Prime Minister hosts Brazilian Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation
VGP - Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on Tuesday hosted a reception for Brazilian Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Luciana Santos who is on a working visit to Viet Nam.
Pham said, Viet Nam's senior leaders expect to welcome Brazilian President Lula da Silva to pay a visit to Viet Nam on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of diplomatic ties, towards upgrading the two countries' relations to a higher level.
The host expressed his hope that the Brazilian Government will soon recognize Viet Nam as a market economy, contributing to deepening bilateral cooperation in economy and trade and facilitating the handling of trade defense issues in a fair and mutually beneficial manner, meeting the aspirations of the two countries' business communities.
He called on Brazil to urge the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR) to soon start negotiations on the Viet Nam-MERCOSUR Free Trade Agreement, to pave the way for boosting trade and investment ties and strengthen inter-regional economic links.
Pham suggested the Brazilian minister foster collaboration between the two nations in new and potential areas such as green development, digital transformation, renewable energy, climate change, science, technology and agriculture, labor and human resource training, especially in emerging tech fields.
The Prime Minister expressed his wish that both nations will carry out more projects to further promote the bilateral ties more practically and effectively.
Viet Nam stands ready to coordinate with Brazil in multilateral and international issues, including priorities of mutual interest at the upcoming Group of 20 (G20) Summit that will take place in Brazil next year, he noted.
Luciana Santos briefed the Prime Minister about the outcomes of her talks with the Vietnamese Minister of Science and Technology, adding that both sides pledged to foster stronger ties in science and technology, particularly innovation, digital transformation, quantum technology, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, and semiconductor technology./.