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Ambassador Demetrios Marantis continued his discussions today in Hanoi with members of the new Vietnamese government. He met with Trade Minister Hoang and the two had the opportunity to discuss issues of particular interest to both countries in the TPP negotiations and ways to craft mutually-beneficial outcomes in those areas. They also discussed the need to work together to address concerns raised by the United States related to new measures put in place that are restricting trade and negatively affecting U.S. industrial and agricultural exporters and service suppliers. He also met with senior officials from the Ministry of Investment and Planning and the Ministry of Finance.
Ambassador Marantis now heads to Manado, Indonesia, for a meeting with ASEAN Economic Ministers and bilateral meeting with ministers from ASEAN and other Asian countries.