President Vo Van Thuong and his spouse visit family of Pham Van Tich.

He briefed the overseas Vietnamese about the country’s socio-economic development as well as its strong diplomatic ties with 193 countries and territories all over the world, with the highlight being the upgrade of the Vietnam - U.S. relations to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership which, he said, helps improve the position of the Vietnamese people who are living and working in the U.S.

The Party and State always bear in mind the contributions made by the expats as well as U.S. friends to the struggle for national independence and reunification, he said, recognizing expat contributions to the development of the Permanent Delegation of Vietnam to the U.N.

He said he hopes that the Vietnamese expats will continue promoting patriotism and popularizing the Party and State’s great national unity policy among young people.

The overseas Vietnamese community, including those in the U.S., is an inseparable part of the nation, he affirmed, hoping that the Vietnamese in the U.S. will strengthen solidarity, comply with the regulations of the host nation, and make further contributions to the local development, as well as the fatherland’s protection, construction and development cause.

Earlier, President Thuong visited Stanford University’s hospital and medical center.

As cooperation in health care is part of the essence of the Vietnam - U.S. Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, Thuong expressed his hope that the hospital will cooperate with Vietnamese side in this regard.

Source: VNA