Philippine President wraps up State visit to Viet Nam
VGP - Philippine President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr. and his spouse Louise Araneta Marcos left Ha Noi on Wednesday, successfully concluding their two-day State visit to Viet Nam at the invitation of President Vo Van Thuong and his spouse.
This is the first visit to Viet Nam by President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr. since he took office in June 2022.
During the visit, the Philippine President held talks with his Vietnamese counterpart, witnessed the exchange of cooperative documents and met with Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and National Assembly Vuong Dinh Hue.
During these talks and meetings, leaders of the two countries agreed to further spur the strategic partnership between the two countries in the context of the upcoming 10th anniversary of the strategic partnership in 2025 and the 50th anniversary of their diplomatic relationship in 2026.
They agreed to cement and deepen political trust, friendship and cooperative ties between the two countries through maintaining visits and contacts at all levels, on all channels.
The two sides also committed to promoting the role of the existing bilateral cooperative mechanisms and effectively implement signed documents between the two countries.
Both sides agreed to work closely on creating favourable conditions for smooth trade flows in order to achieve the trade target of US$10 billion at the earliest, as well as enhancing the business environment to make it more conducive to invest in sectors of interest to both countries.
They underlined the significance of maintaining peace, stability, maritime security, safety, and freedom of navigation in and overflight above the East Sea.
On the occasion, both sides issued a joint press statement, figuring out major orientations to advance the bilateral ties in the future./.