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Oct 18, 2020 / 23:52

Vietnam closely watches US presidential election: Spokesperson

Vietnam always wish to further foster its relationship with the US in a positive and comprehensive manner, said a foreigm ministry spokesperson.

As America’s partner, Vietnam closely follows developments of the US presidential election, stated Spokesperson of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang.

 US presidential runners Joe Biden and Donald Trump. Photo: Reuters

“The Vietnam-US comprehensive partnership has seen very positive strides over the recent years. Together with the US government, we always wish to further foster this relationship in a positive and comprehensive manner, for the benefits of the two peoples, thus contributing to peace, stability, cooperation and development of the region and the world,” Ms. Hang said at a press meeting earlier this week.

During the Trump administration, trade exchanges between the two countries have jumped, reaching nearly US$76 billion last year.

President Trump has visited Vietnam twice, in 2017 for APEC summit and an official visit, and in 2019 for another Hanoi visit and the second US-North Korea summit.