US trade ties get a boost

Thursday, Jun 06, 2013 11:31

HA NOI (Biz Hub)— Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Nguyen Quoc Cuong toured the states of Illinois and Missouri to seek support for Viet Nam-US economic and trade ties on Tuesday.

The diplomat delivered a speech at a plenary session of the Illinois House of Representatives highlighting the bright prospects of Viet Nam-US relations in economics, trade and investment as the two joined negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (TPP).

The ambassador also met with the mayors of Columbia and Springfield and the chairman of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce.

Addressing the Viet Nam – Missouri Business Forum, Cuong briefed Missouri businesspeople on Viet Nam's socio-economic development and policies to attract foreign investment, especially in high technology, biotechnology and human resources.

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