President Tran Dai Quang hosted a banquet in Hanoi on November 11 evening in honour of President Donald Trump and a high-ranking delegation of the US, who have been on a two-day State visit to Vietnam.
Speaking at the event, President Quang recalled ups and downs in history of bilateral ties which have been elevated to the level of strategic partnership on the basis of mutual respect to each other’s independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and political regime, and joint efforts for peace, stability, cooperation and development in the Asia-Pacific.
He congratulated the US President on his effective and successful working days within the framework of the APEC 2017 Economic Leaders’ Meeting in the central city of Da Nang, thus contributing to the success of the event.
President Quang spoke highly of the US President’s speech at the APEC Business Summit, affirming the US’s strong and long-term commitments to the Asia-Pacific, Indian Ocean and adjacent regions, and wished that the US would further uphold its important role over regional countries.
While lauding the US President’s visit as an important milestone that opens an immense future for the two countries to write new chapters of history, President Quang believed that amid uncertain regional and global developments, comprehensive, stable and mutually-beneficial ties between Vietnam and the US will be a positive factor that makes important contributions to maintaining peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world.
In reply, President Trump expressed his delight to visit Vietnam at a time when the bilateral strategic partnership is witnessing unprecedented strides.
He congratulated Vietnam on its wonderful achievements in the process of socio-economic development and described Vietnam as one of the miracles in the world, a country with a fast-growing economy.
On this occasion, the US President extended his sympathy over great losses in humans and property caused by storm Damrey in the central, the Central Highlands and south central regions., and expressed his belief that local people in natural disaster-hit areas will soon overcome difficulties.