The Party leader appreciates announcements and actions by
countries, including the US, to help maintain regional and global peace,
security, and stability. He affirms Vietnam’s stance to resolve
disputes in the East Sea by peaceful, diplomatic, and legal means based
on international law.
President Obama in turn, praised the
Vietnamese Communist Party (CPV)’s vision in leading Vietnam to gain
great achievements over the past years.
He said the US considered Vietnam an
important partner in the region and emphasized that he would do his
utmost to boost cooperation with Vietnam, especially provide technical
support to Vietnam to implement the TPP under the spirit of the Joint
Statement on Comprehensive Partnership between Vietnam and the US signed
in 2013 and the Vietnam-US Joint Vision Statement signed in 2015.
President Obama said the removal of lethal weapon ban on Vietnam aimed to create new changes in bilateral ties.
He highlighted the importance of ensuring
safety, security, and freedom of navigation and aviation, and settling
disputes in the East Sea by peaceful means on the basis of international
The US leader said he believed the Vietnam-US relationship will grow and flourish in the coming time.
Meeting with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc
the same day, President Obama expressed his hope to establish friendly
and long-term relations between the US and Vietnam on the basis of
respecting each other’s political institutions and for their people’s
The two leaders hailed the practical
progresses in bilateral relations since the comprehensive partnership
was established in July 2013, particularly in economics, trade,
investment, education, health, war consequence settlement, and
The government leader suggested the US help
Vietnam successfully organise the 2017 APEC Summit, and create
favourable conditions for the Vietnamese community in the country.
President Obama emphasized the importance of boosting bilateral ties in
education and training, climate change adaptation, economy, trade and
They discussed measures to bolster the Vietnam-US comprehensive
partnership, with the priority given to development cooperation.
also compared notes on the regional situation, including the East Sea
issue, as well as non-traditional security challenges which are
affecting peace, stability and development cooperation in the region and
They underscored the need to respect the UN Charter and international law in cooperation in dealing with regional issues.
They agreed that disputes in the East Sea should be solved by peaceful
measures on the basis of respecting international law, especially the
1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), and the
Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC).
It is essential to build a Code of Conduct
in the East Sea (COC), ensure maritime and aviation security and safety,
and not use force, they noted.
PM Phuc reaffirmed that the Government will soon submit the
Trans-Pacific Partnerahip (TPP) to the National Assembly for
ratification and asked President Obama to continue boosting the US
Congress’s approval of the deal.
The same day,President Obama was also received by National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.