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Vietnam joins Trans-Pacific Partnership
He affirmed that Viet Nam would work together with other members to turn the TPP into a new and dynamic regional economic integration tool for the benefit of member countries and contribute to promoting economic integration, growth and prosperity in the region.
President Triet made these remarks at the first-ever summit of TPP members, including Brunei, Chile, the US, Malaysia, New Zealand, Australia, Peru, Singapore and Viet Nam, in Yokohama, Japan, yesterday, on the sidelines of the 18th APEC Summit.
The 18th APEC Summit wrapped up successfully with the adoption of the "Yokohama Vision - Bogor and Beyond" along with the Statement on 2010 Bogor Goals Assessment, the APEC Leaders' Growth Strategy, and Measures towards a Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP).
Triet also held a meeting with Mexican President Felipe Calderon yesterday where they shared common viewpoints on the positive progress of Viet Nam-Mexico relations and vowed to continue to boost co-operation, especially in economy, trade and investment.
The two presidents agreed to step up the establishment of a joint committee for economic, trade, scientific and technological co-operation.
President Calderon said Mexico would continue to train Vietnamese students and wanted to learn from Vietnam's experiences. Mexico also wanted Vietnam to co-operate in its organisation of the 16th UN Conference on Climate Change later this year.
Later yesterday, President Triet and his entourage visited Nagoya in Aichi Prefecture, where he met with Aichi Governor Masaaki Kanda, Nagoya Mayor Takashi Kawamura, President of the Nagoya Chamber of Commerce and Industry Jiro Takahashi and leaders of the Japan Central Economic Association.
Triet said in combination with their strategic partnership, the relations between Vietnamese and Japanese localities and the cooperation between businesspeople were important and would bring practical and specific outcomes to their peoples.
He praised Aichi Prefecture and Nagoya for actively stepping up economic ties with Viet Nam, specifically naming the success the Toyota group had enjoyed in the country.
The President expressed his hope that Vietnamese students in the prefecture would act as a bridge to enhance relations between Viet Nam and Japan.
Governor Kanda expressed his wish to develop co-operation with Viet Nam and stressed that President Triet's visit was a big opportunity for Aichi Prefecture and Nagoya to expand their cooperation with Vietnamese localities.
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