US Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill, during his visit to Viet Nam, yesterday complemented Viet Nam’s achievements in policy formation, its economic and social development, its important role in Southeast Asia and its role as a part-time member of the United Nations Security Council.
|US Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill|
The US hopes to continue to work with Viet Nam in a bid to further the two countries multi-faceted, stable and long-term cooperation, he added.
“We are willing to cooperate and share our experience in matters related to the United Nations Security Council with Viet Nam” he said.
The US official also discussed the impending visit of Viet Nam’s PM Nguyen Tan Dung to the US later this year.
The US Federal Court, on February 22, dismissed the appeal lodged by Vietnamese Agent Orange/dioxin victims in their lawsuit against US chemical companies. In issuing this unfair ruling, the court has disregarded the enduring suffering of the Vietnamese AO/dioxin victims both in their pain and in their wait for a fair judgment. It was said that this is a backward step in the relationship between the two countries.
”It is an important and sensitive matter. We will work with the Vietnamese government and international organizations to raise money to aid in solving the problem” the US Assistant Secretary said.