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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
October 3, 2001

President Supports Senate Action on Vietnam Bilateral Trade Bill
Statement by the President

    Today's Senate action to establish a bilateral trade agreement with Vietnam is a significant step toward strengthening the ties between our two countries and promoting strength and stability in this important region. The agreement will provide American companies with access to a large and growing market and, through the reforms it promotes, it will help create a more prosperous and engaged Vietnam.  The trade agreement also brings hope for improving human rights.  I look forward to signing this legislation into law.

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