The new United States Ambassador to Viet Nam, Michael W. Michalak presented his credentials to President Nguyen Minh Triet at the Presidential Palace on Monday morning. At the ceremony, President Triet expressed his delight at the positive development in the relations between Viet Nam and the United State. He believed the Viet Nam-US ties will see further developments in the future and the countries’ leaders and the peoples did their best to resolve remaining differences through straightforward talks. The Vietnamese leader affirmed that the government will be actively cooperative with the US in finding the missing soldiers of the war.For his part, Ambassador Michalak said that he will further bilateral cooperation in the fields of economy and education. The US Ambassador expressed that the two sides’ trade-economic relations will be further developed and the number of students pursuing education in the US will be doubled in the next three years. He added that Viet Nam’s image is being highly marked in the US. Prior to this position, Ambassador Michalak served as the U.S. Senior Official to APEC. In his over 30 years of service with the U.S. Department of State, Mr. Michalak has worked in Tokyo, Japan; Sydney, Australia; Islamabad, Pakistan; Beijing, China; as well as Washington, D.C.