Cablegate: Vietnam: Gvn Wto Working Party Document Submission
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FM AMEMBASSY HANOI
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 7238
INFO AMCONSUL HO CHI MINH CITY
DEPT OF COMMERCE WASHDC
UNCLAS HANOI 000794
STATE FOR EAP/BCLTV AND EB/TPP/BTA/ANA
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USDA FOR FAS
USDOC FOR 4430/MAC/ASIA/OPB/VLC/HPPHO
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TAGS: ETRD WTRO APECO VN WTO
SUBJECT: VIETNAM: GVN WTO WORKING PARTY DOCUMENT SUBMISSION
1. This is an action request. See paragraph 3.
1. Embassy received a letter dated April 4 and CD-Rom from
Vice Minister of Trade Luong Van Tu transmitting documents
the GVN has prepared in preparation for the next Working
Party on Vietnam's WTO accession. The letter requested
another round of WTO bilateral negotiations with the United
States in Washington, D.C. April 25-29. Embassy emailed the
documents contained on the CD-Rom to EAP/BCLTV via encrypted
email. Text of the letter follows in paragraph 2.
2. Unofficial translation of the text of the letter:
Ministry of Trade
31 Trang Tien Street
Ha Noi, Vietnam
H.E. Mr. Michael W. Marine
United States Ambassador to Vietnam
7 Lang Ha Str., Hanoi
Dear Mr. Ambassador,
I would like to send you enclosed herewith the documents
that we have provided to the WTO Secretariat for the 10th
Session of the Working Party on Vietnam's accession.
Following the bilateral meeting in Washington, D.C. from 14-
16 March 2005, we already sent the revised goods offer for
the U.S. We would highly appreciate if the United States
can arrange the next bilateral negotiation from 25th to 29th
April 2005 in Washington D.C. I hope that the flexibilities
from both sides will be able to narrow the gap to achieve
the favorable results for our mutual benefits.
Once again, we would like to express our sincere thanks for
your valuable support and assistance to our process of WTO
accession and look forward to hearing from you in the
earliest time possible.
Luong Van Tu
Vice Minister of Trade
4. Action request. Post requests guidance on how to respond
to the GVN's request for WTO bilateral negotiations April 25-
29 in Washington.