Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue made the call with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Source: Vietnam News Agency.
During the phone call, Mnuchin expected Vietnam and US to continue discussing Vietnam’s monetary policy.
The US Treasury Secretary welcomed recent economic contracts worth over US$21 billion signed between enterprises from two countries during the trip of US President Donald Trump to Hanoi in late February.
According to Mnuchin, the move would take the US – Vietnam economic relation to a new height.
Meanwhile, Deputy PM Hue said Vietnam gives priority to the comprehensive partnership between Vietnam and US, adding the economic and trade relation between the two countries has been on the positive trend.
In 2018, bilateral trade turnover reached over US$60 billion, of which US exports amounted to US$12 billion, up 40% year-on-year. Vietnam has been one of the US fastest-growing export markets.
Hue stated Vietnam’s top agenda is to continue improving the business and investment environments, creating favorable conditions for US companies committing long-term business in Vietnam.
The government would request government agencies to address US concerns regarding car import, cyber security, e-payment, finance and monetary issues, among others.