USofficials made the commitment during their meetings with VietnameseDeputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc during Phuc’s visit to the USfrom August 21-23.
The deputy PM met with US Secretary of Justice Eric Holder and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius.
The Deputy PM also visited and held working sessions with the USAgency for International Development, the Global AIDS Coordinator, theFederal Drug Policy Coordination Office, the Washington DC Drug Courtand the Habour Light drug rehabilitation centre.
During the meetings, the US sides stated they wish to bolster the Vietnam-US comprehensive partnership.
Phuc suggested the two nations further intensify cooperation inhealth care, humanitarian issues, education-training, environment,overcoming war consequences and fighting drug crime.
Whilevisiting staff of the Vietnamese embassy in the US, Phuc said he hopesthey will do more to promote the Vietnam-US comprehensive partnership ina more practical and effective way.
He also asked them to provide more support to the Vietnamese community in the US.-VNA