SOURCE: U.S. State Department
Office of the Spokesperson
March 30, 2016
The below is attributable to Spokesperson John Kirby:
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met this afternoon at the Department of State with Vietnamese Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh to discuss the strong and growing partnership between the United States and Vietnam.
The Secretary and Foreign Minister Minh discussed goals for President Obama’s upcoming visit to Vietnam in May, as well as bilateral and regional issues such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership; maritime security cooperation; expanding people-to-people initiatives; illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing; and human rights and legal reform.
They also agreed on the importance of strengthening our maritime security cooperation and our people-to-people ties as we look to the future of the bilateral relationship.