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Apr 20, 2021 / 18:20

Vietnam, Singapore to bolster cooperation on digitalization

The two countries aim to take their bilateral strategic partnership to a new height.

Vietnam and Singapore will expand cooperation in fields of green energy, smart city, innovation, digital economy and digitalization to take advantage of the Industry 4.0.

 Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh during the phone talk. Photos: Nhat Bac

Such was one of the key topics discussed by Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong on a phone talk today [April 20].

It would come on the back of existing partnership between the two countries in potential fields and sector of finance, IT, agriculture, education and infrastructure, aiming to take  the bilateral strategic partnership to a new height.

In 2020 and the first quarter of 2021, Singapore remained Vietnam’s largest investor, while the Vietnam – Singapore Industrial Park (VSIP) model has been a symbol for bilateral economic cooperation.

 Overview of the phone talk

Singapore’s PM Lee Hsien Loong stressed that his country continues to give priority to the relations with Vietnam, saying it would share experience on economic management and train high quality human resources to Vietnam.

PM Chinh thanked Singapore’s support for Vietnam when the country took on the role of the Chair of ASEAN 2020, hoping the ASEAN neighbor will continue supporting Vietnam as non-permanent member of the UN’s Security Council for the 2021 term.

Both leaders agreed on further cooperation to help repatriate citizens to each country, at the same time negotiating for priority travel mechanism, a key step to reopen safe commercial flights to boost trade, investment and tourism between Vietnam and Singapore.

Vietnam and Singapore are committed to actively participating in building a strong and united ASEAN Community to realize its central role for peace, security of the region and the world.