|US President Obama and his wife welcome President Sang and his wife (Source: VNA)|
State President Truong Tan Sang has said Vietnam, with its
determination to boost renewal and international integration, will continue
making active contributions to the negotiation process of a Trans-Pacific
Partnership (TPP) agreement, helping strengthen cooperation and diversity of the
Sang made the affirmation at a summit of TPP members,
including Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore,
Vietnam and the US, in Honolulu, Hawaii, the US on November 12 (local time).
The Vietnamese leader suggested TPP members join efforts to ensure
negotiations look towards a balanced agreement that really meets sustainable
development goals of all members, pays due attention to the “for the
development” principle and take into account the development gap and diversity
of the members.
On the same day, on the sidelines of the APEC Leaders’
Week, President Sang had separate meeting with Chinese Party General Secretary
and State President Hu Jintao, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Australian
Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
While meeting with Chinese Party General
Secretary and State President Hu Jintao, President Sang emphasised Vietnam ’s
strategic and long-term consistent policy of continuously consolidating and
strengthening the friendship with China .
The Chinese leader affirmed
that the Chinese Party, State and Government attach special importance to
relations with Vietnam and are ready together with the Vietnamese Party, State
and Government to lift the comprehensive strategic cooperation partnership
between the two countries to a new height.
Applauding Party General
Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong’s recent visit to China , the two sides agreed to
strengthen the exchange of visits by high-ranking leaders as well as boost
economic-trade cooperation effectively and practically.
The two sides
will also strengthen people-to-people exchanges at both central and local
levels, especially between socio-political organisations and young generations.
Regarding the East Sea issue, the two leaders agreed to seek a
satisfactory solution for this issue through peaceful negotiations.
President Sang stated that during the process of solving the East Sea
issue, the two sides should observe the common perceptions of the two countries’
high-ranking leaders and seriously implement the agreement on basic principles
guiding the settlement of the sea-related issue on the basis of international
laws, including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and the
Declaration on Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC).
The two leaders
agreed to maintain close coordination and cooperation for the success of this
APEC Meeting and ensuring legitimate interests of developing countries in the
regionalisation and globalisation of the world economy.
At the meeting
with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, the two sides expressed joys at the
strong development of the Vietnam-Russia strategic partnership over the past
President Sang said that the two countries still see a great
potential for cooperation so their ministries and branches should effectively
implement agreements reached by the high-ranking leaders and actively seek
practical measures to boost bilateral ties.
He suggested the Russian
side speed up the progress of its large-scale projects in Vietnam , especially
in energy, military technique.
The two sides should work together to
make the Ninh Thuan 1 nuclear power plant a symbol of the new friendship and
cooperation between the two countries, he stressed.
The two leaders
agreed that the fine energy cooperation between Vietnam and Russia has
contributed to socio-economic development in each country.
The two sides
exchanged views on regional and international issues of common concern as well
as highly valued the role of each country in regional progresses and cooperation
Talking with the Australian Prime Minister, President Sang
said he is pleased with the development of bilateral ties over the past time,
especially in investment, trade, education-training, defence-security, and
He suggested the two countries’ leaders maintain visits and
bilateral exchanges on the sidelines of international conferences. The two
sides’ ministries and agencies should closely coordinate in finding out
practical measures to boost bilateral ties, he added.
PM Julia Gillard
affirmed the Australian Government’s support for Vietnam ’s effective renewal
and reform efforts, saying that Australia is pleased to aid the country’s
The two sides agreed to continue close and
effective coordination at regional and international forums, especially
mechanisms centred by ASEAN, the East Asian Summit (EAS) and the Asia-Pacific
Economic Cooperation (APEC).
Earlier on the day, President Sang attended
the Vietnam-US Business Forum and Dialogue, which was co-organised by the
Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and the University of Hawaii .
The forum drew the participation of representatives of nearly 200 US and
On the occasion, the President witnessed the
signing of a technical assistance cooperation agreement in training and a
cooperation agreement on MBA training between the University of Hawaii and the
Hue University ; as well as a training cooperation agreement between the
University of Hawaii and the Foreign Trade University of Vietnam.
same day, President Sang and his entourage joined a banquet and an art
performance hosted by the US President in honour of APEC members’