Vietnamese PM, US President hold phone talks

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc held phone talks with US President Donald Trump in Hanoi on May 6 at the request of the US side.

US President Donald Trump highly valued Vietnam's COVID-19 response and thanked Vietnam for facilitating the supply and transportation of medical equipment as well as presenting face masks to the US.

PM Phuc thanked the US President for his goodwill to present ventilators to Vietnam as well as to provide financial support for the ASEAN, including nearly 10 million USD for Vietnam to improve medical capacity and rehabilitate the economy.

He expressed his sympathies over the losses and difficulties that the US people are facing due to the disease. He said he believes that under the leadership of President Trump, the US will soon curb the disease and restart the economy.

The leaders agreed to further step up bilateral economic-trade relations, while continuously opening markets for their goods in the time to come./.