Friday, August 17, 2007

NEW US AMBASSADOR STRESSES VIETNAM’S POSITION IN THE US’S FOREIGN POLICY


Vietnam has a high position in the US’s foreign policy, said new US Ambassador to Vietnam Michael Michalak, in an interview to a BBC news reporter.

According to the ambassador, the visit to Vietnam by President G.W. Bush in 2006 and the last visit to the US by Vietnamese President Nguyen Minh Triet and the upcoming visit by Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung are evidence of the increasing good relationship between Vietnam and the US.

He said that Vietnam’s economic development is admirable and he expressed his belief that overseas Vietnamese in the US as well as in other countries play an important role in the process of further promoting economic and educational development.

Vietnam’s position is attracting more attention from the US, he added.