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Jul 14, 2021 / 22:43

Vietnam committed to strengthening economic cooperation with partners

Japan, Singapore, and New Zealand reaffirmed their commitment to boosting cooperation with Vietnam.

Vietnam is committed to strengthening economic cooperation with its partners to speed up the recovery process in the post-Covid-19 period.

 Head of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission Tran Tuan Anh (r) and Japanese Ambassador Yamada Takio (l). Source: Economic Commission

Head of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission Tran Tuan Anh stressed the view in meetings with Ambassadors of Japan, Singapore, and New Zealand on July 14.

During the meeting with Japanese Ambassador Yamada Takio, Anh said the Party and government of Vietnam give priority to the Vietnam-Japan strategic partnership, expecting the bilateral relations to continue progressing based on mutual trust and close linkage between the two countries.

Anh expressed his thanks to the Japanese government and people for providing three million Covid-19 vaccines for Vietnam, which shows the friendship and support for each other in tough times.

As both countries are preparing for the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations in 2023, “cultural exchange and people-to-people diplomacy would lay the foundation for the two to take the relations to a new height,” Anh added.

For his part, Takio expressed his impression of Vietnam’s efforts in economic recovery and fighting the pandemic at the same time.

“Japan would continue to fostering its relations with Vietnam, especially in economy, trade, and investment,” stated the ambassador.

 The head of Economic Commission and Singaporean Ambassador Jaya Ratnam (l). 

In a separate meeting with Singaporean Ambassador Jaya Ratnam, Anh expected closer linkage in supply chains between the two countries, while calling for more investment from Singaporean companies in the fields of electronics, telecommunications, precision engineering, and food processing.

“Vietnam remains steadfast in creating favorable conditions for investment and business activities from Singaporean firms,” Anh stated.

 Overview of the meeting with New Zealand’s Ambassador to Vietnam Tredene Dobson.

The head of the Economic Commission also had a meeting with New Zealand’s Ambassador to Vietnam Tredene Dobson on the same day.

As New Zealand has been among countries successfully containing the pandemic and keep positive economic growth, Anh expected the two countries to share experience in this regard.

“Two countries should work on removing trade barriers and opening markets for farm produce,” he suggested.