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Deputy PM Pham Binh Minh receives John Kerry

Last update: 10:07 | 11/01/2018

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh reiterated Vietnam’s consistent policy of considering the US one of the top important partners during a reception in Hanoi on January 10 for former US Secretary of State John Kerry. 


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Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh (R) and former US Secretary of State John Kerry 



Minh expressed his wish to continue promoting the friendship and stable, practical and long-lasting cooperation with the US on the basis of mutual respect for each other’s political regime. 

Vietnam attaches importance and priority to ties with the US in the fields of energy, education, environment, climate change response and water resources protection for sustainable socio-economic development, he said. 

The host also expressed his delight that the US-funded Fulbright University Vietnam has been put into operation. 

Kerry, who is on a working visit from January 10-11, vowed to continue fostering Vietnam – US ties in the future. 

He said Vietnam holds potential of developing clean and renewable energy in the form of public-private partnership, adding that he is willing to support Vietnam in the field via connecting the country with potential partners and sharing experience. 

The guest believed that the Fulbright University Vietnam will contribute to high-quality human resources training in Vietnam.

Vietnam priorities energy security: Party official


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Head of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee’s Commission for Economic Affairs (R) welcomes former US Secretary of State John Kerry.



Vietnam always attaches importance to energy security, considering it a top priority in the country’s energy development policy and strategy, said Nguyen Van Binh, head of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee’s Commission for Economic Affairs.

At a reception for former US Secretary of State John Kerry in Hanoi on January 10, he said Vietnam wants to promote renewable energy development for power generation, contributing to energy security, climate change mitigation, environmental protection and sustainable development.

Stressing on the importance of energy, theme of the Vietnam Economic Forum 2017 held by the Commission for Economic Affairs, John Kerry recommended stronger collaboration between the two countries in the field, including the development of renewable and clean energies. 

He said he hopes that Vietnam will have policies to lure investors in the sector. He also affirmed to further efforts to promote the bilateral ties in any capacity.

Binh said that as Vietnam is integrating intensively and extensively into the regional and global economies, the country always rolls out red carpet for foreign investors, particularly those from the US.

He lauded contributions made by John Kerry to the Vietnam-US relations in trade, investment and other fields that bring practical benefits to both countries’ people.-VNA

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