|Senator Patrick Leahy, president pro tempore of the US Senate, and his wife Marcelle pose for a photo with Ambassador Nguyen Quoc Dung and his wife. Photo: VOV reporter in the US
Sharing their thoughts at the meeting, Senator Leahy and his wife Marcelle repeatedly emphasised their special sentiment towards Vietnam, saying that they always feel happy when they visit the nation and love the Vietnamese people who are friendly, open-minded, and always ready to learn.
He also expressed his desire to strengthen ties between young people of the two countries, emphasizing that this is the best way for citizens of both sides to gain a better understanding and contribute to future strengthening the mutual friendship.
Senator Leahy affirmed that as president pro tempore of the US Senate he will continue to make efforts to contribute to the relationship between Vietnam and the US, even after his retirement. These efforts aim to maintain and further ramp up co-operation in overcoming the consequences of war for the benefit of each country, as well as the common interests for a better world.
|Senator Patrick Leahy, his wife and staff members of the Vietnamese Embassy in front of the Vietnam House in Washington, DC. Photo: VOV reporter in the US
Speaking at the meeting, Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Nguyen Quoc Dung said he hopes that Senator Leahy would continue to support and contribute to the development of Vietnam-US relations, including co-operation in overcoming the consequences of war. This should be done while helping to connect and build network of congressmen in friendship with Vietnam who are capable of continuing the Senator's work on war remediation in the US Congress, he said.