Senator Cory Gardener who is Chairman of the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations’ Subcommittee East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, made the statement at a working session in Hanoi on March 29 with standing member of the External Relations Committee of the National Assembly Dinh Cong Sy.

Sy said the growing ties between Vietnam and the US has enabled the parliamentary relations to grow positively, reflected by the visits of various delegations of congressmen of the US to Vietnam.

He reiterated that Vietnam always treasures developing its relations with the US, suggesting the delegation pay more heed to ratcheting up the cooperation between the two law-making bodies and their legislators and deepening the bilateral comprehensive partnership. He also asked for the US Congress and Government support for the two countries’ trade ties.

Natalie Rogers said the visit of her delegation helped promoting exchanges and mutual understanding, delivering the delegation members’ suggestions for holding more exchanges and sharing experience in related activities.

At the working session, hosts and guests discussed how to promote and protect human rights and other basic liberties in compliance with the UN Charter, the importance of full respect for the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982, and responses to climate change. They agreed to provide proposals and consultancies for the two countries’ legislators to further enhance the Vietnam-US relations in the future.

On March 26, the US delegation visited Ho Chi Minh City to learn from its socio-economic situation and strengthen dialogue between the two sides.

The US is now running almost 400 investment projects worth approximately 900 million USD, ranking 10th among the 93 nations and territories investing in HCM City.-VNA