Pres­i­dent Sang’s visit bol­sters US ties

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Pres­i­dent Barack Obama wel­comed Vieät Nam's Pres­i­dent Tröông Taán Sang to the White House on July 25, 2013.Dur­ing their meet­ing, the two pres­i­dents stated their com­mit­ment to en­ter­ing a new phase of bi­lat­eral re­la­tions, based on mu­tual re­spect and a com­mon in­ter­est. Pres­i­dent Sang's visit comes at an im­por­tant time for both na­tions, re­flect­ing a shared de­sire to build a for­ward-look­ing re­la­tion­ship be­tween the two coun­tries. To en­sure this, Pres­i­dent Obama and Pres­i­dent Sang de­cided to form a US-Vieät Nam Com­pre­hen­sive Part­ner­ship to pro­vide an over­ar­ch­ing frame­work to take the re­la­tion­ship for­ward. They un­der­lined the prin­ci­ples of the US-Vieät Nam Com­pre­hen­sive Part­ner­ship, in­clud­ing re­spect for the United Na­tions Char­ter, in­ter­na­tional law, each oth­ers po­lit­i­cal sys­tems, in­de­pen­dence, sovereignty and ter­ri­to­rial in­tegrity. They stated that their Com­pre­hen­sive Part­ner­ship is in­tended to con­trib­ute to peace, sta­bil­ity, co­op­er­a­tion and pros­per­ity in ev­ery coun­try in the re­gion and around the world. The new Com­pre­hen­sive Part­ner­ship will cre­ate mech­a­nisms for co­op­er­a­tion in ar­eas such as po­lit­i­cal and diplo­matic re­la­tions and trade and eco­nomic ties. It will also cover science and tech­nol­ogy, ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing, the en­vi­ron­ment and health, war legacy is­sues, de­fence and se­cu­rity, the pro­tec­tion and pro­mo­tion of hu­man rights and cul­ture, sports and tourism.

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