Friday, January 4, 2008 02:37 AM
Hoyer led a 13-member delegation that also included House Minority Whip Roy Blunt of Missouri, the No. 2-ranking Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives.
They met with President Nguyen Minh Triet, Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai and leaders of Vietnam’s National Assembly.
The delegation arrived as Vietnam begins a two-year term on the U.N. Security Council.
“Vietnam is increasingly important, and our relationship is important,” Hoyer said.