By PNA / Xinhua and U.S. News Agency / Asian
Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung met here on Monday with U.S. California’ s Senate President Darrell Steinberg during the latter’s visit to Vietnam.
Vietnam welcomes American business men to come and do business in Vietnam, particularly in the context that the Vietnam-U.S. relations have finely developed and looked towards a new height, said the Vietnamese top legislator at the reception.
He also emphasized that California is home to many Vietnamese Americans, so the state has a close tie with Vietnam. The visit by the senate’s delegation led by President Steinberg would help boost relations and cooperation between the two sides.
Having experienced a long fight for national independence and suffered heavy aftermaths, Vietnam is trying its utmost in the renewal process, including expansion of relations with foreign countries across the world. The fact that Vietnam and the United States had normalized relations and signed the Bilateral Trade Agreement (BTA) is a big leap forward in their relations, making a firm foundation to boost trade relations and exports between the two countries, said the Vietnamese NA Chairman.
Hung also suggested the two sides expand cooperation in electricity, telecoms, information technology, harbors, airports, high-tech, mechanics, chemicals, education and training, and human resource development.
Steinberg thanked the host for warm welcome, saying he was impressed by the country and people of Vietnam. He spoke highly of the Vietnamese people’s spirit in developing the country and integrating into the world economy, as well as having good relations with international partners, including the America.
Many business men from California want to visit and seek opportunities for investing in Vietnam, especially in transport, due to the country’s political stability and fast economic growth, said Steinberg.