The Hanoitimes – According to the Foreign Ministry, at the invitation of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh paid an official visit to the United States from April 20-21. On April 20, Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh held talks with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and National Security Council Advisor Herbert Raymond McMaster and Finance Minister Steven Mnuchin. President Donald Trump accepts invitation to visit Vietnam and APEC 2017 At talks with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and National Security Council Advisor Herbert Raymond McMaster, Deputy PM, Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh affirmed that Vietnam’s consistent policy of developing an independent foreign policy, autonomy, multilateralization, diversification and active integration into the world. Vietnam attaches great importance to and is willing to work with the new US Government to consolidate and deepen the comprehensive, stable, long-term, constructive and mutually-beneficial partnership on the basis of religion. Independence, sovereignty, political institutions, for the benefit of the two countries, contributing to the maintenance of peace, stability, cooperation and development of the Asia-Pacific region and the world. Minh personally handed over President Tran Dai Quang’s invitation letter to President Donald Trump to attend the APEC 2017 Summit and visit Vietnam. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and National Security Council Advisor H.R. McMaster conveyed President Trump’s thanks and confirmed that President Trump will visit and attend the APEC 2017 Summit in Vietnam. Foreign Minister Rex Tillerson also expressed his hope to visit Vietnam in the near future….