Center for Vietnam International Relation Development Strategy Research in collaboration with the Center for the United States International Relation Development Strategic Research held a workshop on relations between the two countries in Ho Chi Minh City on January 14.
The workshop is tittled "the 20th anniversary of U.S. - Vietnam relations: Prospects for economic and education cooperation between Vietnam and the US following the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement"
Speaking at the workshop, Deputy Director of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of External Affairs Le Quang Long said: “Currently, the U.S.-Vietnam comprehensive partnership; especially the cooperative relationship about trade, investment and education has great opportunities as finishing the negotiation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and its establishment. For example, Fulbright University Vietnam will be opened in Ho Chi Minh City soon which will strengthen further the comprehensive partnerships between the two countries”.
“Ho Chi Minh City contributed to normalization of diplomatic relations between the United States and Vietnam through the formation of the US Business Association in March 1994; the economic and education cooperation following Fulbright Economics Teaching Program in October, 1994; and the establishment of HCMC and San Francisco friendly relations in April, 1995", he said.
"As the country’s financial and cultural hub, Ho Chi Minh City will boost further cooperative relations with US”, added Mr. Le Quang Long.
The United States Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius appreciated the outstanding contributions of Vietnamese young generation; and he expressed his hope that the city would continue to develop two countries’ cooperative relations in the various fields and the city will attract more and more the U.S investors in the upcoming time.
At present, the United States is the leading export market of Vietnam. In 2015, there were 19, 000 Vietnamese overseas students studying in the U.S schools.