The US-Vietnam relations have been constantly developed and expanded in many fields over the past 16 years.

US Charge d’Affaires to Vietnam Virginia E. Palmer and Vietnamese Justice Minister Ha Hung Cuong shared the view at the former’s reception in Hanoi on July 4 to mark the 235 th Independence Day of the US .

They said that the relations have been boosted, especially in trade, investment, education and training and overcoming war consequences.

The US ranks 6 th among foreign investors in Vietnam with a total registered capital of 13 billion USD.

Two-way trade between the two countries was valued at 18 billion USD in 2010.

At present, there are about 13,000-14,000 Vietnamese students are studying in the US .

Host and guests to the reception raised toasts to wish that those relations would be further strengthened for peace, prosperity, cooperation and development in the world./.