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  President Trump and Vietnamese President Joint News Conference  CSPAN  November 12, 2017 1:58pm-2:23pm EST

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across the globe that don't think. i want them to feel comfortable and stand up and say it that is not religion, that is was being worked my al qaeda, and they are not the only ones with a voice anymore. >> muslim american federal agent, requested to remain anonymous, talks about his experience fighting domestic terrorism in america with his book "american radical inside the world of undercover muslim fbi agent." he's interviewed by michael german. "afterwards," tonight at 9:00 eastern on c-span two -- book tv. >> president trump is in the philippines to deliver a pair of summits and close out his five country tour of asia. vietnam, heparted
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held a joint news conference with the president. they talked about economic and security issues, and president trump commented on his recent meeting with russian president vladimir putin. this is 25 minutes. the question for the united states of america to donald trump and president of the socialist republic of government vietnam. death republic of vietnam. -- republic of vietnam.
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absolutely -- your excellency donald trump, and president of the socialist republic of vietnam. ladies and gentlemen, members of hostinga, they are now a press meeting to announce the results of their talks. may i announce your excellency to deliver his remarks. president of the united states of america, ladies and gentlemen, members of the media. hadident trump and i have talks about the bilateral relations and regional and issues of mutual interest. we both share the view that the bilateral relations have spawned
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successful results over the years, delivering enormous benefits to the people of both countries. during president trump's visit to vietnam, vietnam and the united states issued a joint about the comprehensive partnership on the basis of mutual respect for its independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity, and political system. sides reach important agreements on economy and trade. the issues were receive higher priority and we are committed to collaborate on this matter. vietnam highly values the united states is decision to cooperate
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after the two countries at thefully the project airport. i regional andnd international issues of mutual interest. we agreed to strengthen our coronation of international to contribute to the peace and stability in the region and the world at large. importanceeed on the of the afghan united states strategic partnership. we believe that the development of vietnam and u.s. relations would not only benefit each country, but also contribute to strengthening our u.s. relation -- afghan u.s. relations.
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for peace, stability, cooperation, in the asia-pacific in the world. the president's visit to vietnam for themomentum effective and stable development of the bilateral comprehensive partnership. i was president trump and members of the u.s. delegation a successful visit and i hope that he will have a good impression of our country and our people. presidenty thank mr. personally, and the american people for the warm friendship to what our country and people. toppreciate the great effort develop vietnam-u.s. bilateral relations. i would also like to thank american and vietnamese
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reporters were here today. thank you very much. invite -- may i now invite mr. trump to deliver his remarks? >> thank you very much. and thank you for your tremendous hospitality during my first visit to vietnam. it is a pleasure to be with you right here in hanoi. on behalf of the entire american delegation, i want to thank the vietnamese people for the warm welcome and to reaffirm the strong friendship and growing partnership between our two nations. around therom all world, including many americans, come to vietnam each year to admire your magnificent limestone mountains, cycle through your many winding hillsides, or swim in the majestic how long they.
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your nation's magnificence brings people together from around the world in shared appreciation of the great beauty and splendor of your wonderful country. over the past two decades our nations have come together to find common purpose based on common interests, and that's what's happening. it is those crucial bonds we are here to reaffirm today. in may, the united states transferred the u.s. coast guard cutter morgan fall to the people and country of vietnam. named for u.s. treasury secretary henry morgan donald jr.. the vietnamce war. the same americans is sailing the waters of the pacific -- it on its way to patrol these coasts for the people of vietnam.
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this month, we mark veterans day in the united states. out of war and conflict, we have achieved a deep friendship, partnership, we have achieved peace. bound by mutual respect and common experience, our veterans laid the foundation for that achievement between our nations. for decades -- a decades long joint humanitarian effort with people, andies government to account for and recover personnel still missing so important to us. horrors of this tremendous war, we want our servicemembers support and we give total to the families. we strengthen the foundation of our comprehensive partnership. it is so important to us. in the spirit of our friendship, i want to congratulate president on for holding a very successful a pack leader meeting this week
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in tonight. as i stated in my address to sunday,ceo summit on we are committed to a free and open in the pacific. a strong independent nations that restrict -- respect each other sovereignty, and advance responsible commerce. we want our partners in the indo pacific to be proud and self-reliant. we look forward to achieving a bilateral trade agreement with partners who abide by the principles of fair and reciprocal trade. two very important words. fair and reciprocal, it hasn't been that way for the united states, almost at all. we are changing that, and we are changing it rapidly. portray to work, all countries
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-- for trade to work, all countries must work together. the imam has become the fastest-growing export market to the united states -- vietnam has become the fastest going export markets the united states we will increase vietnam's trade and investment in all directions. the united states is enthusiastic about reforms that promote economic prosperity for all the enemies citizens as we look to your growing middle class as a key market for american goods and services. we just had a great discussion about american goods and services coming in to vietnam. a two way street. that american energy, agriculture, financial services, aviation, digital services, and defense products are able to meet all of your many commercial needs. not only meet them, but what we do is better than anybody else.
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moving forward, i welcome totnam's commitment eliminating trade barriers to u.s. agricultural products. very important. that american farmers and all american companies, especially those in digital or services and e-commerce can compete on a level playing field. . we look forward to working with you to combat predatory and unfair trade practices in the region. on security issues, we continue to work with our vietnamese partners and with partners across the region for a range of challenges, including maritime security, counterterrorism, human and drug trafficking, cybercrime, and disease prevention. later today, i will travel to the philippines, where i will discuss many of these issues at the u.s. a cm summit and the east asia summit. the afghan summit is going to be something -- the aussie on
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summit is going to be something important. i will also discuss the growing threat from north korea. speech, the my republic of korea's national so i'm late -- assembly, all countries must react to make sure korea's rogue regime stops threatening the world with loss of life. safety and security or goals that should unite all nations. we want progress, not provocation. we have been provoked, the world has been provoked, we don't want that. we want stability, not chaos. and we want peace, not war. mr. president, thank you for being such a gracious host during my time right here in vietnam. vietnam, ands of it is magnificent what's happening. over the past two decades, our
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nations have continued to grow closer in advancing our shared interests. the history of our two nations reveals the possibilities for peace and progress in our world. forward, we will achieve great prosperity and success for the american people and for the vietnamese people. i thank you very much. >> now, the floor is open to your questions. canrom vietnam news agency, you elaborate on the progress is in the vietnam u.s. relations over the past years?
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>> over the past years, the vietnam u.s. relations have made a very strong progress in all areas. diplomacy,,, technology, health, humanitarian areas. on the basis that the partnership has produced meaningful results. among them, the visit in may and the statement of vietnam. year i very first highlights.are the mending between leaders of vietnam and president during his
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visit. us thetings give opportunity to understand each other better and work together on areas that we sure interests. -- we share interests. the effect of growth of the company is a partnership have been and will be delivering benefits to the people. and the maintenance of each ability act of prosperity in the region and the world. and you. -- thank you. provide yourease assessment of the future outlook of the vietnam-u.s. relationship? , weuring the talks
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acknowledge that there is still much room for further expansion in relations. we discussed ways and means to further strengthen the corporation and a more success of way. they pledged to increase contact and dialect, especially the high-level meetings through and thel visits regional and international forum. momentum forte the the trade relations on the basis of mutual interests, minimize the trade disputes, and we will continue to effectively implement economic trade agreements that we have signed.
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also strengthen cooperation and technology environmental climate change, humanitarian issues, human resources, and expanding people to people exchange. for the enhanced comprehensive arenership, our interests the two peoples and the benefit for peace, stability, cooperation, development in the world. >> thank you very much. >> if i could show a bit of a change, i will ask both leaders a question. -- you talked about your meetings with vladimir
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yesterday, you said you received further assurances from him that he did not meddle in the u.s. election. there was some uncertainty that rude back in the united states over your statement that you n way he tells me, i believe he means it. that was taken in some circles to think that you believe he is saying he did not interfere in the election. say whethernitively or not you believe that president putin and or russia interfered in the election? >> i'm surprised there's any conflict. i said i believe he believes that. that's important for somebody to believe it i believe he feels he and russia did not meddle in the election. as to whether i believe it or not, i'm with our agencies. especially constituted with their leadership. i believe in our interest -- intel agencies, i have worked with them very strongly.
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there weren't 17, there were actually four. by fine people, i believe in our intelligence agencies. at the same time, i want to be able, i think it's important to get along with russia, to get along with china, to get along with vietnam, to get along with a lot of countries because we have a lot of things we have to solve. russia and china, in particular, can help us with the north korea problem, which is one of our truly great problems. i'm not looking to stand and start arguing with somebody when there are reporters all around and cameras recording and seeing our conversation. i think it was very obvious to everybody. i believe president putin really feels strongly that he did not meddle in our election. what he believes is what he
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believes. what i believe is that we have to get to work. i believe everybody understood this. we have to get to work to solve toia, to fall north korea, solve ukraine, to solve terrorism. realize, russia has been very heavily sanctioned. it was sanctioned at a very high level. that took place very recently. it's now time to get back to healing a world that is shattered and broken. those are very important things. russia in ahaving friendly position, as opposed to fighting with them, is an asset to the world, and an asset to the country. hillary clinton had the reset button, she wanted to get back together with russia. she even spelled reset wrong. president obama wanted to get along with russia, but the chemistry wasn't there.
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nationsalong with other is a good thing, not a bad thing. >> there are some people who believe that vietnam could make an effective facilitator in bringing the united states and north korea together to at least lay the groundwork for negotiations. what do you believe the and him can bring to the table in that what you believe economic and bring to the table in that regard? >> on the north korea issue, the vietnam is committed to observing the reparation of the unsc. and we support the denuclearization of the green peninsula -- the korean
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peninsula. to the do what we can denuclearization of the korean peninsula. >> you tweeted this morning about trying to be friends with kim jong-un. is that really a possibility? what would it take for that to happen at this point? and for president quan, can you talk about the offer to mediate the dispute? >> i think anything is a possibility. strange things happen in life, that may be a strange thing to happen, but it's certainly a possibility. if it did happen, it would be a good thing for north korea, but it would also be good for a lot
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of other places. it would be good for the world. certainly it is something that could happen. i don't know that it will, but it would be very nice if it did. , iwith regard to the issue have shared my thoughts with president donald trump on the recent development in this area. feud withsettle this negotiations. respect for diplomatic and legal process, in accordance with international law, including the 1982 u.s. --
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thank you overmuch portraits -- thank you all very much for your participation.